Construction of a green house/irrigation system

olunteers will be responsible to work with the local community to construct the green house,cool house and drip irrigation system.

The Mmanze Centre for Rural Development & Training (MACERUDET) is a local NGO located in Uganda. MACERUDET is a community based organization mainly developing and managing self-help community projects in all the welfare works related fields. It takes its name from the Mmanze community, one of the communities of the Masulita sub-county.
MACERUDET has 25 years of experience in the field of welfare works thanks to the contribution of a small group of of professionals located in Masulita, Uganda.

MACERUDET volunteers enjoy an extremely unique experience not only in the work but also in the atmosphere they live in.You will be made to feel at home and you will taste all the different cultural foods, see their dancing and have the opportunity to join in. You can go for walks to see the monkeys and other natural living things and you can learn about the various local medicinal plants. Uganda has plenty for you to be doing during your time off, from white water rafting to on foot safaris.

We accept volunteers without discrimination of race, color, tribe and religious denominations. Age limit for the volunteers is between 18 years and 80years. The tasks undertaken will depend on their level of experience and qualifications. Volunteers may include, but are not limited to Construction  of low cost green houses, cool house and drip irrigation system. Volunteers should have knowledge about construction or willing to contribute funds towards the project. We need 10-20 volunteers.

Volunteers work for at least five hours a day.The rest of the hours especially in the evenings after 4.00 pm is free time. Weekends and public holidays are also free to all volunteers to go for touring to different places of their choice.
Volunteers will be responsible to work with the local community to construct the green house,cool house and drip irrigation system.They contribute money towards the buying of building materials in cooperation with Balton CP.

MACERUDET volunteers are accommodated at our volunteer house where they are looked after at a cost of USD 500 for the first month of their stay with us paid on arrival through our bank. This fee includes airport pick up, accommodation, feeding, orientation week training and laundry. The next months we charge 300 USD per month for feeding, accommodation and laundry services. We also provide free local language classes to our volunteers and drop back to airport is free.

During the week we organize a variety of activities for volunteers in the evenings.  We often play football (soccer), cards and board games or chill out around the bar or go out for a dance getting to know fellow volunteers from around the world.   

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
construction at high school or college level
Required Documents
CV and Certificate of immunization
Other Skills
Volunteers should have a basic certificate in construction
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

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Free-time activities

Volunteers can be engaged in the following activities during their free time : Going for a walk through our communities to see different types of nature like the high rocks at KUNGU ROCK. They can do indoor games like drat Ludo and sports like football during evenings They can go for tours in our tourists attractions the Kasubi traditional tombs . They can go to our source of the Nile at Jinja. They can go to Mabira natural forests to see the different nature there. They can go to our wild life centre at Entebbe zoo.
They can go to our national game parks like Queen Elizabeth national park,Kidepo national park,
Bwindi Impenetratable forest to see the Chimpanzee and Gorrilla .The Sippi falls,BUJAGAALI falls,
the Kikagata hot springs,The Rwenzori mountain for mountain climbing ,The mountains of the moon.
Volunteers can also for concerts and music shows in different recreation centres. They can go to Ssese islands and lake Bunyonyi to watch the different nature in the islands. They can go to our museum to see our reserved past activities. All the above activities can be done either in the evenings after work ,on weekends and during the official public holidays in the country



What's included?
The first month of stay ,we charge 500 $ for airport pick up,orientation training,feeding,accommodation and laundry services.The subsequent months,we charge 300 $for feeding,accommodation and laundry services .
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

We pick volunteers from the airport at their arrival schedule that should be communicated to us before arrival by the volunteer .The volunteer is picked by me the Program Manager or can be picked by another delegated person with a document /password that is being communicated to be used for proper identification of each other.It is always recommended not to travel to the project site during late hours in the night especially after 12.00 midnight.


Accommodated at our volunteer house with single,double rooms.Water is got from the rain water harvesting tanks,bathe rooms are outside and urinals are out side.We use solar power for light.Water is provided from the rain water harvesting tank .Water for bathing is boiled at the consent of the volunteer.Bath rooms,urinals and pit latrines are just near the accommodation area.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Food and drinks are provided at the following program :8.00 am to 9.00 am we provide break fast .10.30 am- 11 am , we serve break tea or coffee,1.00 pm -2.00pm we serve lunch,5.00 pm to 6.00 pm we serve evening tea or coffee ,8.00 pm to 9.00 pm we serve dinner.Our food is mainly the local organically grown food with a lot of greens,fruits and water.Vegetarians are mainly considered but if you take meat,pork ,mutton then we can consider you for that menu.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
3 weeks (min. stay)
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
11 weeks
19 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Mmanze/Uganda between 3 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. MACERUDET will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with MACERUDET during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Po box 32177 Clock Tower Kampala Uganda, 22 miles along Kamapala -Matugga-Ssemuto road, 256 Mmanze, Uganda