Ssamba Foundation is focusing on educational empowerment for vulnerable rural communities and foster positive cross-cultural awareness through sustainable community development volunteer program. The community development volunteer program is designed to engage in a number of community projects like conservation, education, classroom construction and sports development with a focus on immersing the volunteers into the culture.
Community development volunteer program allows volunteers live and become immersed into Uganda’s rural villages and share their skills, experience and also learn from the local members about traditional rituals and daily routines. As a community development volunteer, you will gain an amazing life experience from your participation in our Uganda volunteer program. On first arrival, most volunteers sample all the projects before selecting the tasks that suit them best.
Each village outreach provides a totally different experience, but main activities involve working with local children, youth, women and elderly. You can decide if you want to teach nursery, primary, secondary, and vocational education or if you want to be involved in a more free form work arrangement.
Volunteers joining our community development volunteer program 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.
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 volunteer program 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 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
There are many ways in which community development volunteers could spend their time, as well as their skills, to help out in Uganda. Depending on the season, we always have a list of much needed services of volunteers within our projects around Uganda.
Ssamba Foundation’s community development volunteers work side by side the locals’ on-going brick construction and water building projects, charity support outreaches, farm work and so many other program interventions in the rural areas where we operate. 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.
The timetable you travel and the projects you may be involved with during community volunteering are all geared to your skills and interests, and the community’s needs. We facilitate volunteer placements for individual solo travelers and groups, for a minimum of one week. We offer volunteer programs that will either utilize skills you hold already or give opportunity to learn new skills.
Through our community development volunteer program, we are committed to enabling skill transfer, enabling projects in Uganda to access different skill sets and to helping volunteers realize the value they can add using the skills they hold. We will match your skills and expectations with those of your host project to ensure your placement is a professionally, as well as a personally, rewarding experience.
- You must be 18 yrs and above
- You must speak some English (you don’t need to be fluent)
- We recommend travel/life personal insurance
- You must commit at least 2 weeks’ minimum
- You must be Sociable, Energetic, Positive & Fun!
ARRIVAL & START DATES
|Month 2023||Arrival Dates & Day||Start Dates & Day|
|January:||8th & 15th / Sunday||9th & 16th /Monday|
|February:||12th /Sunday||16th /Monday|
|March:||5th /Sunday||6th /Monday|
|April:||2nd & 16th /Sunday||3rd & 17th /Monday|
|May:||7th & 14th /Sunday||8th & 15th /Monday|
|June:||4th & 11th /Sunday||5th & 12th / Monday|
|July:||2nd , 9th & 16th /Sunday||3rd, 10th & 17th /Monday|
|August:||6th & 13th /Sunday||7th & 14th /Monday|
|September:||3rd & 10th /Sunday||4th & 11th /Monday|
|October:||1st & 15th /Sunday||2nd & 16th /Monday|
|November:||5th, 12th & 19th /Sunday||6th, 13th & 20th / Monday|
|December:||3rd / Sunday||4th / Monday|
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.