Through Ssamba Foundation’s free Teach abroad volunteer programs, you can get involved with a complete range of teaching and development activities in Uganda. You can help in taking normal classes, assisting the teaching staff, conducting extracurricular activities like clay modeling, painting, drawing, singing, art & drama, dancing, group work, games or other similar activities.
Your help and assistance will be greatly appreciated in our schools or children centers and will be a refreshing change to existing curriculum. Nursery and primary schools level provide classes to children aged 3yrs-14yrs and high schools provide education to 15-18yr olds. A volunteer participating on our free teach abroad volunteer programs can help with teaching languages like English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and other subjects.
Experience and Skills Required:
Teaching experience is not required. You can begin as a teaching assistant and then work in small groups with children in need of extra attention. If you’re a native English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic speaker or with some teaching experience, you can be a valuable resource in these village classrooms.
With your language skills you could teach proper pronunciation and usage. Even if you’ve never formally taught a classroom subject, you can assist the local teachers in their day to day work at the school. You don’t need to know the local language, or the methods of the local school system. All you need is enthusiasm and a desire to share your knowledge and make a difference.
Other School Related Duties:
Almost all schools and education centers we support have need for infrastructure development and/or renovations. Volunteers can do a combination of both teaching and renovation/building work at the project they choose to work at.
Unfortunately, if you would like to work with the free teach abroad volunteer programs, teaching computers, most of our schools do not have computers, but sometimes volunteers help by using their own laptops to help the students in groups of 3-5 students per group.
The objective of this free teach abroad volunteer programs is to contribute to the academic development of the schools in Kyampisi Subcounty, Mukono district, Uganda in order to provide the best opportunity for the orphans and vulnerable children to receive quality education. Volunteers support the local teachers; encourage students to learn and play and instill pride in their schooling.
How to Apply:
Please fill the volunteer application form, list of your skills/interests, and tell us why you want to come live and volunteer in Uganda. Our free volunteer abroad programs for high school students 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 6-month 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! No weekly fees! At Ssamba Foundation, we appreciate and allow you to use your compassion to help make the world a better place at no cost to you!
All you have to do, is to book your placement with a one-time, donation of USD$200 (180€ or £150) only!
What does the fee cover?
The placement booking fee covers administration support while you prepare for Uganda. Accommodation and food is provided in exchange for your volunteering service.
Ssamba Foundation does not cover airline tickets, visas, vaccinations, drinking water, leisure activities, or medical services. You’ll likely need $20-$70 a week to support a basic life which includes drinking water, internet, transport, and a few western treats such as coffee and chocolate. Ssamba Safaris provides and arranges affordable weekend tours and safaris across the country.
Donations and fundraising:
We have however, set up the challenge (not mandatory though) for all volunteers coming/interested to volunteer with Ssamba Foundation in Uganda to throw themselves into fundraising and aim to bring a donation! We know you can do it!
Benefits of Volunteering with Ssamba Foundation:
Volunteers are always welcome at Ssamba Foundation either for short-term or long-term projects. We want to deliver an experience to enjoy Uganda by living, working and making an impact with us. In exchange for your skills, donation and help, you get the following:
- Pre-Departure Handbook (Everything you need to know about Uganda)
- We shall pick you up from Entebbe International airport (Pick Up only)
- Accommodation throughout your stay (Maximum stay is 4 weeks for free)
- Shared bedroom with other-same sex volunteers (separate beds)
- Blanket, Pillows and treated mosquito net
- Limited Wi-Fi Access at house (Please feel free to bring your laptop)
- 3 delicious local meals for your entire duration
- 24/7 In country Support
- You can stay with us for up to 3 months in Uganda (on case by case basis)
- Deeper culture immersion experience with founder’s family
- Discounted tours, safaris and events
- Work and life experience
- The opportunity to help others and lifetime friends
- Certificate of Appreciation at the end of your stay
What we DON’T offer:
- Flight Tickets
- Travel insurance
- Laundry service in town/or house (at volunteer’s cost)
- Toiletries (soaps, shampoos and others) are not provided.
- Personal expenses (Your pocket money)
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