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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!

FOR HOW LONG CAN VOLUNTEERS STAY?

We ask volunteers interested in the Uganda volunteer work to commit at least 28 days (1 month) in order to ensure a worthwhile experience. But we accept volunteers from a minimum of 1 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 4 -8 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.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

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.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:

• 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
• 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!

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

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.

I WANT TO VOLUNTEER 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.

GET STARTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION
E-mail us: ssambafoundation@gmail.com or visit link below:
https://ssamba.org/

About the host

Isaac (34)

Host since

2020

Languages

English

Last seen online

3 weeks ago

My name is Isaac Ssamba and I am the Founder and Team leader at Ssamba Safaris, Founder and Executive Chairman at Ssamba Foundation and Host of Ssamba 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

Free Volunteer Programs in Uganda – Ssamba Foundation

August 30, 2021

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
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. FREE VOLUNTEER
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
Micro-finance Project: 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. Teaching/ education
Volunteer Work: 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
project: 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: 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
ideas. FOR HOW LONG CAN
VOLUNTEERS STAY? 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
period. WHAT DO WE OFFER TO
VOLUNTEERS? 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. 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 Visas Travel insurance Vaccinations 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. VOLUNTEER
REQUIREMENTS: ·
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 ·
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! WHO ARE WE LOOKING
FOR? 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. 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. GET STARTED WITH YOUR
APPLICATION OR CONTACT US: https://ssamba.org/volunteer-application-form/
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Telegram: +256-791-517383 E-mail: ssambafoundation@gmail.com Website: https://ssamba.org

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