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.
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.
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.
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.