At Ssamba Foundation through our farm work volunteer trip Uganda, we love hosting volunteers to live-in and work with us on our community demonstration gardens. We have had many volunteers come and stay with us throughout the year. The farm work volunteer trip Uganda is an excellent way to see this beautiful country and be hosted by community members, farmers as you travel, or as you backpack around Uganda.
Ssamba Foundation is setting up a vegetable demonstration gardens at our community resource centre which is under construction to work as an educational space, and outdoor recreation site for the people of Kyampisi Subcounty, Mukono District. The vegetable, herbs and food demonstration gardens at the Community Resource Centre are being created for the community members in the surrounding neighborhoods, and intended to be a focal point of community pride and activity for residents of Kyampisi.
We do plan to have a mixed permaculture, holistic management, regenerative and certified organic garden. We shall focus on vegetables, fruit, chickens, guinea fowl, pigs, ducks, goats and cattle. You will leave your volunteer placement with a working knowledge of the way we run our Sustainable Agriculture Program and what regenerative agriculture entails.
The community resource centre will be a safe place for recreation and to connects neighbors over the growing, preparing and sharing of food; promoting environmental conservation and will serve as an example of how we can reclaim the ecological integrity of the land; and expand access to healthy foods for poor families in Kyampisi Subcounty. You can make a positive impact and lasting difference– donate now online to support this program/project! Thank you
PROJECTS AT THE FARM
The demonstration gardens will include a number of features to increase environmental sustainability: drip irrigation, rainwater catchment, recycled and reused construction materials, native plants, organic cultivation methods, habitat for pollinators, growing food locally, environmental education programs, recycling and composting receptacles, and extensive plantings of trees.
VOLUNTEERING AT THE GARDEN PROJECT
Ssamba Foundation’s participants are a community of people who are inspired to learn how to lead a more compassionate and sustainable lifestyle. From getting your hands dirty in the garden to providing administrative support, helping with fundraising events, or educating the public on the importance of our mission—there are opportunities for everyone who is ready to make a positive impact! Whether it’s one day, a week or twice a month, it makes a difference for the plants, animals and our environment.
People joining the farm work volunteer trip Uganda must be able to commit to at least 14 days of volunteer service. We’re always happy to have you volunteer more, but because we invest so much time in training and educating our volunteers, we require a minimum commitment of at least 4 weeks. We are happy to invite solo volunteers, small groups and families.
Agriculture Volunteering Opportunities in Uganda
At Ssamba Foundation there is usually a project on, and we like to get things done together, working as a team. Whether its building an animal shelter, renovating a barn, adding raised beds to the veg garden, weeding said beds, putting new fencing in, harvesting potatoes, hedge trimming, moving/feeding the pigs/cows/chickens…you get the idea.
We are always on the lookout for trusty helpers –who want to learn, your assistance is always appreciated here and we need you! We offer a unique opportunity to learn more about growing food, how it’s done, why we do it and what you need to start off doing it yourself.
We have had people from all walks of life volunteer with us over the years here in Uganda and we’re delighted that so many of them have become friends. You don’t need any qualifications to participate on this volunteering farm project Uganda, just a will to learn new skills and stamina for hard work (- and, believe me, it is hard work!). We will compensate you with a lifetime’s experience and knowledge. We’re a small friendly team.
VOLUNTEERS ROLES AND SEASON
Weekday Garden Volunteers – Join us in the garden to prepare and amend soil, sow seeds, transplant baby plants, remove pesky weeds, and more! Guaranteed to learn something and get as dirty as you’d like.
Classroom Volunteers – Join Ssamba Foundation school outreach teams and onsite farm lessons. You’ll be going on guided walks around the demonstration garden or doing outdoor activities with school children.
Weekend Workdays – We have a few dedicated Saturdays on the calendar every month for gardening to small construction projects, there’s sure to be a way for you to share your skills.
Fundraising volunteers: Are you good at dreaming up fantastic events that bring the community together and raise money for a good cause? Do you have experience in development and grant writing? We’d love your help! The Ssamba Foundation relies on donations, grant funding, sponsorships, and benefit events to operate. Help us build partnerships with other for-profit and non-profit organizations to leverage and build capacity across organizations.