Construction Volunteer Project in Rural Uganda

Whether you are on a gap year, summer vacation, or career break, if you want to get your hands dirty and see physical results from your volunteer work overseas, Beacon of Hope Uganda Construction Volunteer Project in Uganda may be just the thing for you!

Construction Volunteer Project
Construction Volunteer Project

Construction volunteers work in Uganda is involved in helping to construct a community social center, rural health center, skills training center for rural and rural child development center.

Working with Local Communities in Uganda on a construction volunteer Project, Volunteers work alongside the local builders and carpenters, assisting with all levels of building and construction. The basic buildings are made using traditional methods and local materials. The construction techniques are simple to master and are ideal for sites with limited facilities.

Construction Volunteer Project
Construction Volunteer Project

At this same project site, there are other activities ranging from Teaching and Care projects. The work we do here is reflected by community demands. This project will allow us to make a sustainable difference that will not only make a significant impact on the lives of the local children but also benefit the society as a whole.

The work of the volunteers on the Community construction volunteer Project in Uganda is varied but may include digging foundations, mixing cement, building walls, constructing a roof, plastering, or putting the finishing coat of paint on a completed house.

The building work takes place early in the morning and late in the afternoon so you’ll have plenty of time to get involved in the community you are working in. Some volunteers combine the Building project alongside a Care or Teaching placement. The site we work on is overseen by a qualified builder from the community who will help volunteers with the construction process.

Construction Volunteer Project
Construction Volunteer Project

You do not need previous building experience to take part in this project; although anyone who does have any relevant skills will be very welcome and will be able to take on a more specialized role. All volunteers should, however, be reasonably fit and physically active, and be prepared for working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

This project is available for less than a month if you don’t have time to join us for a month or more. This project has been selected as being suitable for shorter duration for both the host community and the volunteer.

Costs:

Booking Fee:

After you have been accepted into the project by the volunteer coordinator, then you will have to pay a non-refundable $100 booking fee. Since we started, the numbers of volunteers applying has increased by each year. Unfortunately only a third of those who promise that they will come, have in fact arrived. The wastage in volunteer coordinators’ time and the fact that volunteers who could have come were refused due to holding the space for someone else who didn’t turn up, has forced us implement this. We hope that by implementing the fee, only serious volunteers will thus secure the chance to volunteer in our projects.

The booking fee will go towards paying for communication expenses incurred by the coordinators to keep in touch with you and the projects, and website maintenance. You will be given 3 weeks to pay from the time of acceptance.

Program fees:

1 week- USD$200

2 weeks-USD$300

3 weeks- USD$400

4 weeks- USD$500

The program fees can be paid upon arrival or before departure for proper preparations of your placement.

Additional Fees: USD$ 85 Airport pickup for arrival paid upon arrival.

Program fees covers:

  • Pre-service (e.g. culture, health talk, program orientation, training etc);
  • 1 day sightseeing guide fee around Kampala or Jinja, Equator, world heritage sites, (e.g. game parks, zoos, museums, rivers etc)
  • Accommodation, Laundry and food during placement with a host family or volunteer house (3 meals a day);
  • Regular follow up support
  • Support for local staff and volunteers;

When a volunteer arrives in Uganda, our Coordinator meets them at the airport and brings them to our orientation place in Mukono. From that point our volunteers spend between 1 to 3 days in our orientation program. This training provides volunteers with a very detailed understanding of how to be acquainted in Uganda’s Life and culture.

The program fee excludes the following:

  • Airfare, Visa and Visa extension fee
  • Transportation during weekends travel
  • Personal travel and sightseeing (trekking, jungle safari etc);
  • Internet access, telephone, drinks or other costs accrued during training and placement;
  • Gifts to project staff and host family, if you wish to buy any;
  • Should you wish to spend more time in Uganda pre and post placement period, please remember to budget accordingly!
  • Travel and medical insurances, immunization, health expenses;
  • You will also need a weekly budget of up to US $50-100 to cater for all your other expenses.
Construction Volunteer Project
Construction Volunteer Project

Want to Apply?

Great thanks for choosing Beacon of Hope Uganda

Please send us your resume, attach a photo, skills and interests and how long would you like to stay in Uganda and which project interests you, we shall get back to you within 48hours.

E-mail: beaconyouths@yahoo.com

Volunteer and Build a School in Rural Uganda

In October 2016 join a team of others to Volunteer and Build a School in rural Uganda. The team will work on a sustainable education project with an aim of constructing a school for a rural community in Uganda.

