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AIDS Prevention Ambassador

Health Services Health Awareness

PEPA volunteers work alongside local
staff to provide awareness programs at both a community level and at a personal level.

In Uganda, many areas are severely lacking in sufficient medical services and HIV/Aids awareness. Nearly every family in Ugandan villages and townships has had someone who is sick or has died from HIV. Therefore, education continues as an important weapon in the fight against this prolific disease. 

PEPA volunteers work alongside local staff to provide awareness programs at both a community level (to schools, community groups and institutions) and at a personal level (with individual counseling and home visits). The program is divided into four areas and volunteers generally participate on these as they are required and where they have experience/where they feel comfortable:

  • HIV/Aids Education and Awareness
  • HIV/Aids Counseling Training (TOT)
  • Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT)
  •  HIV/Aids Community Outreach

Volunteer duties can include the following: 

  • Training members of the community to become peer educators in HIV/AIDS
  • Nutrition and to be counselors
  • Providing outreach to HIV/Aids sufferers, through counseling, cooking, washing clothes, cleaning and delivering food supplies to those infected or affected by HIV/Aids
  • Compiling information and assisting in printing HIV/Aids awareness materials such as booklets, handouts and brochures which will be given to the Ugandan communities in which you work to prevent the spread and reduce the stigma of HIV/Aids
  • Educating secondary schools, churches and other community groups about HIV transmission and prevention. This can also include the provision of free HIV blood testing and counseling to schools and other members of the community. 

Due to the specialized knowledge and skills required for the program, volunteers must have a working in history in an HIV/Aids environment or strong background knowledge on the subject.

We are ready to assist you in the entire process and send give you the estimated cost for accommodation and food. We organise for Airport pick up, but you meet the cost.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Program 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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and French (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
any at from Secondary level level
Required Documents
CV and 2 reference/recommendation letters
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
strong background knowledge on the subject, flexibility, tolerance, motivation, patience
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at PEPA for the people are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

There are several things /areas where the volunteer can enjoy themselves, this depends on the interest of the volunteer. Many areas of safaris, volcanoes, lake and beautiful nature.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Sports
Contact & Reservation
$52
/week
$52
/week
2 - 43
weeks
2 - 43
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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direct donation to the program

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$200.00
43 weeks (max. stay)
$200.00
Average fees
$52.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kampala/Uganda between 2 weeks and 43 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. PEPA for the people 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 PEPA for the people during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Uganda

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Uganda. Please check the visa regulations for Uganda.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Uganda and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Uganda.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Uganda.

What's next?

Airport
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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Uganda while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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