Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for College Students

Tired of expensive volunteer, gap-year and culture exchange programs for college students abroad? Then Ssamba Foundation in Uganda is the answer! Ssamba Foundation offers free volunteer abroad programs for college students in Uganda. Whether your passion is sustainable community development or sports development program, Ssamba Foundation can offer you an unforgettable experience.

When you choose Ssamba Foundation’s free volunteer abroad programs for college students, you are about to discover a new culture, accomplish something unforgettable, and explore what Uganda has to offer!

College students participating in our free volunteer abroad programs will benefit from Ssamba Foundation’s extensive experience in Uganda. No particular skills are required to volunteer with us and training is given locally but if you do have particular experience in areas relevant to your program then this will enhance your contribution.

Volunteering with us could help you choose a new direction in life or develop a career path you may already be on. It might be both a personal highlight and a practical stepping stone in a gap year or, for anyone at any time, a great way to go abroad for much more than just a holiday.

Experience Ugandan lifestyle and hospitality in this opportunity for cultural exchange and a flexible program in and around the Mukono district and other parts of Uganda. You’ll be part of a continuum of volunteers contributing to the cause of Uganda people driving their communities forward in education and infrastructure.

We could not do all that we do in Uganda without the help of our interns and volunteers, who are a vital and integral part of Ssamba Foundation. Want to use your skills, drive and passion to help make life better for Uganda’s vulnerable communities? We’re looking for you!

Where will I be living?

Volunteers live in the beautiful town of Mukono in a family run homestay, just close to our projects. Volunteers will have their own bedroom and shared bathroom. Accommodation is basic but clean and comfortable.

Programs include but not limited to:

Childcare, Construction work, Environment Conservation, Teaching, Youth work, Women empowerment, Sustainable livelihoods, Healthcare work, Microfinance work, Community development, Disabled Care, Sports and Games training, Music, Dance and Drama programs.

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 free volunteer abroad programs for college 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 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 17 years old, speak some English, and be in relatively good health to volunteer with Ssamba Foundation.

The Cost:

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?

Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for College StudentsThe 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
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Laundry service in town/or house (at volunteer’s cost)
  • Toiletries (soaps, shampoos and others) are not provided.
  • Personal expenses (Your pocket money)

Apply Now:

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