Construction and Community Development Helper

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founded in 2007
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Coordinator | Sahil
Coordinator | Sahil
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High­lights

Work in consortium with the local villagers and get to interact with them closely
Work entails helping the local community with construction work, assisting local Self Help Groups, assisting local civil society organizations, carrying on awareness drives amongst others
The project is a great way to work closely with the local community and find solutions to everyday problems in a bottom-up fashion
Volunteer in Uganda to help the local community with construction work, assisting local Self Help Groups, assisting local civil society organizations This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Volunteers who enroll for the Construction and Community Development Volunteer Program in Uganda enjoy a wide variety of work opportunities. This is a one-of-its-kind volunteer abroad program that involves a lot of fieldwork as well as vocational training initiatives. Volunteers who would not shy away from working under the sun are surely going to enjoy every little work time spend in this project. The entire batch of volunteers teams up to give the infrastructures in the area a fresh and colorful look.  Trained volunteers can also take part in educational training workshops and be actively involved in project monitoring tasks as well. Volunteering for construction and community development is a well-rounded project for those interested in working for varying roles and interacting with locals for a great exposure that has a lasting impact.

Typical day

Sunday - Arrival at Uganda, Kampala
Monday - An orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behavior, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Uganda.
Tuesday to Fri - Volunteer work
Breakfast - 07:30 am onwards
Leave for the project - 09:00 am
Working hours at the placement - 10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Lunch - 01:00 pm onwards
Dinner - 07:00 pm  onwards
Weekends - Free to explore the city

The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards 

Free-time activities

With uncountable places to explore, from the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and gorgeous Lake Victoria, Uganda never fails to amaze the travelers who are keen on discovering the least traveled roads in the world. For the nature lovers, Uganda will be a treat. Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are the two places where one can surely find the mountain gorillas – and there are special treks organized for the animal lovers. You can also take a trip to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking

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
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You need to have an open mind and a flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference and should be willing to work outdoors and get their hands dirty. Participants must be fit and healthy at the time of joining the program. Participants should have no criminal convictions and should provide a clean criminal background check report.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Volunteering Solutions
Comprehensive pre-departure information
Airport pickup from Entebbe International Airport in Uganda
Round the clock assistance of our in-country coordinator and local staff
Program orientation by our in-country program coordinator
Meals
Accommodation
Drop and pickup from your accommodation to the placement (if the placement is located beyond walking distance)
Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)
Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport near Kampala, our coordinator will pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation.

Accommodation

In our programs in Uganda, accommodation is provided either with a host family or at a volunteer house. The host family/caretakers at the volunteer house take care of your comfortable stay, meals and any assistance during the stay.

Guest Family Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

3 meals a day, i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided from Monday to Friday. Breakfast and dinner will be given at the accommodation whereas lunch will be provided at the program location.


On weekends, only breakfast and dinner will be given. For lunch, you can go to good local restaurants. The program coordinator will recommend the restaurants and other activities to do during the weekend.

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

2020
November 01, 15
December 06, 20

2021
January 03,17
February 07,21
March 07,21
April 04,18
May 02,16
June 06,20
July  04,18
August 01,15
September 05,19
October   03,17
November 07,21
December 05,19
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 18 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$630
3 weeks
$770
4 weeks
$910
5 weeks
$1,050
6 weeks
$1,190
18 weeks (max. stay)
$3,570
Average fees
$257 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Volunteering Solutions 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 Volunteering Solutions during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Construction and Community Development Helper

Volunteer in Uganda to help the local community with construction work, assisting local Self Help Groups, assisting local civil society organizations

$257/week

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