When your volunteer vacation comes to an end, you’ll be tired and a bit dirty. But, you will have made a big difference in the lives of local community. You’ll leave the village with visible proof of the work you’ve done and happy memories of the people you’ve helped.

Work Camp Dates: 3rd- October-2016 -14th -October-2016

Number of participants needed: 14

Program Costs: USD$100 (Registration)

Program Fee: USD$ 400 (2 weeks in Uganda and covers up project donation)

Airport pickup: USD$85 (Project participants should arrive not later than 2nd October)

This program will promote and improve the quality of education in rural Kasala village, Kyampisi subcounty, Mukono district of Uganda. The main focus is lifelong education system for sustainable development and improvement on their quality of life.

Volunteer and Build a School
Volunteer and Build a School

Children’s Education:

Beacon of Hope Uganda believes that education is extremely important to improve the lives of orphans and children in need, this is the reason behind the establishment of Hope Children’s Academy, a school for orphans and vulnerable children. We support their education by providing schooling support, continuously discussing their progress with teachers. We also find responsible guardians to take them in while they attend school. We hope this kindergarten will grow into a full primary school in the near future.

New Program Approach:

This is a developed integrated approach to our once education support program. New efforts in education program will now fall under one program Sustainable Education Program (SEP). This new integrated approach will focus on construction and facilitation of a school in the community of Kasala on the ground of The Hope Centre by teams of developmental volunteers.

 Orphanage Program:

Beacon of Hope Uganda through Hope Children’s Academy is dedicated to providing care to children who are orphaned, neglected, abused, underprivileged and vulnerable; while ensuring their physical, emotional, social and spiritual development is nurtured by consistent encouragement instilling within each individual a model of love, safety, purpose, productivity, service to others and trust in God. At Hope Children’s Academy we are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty, while meeting the emotional, medical, educational and social needs of the children under our care.

Volunteer and Build a School:

Education is the foundation for sustainable development. At the end of the project October 2016, your contribution would have changed the lives of about 200 children of Kasala and surrounding villages who would be coming to the school and children’s centre for quality education and childcare programs.

By building a school in Kasala, you can help the children get the quality education services they deserve. The overall education and welfare of the community members will also improve. With new constructed school, dropping otu of school  will begin to lose their grip and literacy rates will improve.

You can help build a school even if you have never picked-up a hammer before. This new BoHU volunteer vacation program offer developmental volunteers a chance to travel to Uganda and start construct a school with a team of friendly like-minded international volunteers alongside the local community. This unique opportunity lets you get your hands dirty and actually see what a difference you’ve made before you head back home. But, don’t think it’s all about hard work. The program also give you the chance to travel around the communities you are working in, explore the country, and get to know the people you are helping.

Volunteer and Build a School
Volunteer and Build a School

Arrival Time and Date:

Volunteers interested in participating in this program, should arrive in Uganda before 3rd-October-2016, the start date of the project.

Volunteers can arrive anytime of the day or night, through Entebbe Airport.

When a volunteer arrives in Uganda, our Coordinator meets them at the airport and brings them to our home in Mukono.

Orientation:

Orientation will be done on 2nd-October-2016 at The Hope Centre-Kasala and volunteers will be shown around the grounds and construction site and will be introduced to the work and counterparts. This training provides volunteers with a very detailed understanding of how to be acquainted in Uganda’s Life and culture.

More Information about the project:

Program Length: 2 weeks

Program Date: 3rd-14th– October 2016

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day

Accommodations: Volunteers’ Home

Meals: 3 meals are provided everyday

Age requirement: 18 years and above

Costs: USD$ 400

Registration: USD$100

Airport pickup: $85

The program fee excludes the following:

  • Airfare, Visa and Visa extension fee
  • Transportation during weekends travel
  • Personal travel and sightseeing (trekking, jungle safari etc);
  • Internet access, telephone, drinks or other costs accrued during training and placement;
  • Gifts to project staff and host family, if you wish to buy any;
  • Travel and medical insurances, immunization, health expenses;

You will also need a weekly budget of up to US $50-100 to cater for all your other expenses.

Should you wish to spend more time in Uganda-post placement period, please remember to budget accordingly!

When your volunteer vacation comes to an end, you’ll be tired and a bit dirty. But, you will have made a big difference in the lives of local community. You’ll leave the village with visible proof of the work you’ve done and happy memories of the people you’ve helped.

To Participate write to us:

E-mail: beaconyouths@yahoo.com

Website: www.beaconofhopeug.org