Volunteer with Beacon of Hope Uganda


It’s a strong statement when people try to make a difference in poor places, such as Uganda. Ever get the feeling that you have a higher calling? Like to travel differently than with a big group of people or are you looking for changing yourself? Then Beacon of Hope Uganda –can provide you with an assortment of opportunities for finding some answers through Volunteer in Uganda Programs.

One of the biggest differences you will notice at the end will not be external but will be the difference inside of yourself. Most importantly, you will be changed forever because you will have a greater understanding of another culture, you will challenge your personal limits, and you will develop friendships.

Many travelers know where they want to go, but don’t know what to do once they get there. Volunteering in Uganda gives your travels a purpose and an itinerary.

In some cases you may find a volunteer gig in your field of study. A volunteer position may give you the hands-on experience you won’t get stuffing envelopes for an internship.

Volunteering requires flexibility, patience; those who are self-starters, and people who genuinely respect the host people and their culture. Volunteers never come here to teach the people western ways, nor are here to save the people. Volunteers come to share their energy and time with the people, to experience their culture first hand and to grow themselves.

You may learn a new language, a new culture, and a new way of life. Flexibility and patience are the keys to having a satisfying experience.

The most important step will be to find the right volunteer project.

Volunteer Experiences at Beacon of Hope Uganda fall into some of the following main Arenas:

 Community Development – placements might be building a school, setting up a water treatment facility, cleaning the streets or planting trees.

Education – teacher placement or acting as a teaching assistant in a local school or an adult education program.

 Social Welfare – working with under-privileged children, working with a women’s co-op, or working in a hospital or orphanage.

The vision of Beacon of Hope Uganda- Volunteer in Uganda program is a community of Ugandans and Westerners working, sharing and connecting with each other using their gifts to serve others. We are always on the lookout for those with a heart for others and the skills to serve them. If you think this may be you and are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer application and email to: beaconyouths@yahoo.com

On behalf of the Beacon of Hope Uganda Board and staff, we want to express our deep gratitude for your interest in volunteering with us.  We recognize that there are many places and organizations where you could give of your time and gifts, and we feel blessed that you are considering us.

It is our goal to ensure that Beacon of Hope Uganda volunteers have a richly rewarding experience— personally and professionally.

Placement duration is a minimum of 1-12 weeks.

Placement Location: Uganda

Placement Booking Fee: USD$ 100 (Paid Upon acceptance in the Program)

Airport Pickup: USD$85

Placement Fee: USD$500 per month (Covering 3 meals a day, Accommodation, Water and Ground Support)

E-mail: beaconyouths@yahoo.com

Website: http://beaconofhopeug.org

About Author: Beacon of Hope Uganda
Beacon of Hope Uganda designs and conducts programs which contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities with an emphasis on children and youth. BoHU addresses some of the most pervasive problems in rural Uganda, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, hunger, education, poverty, access to clean drinking water, and orphaned children. In addition, it focuses on empowering the youth of Uganda empowering them with different skills and leadership training.

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