Agriculture & Conservation Assistant

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Non-profit
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gegründet 2005
The Real Uganda
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Koordinator | Leslie
Koordinator | Leslie
Help a small community in Uganda's Mabira Rainforest to farm efficiently in order to achieve food security. Live in the rainforest and explore Uganda. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen

Chronic underdevelopment in Uganda is a problem not easily solved. Remote rural living, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, a subsistence economy, loss of hope, and lack of services helps to keep many families dependent upon hand-outs, malnourished, and uneducated. Currently, there are few real ways to generate funds at the village level to support anything other than subsistence living. Therefore, The Real Uganda has developed relationships with local communities to help provide start-up funds, knowledge, and motivation all necessary to solve their respective problems in a sustainable way.

About the Program

Do you like working outdoors and getting your hands dirty? Interested in seeing the impact of climate change in the tropics? Come volunteer at a local farm and help a community achieve food security and environmental sustainability.

Volunteers work along side Ugandans digging and maintaining demonstration gardens to promote better nutrition, efficient use of land, natural pest control, soil conservation, and income generation. Depending on the season, volunteers prepare soil, plant, weed, chase pests, or harvest crops. Volunteers are given basic training and appropriate tools upon arrival, but bring gloves, a hat, and rubber boots if you wish. This project requires working in the sun.

Volunteers are given a private room and meals in the family home of the host organization’s director. Electricity is intermittent and there is no running water. The farm is walking distance from home.

The farm produces food to feed the students of it's small primary school. Volunteers are invited to teach about environmental conservation or farming practices there. Volunteers may also just want to relax and have some fun with the kids. Sport, arts and crafts, and cultural exchange activities are highly encouraged.  

Activities

Volunteers in the Agriculture & Conservation Assistant program join in on the work of their host organization.

Volunteer activities may include a combination of the following seasonal activities:

  • land clearing and soil preparation;
  • planting maize, beans, fruit trees, and vegetables;
  • weeding gardens;
  • chasing pests; and
  • harvesting crops.

Volunteers are given basic training and appropriate tools upon arrival.

Tagesablauf

Volunteers take part in a flexible schedule, which includes some or all activities offered by the program. Other activities such as primary school teaching, and art and sport programs are also happening. Volunteers are encouraged to dig in and try everything. The exchange of ideas, experiences, and culture is highly encouraged.

Typically, volunteers work in the gardens in the mornings and do random fun stuff at school in the afternoons.


Freizeitaktivitäten

Uganda is a beautiful, peaceful, fun and very welcoming country. Volunteers can easily meet up on weekends to travel. Popular tourist activities in Uganda include wildlife safari, white water rafting and bungee jumping on the River Nile, chimpanzee and gorilla tracking, nature walks and forest hikes. Volunteers are encouraged to see as much of the country as possible. Volunteers are provided with assistance in setting up tourist activities either before or after arrival.
The Real Uganda also encourages volunteers to visit each other at their respective program placements. We find volunteers learn more about grassroots development, locally led initiatives and themselves, the more they see and do while in Uganda. All volunteers are provided with contact information for each other before and after arrival.

Water Sports
Swimming
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Riding

Anforderungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis
erforderlich
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
We require volunteers to be flexible, patient and able to work in the sun. We accept volunteers with a positive attitude and open mind toward cultural exchange.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 07:30 - 16:00

Leistungen

Dienstleistungen von The Real Uganda

Besides the Volunteer World commission, Our fees cover:

  • online support from me, while you prepare for Uganda
  • pickup at Entebbe International Airport
  • first night hotel stay
  • in-country orientation, again - with me
  • transportation to your placement
  • three meals of Ugandan food each day
  • secure accommodation
  • weekend volunteer guesthouse use
  • 24 hour supervision, and
  • a donation to the organization with which you are placed.

The fees do not cover airline tickets, travel insurance, tourist visa, vaccinations, drinking water, leisure activities, or medical services. But we're happy to help you make those arrangements.

Besides covering your basic expenses listed above, the program fees help to ensure our partner programs are able to do the work they wish to do in their communities. They also allow The Real Uganda to monitor partner progress, guide and advise current volunteers, and continuously seek new (appropriate) international volunteers for work in Uganda.

As a result, The Real Uganda is able to partner with effective social and economic development programs. Our volunteers are also well supported to maximize their impact.

Abholung vom Flughafen Entebbe International Airport

They should fly into Entebbe International Airport. We have procedures for all arrival times and flights. Our driver collects our volunteers and brings them to our Mukono Town headquarters for orientation and placement. Mukono is about 2 hours drive from Entebbe. 1 week before volunteers leave home, they are given an email detailing their arrival and first few days in Uganda.

Unterkunft

Volunteers are given a private, lockable room (often shared with another international volunteer) in the home of your host organization's director. Most homes have electricity, western toilets, and running water, although frequent outages do occur. Once a volunteer commits to join us, and a particular host program is selected, full details about location and accommodation are then provided. Bed linens and mosquito nets are provided, but bring a pillow as they're not commonly used in Uganda.

Gastfamilie
Verpflegung

Volunteers receive 3 meals of local Ugandan food each day. Meals consist of matooke (mashed steamed banana), posho (corn meal), potatoes, and rice. They are generally served with peas, beans, groundnut sauce and (occasionally) beef or fish. Tea and bread is the usual for breakfast. Vegetarians and are welcome! Dairy products are rare. Volunteers can supplement their diets with locally bought fresh fruits and veg if they wish.

Internetzugriff
Vor Ort gibt es leider keine Internetverbindung
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Uganda zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Uganda bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Uganda antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Uganda überprüfen.

Dates & Fees

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

Volunteers must arrive around the 1st or 15th of the month they start volunteering. 

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
2 - 12 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 905
4 Wochen
$ 1,135
6 Wochen
$ 1,480
8 Wochen
$ 1,825
10 Wochen
$ 2,170
12 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 2,515
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 331 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. The Real Uganda wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Die Zahlungen werden von PayPal, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter, abgewickelt. Wenn du kein PayPal-Konto hast, kannst du auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit The Real Uganda während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

Warum sollte ich über Volunteer World buchen

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Flex Option
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Support & Mediation
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