This 28 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 childcare volunteer work to commit at least
4 weeks or more in order to ensure a worthwhile experience for both your hosts
in Uganda and yourself.
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 Child
development program while learning about the culture and customs of the local
Day 3-27:Volunteer Work
THE PROGRAM IN MUKONO:
As a volunteer you will work alongside local teams that
provide at-risk children and abandoned babies a safe environment in which they
are nurtured and they participate in a number of extra-curricular activities.
The way a child is brought up determines the future of the
child. Children are abandoned by their mothers immediately after leaving the
labor ward. Do they even know how long it will take before someone gets to find
that baby and look after her/him? The babies are thrown in pit latrines and
some of these babies remain alive until they are pulled out of there. For so
many years, Uganda has battled with this, and yet even today, children are
abandoned on streets, hospital wards, outside private resident’s gates, and
even in the bush.
Go Volunteer Africa’s Uganda childcare volunteering project
offer needy kids the love and parental care in our children homes. Most of the
children are traumatized by the incidences that occurred and it takes them time
to adjust and feel comfortable among new people. This mostly happens to
children in the age bracket of 3-7. As for the infants of 2 years and below,
these do not recall what happened to them and so they live and grow up knowing
that this is their home and family.
These children need love, care, attention, observation and
monitoring, and emotional support. The organization might have taken in the
children, but they also require assistance from volunteers.
Come and volunteer, spend time with the children. Show them
that motherly love and give them support. Show them the bright light at the end
of the tunnel. Give them hope for a better tomorrow. These children will be
parents tomorrow, guide them on how to be responsible and change their negative
thinking about humanity. They will be great leaders tomorrow.
This Uganda childcare volunteering project is designed to
provide kids from 3 to 10 years old with creative outlets and opportunities to
make constructive use of their time and also to provide nurturing environment
for 0-2yr olds. Volunteers help children to practice reading, writing,
arithmetic, and English while making time for various games and recreational
The volunteers can also help coordinate important
educational workshops to caretakers in areas lacking emphasis in general such
as recycling, nutrition, hygiene, and self-esteem. This is a fun project for
anyone who loves working with children.
The kids are very enthusiastic and always keen to learn, play, and
interact with volunteers.
Go Volunteer Africa’s childcare project volunteers’ work for
five days that is from Monday to Friday. Weekends are always your days
off. You will be required to work for 6
hours each day. Breakfast is served at 7:30am till 8:30am. However since you
will be working with babies, daily activities can start as early as 6:00am.
This is because by this time, the babies are awake and you
might be needed to help in feeding them, bathing them or even changing them.
Daily activities that you choose to be involved in on particular days, will
determine how long you will be working. So you might exceed 6 hours of working.
But, since you will be with the coordinator all the time, you can agree on how
long you wish to work on a particular activity per day.
Since you always have weekends off, there is chance for you
to adventure. Uganda is not called the pearl of Africa for no reason; there is
a lot of nature to see; wildlife, water activities on the source of the Nile,
hiking on mountains, forestry, museums, and cultural exchange.
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.
Day 28– 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
Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers. (Families and 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
Farm House (Host Family can be arranged for those interested in deeper culture
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
Program Duration Fees:
4 weeks $660
5 weeks $760
6 weeks $860
7 weeks $960
8 weeks $1060
9 weeks $1160
10 weeks $1260
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: