Volunteer in Uganda

You don’t have to choose between taking an adventure holiday and volunteering when you book with SunTrack Adventures in Uganda. SunTrack Adventures through Ssamba Foundation is now providing adventure tours and safaris combined with volunteer projects in Uganda.

You can choose to participate or stay on at least one of our volunteer projects that we run giving you enough time to make a difference and get the full volunteering experience in Uganda. Then when your volunteer work in Uganda is done, explore the wonders of the Pearl of Africa.

After your project you will follow it up with an amazing weekend adventure tour or safari with activities such as a one day white water rafting, culture tours, local wine tours, nature forest walks, zip-lining, horseback safari, gorilla or chimp trekking, sightseeing tours, wildlife safari, village-walks and so much more.

Adventures for Change:

SunTrack Adventures isn’t about tours and safaris only; it’s about being part of a community of like-minded people. Ordinary people, who want to do something extraordinary with their lives, make a difference in the world and new friends along the way. A SunTrack Adventures and Ssamba Foundation volunteer package is not just for enjoyment, it is a way for change.

Why Choose SunTrack Adventures & Ssamba Foundation?

Today a huge array of volunteering organizations is available for anyone who wants to volunteer abroad, especially in Uganda. Each seem to offer volunteers the opportunity to go on the unique trip of a lifetime, yet some do not always operate in a way that is beneficial both to the individual volunteer and to the local community in which they are working.

SunTrack Adventures is supportive of all volunteer opportunities which contribute to the goals of sustainable development. However one of the main reasons we started our volunteer program through Ssamba Foundation was to provide much-needed support services to people and communities that are largely ignored here in Uganda.

As a team, we are focused on some of the most challenging issues faced by individuals and communities. We are small and therefore specific and focused on only a few communities so we can make a significant impact on improving their day to day life and empowering them to change their own future. We work with the communities directly and the projects are our own initiated projects that result from interviews with the villages themselves.

Often potential participants ask us to inform them why we are a safe option for an ethical volunteering experience in Uganda. The list below highlights why volunteers choose to go away with us:

  • Quality: Every week the staff interviews its volunteers for feedback on their daily experiences and from those responses we make necessary adjustments to continually improve on the quality of your experience. We have on staff professionals who take pride in caring for your living accommodations and see to it that your experience with us is a positive one.
  •  Flexibility: Unlike some of the volunteer travel organizations in Uganda, we allow our volunteers to start on any date of the year and stay as long or as short as they like! The only exception is when we have a specific project it has generated that has a stated start and stop deadline associated with it.
  • Safety: We take safety of our volunteers seriously and thoroughly arrange everything with our projects before sending volunteers to the community. If we feel a certain area or a project is not safe we postpone the project until all safety concerns can be met. Our volunteers are responsible for securing their own travel and medical insurance before they arrive.
  • Benefit to Communities: We work directly with local communities in Uganda to ensure they get support directly from the volunteers. Your donation fee will go directly to the projects, community, workers and coordinators to help them financially. A constant flow of volunteers means that these people and parts of communities are getting constant support both financially and personally.
  • Quick & Personal: We work as a team and are always there to help you and answer your questions. We aim to reply to your e-mails within 6-8 working hours or less. You can also reach us by phone or leave a message to have a quick reply back to your queries. Our goal is to make sure you are completely comfortable before you leave for Uganda and while in Uganda.
  • Respected: Our team has been operating volunteer programs in Uganda since 2006 and from its humble beginning; it has grown into an organization with multiple projects around the country and working alongside reputable local and international organizations.
  • Reputable:  We distinguish ourselves by having a proven track record of working with over 800 volunteers for safe, enjoyable, educational and fulfilling experiences.
  • Service: All our programs carry our standard support and services whilst individual, family & group programs offer tailor-made services to fit.
  • Commitment: Our programs provide a long term solution to our villages. 100% of your contributions are spent directly on community development activities.

What does it cost?

Most volunteers come to Uganda to make their contribution to the local community. But get frustrated because of massive charges associated with volunteering!  Its 100% free to volunteer with us, you just pay for your accommodation at Nomads Home! A mandatory donation of $15 to obtain a T-shirt for work (you can buy more for your friends) is required. Also to book and secure your placement, a registration fee of USD$125 is required. This is a direct donation to the project you will be working on.

The cost details to get involved in Ssamba Foundation’s Uganda volunteer program are below.

Costs: USD$

Volunteering with Ssamba Foundation is FREE you just pay for your accommodation at Nomads Homestay.

Accommodation $

   B&B (only)

  • Double- $10
  • Private- $15

  B & FB (3 meals)

  • Double- $20
  • Private – $25

* Volunteering (Free)

  • Teaching
  • Farming
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Sports
  • Childcare
  • Women
  • Construction

A mandatory donation of $15 to obtain a T-shirt for work (you can buy more for your friends) is required.

However to book and confirm your placement on volunteer program in Uganda, a registration fee of USD$125 is required. This is a direct donation to the project

  • Airport pickup: $75 (one way)
  • Airport transfers: $125 (two ways)

The fee does not cover airline tickets, visas, vaccinations, drinking water, leisure activities, or medical services. You’ll likely need $20-$40 a week to support a basic life which includes drinking water, internet, transport, and a few western treats such as coffee and chocolate.

What else is offered?

Our unique program includes the support you will need to have an enjoyable, useful and safe experience:

  • One day of induction with basic training
  • 3 days to 12 weeks of volunteer placement
  • Ongoing mentoring and full time support
  • Basic local language lessons and full culture experience
  • Full time field support and local staff living on site
  • 3 hot delicious and balanced meals served daily
  • Decent accommodation
  • Transfer to the project destination/Village
  • Airport transfers pickup/drop off

What’s not offered?

You need to budget for your travel to Uganda, health arrangements and personal spending money:

  • Flights to and From Entebbe Airport
  • Insurance (compulsory)
  • Malaria Preventatives (compulsory)
  • Vaccinations (Yellow fever is compulsory)
  • You will need $40 -$100 (for personal expenses) each week.

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For more information about our volunteer program, please contact us directly.

E-mail me: ssambafoundation@gmail.com

Call me: +256-791-517383 (Whatsapp)