Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for Graduates

Volunteers in Uganda joining Ssamba Foundation’s free volunteer abroad programs for graduates will work with children, school, community projects and in medical programs. Volunteers going to Uganda live with local Ugandan host family for the duration of their placement.

You can travel to Uganda and join the free volunteer abroad programs for graduates for short term placement volunteering. You will have plenty of volunteer opportunities in Uganda. The country needs much support, and offers many opportunities for self-development. It is a great location for anyone wishing to help by doing some overseas voluntary work.

All volunteer placements in Uganda are very flexible giving you the opportunity to take some time off and explore the country. The exact volunteering placement is finalized shortly before arrival and takes into consideration:

  • Your skills and preferences
  • The needs and requirements of various projects

Volunteer Teaching in Uganda: Free volunteer abroad programs for graduates

Volunteer teachers in Uganda are involved in many different tasks. They teach English and other languages, teach sports, teach computer skills, new skills to children and youth.

You will typically work with children aged 4 – 17 years and teach at some of the poorly resourced schools in Uganda. You do not need a formal teaching qualification or TEFL in order to participate at the volunteer teaching projects. You can do volunteer teaching as a career break or during an extended holiday.

Volunteer teachers are able to teach on their own after orientation or assist local teachers. You will make a significant contribution by improving the pupils conversational English. In some instances, even the teachers need to learn English from native speakers. This gives them confidence and increased exposure to spoken English. It enables them to advance their language skills and enhance their chances of a brighter future.

Childcare Volunteer Projects: free volunteer abroad programs for graduates

Our childcare support volunteers in Uganda make a real contribution in enriching the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children. The children are aged 0 – 12 years old. Some have been orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, taken off the streets or have been abandoned in hospital after birth.

Some vulnerable children will be handicapped and will have suffered so much at a tender age. With your help and donations, they can get a brighter future. There are volunteer opportunities to teach the school going children, counsel, help with feeding, cooking, cleaning, and creating fun activities for the orphans.

You will play an important role in the education and development of the children in Uganda, ensuring that they are well looked after and that they attend to their duties and do their homework.

Medical Volunteer Projects in Uganda: free volunteer abroad programs for graduates

Medical volunteers are needed in clinics and hospitals. The medical program is suitable for:

  • Medical graduates and students
  • Qualified medical personnel
  • Anyone wishing to help in the health sector.

free volunteer abroad program

Medical volunteer projects are very helpful in preparation of a medical career. The volunteer placement is tailored, where possible, to your level of experience, interests, and size and type of hospital or clinic.

You will experience great contrast between medical practice in developed countries and developing countries. You will also see many medical conditions that have remained untreated for long thus developing to advanced pathological stage.

Hospital volunteers observe or directly assist doctors and nurses. You can do rounds with the doctors assisting in various ways.

Medical Volunteer areas include:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Dentistry
  • Traditional Medicine
  • Physiotherapy

Our programs are flexible and volunteers can arrive and depart on any day all year round. The Uganda volunteer program is open to volunteers from all countries. Our volunteers in Uganda come from different backgrounds and bring their much needed skills and experiences.

You can come if you are retired, a student, need a carrier break, or need time to decide what to do with your life. We have something for everyone; young or old. Come and discover how things work in a different culture.

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 graduates 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.

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 (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:

Free Volunteer Programs in Uganda

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)

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