Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation

Non-profit
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gegründet 2014
Africa Sustainable Tourism
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Koordinator | Dr. Isa
Koordinator | Dr. Isa
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High­lights

Change The Way You Travel, And Help Change The World
Working with this program means opting for an enriching and dynamic experience that will change the course of your life
We focus on cultural immersion and travel learning opportunities, and offer memorable experiences to our international volunteers
Immersion into a new community and Culture through cultural workshops and excursions.
Access to people and places most travelers never see
The project assist communities throughout Uganda with the design, establishment and management of tree nurseries, tree planting programs, and reforestation activities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Familien
Gruppen
50+

Uganda depends heavily on environment and natural resources.  Future sustainability in agriculture, food security and general livelihoods relies significantly on environmental conservation and sustainability. However, the country is subjected to environmental problems which put the economic, environmental and social development at risk. These include soil degradation, deforestation, drainage of wetlands, loss of biodiversity, pollution and unsanitary conditions.

Many of these problems are associated with poor management of water resources, poor farming methods, demographic pressures leading to land scarcity, and lack of efficient energy sources; resulting into food insecurity arising from drought and floods, outbreak of diseases such as malaria, water borne diseases associated with floods and respiratory diseases associated with droughts, and heavy rainfalls which increase land degradation.  This is where you come in!

What will I be doing?

Volunteers in this field do hands-on work and have a direct impact on the preservation of the environment in the host communities. Participants may help to integrate environmental curricula in schools; promote sustainable utilization of natural resources— proper sanitation practices and alternative energy practices; promote environmental awareness activities— wastewater management, recycling, environmental youth clubs and park management; as well as promoting environmental approaches— sustainable agriculture, fuel efficient stoves and various agri-business strategies.

 

The project provides international participants with the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in agro-forestry, tree planting and reforestation, with focus on the Western Uganda Highlands. The program brings together international volunteers on a regular basis to construct nurseries both with schools and communities, transplanting trees to degraded forest sites and train communities on agro-forestry techniques.

 

Project Impact

 

The project assist communities throughout Uganda with the design, establishment and management of tree nurseries, tree planting programs, and reforestation activities. This will reduce pressure on the natural forest and thus contribute to forest and wildlife conservation in the region, while creating sustainable livelihoods for community members. Education contributes to increasing environmental awareness in the project areas and Uganda at large.

 

Contributing to reforestation, rehabilitation of degraded forest land and forest conservation; working with local communities; training and assisting local people with tree nursery establishment and management, tree planting activities, local celebrations; visiting primary and secondary schools, assisting with conservation education activities; and of course experiencing life in one of the most special biodiversity hotspot (plants, birds, butterflies!) areas.

Tagesablauf

First Day: On the first day of the volunteering placement, the volunteers will be escorted to the project by local staff and introduced to the staff at the project you will be working with.

Weekdays: While our programs are flexible and can be fitted to your requirements, a typical day is as follows.

  •   8.00AM Breakfast with the host family

·         8.30AM Volunteer leaves home and is dropped (or walks) to the project;

·         The volunteer joins with the local staff. You will be given a duty roster and a plan for your work. There is usually a tea break and a lunch break.  Work and hours is dependent on the project and location that the volunteer is participating in.

·         2.00PM-5.00PM Work at the project usually ends. The volunteer at this point is free to visit and see places or do shopping. 

·         7.30PM Dinner with the host family.

Weekends: During the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually just relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of their local town, Kampala, Uganda and Eastern Africa. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield (ie Kenya or Tanzania) or to embark on a safari or gorilla trek.

Freizeitaktivitäten

Well, we couldn’t really be Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation without extra tourism adventure could we?! As part of your volunteer vacation experience, in the majority of our short and longer term projects, we give you the chance to take part in a range of different adventure activities.

