A Typical Day For A Volunteer in Uganda

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.  Below we share a typical of a volunteer in Uganda while on a Mukono volunteer project.

8.00:  Latest Rise and shower

8.30:  Breakfast

9.00: Setting off to field work/Office work starts: Help with office work, programming, grants and donation research, volunteer search and program awareness and sharing of innovative ideas and carrying out designed program or project.

10.00: Working on field project, teaching, building, planting trees, painting etc.

13.00: Lunch break

14.00: Help with evening children after class project as an Assistant Trainer or make crafts with the children or help them with reading etc or Home Study visit to assess, at a destitute family home, how they can best be supported with a limited budget, community outreaches etc.

16.00: Play games with the children. The boys are soccer mad! The girls love netball, rounders and so on. Discussion with youth at the Centre

18.30: Evening coffee/ tea at home

19.30: Sometimes you will be entertained by cultural dance group of local women or the children from the High School playing local instruments or a craft sale

20.00: Supper at the house and chat with chaps there.

21.00: Relax at nearby bar / Go for a comedy/ dance night

22.00: You will probably be ready for bed!  Good night, see you tomorrow.

Ssamba Foundation, is a community based sustainable development organization founded in 2006 in Mukono, Uganda with a vision to help those least able to help themselves.

Ssamba Foundation provides long-term sustainable solutions to problems in rural Uganda which are mainly caused by poverty. Ssamba Foundation designs and conducts programs which contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities with an emphasis on women, children and youth.

Ssamba Foundation addresses some of the most pervasive problems in rural Uganda, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, hunger, poor education, poverty, access to clean drinking water, and orphaned children. In addition, we focus on empowering the youth of Uganda with different skills and leadership training.


Ssamba Foundation – empowering vulnerable communities since 2006