Starting in February 2022, Ssamba Foundation will be organizing specialized free volunteer abroad programs for seniors in Uganda. If you are interested in participating in our volunteering and cross-culture exchange programs for seniors, write to us and we will work with you to identify your best placement options in Uganda.
The free volunteer abroad programs for seniors will be offering an immersion customized experience for individual travelers, professionals, families, small groups, or anyone with the desire to serve in rural villages in Uganda. The timetable you travel and your village projects you may be involved with are all geared to your skills and interests, and the villages’ needs.
Because it is an immersion experience, days in the villages allow for a variety of opportunities. And whether you work in a clinic, school, or children’s centre, administration office, participate in building or agricultural projects, or simply assist in the day-to-day tasks.
Ssamba Foundation team through the free volunteer abroad programs for seniors, will work closely with each volunteer to ensure comprehensive preparation, including both an understanding of the people with whom you will be working, and all considerations necessary for travel overseas.
Are you interested in being a volunteer, but would like more information? Contact our team and let us know what your hopes are for your volunteer experience, and we will assist you in planning a meaningful and fulfilling journey.
Make plans now to join us on a fun-filled volunteer programs and trips to Uganda. Friendships will be formed as you share your travel experiences with other active senior adults you will meet on the trip.
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 seniors 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 1 week minimum and a 3-months maximum for seniors. 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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