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Go Volunteer Africa the leading volunteer and travel organization in Africa, offers volunteer work, gapyear, cross-culture exchange, humanitarian aid and rural-development projects across Africa. The volunteering opportunities in Africa offered are affordable and each provide a very meaningful and life-changing experience.

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Go Volunteer (41)

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2019

Languages

English, French

Go Volunteer Africa is an award-winning volunteer travel operator. Go Volunteer Africa provides sustainable and ethical volunteer projects, and exciting adventure holidays in Africa. Go Volunteer Africa is number one provider of affordable and meaningful volunteer travel programs in Africa.

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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/

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us


Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • farming
  • language practice
  • help in the house
  • teaching projects
  • maintenance tasks

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room, shared cottage, shared room, shared apartment

Participants in our programs and tours in Burundi are provided accommodation in a nice well organized guesthouse or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Life at the accommodation facility is simple, unsophisticated and fun, perfect for unwinding from a busy day!

  • shared meals

Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday - Sunday.

  • no money is involved