Volunteer in Uganda with Beacon of Hope Uganda and enjoy a stimulating and provoking experience. Beacon of Hope Uganda volunteer in Uganda program enables you to absorb the fascinating Ugandan culture whilst sharing your knowledge and skills with the country. The projects will provide an unforgettable eye opening experience for a gap year, vacation, spring break or career break for groups and individual travelers.
Beacon of Hope Uganda offers opportunities for volunteer work in rural Uganda, through various communities volunteering projects, giving you a chance to experience the culture, the people and much more.
If you can spare a month or two, Beacon of Hope Uganda will find you a volunteer service with projects based in Mukono and other districts around the Uganda.
We are the most affordable (see our fees here) and legitimate volunteer in Uganda organization that works directly with the grassroots, we are not a middle-man between you and the community; we are the community you will be serving!
You are here to help us develop our own community; you are empowering the community directly. We are bridging the gap between volunteers and grassroots projects. We have grown up here and we know very well, how your skills can be utilized here.
Programs are available in over 25 program sites in Uganda from 1-24 weeks. These project sites districts are: Mukono, Wakiso, Mbale, Jinja, Kampala and several other areas where Beacon of Hope Uganda run development projects.
We recruit volunteers for our locally-run community development, conservation, teaching, health care, building and sports projects around Uganda. Volunteers are an integral part of everything that happens at BoHU. We couldn’t do it without you! There are many ways to volunteer your time, skills and talents to help out. Depending on the season, we always have a list of much needed services which can be provided by volunteers within our projects around Uganda.
All of our projects need volunteers who can bring new ideas, work with minimal supervision, and have a positive, self-starting attitude. The organization does not need just young volunteers, but older people with business skills and experience. We need those who can sort out bookwork and apply for grants. Just as these projects try to help all members of society, we need all ages of volunteers to help the projects function.
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. The time you spend volunteering, your destination, and the projects in which you will be involved are all geared to your skills and interests, and the community’s needs.
The program came about in collaboration with BoHU and the under-served rural villages. We are committed to meeting the needs of our communities and place volunteers in programs that have the skills that fit the community’s need as well as the motivation to make the best out of their stay. If you are interested in participating in our volunteer program, write to us and we will work with you to identify your best placement options in Uganda!
Because it is an immersion experience, days in the villages allow for a variety of opportunities. And whether you work in a clinic, school, or orphanage, participate in building or agricultural projects, or simply assist in the day-to-day tasks. BoHU will work closely with you to ensure comprehensive preparation, including both an understanding of the people with whom you will be working, and all considerations necessary for traveling overseas.
Basically, you need to decide if you want to live in a town with a bunch of other volunteers or if you want to be more fully immersed and spend your time living and working in the village!
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. Beacon of Hope Uganda’s volunteer 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 in Uganda 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.
Simultaneously we provide safe and meaningful experiences for you as our volunteer.