8 Questions About Volunteering In Rural Uganda

Volunteering in Rural Uganda

GVA Foundation – Africa offers opportunities for volunteering in rural Uganda, through various community development projects, giving you a chance to experience the culture, the people and much more.

  1. What volunteer work in Uganda can I do?

We’re looking for volunteers in Uganda who will contribute to projects in communities where help is most needed. During the application process we’ll discuss your skills, experience and of course, preferences to ensure that you’re assigned to the right project.

  1. How long can I come for?

Our volunteering in rural Uganda experience lasts either one week up to 3 months and includes a day of orientation upon arrival.  You’ll have the chance to travel at weekends but to make the most of this fantastic country why not leave some time at the end of your volunteering experience to explore further afield.

  1. Where will I be working?

Our Ugandan projects are rural community based. The majority of our volunteers are placed in rural areas across the country including the islands in Lake Victoria.

  1. Who will I be working with?

We place volunteers in existing projects, working alongside local people. Our volunteer work in rural Uganda is essentially designed to provide independent experiences which promote integration with the local people. You may also be working alongside another international volunteer.

  1. Where will I be living?

As part of our ‘Local Approach’, we believe that living with a local family is the best way for volunteers to become fully immersed into the local culture. You’ll be placed with a family in a Ugandan community, a short distance from your project. Your host will welcome you into their family and help you to settle into the local area. You might be living with another volunteer.

Houses can be very basic and may not have running water or a constant source of electricity. Enjoying home-cooked food, sharing stories and life experiences and learning the local language will give you a unique and memorable experience.

  1. How much does it cost?

GVA Foundation – Africa offers free volunteer opportunities in Uganda; you just pay for your accommodation and meals at our Nomads Home, if you are working with our Mukono based project.  However, to book and confirm your placement, a placement booking/registration fee of USD$125 is required.

  1. What’s excluded?

The fee does not cover the following: Air tickets, Insurance, Airport Transfers, Personal Expenses

  1. What else should I budget for?

We feel it’s important to be as upfront as possible about any additional costs so that you can manage your budget and have a hassle-free trip. Please budget for the following: Air-ticket, Insurance, Accommodation, Meals, Airport Transfers, Health, and day to day living expenses.

Raising extra funds for your trip needn’t be difficult as there are loads of things you can do to raise money. Your arrival orientation, placement and local support services is provided by Isaac Ssamba himself or support team.

Please Apply Now at: gvafoundationafrica@gmail.com