As a community development volunteer in Uganda, you will have the opportunity to try different roles and projects, dependent on your interests and skills. These volunteer opportunities do not require specialized skills (although these would be an advantage), and we accept volunteers for both short and long-term placements, all the year round.
A community development volunteer will certainly gain an amazing life experience from their participation in our volunteer program in Uganda. On first arrival, most volunteers sample all the projects before selecting the tasks that suit them best.
The first few days of your volunteer placement will be orientation and adjusting to Ugandan life. After this initial period, your volunteer work will begin. The type of work you are involved with will be dependent on your interests, abilities, level of experience as well as your comfort levels.
One of the advantages of Ssamba Foundation’s community development projects is that you are not limited to one job role and will have the opportunity to ‘sample’ other roles during your volunteer placement. To become involved in another projects simply inform a member of staff who will happily make any necessary arrangements.
Volunteer Work in Uganda:
Ssamba Foundation’s community development volunteer works side by side the locals’ on-going brick construction and water building projects, youth projects, healthcare outreaches and women empowerment projects in the rural areas where we operate. Volunteers needed for manual labor jobs working alongside skilled and unskilled local workers.
Some tasks include farming, animal rearing, sports coaching, childcare, music, dance and drama and so many other projects. Volunteers do not need prior experience, but skilled workers are very welcome. This is a very hand on sort of program. Enthusiasm, a good sense of humor and helping spirit are required.
More Information about the project:
- Program Length: From 1 week to 12 weeks (or more)
- Program Date: See preferred arrival and Start Dates
- Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 5-7 hour per day
- Accommodation: Homestay
- Meals Plan: 2 meals are provided everyday
- Age requirement: 18 years and above
Program Costs: USD$
- Staying from 1-4 weeks – Free (No program fee required)
- 5 weeks+ – $77 per week
- Placement Confirmation donation: $200 (paid upon completion of application)
- Airport pickup: $85 (if not arriving on set arrival date)
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