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Volunteer in Uganda Programs and Opportunities


Volunteer in Uganda Programs and Opportunities

Blessed with abundant wildlife, source of mighty river Nile and home to one of the greatest concentration of primates in the planet and boasting Africa's tallest mountain range , Rwenzoris,  Uganda is magnificent country and a true African gem, waiting to be discovered.

Despite being rich with natural diversities, Uganda is still struggling with poverty and many Ugandans are living below an average life standard of humans. Volunteering in Uganda program is a moment to join the efforts against these causes of poverty.

Available Volunteer Projects in Uganda

FDIP Volunteer program has multitudes of concepts for the enthusiasts across the world

Orphanage Work in Uganda

Uganda is world’s second youngest nation after Niger, comprised of 50% of its population as children. Because of perpetual poverty and lack of socio economic development, many kids are still living under the poverty line. Especially homeless, parentless and abandoned kids are deprived of basic rights like health, education, clean water, food and shelter.

Volunteering in Orphanage is Uganda is a movement to help the orphanages and childcare centers for their daily course of action. You will participate in educating, caring and motivating these kids. As a volunteer, you can also initiate or support existing fundraising campaigns for some necessary causes of the Childcare center.

Teaching English Project in Uganda

Uganda has two official languages, English and Swahili. English is a very important language for the students of Uganda to propagate their education towards a better future in academic and professional life ahead. Teaching methods are old fashioned, books are not adequate and could not be used effectively due to lack of qualified teachers. As a volunteer English teacher you will assist the local school teachers to carry out the English language and grammar classes. Your participation as a teacher in schools will also import some advanced and modern methodologies of teaching in the local schools of the Uganda.

HIV/AIDS Project in Uganda

With 1.3 million people living with HIV and recorded 26 thousand AIDS related deaths, Uganda has been suffering with HIV/AIDS from last few decades. Volunteering in Uganda for HIV/AIDS program is a concept of assemble the people from around the world to join hands for the campaigns against this life-threatening disease.

Health Project in Uganda

Every year thousands of deaths in Uganda are recorded caused by communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, respiratory tract infections, HIV/AIDS, malaria and diarrheal diseases. Which has established healthcare is a major challenge for Uganda. This country has one of the poorest healthcare histories in the world, but the development of local amenities and participation of international volunteers can make some positive difference to such situation.

Program Fee

Program fee comprises registration fee of $169 and weekly program fees. Weekly program fees are as listed below:

Weeks Fees
1 week $110
2 weeks $210
3 weeks $310
4 weeks $410
5 weeks $510
6 weeks $610
7 weeks $710
8 weeks $810
9 weeks $910
10 weeks $1,010
11 weeks $1,110
12 weeks $1,210
Program fee includes
  • Orientation cost of volunteer
  • Contribution to host family
  • Food and accomodation
  • Emergency support
Program fee excludes
  • Airport pickup (additional $75)
  • Airfares and visa charge
  • Airport Drop
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bevarages extra food and laundry
  • Recreational activities
  • Any other personal needs
  • Daily transportations

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is volunteering in Uganda like?

As a volunteer, you’ll get the chance to work alongside the community while learning about its history, customs, and culture. You could even learn how to prepare a typical local meal or take part in a few traditional dances.

How can I help Uganda?

You can help at an orphanage, teach English in rural schools, or raise HIV/AIDS awareness by assisting local farmers with business models and other healthcare programs.

What volunteer projects can I participate in Uganda?

Work at orphanages, clinics, and hospitals, as well as primary and secondary schools, community development, agriculture and water sanitation, environmental conservation, and gender equality, are all volunteer projects in Uganda.

What is the cost of volunteering programs in Uganda?

The cost of the volunteering program starts at $110. Fees assist fun with the variable costs of the program, such as meals, lodging, and orientation, among other things. The cost of the program is determined by the length of the program.

What vaccination do I need to volunteer and travel in Uganda?

Volunteers are suggested to have vaccines as suggested by CDC.  Volunteers are also required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

What do I need to know about the corona pandemic situation before traveling to Uganda?

All travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours of boarding the plane to Uganda. In Uganda, there are presently no required quarantine regulations for new entrants. Face masks are mandatory.

What is the visa procedure to arrive in Uganda?

A single-entry tourist visa is issued for $50 at airport immigration and is valid for three months from the date of arrival. A valid passport, valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Uganda, is required.

Where will I be picked up in Uganda?

Volunteers only need to furnish the local personnel with the flight information and meet them at the Entebbe International Airport so that they may drop them off at their accommodation before the start of their volunteer placement.

How is the accommodation for the volunteers in Uganda?

Throughout the volunteering project, volunteers will be housed with trustworthy and experienced Ugandan host families who will open their homes and give a secure space to relax and recoup after hard days of helping others.