Volunteer Abroad in Uganda Kampala: Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteering Abroad in Kampala Uganda: Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and lies just a few miles off the shores of Lake Victoria. This is a pleasant, bustling city with a population of about 1 million people. Since Uganda's tourism infrastucture is still growing, Kampala still maintains a friendly approachable atmosphere especially to foreign visitors.
Unlike many capital cities in Africa, Kampala is considered quite safe and clean. Kampala has a few interesting sights, mainly the National Museum, Lake Victoria and Kabaka's Palace. There is a good selection of open markets for African trinkets and traditional souvenirs. Kampala also serves as a major travel hub for the region with many travelers coming overland from Kenya and Tanzania.
We offer programs supporting orphanage assistance, teaching English and community building projects outside Kampala, in the village of Bulenga. Our volunteer program we allow you to discover the wonders of East Africa, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Africa, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.
We offer the following programs in Kampala:
Program Length: From 1 to 8 weeks
Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day
Accommodations: Shared volunteer home
Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day
Requirements: 18 years or older, an open mind to new adventures.
Child Care Assistance
Volunteer are needed to help at a local children's orphanage, in a rural community ourside of Kampala. This is a very minimal facility, with make shift class rooms, dorm areas for the kids and an outdoor kitchen and play area. T
These children have lost parents to Aids, some have been abandoned, and they know abuse, hunger and fear. The orphanage strives to provide a better future for some of the most vulnerable children in Uganda. As a volunteer, you will primarily assist with the daily care of the kids; You can play games, arrange activities, create arts & crafts projects and share your time and caring with these wonderful children. Prior experience not necessary, volunteers should have a lot of patience, an open mind and a sense of compassion.
Volunteers needed for the orphan school. Here you can teach English, tutor small groups of kids, help with basic Math. Afterschool activities can be arranged also. The objective of this program is to contribute to the academic development of the school in order to provide the best opportunity for the orphans to receive quality education. Volunteers support the local teachers; encourage students to learn and play and instill pride in their schooling.
School terms vary from year to year but are approximately as follows: February 1 to April 30, and May 20 to August 30, September 15 to November 15. Volunteers can assist with the physical upkeep of the school; painting, decorating, mending desks etc. Most important volunteers should try to develop activities/programs that can be sustained in the future. Prior teaching experience is not required; volunteer simply need an open mind, caring spirit and a compassionate nature.
Volunteers are needed for the on-going construction
and building projects at the orphanage & volunteer home site. This can mean digging hole for wells, making bricks, and typically is shared responsibilities with the education projects in town. This is a part time, very hand on, hands dirty sort of program. Enthusiasm, a good sense of humor and helping spirit are required.
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