Beacon of Hope Uganda (BoHU) has many opportunities for volunteers. If you’re interested or talented in a specific area, we most likely can use you! We strive to provide volunteers with a holistic outlook on issues such as poverty and international development. Beacon of Hope Uganda is proud to work amongst various faiths and backgrounds, diversity reflected in our volunteers and the communities in which we work.
Volunteers at Beacon of Hope Uganda are involved in a range of tasks that involve different aspects of our programs. Volunteers at Beacon of Hope Uganda will attain hands-on experience in teaching or care-giving. Volunteers who choose to stay longer at Beacon of Hope Uganda will be involved in NGO-specific administrative work and general management of the organization. Beacon of Hope Uganda aims to equip volunteers with enhanced knowledge of how a grassroots, education- and- Community Development focused NGO functions.
Beacon of Hope Uganda volunteer positions are available year-round. If you would like to make a meaningful contribution to the work BoHU does, we invite you to join our team of volunteers from all around the world!
Our Volunteer Program is an immersion program customized for individual travelers, students, professionals, families, groups, or anyone with the desire to serve in rural villages in Uganda.
Beacon of Hope Uganda provides international volunteers with meaningful affordable placements in Uganda. Our programs include 1 week to 24 weeks placements all year round. We offer one of the most affordable program options and placements in orphanage, healthcare, HIV/AIDS, teaching English, women empowerment, construction and community development.
If you are interested in volunteering with us here in Uganda, please contact us for more details:
Beacon of Hope Uganda is honored to announce the receipt of a grant award from Lions Club of Hamburg – Harburg in Germany, and the support goes directly to fund our Hope Mixed Farm and the Livestock project and the profits from the project will go to support vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty under our programs at The Hope Centre. The support came through with the support of our great partners howareyou– in Germany.
The grant award will allow BoHU to cover the cost of the livestock program and help the children we currently serve!
The key objective of the program centers on Building sustainability of the organization.
At Beacon of Hope Uganda we believe long term success begins and grows at the community level. With the intent of reducing donor reliance, we have introduced various projects aimed at raising an income for operational expenses of the school and the Hope Centre in general. We have introduced the livestock farm project, food growing project and other projects will be introduced soon. At the moment our sponsorship program provides funding to 100% of all school attendees
The livestock farm project will provide milk, food, eggs for the children and an income for the centre. This would allow The Hope Centre to embark on an income generating venture to bring a sustainable income to the school and in turn fully support the orphans and vulnerable children.
This farming project includes a chicken/egg production building that will house 500 chickens, a pigsty, a goat’s house, a heifer kraal and a caretaker’s room and a store. At the Hope Centre there will be a ready garden for a variety of vegetables to be harvested on a regular basis.
The surplus produce that will not go to feed the vulnerable and orphaned children will be sold in the local markets for additional provisions. This livestock farm initiative is a win-win situation because it will allow the children to enjoy a more nutritious and varied diet as well as a badly needed income to support other expenses from the school.
We are so grateful to our friends at howareyou from Germany
Hope Children’s Academy a Nursery and Daycare centre for orphans and vulnerable children provide classes to children aged 3yrs-7yrs. A volunteer can help with teaching English and other subjects. Teaching experience is not required. You can begin as a teaching assistant and then work in small groups with children in need of extra attention.
The objective of this Volunteering at Orphanage School program is to contribute to the academic development of the school in order to provide the best opportunity for the orphans to receive quality education. Volunteers support the local teachers; encourage students to learn and play and instill pride in their schooling.
School terms are approximately as follows: February 1 to April 30, and May 20 to August 30, September 15 to early December. Volunteers interested in working our school can assist with the physical upkeep of the school; painting, decorating, mending desks and hopefully setting up various school projects etc. Most important volunteers should try to develop activities/programs that can be sustained in the future. Prior teaching experience is not required; volunteer simply need an open mind, caring spirit and a compassionate nature.