Volunteer Program

Volunteer Program - Beacon of Hope Uganda

Are you looking to do something more meaningful on your vacation holiday? Beacon of Hope Uganda (BoHU) recruits volunteers for locally-run community, 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.

The volunteer 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.


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.

With our volunteer program we allow you to discover the wonders of Uganda, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Uganda as well as to visit rural schools, live and work amongst the locals and realize you can make a difference.

Volunteer program - Beacon of Hope Uganda

Tell us about your educational background, your skills and your interest as well as what you expect in terms of comfort and hosting. Together we can find a suitable placement for you! All information you need before coming to Uganda can be provided to you and while on your placement you can count on our support!

BoHU has projects in various fields and a wide range of opportunities is available to  volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of people in rural Uganda.

Volunteer Projects include:

Community work, Sports Coaching, Teaching & Education, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Research, Expeditions, Corporate Volunteering, University Volunteering, Family Volunteering, Tailor-made opportunities for individuals and groups.

We provide volunteer opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds which enables you to have an active part in helping develop a local community. We would also greatly appreciate any financial donation you can make towards any of our programs! We make it possible for you to see exactly what your money has done for the local people and how it has helped them and their community.

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.

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!

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.


Want to Apply?Great thanks for choosing Beacon of Hope UgandaPlease contact us for a volunteer application, fill it and send it back to us for consideration. We shall get back to you within 48hours.E-mail: beaconyouths@yahoo.comWebsite: http://www.beaconofhopeug.org


Volunteer Application Form- BoHU