P.O Box 423 Mukono, Uganda (East Africa), Mukono, Kayunga road
Beacon of Hope Uganda offers opportunities to volunteer with community grassroots projects in rural Uganda. The projects are set up in various communities across Uganda. Some of the rural communities have dirt roads that turn to sticky mud in the rainy season and dust in the dry season. Boda-Boda taxi bikes share the road with bicycles and animals.
As a general rule in Uganda, all these community members struggle to meet their basic needs and strive to put their children in school. Main jobs include brick making, selling fruits and vegetables, small scale animal rearing and other manual labor jobs.
Volunteers in our program experience traditional Ugandan life and participate in daily activities such as visiting elderly villagers, collecting water from a well, teaching children in outside classrooms, assisting in the brick making programs, feeding animals as well as health outreach programs.
These top most community volunteering programs serve the most vulnerable community members in Uganda.
The community development projects including healthcare outreaches, teaching English, youth education, animal rearing, water and sanitation (including well and waterway construction) and project planning and management or other skills that can help us transform this community
All our volunteer travel trips and tours allow you to discover the wonders of Uganda, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Uganda, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.
It is important for potential volunteers to understand that the culture in Uganda is quite different from what you are accustomed to. Volunteers should bring with them an easy-going, open-minded and relaxed attitude. Locals are curious, very friendly and social people.
While Beacon of Hope Uganda will endeavor to maintain a daily routine, volunteers should understand that things move slowly in Africa (and indeed in rural communities). Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember that life in Africa is not as organized and predictable as life in developed countries.
Although volunteer work can be very busy and active, at other times work is determined by many number of factors including weather, availability of resources, whether a relevant contact has turned up, cultural activities etc.
Visit our website to learn more: http://beaconofhopeug.org/
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers