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Ssamba Foundation

World, Africa, Uganda, Mukono



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About the workproject

We need 5 volunteers

Ssamba Foundation is a self-sustaining community based development organization in Mukono District, Uganda founded in 2006 by Hon. Isaac Ssamba and volunteering with us 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!


We ask volunteers interested in the Uganda volunteer work to commit at least twelve weeks (3 months) in order to ensure a worthwhile experience. But we accept volunteers from a minimum of 4 weeks’ 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 8 -12 weeks. Although we do not strictly prohibit shorter stays, we do request that our volunteers are able to offer at least one month of voluntary services.

Occasionally we will allow for a shorter stay than one month, but this is handled on a case by case basis. We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for doctors, to take a full month off. Therefore, doctors can come for a three-week period.


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 projects.


• You must be over 18yrs
• You must speak some English (you don’t need to be fluent)
• A copy of your passport with 6+ months validity
• Placement commitment fee of USD$200 (part of your donation)
• Criminal Record, Background Check report or Police Statement
• 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 & Fun!


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 local people.

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.


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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About the host

Isaac (34)

Host since




Last seen online

4 months ago

My name is Isaac Ssamba and I am the Founder and Team leader at SunTrack Adventures, Founder and Executive Chairman at Ssamba Foundation and Proprietor of Nomads Homestay Mukono Uganda (also known as Mukono Volunteers’ Guest House). I am an adventure travel and road trips addict and so I founded a knit-community of adventure seekers which I named- Vacation Hunters – East Africa. In my community, I am popularly known as Master, Councilor or Kyampisi Subcounty Ambassador.

If you choose Uganda as your next destination for adventure or volunteer holiday, I would like to be your Personal Guide and Travel Adviser. I was born here and have been a registered guide for the last 10 years. My private and group community tours and safaris have been successfully introducing people from all around the world to the wonders and excitement of this beautiful country- Uganda since 2006.

I speak good English (and I am learning German & Swahili) and my tours and trips will show you all the best places to visit both on and off the beaten track. My website will introduce you to many Uganda tours, adventure activities and trekking deals. I can easily arrange things for you to do that will accommodate people of all ages.

I also organize and arrange volunteer placements for people who are interested in giving back to the communities while on their holiday in Uganda. Programs range from Teaching, Healthcare, Working with Refugees, Wildlife Conservation, Agriculture & Farm work, Environment Conservation, Games and Sports, Construction and so many other projects.

I can organize your airport transfers and ground transport in well maintained personal cars as well as help you with your hotel bookings and even guide you to fabulous nightlife experiences. My vehicles are comprehensively insured, giving my guests a safe and reliable experience on a safari or road trip.

I offer basically customized tours and volunteer placements and I also offer “host family” accommodation to help you save on extreme hotel bills. I am able to customize the tours and personalize your activities to your own unique requirements and am happy to guide groups of any size from Uganda to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zanzibar and Burundi.

I provide you with a service which enables you to enjoy all of your holiday without having to spend your time going to all the travel and booking agents. I take care of everything for you, whether you are here for a few days or a more extended period.

Please enjoy your journey through my website and use the booking/enquiry form to let me know your choices from my catalogue. The more information you are able to give me the better I will be able to tailor my services to your Pearl of Africa holiday requirements.

My project blog

Ssamba Foundation in Uganda

June 17, 2020

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. Hon. Ssamba’s
mission of helping those least able to help themselves started at the age of 14
and at the age of 19, he established a non-government organization which
designs and conducts programs which contribute to the welfare and social
productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities with an emphasis on
children, youth and women. 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 extreme poverty. 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. The focus of our
programs is on providing resources for quality social services delivery in
under-resourced communities of Uganda.
In order to uplift the youngest of our society however, it is often
necessary to first assist adults and the communities in which they live. Ssamba Foundation
is committed to our headquarters district of Mukono, Uganda. The foundation is
committed to making an impact in Mukono through Strategic Community Investments
by supporting causes that strengthen community development focus.

Project dates

Work to be done

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

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room, shared room

Volunteers in Uganda are provided accommodation in a volunteer guest house or in a homestay/host family accommodation depending on the location of project.

The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

The volunteers’ guesthouse in Mukono is very close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 - 45 minutes from the accommodation (Unless if carrying outreaches).

  • shared meals

Three meals are provided to participants everyday from Mon-Sun. (breakfast, lunch and dinner), vegetarians, vegans and people on diet are accommodated.

  • no money is involved