Volunteer with BUYOU

Published

05/21/2018

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Plot 17/19 Kampala Road
Kampala
Central Region

Uganda

Description

Join the BUYOU team in serving most vulnerable community members in Bunjakko. There are many opportunities for your support and sharing of skills. We invite you to come live and work with us in Bunjakko, Mpigi or help as a volunteer from your home community. Volunteer opportunities are open to all people, regardless of ability. Volunteer opportunities are available to people 18 years old and above. As primary languages in our area of Uganda are English and Luganda, volunteers mush speak English. To join our volunteer team please email us your resume, a list of your skills/interests, and tell us why you want to come live and volunteer in Uganda.

We are especially looking for people to help support projects in pig and poultry house construction and repairs, home repairs, health/HIV/AIDS, youth and child education, animal rearing, water and sanitation (including well construction),construction of a Volunteer centre, vocational skills development, project planning and management or other skills that can help us transform our community. You do not need construction skills to join our team of builders in repairing homes and latrines of most needy community members or pig sties at the BUYOU farm.

BUYOU is an all volunteer run and supported organization. Volunteerism is central to sustaining BUYOU as an organization. BUYOU has had and continues to maintain relationships with volunteers from around the world: United Kingdom, Sweden, Holland, Germany, Ireland and United States. Volunteers have worked on projects including: supporting education in local schools, library set up for local schools, mobilization of funds for BUYOU programs, web design, community HIV/AIDS and health sensitization, school fees sponsorships, outreach and needs assessment and other projects.

The cost to volunteer with BUYOU is $560 for the first month and $480 per each additional month. A deposit of $150 is required a month before your arrival in Uganda. This amount will come out of the $480 you will be asked to contribute per month. This deposit is non-refundable. The fee covers support while you prepare for Uganda, airport pickup, transport to Kajjansi, food and accommodation while volunteering, supervision, and a donation to BUYOU. The fee does not cover airline tickets, visas, vaccinations, drinking water, leisure activities, or medical services. You'll likely need $20-$40 a week to support a basic life which includes drinking water, internet, transport, and a few western treats such as coffee and chocolate. Safaris and white water rafting are a bit more expensive. Check out a Lonely Planet or Bradt guide on Uganda for details about that.

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To find out more about volunteer opportunities contact BUYOU by email at buyounjakko@gmail.com. To make donations to BUYOU please contact us via email or by phone at: +256 772-150 337 or +256 772 605 682.


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