Community Development

Our volunteers work with vulnerable children, women and elderly caretakers to meet the practical physical and emotional needs of these target groups.

Community Development volunteers will work with orphans, elderly caretakers, HIV-positive children, women and other vulnerable groups. Our volunteers will conduct home and school based visits to meet the practical as well as psychosocial needs of our target groups.

Objectives of the program:

• To improve the status and well-being of vulnerable children through support and care in order for them to access essential needs such as education, shelter, clothes, food and medical care. • To provide counseling and recreational activities for vulnerable children.

• To provide home and school visits for HIV-positive individuals and other vulnerable households in order to monitor clients progress.
• To raise awareness to vulnerable individuals regarding issues of reproductive health, human rights, life skills, and behavioral changes

Volunteers' tasks:

• provide social support to HIV-affected households, orphans and other vulnerable populations.
• provide school and home-based counseling.
• educate in nutrition, hygiene, sanitation, and other life skills.

• prepare workshops and presentations focusing on health, rights, drug and substance abuse, and other issues affecting the communities.
• conduct administrative work relating to organization development and programming.

• participate in organizing recreational activities, and retreats for children.
•  provide training to individuals in basic life skills, reproductive health, early pregnancy and relationship.

•  identify ways for fundraising for the programs and to link the organisation to international partners.
•  promote the organization by means of articles, photos and other media sources. 

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
19 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Other Skills
Have kind heart, open mind, sharing attitude, interaction with vulnerable ones,ready to work with them, and be ready for a very fragile community,and emotionally strong
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 - 18:30

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Free-time activities

Safari: ACO Africa cooperates with Batudam African Adventure Safaris. Through this partnership our volunteers are offered discount on a safari trip for up to 7-9 days. Volunteers may see animals such as elephants, giraffes, buffalos, zebras, lions, rhinos or gorillas.
Sports: Volunteers will be able to play sports such as football with the children supported by ACO Africa.
Other activities: ACO Africa operates in the vicinity of the Ugandan capital of Kampala. During weekends, volunteers may visit places such as the Lubiri palace, the Uganda Museum, the Victoria Lake or a concert.



What's included?
Training: Courses in community work.
Meals: 3 meals a day.
Bottled water: Clean sanitary water.
Transportation: All transport covered.
Social events: Organized by ACO Africa.
Safari discount: Available to all 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.
Airport Pickup

Volunteers may expect to sleep together with 2-4 students in one room.

Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Most of our meals are vegetarian, including banana, cassava, potatoes, rice, and corn, and beans. On occasion, we may also provide fish, beef, and goat meat.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
4 days (min. stay)
1 week
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
50 days (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Kampala/Uganda between 4 days and 50 days. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. ACO Africa 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 ACO Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Living Costs
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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
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Kampala-Gayaza Road-Kyebando, Kyebando Ring Road, 256 Kampala, Uganda