Ssamba Foundation is a registered non-profit community
development organization founded by Hon. Isaac Ssamba in Mukono, Uganda.
Operating in Mukono district, we manage a wide range of sustainable development
and humanitarian projects since 2006.
Ssamba Foundation addresses some of the most pervasive
problems in rural Uganda, including poor healthcare systems, hunger, poor
education system, access to clean drinking water, environment degradation and
In addition, the foundation focuses on empowering the youth
of Uganda through leadership and skills training. The organization is founded on the principles
that our common humanity is more important than our individual
differences. We therefore operate on a
non-political, non-denominational, and non-sectarian basis, welcoming each and
every Ugandan in need.
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS IN UGANDA
Volunteering with Ssamba Foundation in Mukono district of
Uganda is 100% free. Although you are responsible for your flight, visas and
living costs, there is no program or weekly fees to get involved. We appreciate
your time and allow you to use your compassion and skills to help make the
world a better place at no cost to you!
At Ssamba Foundation, the volunteer program options
available are endless – we operate and support local schools, a women
microfinance project, a community health clinic and social community center.
Volunteer Work with Children:
You can spend time interacting with children and encouraging
their social and emotional development. You can focus on music, recreation,
art, or other special areas of talent you have. If you are compassionate,
creative, and love working with children, this is the program for you.
Volunteer Work at
You can spend your time working with women at our
microfinance project. There are many options for this program that can revolve
around your level of knowledge about finance and business.
Volunteer Work at
Community Health Clinic:
If you are interested in the health field, you can work in our
community health clinic or one of our local partner hospitals. We also arrange
a number of healthcare outreaches in rural communities of Mukono district.
Work with our local teachers in your field of expertise to
help students learn the skills and information they need to succeed. You will
be working in one of our schools, a primary and secondary school.
Volunteer Work at a construction/building
Focus on a building project based on your area of expertise,
or work on one of the existing projects that needs an extra set of hands! This
is a great opportunity to work with local adults and gives you the chance to
truly see the impact you will leave behind. Past volunteers have built
classrooms, health clinics, or even homes for elderly village members.
Social Work Volunteer
Work in areas like sports program, music and arts, in
villages across the Mukono district and beyond. This program has many options
and often times volunteers end up creating a custom project based on their own
FOR HOW LONG CAN
We ask volunteers interested in the Uganda volunteer work to
commit at least 4 weeks in order to ensure a worthwhile experience. But we
accept volunteers from a minimum of 1 week’ duration.
We want every volunteer to feel that their time in Uganda
was put to good use and that they had adequate time to make an impact. The
preferred length of trip for a volunteer’s first visit is 4 -12 weeks. Although
we do not strictly prohibit shorter stays, we do request that our volunteers
are able to offer at least four weeks of voluntary services.
We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for
doctors, to take a full month off. Therefore, doctors can come for a three-week
WHAT DO WE OFFER TO
The Volunteering Program in Uganda offered by Ssamba
Foundation is completely free. Volunteers receive 3 meals, accommodation, airport
pickup, and an orientation briefing when they arrive.
Volunteering in Uganda with Ssamba Foundation provides a
unique deeper cultural experience: you will have the opportunity to work with a
Ugandan and International team, and have the opportunity of creating your own
Benefits of Volunteering with Ssamba Foundation:
Volunteers are always welcome at Ssamba Foundation either
for short-term or long-term projects. We want to deliver an experience to enjoy
Uganda by living, working and making an impact with us. In exchange for
your skills, donation and help, you get the following:
- Pre-Departure Handbook (Everything you need to know about Uganda)
- We shall pick you up from Entebbe International airport (Pick Up only)
- Accommodation throughout your stay (Maximum stay is4 weeks for free)
- Shared bedroom with other-same sex volunteers (separate beds)
- Blanket, Pillows and treated mosquito net
- Limited Wi-Fi Access at house (Please feel free to bring your laptop)
- 3 delicious local meals for your entire duration
- 24/7 In country Support
- You can stay with us for up to 3 months in Uganda (on case by case basis)
- Deeper culture immersion experience with founder’s family
- Discounted tours, safaris and events
- Work and life experience
- The opportunity to help others and lifetime friends
- Certificate of Appreciation at the end of your stay
What we DON’Toffer:
- Flight Tickets
- Travel insurance
- Laundry service in town/or house (at volunteer’s cost)
- Toiletries (soaps, shampoos and others) are not provided.
- Personal expenses (Your pocket money)
Personal Expenses;Itdepends on you and
your lifestyle! But we advise that you come with an additional $50-$100 a week
to cater for your personal needs such as; Phone/internet bill, Transportation,
Laundry, Snacks, Entertainment, Drinks and excursions if preferred, and any
other things you may wish to buy.
You must be over 18yrs
You must speak some English (you don’t need to
A copy of your passport with 6+ months validity
Placement commitment fee of USD$200
Criminal Record, Background Check report or
We recommend travel/life personal insurance
You must commit at least 4 weeks’ minimum
(longer stays are much appreciated).
You must be Sociable, Energetic, Positive &
WHO ARE WE LOOKING
We accept local and internationals volunteers who are full
of enthusiasm, and who enjoy working with people from a different culture
background. The minimum age to participate is 18. Candidates must speak
English, in order to adapt themselves quickly and to be able to interact with
We need people who possess the willingness to commit
themselves to a long-term project, prepared for day-to-day challenges. Also
important: our lifestyle is simple; we don't have any luxuries here, beside the
luxury of being in the middle of a beautiful natural landscape, and working for
a meaningful cause.
We accept local volunteers who can dedicate some hours every
week to help us, but in this case they must arrange their own transport to the
offices or project site in Mukono.
We need people to help teach at the rural schools, to help
with construction and cleaning works, to help at our agriculture farm, social
workers, psychologists, educators, specialists in IT, doctors, nurses, drivers,
etc. In summary: anyone with goodwill and a good disposition to help and work
can be accepted into the program.
I WANT TO VOLUNTEER AND
TRAVEL WITH SSAMBA FOUNDATION
If you would like volunteer in Uganda with Ssamba
Foundation, our projects need volunteers who can bring new ideas, work with
minimal supervision, and have a positive, self-starting attitude.
We do not need just young volunteers, but older people with
business skills and experience. We need those who can sort out book-work and
apply for grants. Just as these projects try to help all members of society,
they need all ages of volunteers to help them function.
Our volunteer in Uganda program helps create sustainable
education & development in rural Uganda. The program provides a
life-changing opportunity for school and university leavers to spend a few
months volunteering in Uganda.
Volunteers directly help in schools, health centers and
development projects. Perhaps equally important is the “knowledge exchange”:
helping people from a remote African community gain a greater understanding of
the wider world (and vice versa).
Of course, it is not all hard work; volunteers will get an
opportunity for fantastic wildlife safaris and to experience a region few
tourists have reached.
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