Community Development Assistant

You will have the opportunity to try different roles and projects, dependent on your interests and skills.

Volunteers wishing to get involved in one of our Community Development Initiatives will work as part of a team dedicated to a particular project pertaining to one of our main program areas: Education, Women Empowerment, Youth Development, and Environmental Conservation. BoHU's Community Development Initiatives provide volunteers the unique opportunity to continuously improve program parameters and best practices. Our programs are constantly enriched by the participation and insight of volunteers with a wide range of experience and educational backgrounds.

You will have the opportunity to try different roles and projects, dependent on your interests and skills. These volunteer opportunities do not require specialized skills (although these would be an advantage), and we accept volunteers for both short and long-term placements, all the year round. Volunteers certainly gain an amazing life experience from their participation in our placement program. On first arrival, most volunteers sample all the projects before selecting the tasks that suit them best.

The first few days of your placement will be orientation and adjusting to Ugandan life. After this initial period, your placement work will begin. The type of work you are involved with will be dependent on your interests, abilities, level of experience as well as your comfort levels.

One of the advantages of the Community project is that you are not limited to one job role and will have the opportunity to 'sample' other roles during your placement. To become involved in another projects simply inform a member of staff who will happily make any necessary arrangements.

Volunteer work side by side the locals' on-going brick construction and water building projects, youth projects, healthcare outreaches and women empowerment projects in the community. Volunteers needed for manual labor jobs working alongside skilled and unskilled local workers.

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Other Skills
No particular skills are required to volunteer with us and training is given locally.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

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Free-time activities

Our team uses its passion and in depth knowledge of Uganda to create tours to make the most of your time here. We understand that most people only have one chance to visit, whether it is a short tour to track the mountain gorilla, a mountain climb, a bush safari or a five week expedition between volunteering and touring. Our friendly knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides, carefully checked itineraries, and top class equipment will ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

Water Sports


What's included?
Pre-service (e.g. culture, health talk, program orientation, training etc);
1 day sightseeing guide fee around Kampala or Jinja, Equator, world heritage sites, (e.g. game parks, zoos, museums, rivers etc)
Accommodation, Laundry and food during placement with a host family or volunteer house (3 meals a day);
Regular follow up support
Support for local staff and volunteers;
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.

Volunteers live in the beautiful town of Mukono in a family run guesthouse or with the host family in Kalagi, just close to our project. Volunteers will have their own bedroom and shared bathroom. Accommodation is basic but clean and comfortable. We offer dormitory-style accommodations with 2 – 4 beds per room. Volunteers staying at the BoHU House are assigned a bed based on capacity, arrival time and length of stay.

Guest Family Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Breakfast served at BoHU is hearty and well balanced. It includes tea and coffee, bread, jam, fruit and a main dish, depending on the wish to prepare that day (Ex. eggs, bacon, pancakes, French toast, cereal, porridge).

Lunch is typically the main meal of the day in Uganda and volunteers will often eat their meals on-site. A typical Ugandan lunch features beef, chicken or fish coupled with potatoes, rice or beans. Dinners at BoHU offer a vegetarian and non-vegetarian option each night.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
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10 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Mukono/Uganda between 2 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Beacon of Hope will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 Beacon of Hope during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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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.
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?

The nearest airport is Entebbe (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.
What can you do in leisure-time in Uganda while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Uganda upfront.
Kasala Village, Kyampisi subcounty, 256 Mukono, Uganda