Ssamba Foundation is offering free volunteer abroad programs for couples in Uganda. Volunteer in Uganda opportunities for couples offered by our organization, gives you an opportunity to work with grass roots projects in rural Uganda.
Volunteering as a couple doubles your charitable impact and can strengthen your connection to your partner. Scheduling time together is an important part of any relationship, and free volunteer abroad programs for couples are a wonderful way to deepen your bond by sharing your experiences and supporting a cause you’re both passionate about.
This is a rural community, with dirt roads that turn to sticky mud in the rainy season and dust in the dry season. Boda- Boda bikes share the road with bicycles and animals. As in most parts of Uganda, the community members struggle to meet their basic needs and strive to put their children in school. Main jobs include brick making, selling fruits and vegetables, small scale animal rearing and other manual labor jobs.
Volunteer Roles on the Free volunteer abroad programs for couples:
As a couple, volunteering in this program, you will experience traditional Ugandan life and participate in daily activities such as visiting elderly villagers, construction and building, teaching children in outside classrooms, assisting in the setting up vegetable gardens, youth health talks, high school English teaching, feeding animals as well as health outreach programs and so many other activities.
Teaching and Medical Volunteer Work in Uganda:
These free volunteer abroad programs for couples serve the most vulnerable community members in Mukono District. The main focus is providing education and healthcare to hundreds of children and poor dwellers in the surrounding villages. A village school provides English and language lessons, Math, health lessons to children 3yrs-14yrs old for primary and 15-19years for high schools. The school provides not only needed education but opportunities for sports activities, health talks, feeding center and meeting place for the community.
Community Development Activities:
The community development projects under the free volunteer abroad programs for couples include livestock-pen construction and repairs, elderly home repairs, health/HIV/AIDS workshops, youth education, animal rearing, water and sanitation (including well and waterway construction) and project planning and management or other skills that can help us transform this community
With our volunteer program in place, we allow couples like you to discover the wonders of rural Uganda, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Uganda, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.
How to Apply:
Please write to us, list of your skills/interests and when you would like to come to Uganda and volunteer your experience. Our free volunteer abroad programs for couples 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.
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 (per person)!
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 $50-$100 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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