Completion of students' dormitories

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founded in 1990
MACERUDET Uganda Volunteers
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Coordinator | Mulindwa
Coordinator | Mulindwa
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High­lights

Experience the Ugandan way of life and enjoy evening country walks through our typical rural based communities
Gain Ugandan fluency by living with a host family and sharing daily life with our communities
Become more passionate about your major and propel your career with international experience
Make memories you will never forget during weekend excursions and tours with your fellow participants seeing our abundant natural resources and tourist attractions in the pearl of Africa Uganda
Visit our social cultural tourist attractions in the Buganda kingdom like the Kabaka tombs at kasubi,the man lake and Ugandan museum.
Volunteers will work with community to complete the new students' dormitories ..50% of the program fees goes towards buying materials like cement, iron bars, stone dust, This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
he Mmanze Centre for Rural Development & Training (MACERUDET) is a local NGO located in Uganda. MACERUDET is a community based organization mainly developing and managing self-help community projects in all the welfare works related fields. It takes its name from the Mmanze community, one of the communities of the Masulita sub-county.
MACERUDET has 25 years of experience in the field of welfare works thanks to the contribution of a small group of of professionals located in Masulita, Uganda.

MACERUDET volunteers enjoy an extremely unique experience not only in the work but also in the atmosphere they live in.You will be made to feel at home and you will taste all the different cultural foods, see their dancing and have the opportunity to join in. You can go for walks to see the monkeys and other natural living things and you can learn about the various local medicinal plants. Uganda has plenty for you to be doing during your time off, from white water rafting to on foot safaris.

We accept volunteers without discrimination of race, color, tribe and religious denominations. Age limit for the volunteers is between 18 years and 80years.
The tasks undertaken will depend on their level of experience and qualifications. Volunteers may include, but are not limited to:
Construction and completion of our students'  dormitories.The volunteers should have knowledge about construction or willing to contribute funds towards the project completion eg cement.

Volunteers work for at least five hours a day.The rest of the hours especially in the evenings after 4.00 pm is free time. Weekends and public holidays are also free to all volunteers to go for touring to different places of their choice.
Volunteers will be responsible to WORK WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO CONSTRUCT AND COMPLETE THE STUDENTS' DORMITORIES .They will also contribute money towards the buying of building materials like cement, iron sheets, stone dust, doors, windows and iron bars.

MACERUDET volunteers are accommodated  with host families to enable them learn our social cultural beliefs and practices.Program fees is used for airport pickup and drop back,feeding and accommodation.50% of the fees is used to buy the building materials like cement, iron bars, metallic doors and windows and stone dust.

During the week we organize a variety of activities for volunteers in the evenings.  We often play football (soccer), cards and board games or chill out around the bar or go out for a dance getting to know fellow volunteers from around the world.  

Typical day

08:00-09:00 breakfast 

09:00-11:30 working time 
11:30-12:00 break 
12:00-13:00 working time 
13:00-14:00 lunch 
14:00-16:00 working time 
16:00-18:00 sports time 
18:00-20:00 leisure time 
20:00-22:00 dinner 

Free-time activities

Volunteers can be engaged in the following activities during their free time : Going for a walk through our communities to see different types of nature like the high rocks at KUNGU ROCK. They can go for sports like football during evenings They can go for tours in our tourists attractions the Kasubi traditional tombs . They can go to our source of the Nile at Jinja. They can go to Mabira natural forests to see the different nature there. They can go to our wild life centre at Entebbe zoo. They can go to our national game parks like Queen Elizabeth national park,Kidepo national park,Bwindi Impenetratable forest,The Sippi falls,BUJAGAALI falls,the Kikagata hot springs,The Rwenzori mountain for mountain climbing ,The mountains of the moon. Volunteers can also for concerts and music shows in different recreation centres. They can go to Ssese islands to watch the different nature in the islands. They can go to our museum to see our reserved past activities. All the above activities can be done either in the evenings after work ,on weekends and during the official public holidyas in the country.

Concert/
Music
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
construction at Basic ordinary level certificate level
Required Documents
cv and immunization certificate and motivation letter with a photo
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers need to have some basic skills,knowledge and experience in construction related fields.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by MACERUDET Uganda Volunteers

We charge for feeding ,accommodation,airport pick up and orientation training.50% of the program fees goes towards the buying of factory made building materials like cement, iron bars, metallic doors, metallic windows,iron sheets, stone dust and wire mesh 

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

We pick volunteers from the airport at their arrival schedule that should be communicated to us before arrival by the volunteer .The volunteer is picked by me the Program Manager or can be picked by another delegated person with a document /password that is being communicated to be used for proper identification of each other.It is always recommended not to travel to the project site during late hours in the night especially after 12.00 midnight.volunteers that arrive very late in the night are advised to stay at a hotel or guest House at their expense.

Accommodation

Accommodation is basic but spacious in the heart of the community.The rooms are single ,double and can be shared depending on the volunteers need.The bath rooms are outside the rooms but very near.The water is drawn from the constructed rain water harvesting tank at the volunteer house.You are free to take a bathe at any time of the ,either using cold or hot water.The latrines are also outside the accommodation room.We have electricity and also use solar power energy for lights and other needs .

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Food and drinks are provided at the following program :8.00 am to 9.00 am we provide break fast ,10.30 am to 11:00 break tea or coffee ,1.00 pm to 2:00 pm, we serve lunch.5.00 pm to 6.00 pm we serve evening tea or coffee. 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm we serve dinner.Our food is mainly the local organically grown food with a lot of greens,fruits and water which is free from inorganic particles.Vegetarians are mainly considered but if you take meat,pork ,mutton then we can consider you for that menu.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program is flexible.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
3 - 5 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
$750
4 weeks
$1,000
5 weeks (max. stay)
$1,250
Average fees
$250 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. MACERUDET Uganda Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with MACERUDET Uganda Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Completion of students' dormitories

Volunteers will work with community to complete the new students' dormitories ..50% of the program fees goes towards buying materials like cement, iron bars, stone dust,

$250/week

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