28 Days Organic Farming Volunteering Project Uganda

February 5, 2020

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 organic farming 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. 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 limited to:

Mabira Forest 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 district)

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 Agriculture development program while learning about the culture and customs of the local Ugandan people.

Day 3-27:Volunteer Work

THE PROGRAM IN MUKONO:

Organic farm volunteer work offers you a great opportunity to immerse yourself in rustic natural beauty and peaceful countryside of Uganda.

This is the best opportunity for people who have a serious interest in experiencing and learning about organic farming in sub-Saharan Africa.

If you have a love for nature and a willingness to learn, this is the perfect volunteer placement for you in Uganda. It’s a unique experience, as you’ll get to learn about organic farming through volunteering in ecological ways such as harvesting, feeding animals, cooking, as well as meeting other needs.

Volunteer your time running chicken coupes, maintaining a garden as well as making fresh preserves. Take what you learn home with you after your stay of 2 to 6 weeks on this lovely organic farm.

VOLUNTEER TASKS INCLUDE:

ü Helping with hands on work at the organic farm

ü Learn all about food security and environmental protection

ü Gain practical experience in compost product & use of organic pesticides

Become an organic farm volunteer in Uganda and have the adventure of a lifetime in a sustainable way! The major aim of the project is to promote sustainable agriculture and the permaculture lifestyle within local communities in Uganda.

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.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Availability: Project opens all year round

Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers. (Families and Groups are accepted)

Program Dates: 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

Weekends: Safaris & Tours arranged at very friendly fees

Accommodation: Farm 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

Program Duration Fees:

· 1 week $160

· 2 weeks $260

· 3 weeks $360

· 4 weeks $460

· 5 weeks $560

· 6 weeks $660

· 7 weeks $ 760

· 8 weeks $860

· 9 weeks $ 960

· 10 weeks $1060

· Extra week + $100

The program fee covers the following.

ü Project orientation

ü Accommodation

ü Three meals a day

ü Airport pickup

ü In-country emergency support

The program fees exclude the following: Visas, flights, insurance, airport drop-off and personal expenses.

To Get Started

Fill Volunteer Application Form link below:

http://govolunteerafrica.org/volunteer-application-form/

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