This construction volunteering project Uganda will take you to the heart of Uganda where you get involved in meaningful volunteer work. We ask volunteers interested in the Uganda construction and building volunteer work to commit at least two weeks or more in order to ensure a worthwhile experience for both your hosts in Uganda and yourself. But we accept volunteers from a minimum of 7 days to 12 weeks.
The trip starts and ends in Uganda’s capital Kampala. You will be based in Mukono District. Mukono is one of the most relaxed and attractive suburbs, east of Kampala (the capital city of Uganda). Mukono is a great place to stay if you want to explore Uganda’s fascinating capital city or the adventure capital- Jinja.
Ssamba Foundation is committed to our headquarters district of Mukono, Uganda. Ssamba Foundation has supported the communities of Mukono and beyond since 2006. Ssamba Foundation is committed to making an impact in Mukono through Strategic Community Investments by supporting causes that strengthen community development focus.
Mukono has her own tourist attractions and you will discover many during your humanitarian service placement with us. These tourist attractions include but not limited to:
Mabira Forest which is famous for forest walks, Picnics, cycling trails, ziplining, over 100 Species of moths and 300 bird species. Mabira forest is also popular for its rich on Flora & Fauna
Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake and second largest fresh-water lake in the world
Sezibwa River – which is believed by Buganda legend to have been born. The river flows into Lake Kyoga. Sezibwa falls offers beautiful scenery for tourists and nature lovers. The site also has a natural forest reserve which is popular for forest trails and nature walks, bird watching with over 100 bird species and wildlife.
Kalagala Falls- one of the most beautiful, thundering falls and naturally endowed waterfalls in the country. Kalagala Falls are found along the Victoria Nile within Kalagala village, Kangulumira sub-county in Kayunga district (formerly part of Mukono district)
TYPICAL 2 WEEKS CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEER WORK
Day 1-2: Arrival and Orientation
Our Coordinator will arrange a pickup for you from the airport in Entebbe at agreed time and they will drive you to the volunteer home outskirts of Kampala. Orientation and Placement will be done the next day.
On the second day, our Coordinator will give an orientation about the project you will be working on. You will be working with the Infrastructure Development program while learning about the culture and customs of the local Ugandan people.
Day 3-13: Volunteer Work
THE CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEERING PROJECT:
Ssamba Foundation’s help in rebuilding homes, schools, community centers, toilets, rain water harvest tanks and other important structures is vital to a healthy, happy communities in Uganda.
The purpose of our Uganda construction volunteering project is not only to help build infrastructure but to also build lives. From renovating a rundown school or classroom to helping improve clean water access with safe and hygienic harvest tanks, springs, the work of our teams and our partners really does make a difference to people’s lives in Uganda.
The construction and building volunteering project Uganda is great for everyone aged 18 to 55+! You don’t need any previous building experience, though you should be physically fit and willing to work hard in order to partake on these volunteering projects in Uganda. Ssamba Foundation’s building projects in Uganda really allow volunteers to be immersed in the host community. Volunteers work with locals to make sure these projects get completed and match the needs of the people they’re benefiting.
At the construction and building volunteering project Uganda, you can help build even if you have never picked-up a hammer before. This volunteering opportunity in Uganda lets you get your hands dirty and actually see what a difference you’ve made before you head back home. But, don’t think it’s all about hard work. The safaris and tours we organize in Uganda also give you the chance to travel around the communities you are working in, explore the country, and get to know the people you are helping.
The Ugandan people are hardworking and appreciative of our contribution to their community and are incredibly responsive to our presence on the project. Although the work may occasionally be arduous, it is rewarding and fulfilling, giving us an unforgettable experience and the opportunity to make a real difference!
Although certain projects often present unique needs and challenges, there are several core areas (and corresponding activities) you will likely find yourself contributing to at some point during your service as a Ssamba Foundation Construction Volunteer in Uganda: Site Preparation (demolition, digging foundations, clearing rubble, etc.), Building (Mixing and pouring concrete, bricklaying, carpentry, plumbing, etc.), or Community Beautification (planting trees, landscaping, community cleanups, painting murals, etc.). Whatever your interest, rest assured you’ll get your hands dirty from the start!
You will be working from Monday to Friday in a small team of like-minded individuals. The day-to-day work program will vary according to the time of your visit and the stage of the improvement work. Whatever your contribution, you are sure to find this project incredibly rewarding when you see the progress the project has made.
On the weekends you are encouraged to explore the country with friends you make on the program, and our representatives are available to give travel advice and make bookings for you.
Day 14 – Good bye party/ Barbecue night
Your friends at the program will organize a party for you and barbecue night to thank you for the service and your contribution.
Availability: Project opens all year round
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers. (Families and Groups are accepted)
Program Dates: 2nd or 16th of the month
Arrival dates: 1st or 15th of the month
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Safaris & Tours arranged at very friendly fees
Accommodation: Volunteer Guest House (Host Family)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily