Become an Alternative Livelihood Oportunities Researcher/Assistant
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by CIIRD Uganda
Yellow Knife Street
Over 70% of Ugandans in rural areas entirely depend on farming for their livelihoods; food to feed their families and economic benefits where they generate income to meet the needs of their family members such as education and healthcare. Unfortunately, this has only turned out to be an imaginally reality as the effects of climate change have turned livelihoods of many farmer families inside out. These people living in these communities need alternative livelihood opportunities which they can engage in to be able to survive in the changing environment.
We are hereby looking for volunteers/interns and professionals that can help in researching the suitable forms of livelihood opportunities that people in farmer communities could engage in, the forms of environmental friendly small and medium enterprises locals could engage in, the impact these opportunities could have and their sustainability based on the nature of resources these communities have.
· Working with local people to design alternative livelihood opportunities for communities affected by the effects of climate change.
· Conducting field surveys and assesmsnts.
· Working with local people to test possible alternative solutions.
· Designing a livelihoods opportunities scheme/plan
Working with local people in remote areas.
ABOUT YOUR STAY
- Volunteers are welcome year round
- We will be available to welcome you from the airport. However, you will need to meet your own airport pick up or drop off costs. The project location is a 3 hour drive from Entebbe Airport.
- A Ugandan Tourist Visa for $50 USD is available at the airport upon your arrival at Entebbe. Please provide documentation of your vaccinations, specifically Yellow Fever, as this vacation is MANDATORY for all travelers entering Uganda.
- You will be receiving a cultural orientation about Uganda and villager lifestyles, learn basic Luganda to converse with the locals and basic training about the project you're to work on.
Volunteers pay an affordable fee of $8 USD per day which caters for their accomodation, meals, bottled water and local transport in the project area.
You will be staying with one of our host families in the community where you will be working. Our host families are wisely selected and they also speak English. The distance to the community groups or schools you will be working can be accessed through walking, or by a motorbike.
Volunteers will be provided with three local Uganda meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). Fruit and bottled water are also included. We are also able to cater to special dietary restrictions or allergies.
Internet: Internet can be accessed through cafes and restaurants in Masaka town, or purchased with your smartphone through a Uganda SIM Card. Some volunteer tasks require a laptop, so it is encouraged that volunteers bring their own.
The villages or communities you will be working with are 12-15 minutes to Masaka Town, an urban center. We encourage you to spend your free time in Masaka to explore, as there are restaurants, small shops, and handicrafts.
Volunteers are expected stay for at least one week. But please note that any period longer than two weeks will be more impactful for both the community, and volunteer.
Free Time: There are many places to explore, such as parks, cafes, bars, or social functions. You will also be able to meet other volunteers from different organizations in selected spots in Masaka Town.
We can arrange for you local Safaris/tours to visit Uganda’s National Parks (Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, etc) to see many wild animals such as hyenas, antelopes, hippos, and much more! Lake Mburo National Park is located only 2 hours away from Maska. You can also visit Nabugabo Sand Beach, or take a trip to Lake Victoria. Volunteers are responsible for all expenses incurred from free time activities, as they are of additional cost.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers