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 construction and building 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 Infrastructure
Development program while learning about the culture and customs of the local
Day 3-13:Volunteer Work
THE PROGRAM IN MUKONO:
Go Volunteer Africa’s help in rebuilding homes, schools,
community centers, toilets, rain water harvest tanks and other important
structures is vital to a healthy, happy communities in Uganda.
The purpose of our Uganda construction volunteer projects is
not only to help build infrastructure but to also build lives. From renovating
a rundown school or classroom to helping improve clean water access with safe
and hygienic harvest tanks, springs, the work of our teams and our partners
really does make a difference to people’s lives in Uganda.
The Uganda Construction Volunteer Projects is great for
everyone aged 18 to 55+! You don’t need any previous building experience, though
you should be physically fit and willing to work hard in order to partake on
these volunteering projects in Uganda. Go Volunteer Africa’s building projects
in Uganda really allow volunteers to be immersed in the host community.
Volunteers work with locals to make sure these projects get completed and match
the needs of the people they’re benefiting.
At the Uganda construction volunteer work project, you can
help build even if you have never picked-up a hammer before. This volunteering
opportunity in Uganda lets you get your hands dirty and actually see what a
difference you’ve made before you head back home. But, don’t think it’s all
about hard work. The safaris and tours we organize in Uganda also give you the
chance to travel around the communities you are working in, explore the
country, and get to know the people you are helping.
The Ugandan people are hardworking and appreciative of our
contribution to their community and are incredibly responsive to our presence
on the project. Although the work may occasionally be arduous, it is rewarding
and fulfilling, giving us an unforgettable experience and the opportunity to
make a real difference!
Although certain projects often present unique needs and
challenges, there are several core areas (and corresponding activities) you
will likely find yourself contributing to at some point during your service as
a Go Volunteer Africa Construction Volunteer in Uganda: Site Preparation
(demolition, digging foundations, clearing rubble, etc.), Building (Mixing and pouring
concrete, bricklaying, carpentry, plumbing, etc.), or Community Beautification
(planting trees, landscaping, community cleanups, painting murals, etc.). Whatever your interest, rest assured you’ll
get your hands dirty from the start!
You will be working from Monday to Friday in a small team of
like-minded individuals. The day-to-day work program will vary according to the
time of your visit and the stage of the improvement work. Whatever your
contribution, you are sure to find this project incredibly rewarding when you
see the progress the project has made.
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 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
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
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 $260
2 weeks $360
3 weeks $460
4 weeks $560
5 weeks $660
6 weeks $760
7 weeks $860
8 weeks $960
9 weeks $1060
10 weeks $1160
Extra week +
The program fee
covers the following.
Three meals a day
Project Resources donation
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: