Train community members in water and sanitation

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Coordinator | Shadrak
Coordinator | Shadrak


Volunteering is the solution and very rewarding. You get to meet many different types of people and form solid relationships based on mutual respect, understanding, and caring
visit communities, speak to the women and children who are being helped, learn about past and present struggles the country is facing and seeing projects that take place with real life results.
Develop a range of skills and experience that can be used in everyday life.
Make Memories you'll never forget during weekend excursions with your fellow participants
Over thee weekends we can organize and visit some of the tourist places, this will bring smile to your heart and can include: Source of the Nile in Jinja, Water falls, Game parks and others.
Volunteers are needed to carry out training of the community on all aspects water and sanitation, Hygiene promotion • Construction of latrines Hand pump installation This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Lack of access to clean water is at the root of devastating social issues including poverty, disease, abuse and inequality. Due to social and gender roles, women and children bear the responsibility of fetching water for their families. As the search for water takes them deep into the forest, their lives are threatened with danger on a daily basis. Women are frequently raped and beaten while children can be kidnapped, mutilated and sacrificed.


Train community members in water and sanitation also to help on fundraising so that we repair the collapsed boreholes which are no longer in use and this is going to help children to have more time for school and women to have enough time to concentrate on their Income Generating Activities.
Besides that they will also help to write the project proposals and reports to be submitted to the Donors and sponsors. rs will also help to train schools on hygiene and sanitation by. visiting the schools toilets and show them on how to clean them.

Typical day

A typical day looks like the following for week days: At 7:30 AM volunteers will have breakfast, 9 AM the volunteer program begins and ends at 12 PM. We go back to the compound and freshen up. Lunch is usually served at 1PM. From 1PM to 5 PM  volunteers have free time. From 5PM to 8 PM there are group activities. Dinner is served at 7-9PM. On weekends volunteers are free to do what they want, such as explore the local town and go into the city center with other volunteers.

Free-time activities

Over thee weekends we can organize and visit some of the tourist places, this will be at your own expense and can include: Source of the Nile in Jinja, Water falls, Game parks and others. There are many other tourism opportunities in Uganda.

Water Sports


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)
Education Requirements
at level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Skills in fundraising, Grant/proposal witter, Work experience and technical skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:30

What's Included

Services by Empower and Care Organization
• Airport pick up and drop off at Entebbe Airport
• Accommodation: in Mukono, EACO can arrange for volunteers to stay with a local family or in a guest house. In Maracha the volunteer must stay with the project co-ordinator in the area.
• Food: 3 meals per day
• In-country orientation/ training
• In-country staff support
• Language Instruction
Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport
We provide airport pick up to and from the airport as well as to the project sites.

Accommodation at EACO is simple but comfortable. We can accommodate more than ten persons at any given time. You can also decide to share with some Families of the Caretakers or in a guest house. Volunteers have their own room which is secured with a door lock. Two volunteers can share a room but each one must have his/her own bed. Our guest-house has western (flushing toilet). There is electricity and a generator is available for use when electricity fails to work.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Camping
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with 3 meals per day and that is Breakfast, lunch and Supper. Water is also provided with some fruits.

Breakfast is usually served around 7:30 AM and includes toast bread, eggs, noodles, tea, and coffee. Lunch is served around 1-2pm and usually consists of a variety of local foods such as Matooke, Irish potatoes, Cassava, Posho Rice. Dinner is usually served at 7-9pm and often includes same local food with vegetables. If volunteers would like additional food, there are plenty of restaurants and shops near the volunteer compound where they can purchase food separately from the meals that are provided. A rough estimate of the cost of food in the shops nearby is about $4-6 USD. For a special farewell dinner, we can organize something special for an extra $5 USD per volunteer."

Internet Access
Good 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.
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


Details on arrival

Start Months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

Placement duration: Minimum: 1 week Maximum: 52 weeks

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 320
3 weeks
$ 438
4 weeks
$ 557
5 weeks
$ 675
9 weeks
$ 1,148
17 weeks
$ 2,095
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 6,000
Average fees
$ 140 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Empower and Care Organization 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 Empower and Care Organization during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Train community members in water and sanitation

Volunteers are needed to carry out training of the community on all aspects water and sanitation, Hygiene promotion • Construction of latrines Hand pump installation


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