 

Uganda is a large and extremely diverse country in terms of both culture and nature. For three days you can undertake an excursion safari that ushers you in the vast Bwindi Impenetrable National for Gorilla Trekking or the Murchison Falls National Park for Uganda Wildlife Tour or the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife and Bird Watching, or the Kibale National Park for Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking. You can also take a journey for Cultural Tour from Central to Eastern Uganda, to tour Kampala the Capital City of Uganda, Buganda and Busoga Kingdom, or to Western Uganda, to tour Bunyoro, Toro and Ankole royal monarchy, tradition and culture. The adventures will provide you with a break from your project, a chance to see your host country from a different perspective, and time to maybe live out a few dreams!  Join this extraordinary adventure and embark on the most meaningful experience of your lifetime. 

Schwimmen
Sightseeing
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klettern
Safari/
Zoo
Wandern
Sport
Reiten
Yoga/
Meditation

Voraus­setzungen

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)
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
Skilled and non Skilled volunteers are urgently needed for this project
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 09:00 - 16:00

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von Africa Sustainable Tourism

Please note: Your Program fee covers for the followings:

·         Accommodation in a secure  Volunteer Guest Home Base

·         Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) - vegetarians are also catered for 

·         Orientation

·         All ASTCF  admin and registration

·         24 Hour helpline

·         Pre- and post-programme support from your trip adviser

·         In-country support from our experienced Uganda staff

  • Project supervision

Unterkunft

For all village placements, accommodation and daily meals will be provided within the village of placement, and will range from private apartments to rooms in private homes and sometimes volunteers will be placed in a  home- stay. You are advised to come with a flashlight since power cuts may frequently occur. You will be living with several other volunteers and the accommodation is regarded as more than adequate considering the normal standards of Uganda. The reason for this is that the program staff would like to make the accommodation as close as to what you may be used to as possible so you may find you have some luxury items or the household may be set up in a more western way to make you more comfortable in your surroundings.

 

African homes are set up in a “compound” typesetting; this means that each family puts up a wall around their homes and grounds. These compounds are set up for the general security of those who live there.

 

As a volunteer, you will be expected to maintain a reasonable standard of cleanliness in your surroundings. This would include keeping your living space clean and tidy as well as your personal hygiene to a high standard. Daily showers/ washes are recommended as well as ensuring clothing is washed regularly. 

Gasthaus Einzelzimmer
Verpflegung

We provide 3 meals per day - breakfast, lunch and dinner, but no snacks. We also provide boiled water if the can bring a bottle for refilling.

Internetzugriff
Gute Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten. Das Abholen vom Flughafen ist auch 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.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

The program runs all year round. Orientation will begin on the morning of the 1st or 3rd Monday of the month (dependent on your booking) and you will be picked up from your accommodation and taken to the orientation. Regardless of where you are volunteering - all orientations are held in Kampala). Orientation will be conducted by our local  team  and cover everything you need to know for your volunteering placement in Uganda – Introduction to Uganda, Ugandan Customs, Language Basics (Luganda), Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Uganda, Introduction to your project and placement.

Das Programm ist wegen Corona pausiert

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
2 - 24 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$345
3 Wochen
$518
4 Wochen
$691
5 Wochen
$864
7 Wochen
$1.210
9 Wochen
$1.556
24 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$4.150
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$173 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben angegebenen Gebühren geschätzt sind. Africa Sustainable Tourism wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Africa Sustainable Tourism während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

Warum sollte ich über Volunteer World buchen

Zusätzliche Sicherheit und kostenloser Service
Volunteer World ist die weltweit führende Vergleichsplattform für internationale Freiwilligenarbeit. Wir führen dich durch einen sicheren und einfachen Bewerbungsprozess. Plane deine nächste sinnvolle Reise mit Volunteer World und erhalte freien Zugang zu:
Qualitätssicherung
Hohe ethische Mindeststandards
Flex Option
Ändere deine Reservierung ohne zusätzliche Kosten
Geld-zurück-Garantie
Wir erstatten deine Gebühren, falls deine Reise von Africa Sustainable Tourism storniert wird
Unterstzützung & Vermittlung
Wir helfen dir und unterstützen dich in jeder Situation
Für dich ist unser Service kostenlos!
Die Programmgebühren werden unmittelbar durch Africa Sustainable Tourism erhoben.

Was sagen andere über Volunteer World?

Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation

The project assist communities throughout Uganda with the design, establishment and management of tree nurseries, tree planting programs, and reforestation activities.

$173/week

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