Support in childcare and education

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High­lights

Help empower Ugandan children access education.
Create life long bonds to the children you will help, and to the entire community you will be supporting.
Discover other perspectives and ways of living different to your own.
Discover and put into practice a passion for education.
Enjoy and understand Ugandan culture and traditions through being immersed in a local community and visiting all the beautiful things Uganda has to offer.
Help local Ugandan orphanages by collaborating with tasks and the education and development of the children. Through this program, you'll directly improve kids' lives. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
Due to hard adversities such as extreme poverty and inequality, many Ugandan families and mothers are forced to leave their children in orphanages to seek for better opportunities so that they can give these children a better quality of life. Still, children at these institutions usually lack access to education and leisure activities. This problem is even larger considering that currently there is very little supply of staff and social workers for the large demand presented by the many childcare centers around the country.

That is why in this program , our main goal is supporting one of these orphanages, helping the children at the orphanage have adequate care, education, food, and clothing. The orphanage is also actively looking for adoptive parents, and through your work you will help the institution reach more of these prospective parents and thus help the children at this orphanage find a family.

Volunteers work directly with local staff members, providing support in the tasks that appear depending on the daily needs of the place, and also work directly with children,  giving classes in topics like math or English and creating educational games for them. The work you'll do with these children will be very meaningful and important to each of them, especially considering that many don't attend school. The tools you give them will be key in helping them get better opportunities in their future. 

As a volunteer, you may expect to do some tasks like:
  • Giving attention and care to the children.
  • Supporting local staff in tasks like preparing food, cleaning, giving maintenance to the center, and organising the spaces at the place.
  • Organising and giving classes in basic topics like English, math, science, or others.
  • Create and play didactic games with the children.
  • Participate in leisure activities such as singing, dancing, painting, and storytelling.

Currently, the center houses around forty children. 

Typical day

As a volunteer, you are expected to work on weekdays (Monday through Friday), at least 4 hours per day. Weekdays are free for volunteers to go discover everything Uganda has to offer them. 


Usually volunteers start their workdays at 8:00 a.m., when they arrive to the center and start performing their tasks. Specific schedules will be provided to volunteers after induction.

Free-time activities

Known as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is one of the most scenic and interesting countries you may get the chance to visit as a volunteer: breathtaking scenery, a very rich and interesting culture, plenty of wildlife and flora, delicious cuisine, everything you might want, Uganda probably has it -and more. 


Some of the places we would recommend you to visit as a volunteer are: 
  • Kampala: Uganda's mountainous capital. In Kampala you can find bustling markets, historical sights (especially the Kasubi royal tombs, a Unesco heritage site tied to the Buganda kingdom), museums (especially the national museum), cultural areas (don't miss shows shown at the Ndere center!), and also a very diverse nightlife. 
  • Murchinson Falls National Park: Sprawling from the shore of Lake Albert, it's the largest park in Uganda and a place you shouldn't miss: it's a place filled with large African fauna, beautiful scenery, large and strong waterfalls, and excellent safari opportunities.
  • Rwenzori Mountain Ranges: a Unesco heritage site, it's one of Africa's most beautiful alpine areas. It's filled with glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, and flora and fauna you can't find in many other places.
  • Fort Portal: It's been named one of Uganda's "touristic cities"; it's the city you will be staying at and one that has much to see and do: there's the Tooro Botanical Gardens, nearby scenic spots like lake Kyaninga, or historical monuments and places like the new Tooro Kingdom Palace or the Old Tooro Kingdom Palace. 

Water Sports
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

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
at High school level
Required Documents
CV and
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers must be creative (as there aren't many teaching materials available), patient, communicative, empathetic, and most importantly, passionate about helping children get better opportunities in life.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer

Your fees will cover:

  • Airport pickup and transfer to accommodation
  • Accommodation during your volunteering
  • 3 meals during your volunteer program
  •  24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of hours spent in your volunteering
  • Accident Insurance during your volunteering
  • Civil liability for your activity
  • NGO receipt about your program fee
  • Guidance, advice and management in choosing the program
  • Volunteer T-shirt

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport
Volunteers must arrive to Uganda on a Friday. Failure to do so may result in additional fees to the volunteer. Volunteers shall be picked up at the Entebbe International Airport and taken to their accommodation.
Accommodation
 Volunteers will stay in share rooms (around 4 volunteers per room) in a guesthouse. 
All beds have mosquito nets, and the linen will be changed weekly by the house's caregiver.
The house also has wifi, electricity, drinking water (although we recommend volunteers to buy bottled water), and common areas available to volunteers like a kitchen, bathrooms, and a living room.
Guesthouse
Food & Beverages
At the volunteer’s house they will provide you with daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Volunteers who require or have a different need for food (vegetarians, intolerant of a particular food) should indicate this in advance. 
Internet Access
Sorry, no 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 project is open all year round, although volunteers must arrive to the program on specific start dates. These dates are usually every two Fridays a month. If volunteers arrive outside these dates, they may have to cover additional fees.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,113
5 weeks
$1,271
6 weeks
$1,428
7 weeks
$1,585
8 weeks
$1,742
9 weeks
$1,900
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,372
Average fees
$238 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer 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 Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Support in childcare and education

Help local Ugandan orphanages by collaborating with tasks and the education and development of the children. Through this program, you'll directly improve kids' lives.

$197/week

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