It’s not too late to find a way to volunteer in Uganda with our last minute volunteer vacations. We have a few meaningful volunteering projects in Uganda that urgently need your help as soon as possible. These last minute volunteer vacations in Uganda are ways of being able to help some very worthy projects in need!
When the time is right for you then the time is right to come to Uganda and serve. So if you’re looking for last minute volunteer vacations in Uganda then Beacon of Hope Uganda has got you covered. Beacon of Hope Uganda is in need of volunteers who can work our environment conservation program, we also need English teaching volunteers for our second and third terms, we are still building our community recreation center and we need volunteers interested in building and our sports projects are still in need of coaches.
Volunteers are an integral part of everything that happens at Beacon of Hope Uganda. We couldn’t do it without them. There are many ways to volunteer your time, as well as your skills, to help out. Depending on the season, we always have a list of much needed services of volunteers within our projects around Uganda.
If you decide to volunteer in Uganda at the last minute, Beacon of Hope Uganda is in position to arrange a volunteer placement for you on very short notice. Whether you are a student, retired or a seasonal worker with some free time at last, you can take advantage of this great opportunity to do something meaningful.
While we are already almost half way into the year and most of our placements are fully booked, some of projects are still looking for eager volunteers to work for anywhere from two weeks to three months. If you have always wanted to volunteer in Uganda but weren’t sure if you had the time, the time is now for these last minute volunteer vacations in Uganda:
With Beacon of Hope Uganda, its always possible to find a project that isn’t full at the last-minute. Right now, we have openings for volunteering in Uganda at our medial center (healthcare volunteer projects in Uganda), primary school (teaching volunteer projects in Uganda), working on our farming project (agriculture volunteer projects in Uganda), environment conservation project (conservation volunteer projects in Uganda), community center (building and construction volunteer projects in Uganda) and our sports empowerment project (sports coaching volunteer projects in Uganda).
If you aren’t ready for a last-minute volunteer opportunity, but some of these have piqued your interest in Uganda volunteer opportunities, make sure that you check out the our volunteer program. Remember with us, you can always combine an adventure holiday with good deeds of volunteering. Beacon of Hope Uganda offers low-cost and culturally immersive volunteer opportunities in Uganda.
Duration and Costs
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|Any additional Week||$100|
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If you are interested in volunteering with us, please complete the volunteer application form
As a volunteer with Beacon of Hope Uganda you will:
- Gain new perspectives and insight into another culture and yourself.
- Experience another culture and country at a deep and personal level from the inside out.
- Gain hands-on experience that will distinguish you on professional level for career development.
- Make a positive impact on the community in the areas of education, childhood development, healthcare, and other social services.
Required Volunteer Qualifications
No qualifications necessary, other than the ability to speak English. Minimum age to volunteer independently is 18 years old for the volunteering in Uganda program. We also encourage families to volunteer, where the minimum age for children volunteering is seven years old. We also accommodate both large and small groups.
University Groups, High Schools & Corporate Companies
For organizations, universities, high-schools and other institutions, we will be happy to collaborate to host your volunteers’ team on our sustainable development program!
Culture and Volunteer Work Placement
It is important for potential volunteers to understand that the culture in Uganda is quite different from what you are accustomed to. Volunteers should bring with them an easy-going, open-minded and relaxed attitude. Locals are curious, very friendly and social people.
While Beacon of Hope Uganda will endeavor to maintain a daily routine, volunteers should understand that things move slowly in Africa (and indeed in rural communities). Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember that life in Africa is not as organized and predictable as life in developed countries.
Although volunteer work can be very busy and active, at other times work is determined by many number of factors including weather, availability of resources, whether a relevant contact has turned up, cultural activities etc.
Mukono District lies on the South East of Uganda about 22 kilometers from Kampala City. Mukono is one of the most relaxed and an attractive suburb in eastern Kampala, Mukono is a great place to stay if you want to explore Uganda at its best.
It is bordered by Buikwe District in the East, Kayunga District in the North, Wakiso District in the West and Lake Victoria in the South. The town is situated in rolling hills and forests, and seems far away from the hectic city centre, but it’s only a short drive from downtown Kampala and Jinja.
The volunteers’ accommodation is the home of BoHU’s director and family. The home is a great place to hang your hat and rest your weary bones and to enjoy fascinating Mukono and surrounding towns. Volunteers staying at this home are assigned a bed based on capacity, arrival time and length of stay. If all beds are occupied when you arrive, there are several other options available within the immediate vicinity.
Need More information?
Are you interested in being a Beacon of Hope Uganda volunteer, but would like more information? Contact our team and let us know what your hopes are for your volunteer experience, and we will assist you in planning a meaningful and fulfilling journey.