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Volunteering in Uganda is a stimulating and provoking experience. Our program enables you to absorb the fascinating Ugandan culture whilst sharing your knowledge and skills with the host communities.

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The volunteer projects will provide an unforgettable eye opening experience for a gap year, vacation, spring break, summer break or career break for groups and individual travelers. Like no other country, Uganda represents the changing faces of recent history. Behind the people’s optimism and the country’s beauties lie the horrors and ruins of a dark and gloomy past.

However, Uganda is more than worth a visit – not just because of its awesome landscapes and its incredible bio-diversity. It is simply moving to see how the people overcome the nightmares of the past and how they fight for a normal, settled life.

What volunteer work in Uganda can I do?

Our projects are basically working with children, youth, women and communities in need. We’re looking for volunteers in Uganda who will contribute to projects in communities where help is most needed.

At a one-to-one orientation interview we’ll discuss your skills, experience and of course, preferences to ensure that you’re assigned to the right project.

Volunteers in Uganda are needed in a variety of project areas, including but not limited to childcare, administration tasks, community development assistants, environment conservation, sports coaching, English teaching and so much more

How long can I come for?

Our Volunteering in Uganda placements last either one or three months and include a one-day arrival orientation. But you can come for as short as one week or two weeks or check out our various volunteer and travel combo packages (volunteer work combined with tour and safaris).

You’ll have the chance to travel at weekends but to make the most of this fantastic continent why not leave some time at the end of your program to explore further afield!

Where will I be working?

Our Volunteering in Uganda projects are community based. The majority of our volunteers are placed in Mukono, Wakiso, Masindi, Mbale, Kampala although projects do also exist in other parts of the country.

Who will I be working with?

We place volunteers in existing projects, working alongside local people. Our volunteering in Uganda program is essentially designed to provide independent experiences which promote integration with the local people. You may also be working alongside another international volunteer.

Where will I be living?

As part of our ‘Local Approach’, we believe that living with a local family is the best way for volunteers to become fully immersed into the local culture. You’ll be placed with a family in a Ugandan community, a short distance from your project. Your host will welcome you into their family and help you to settle into the local area. You might be living with another volunteer.

We also have volunteer houses in the communities where we work and these are the base of your service and usually our local coordinators live at these houses. Houses can be very basic and may not have running water or a constant source of electricity. Enjoying home-cooked food, sharing stories and life experiences and learning the local language will give you a unique and memorable experience.

How much does it cost?

Booking fee: USD $100, Airport round trip transfers: USD $150, Program fee: USD $200 first week (USD$100 any additional week)

What’s included?

The program fee covers the following: Accommodation, 3 meals daily, Laundry services, Water for domestic use (not for drinking), Electricity (for your gadgets) and 24/7 ground support.

What else should I budget for?

We feel it’s important to be as upfront as possible about any additional costs so that you can manage your budget and have a hassle free trip with Beacon of Hope Uganda.

Please budget for the following: Air-ticket, Insurance, Health, and day to day living expenses.

Raising extra funds for your trip needn’t be difficult as there are loads of things you can do to raise money.

Your arrival orientation, placement and local support services are provided by experienced Beacon of Hope Uganda team.

Are there any weekend tours or Safaris?

You don’t have to choose between taking an adventure holiday and volunteering when you sign up to Beacon of Hope Uganda’s amazing volunteering vacation and adventure tours.

Beacon of Hope Uganda is now providing adventure combined with volunteer projects in Ugandafor people taking a gap year, career break, retirement or time out from education, employment or training. School, corporate and adventure expeditions for groups can be tailor-made to suit specific requirements. Read more about our volunteer vacations and tour experiences!

Beacon of Hope Uganda’ volunteering in Uganda is more than just a travel program. We provide a unique opportunity to make a meaningful contribution through volunteering, and then explore the local Ugandan culture and diverse environments of the country during your stay with us.

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