Through the Uganda volunteer work with vulnerable children’s program, Ssamba Foundation supports vulnerable children’s centers in several communities of Uganda. With limited staff, resources and facilities, these facilities are struggling to provide care, love and support to orphaned and vulnerable children under their care. Being hugely understaffed, these facilities have few learning or extra-curricular activities.
Ssamba Foundation’s volunteers are able to provide the centers with support and help. The Uganda volunteer work with vulnerable children could be in the form of improving the existing facilities, assisting the staff, teaching and helping with the general running and administration of the facility. Volunteers usually help in refurbishing existing buildings, improving facilities, teaching Basic English, drawing, drama, conducting games etc.
At these children’s facilities you are typically greeted with big hugs, toothless smiles and children curious to touch and get your attention. These children are here due to poverty, disabilities, and homelessness and also as the only way to attend school.
Through the Uganda volunteer work with vulnerable children program you can make a lasting difference in these young lives. You can care for children in many ways. Often no special skills are required, as volunteers are needed to spend time playing, reading, exercising and share time with the children. Since the host projects are short-staffed and the volunteers’ attention gives the children the extra love they need.
The need is expansive and long-term, so your opportunity to make a significant difference through service is likewise immeasurable. You can help expand and maintain residential training and daycare facilities or help host staff conduct recreational activities, teach classes and serve meals.
If you have first-hand experience working with children with disabilities, professionally or personally, your expertise can be especially useful in this project. You can also provide direct services to deaf or mentally challenged children. No matter what your age, background, gender or ability, you can be a valuable resource to demonstrate the universal language of love, compassion and make a difference to the children’s’ lives!
Your work at the centre will provide these orphaned and vulnerable children with the attention and mental stimulation that all children need to develop healthy social skills and self-confidence. Your work at the centre can make a large impact on both you and the children themselves. We recommend coming for four weeks or more if you are to make a great impact on the lives of these children.
The Uganda volunteer work with vulnerable children provides the possibility for our volunteers to work in every and any aspect of the children’s centre; whether it is teaching the children and helping them with their homework, playing a game of tag or by simply sharing your time, experiences and knowledge with them you are making a difference in their lives.
The voracious need these children have to seek and learn about any subject matter – sports, music, or farming – is both awe-inspiring and humbling. Volunteering at our children’s centre will give you an intimate insight into a new and exciting world. A world where childcare is a privilege and a gift, where vulnerable children who have nothing will share whatever they can with a complete stranger, and where you can change the lives of people and children just by being yourself.
Ssamba Foundation provides international volunteer with meaningful free volunteering in Uganda. Our free volunteer abroad programs include 1 week to 24 weeks’ placements all year round. Uganda volunteer work with vulnerable children gives you a rewarding travel experience that feeds your soul by knowing the Ugandan cultures and different ways of life across Uganda while giving a helping hand to communities and individuals in need.
How to Apply:
Please write to us, list of your skills/interests, and tell us why you want to come live and volunteer in Uganda. Our Uganda volunteer work with vulnerable children programs are pretty popular, so try to apply well in advance of when you’re traveling.
You must arrive around the scheduled dates of the month. We have a 2 weeks minimum and a 3-months maximum. If you want to stay longer, we’ll work it out if the space is available.
You need to be at least 18 years old, speak some English, and be in relatively good health to volunteer with Ssamba Foundation.
Volunteering in Uganda is free, as it should be, No Program Fees! You only make a once off donation and pay for your accommodation and meals! At Ssamba Foundation, we appreciate and allow you to use your compassion to help make the world a better!
Many organizations see volunteers as a potential cash cow and are guilty of charging extreme rates. Ssamba Foundation makes every effort to keep your costs to a minimum, as it is your talent and time that are most valuable to us and the communities we serve. Whether you are interested in volunteering short-term or long-term, we will discuss arrangements with you concerning finances.
Volunteer Arrival Dates
Although we are very flexible about start and end dates, volunteers must book their flights to arrive on the scheduled arrival dates for airport pickup arrangements. You can book your flights to arrive at any time of the arrival date (24/7 Airport pickups).
Your arrival into Uganda will be on a Sunday. Your orientation for your volunteer program in Uganda will begin on Monday. You will spend the day learning about life in Uganda and preparing for your upcoming volunteer program.
If you arrive any other day, you have to cover up your airport pickup fees (usually $85) or pay for hotel for your night stay and pickup for the following day.
VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION COSTS TRAVEL INSURANCE
PLEASE NOTE THAT:-
- By filling the volunteer application form, we believe that you have read & understood All the requirements to Volunteer with Ssamba Foundation. If you still have questions/inquiries, please contact us.
- After filling the volunteer application and submitting it, you will be redirected to Flutterwave payment website to complete your donation payment of USD$200 (per person) or bank account details will be sent through email.
- The donation is mandatory and expected within 7 days of your application date (Our program is pretty popular with limited placements for just 10 participants per month and we don’t want to keep participants waiting before you make a decision to book your placement). If no payment is made, your application will not be processed.
VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: • You must be 18yrs and above • You must speak some English (you don’t need to be fluent) • Placement commitment fee of USD$200 | We recommend travel/life personal insurance • You must commit at least 1 weeks’ minimum (longer stays are much appreciated). • You must be Sociable, Energetic, Positive & Fun! (Participants below 18, need a letter of consent from their guardian or parent to support their participation). Learn more about Who can Apply?
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