Volunteering in Uganda is a stimulating and provoking experience. The program enables you to absorb the fascinating Ugandan culture whilst sharing your knowledge and skills with the country. The project will provide an unforgettable eye opening experience for a gap year, vacation, spring break or career break for groups and individual travelers.
Like no other country, Uganda represents the changing faces of recent African history. Behind the people's optimism and the country's beauties lie the horrors and ruins of a dark and gloomy past. However, Uganda is more than worth a visit - not just because of its awesome landscape and its incredible bio-diversity. It is simply moving to see how the people overcome the nightmares of the past and how they fight for a normal, settled life.
Our volunteer projects in Uganda are based in Kampala, Jinja and Kabale. Our projects are children and community orientated and enable volunteers to work with rural villages in building and renovating schools, promoting basic primary education, sports and caring for children in our orphanage.
-Orphanage Program : Work with orphans, help and learn from them... Share your experiences by teaching them English and other subjects, play with them and care for them as if they were your own and get to know stories behind your faces. Imagine being their with them, what would you do?... Come be part of this wonderful project.
-Teaching Program : Work with rural villages teaching English and Math, provide an education to these schools and children and give them a future. Many of children will want to learn many things from you, you are of course welcome to get to know them. Many many smiles waiting ahead.
-Building/Renovation Programs: Work in rural villages helping to establish and refurbish schools and water wells for these communities. A hands on program where volunteers take part in building and renovation projects in our rural communities where you work along side members of the community where the project is located.. This work can include projects like the construction and refurbishing of schools, water system installation and also renovation work.
In general, you can do many, many things. Some volunteers have a very clear idea of the skills they bring and the activities they would like to engage in. Others only have a strong desire to help and interact with our people. No matter which category you feel you fall into, we are here to help you get ready to jump in and work on meaningful projects in Uganda. Learn more here http://www.mzunguvolunteers.org/volunteer.html
Volunteer Program Costs: Mzungu strives hard to keep costs low and offer you the lowest prices with professional services to volunteer abroad. Secure your place with a one-time donation of $200 to register with Mzungu Volunteers. This gives you the opportunity volunteer in any of our on-going/scheduled projects.
Program Fee Uganda Volunteering- (Prices in USD)
1 Week - $120
2 Weeks - $250
3 Weeks - $350
4 Weeks - $450
Additional - $100 (Per Week)
All donations to be paid in USD via PayPal the table above are rough estimates of exchange rates and they may change within time. Please check out current rates of exchange to get up to date donation costs, via www.xe.com
If you want to volunteer for periods longer than one month the donation is $100 per week after the first month has elapsed. We offer support on how to raise these funds on the fundraising section as we want to help you as much as we can in raising your money to volunteer.
What's Included? 24 hrs Assistance and support from Mzungu , Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information, Airport Pickup & drop off, On arrival a welcome meeting and tour of Project Area , Orientation Upon Arrival , Food (Approx 3-Meals a day) , Accommodation (Shared rooms /tented camps) , Completion Certificate , Safe Volunteer Placement
Program Requirements: Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the beginning of the program. Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.
Project Location: Volunteer Projects are located in Jinja, Kampala, and Kabale. Please note that the placements location (where you’re going) are among these communities and will be confirmed after receiving your application and we suggest volunteers book well in advance to avoid any problems with your specific requests.