This 14 days volunteering program, will take you to the
heart of Uganda where you get involved in meaningful volunteer work. We ask
volunteers interested in the Uganda games and sports volunteer work to commit
at least two weeks or more in order to ensure a worthwhile experience for both
your hosts in Uganda and yourself. But we accept volunteers from a minimum of 7
days to 12 weeks.
The trip starts and ends in Uganda's capital Kampala. You
will be based in Mukono or in a rural based program. Mukono is one of the most
relaxed and attractive suburbs, east of Kampala (the capital city of Uganda). Mukono
is a great place to stay if you want to explore Uganda's fascinating capital
city or the adventure capital- Jinja.
Mukono has her own tourist attractions and you will discover
many during your humanitarian service placement with us. These tourist attractions include but not
which is famous for forest walks, Picnics, cycling trails, ziplining, over 100
Species of moths and 300 bird species. Mabira forest is also popular for its
rich on Flora & Fauna
Lake Victoria - Africa’s
largest lake and second largest fresh-water lake in the world
Sezibwa River –
which is believed by Buganda legend to have been born. The river flows into
Lake Kyoga. Sezibwa falls offers beautiful scenery for tourists and nature
lovers. The site also has a natural forest reserve which is popular for forest
trails and nature walks, bird watching with over 100 bird species and wildlife.
Kalagala Falls- one
of the most beautiful, thundering falls and naturally endowed waterfalls in the
country. Kalagala Falls are found along the Victoria Nile within Kalagala
village, Kangulumira sub-county in Kayunga district (formerly part of Mukono
VOLUNTEER WORK IN UGANDA
Day 1-2:Arrival and Orientation
Our Coordinator will arrange a pickup for you from the
airport in Entebbe at agreed time and they will drive you to the volunteer home
outskirts of Kampala. Orientation and Placement will be done the next day.
On the second day, our Coordinator will give an orientation
about the project you will be working on. You will be working with the Sports
development program while learning about the culture and customs of the local
Day 3-13:Volunteer Work
THE PROGRAM IN MUKONO:
Many children in Uganda served don’t have the opportunity to
receive proper coaching and they lack basic sports skills. Sports coaching
volunteers work with schools and community teams after school. Sports have the
power to bring people together. It speaks a universal language and cuts through
culture, race and religion.
Through our sports development program in Uganda, we aim at
enhancing the physical, social and emotional development of children and youth
in Uganda. The program provides at-risk children and youth a safe environment
in which they participate in a number of extra-curricular activities.
You can volunteer as a sports coaching instructor of
athletics, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, football, golf, hockey,
martial arts, netball, polo, rugby, surfing, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee,
volleyball and more!
Sports coaching volunteers also help coordinate important
educational workshops in areas lacking emphasis in general school curricula
such as recycling, nutrition, hygiene, and self-esteem. This is a fun project
for anyone who loves working with children and youth. The youth are very enthusiastic and always
keen to learn, play, and interact with volunteers.
During the sports development program, we emphasize
important core values like mutual respect, trust, fair-play and self-esteem as
well as sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership.
Sports Coaching volunteers contributing to this program will
plan and lead practices of understanding the sport or game. Working in the
heart of the community you can help put a smile on the faces of the children
and youth of Uganda.
You can teach a new sport or add skills to the sports
activities our children and youth already know. You can participate in fitness
and training of sports for children and youth and you can combine it with
another project, like mentoring for slum or village youth.
You can join this program all year round and you can stay
for as long three months and engage your team into various competitions.
This sports coaching volunteer project in Uganda is unique
as its combine volunteering, fun, adventure and trekking, you will need to be
in good shape to participate.
On the weekends you are encouraged to explore the country
with friends you make on the program, and our representatives are available to
give travel advice and make bookings for you.
Sports coaching volunteers do not need previous experience
and we can tailor the program to suit your skills, interest and experience.
Day 14– Good bye party/ Barbecue night
Your friends at the program will organize a party for you
and barbecue night to thank you for the service and your contribution.
Project opens all year round
Age Limits: Minimum
18yrs or older for solo travelers (Families & Groups are accepted)
2nd or 16th of the month
Arrival dates: 1st or 15th of the month
Working Days: Monday
– Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
& Tours arranged at very friendly fees
Volunteer Guest House (Host Family can be arranged for those interested in
deeper culture immersion experience)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
PLACEMENT BOOKING COSTS:
After application process and acceptance into the program,
you will be required to pay a placement booking and confirmation administration
fee ofUSD$260. This is charged above the program fee quoted which
is paid in cash upon arrival to your host country.
The placement booking fee covers:Administration
Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation,Pre-departure support &
documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up
1 week $160
2 weeks $260
3 weeks $360
4 weeks $460
5 weeks $560
6 weeks $660
7 weeks $
8 weeks $860
9 weeks $
10 weeks $1060
Extra week +
The program fee
covers the following.
Three meals a day
In-country emergency support
The program fees exclude the following: Visas, flights, insurance,
airport drop-off and personal expenses.
To Get Started
Application Form link below: