Health care Assistant and Ambassador

To work with Children and their adult care givers on how to maintain a safe health home Environment, Disease prevention, care and treatment.

Village Hope International exists to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children who have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities. This program consists of activities that address Disease prevention, care and control. The following areas of volunteering are available in following Area;

1. Promotion of personal hygiene; This activity is specially designed to prevent Hygiene related diseases among children and their adult care givers. Dental Health problems, Cholera, Diarrhea, Dysentery and Typhoid have got causes related to negligence of personal Hygiene. We encourage Volunteers with Natural and professional skill of public Health to join us in this bid to promote personal Hygiene. Personal Hygiene is also good at preventing Skin diseases like Ring warms, fungal infections among others.
Our volunteer in this area work with;  Local Health practitioners, Doctors and Village Health teams in Home steads, in community meeting and in our Partner Health facilities- both private and Government owned,  to pass the message of good personal hygiene directly to the local communities. Where need be for diagnosis, we offer them preventive gear like latex gloves among others.
2. Maintaining proper home environment; Home environment contributes a lot to the health of the members of a house hold. In most case, there are very many diseases that are related to Home environment. This is a public health concern, therefore, we encourage volunteers with skills in this preventive health area to register for it. We carry out activities like sensitizing the locals on the importance of having a pit latrine in a home, having a plates stand and avoiding decomposing garbage's near homes.
3. Home based management of common childhood diseases; You will work with our partner institutions, schools and in meetings to train care givers and children on nutrition, maternal Health, and first aid skills.
4. HIV/AIDS and Malaria sensitization, prevention and care; This includes training people through public meetings, workshops, preventive measures of HIV/AIDS, malaria prevention, care and treatment. Work to prevent stigma, if your a medical Doctor, You will be joining other local doctors to carry out medical camps in Schools, at Major Health facilities to carry out voluntary testing, counseling and care for malaria and HIV?AIDS.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

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Free-time activities

Uganda is a small country, relatively the size of England but endowed with a lot of Natural resources widely distributed across the country for you to see and explore. There are many mountains, rivers, lakes, games reserves, forest reserves, different cultures among others. Uganda is an exclusive safari destination from other African countries because of its large forested area with Afro-montage forest found mainly on Mount Elgon, Lowland rain forest and their openness gives you a stunning sight of the forest creatures like gorillas, chimpanzees, monkeys, butterflies and birds. If you go through the country’s National parks and game reserves, you are likely to encounter safari favorites like Lions, Gorillas, leopard, buffalo, elephant, giraffe and other several varieties of animals not found anywhere in Africa. Uganda has over 10 protected National Parks and game reserves. There are protected plain animals, forest environment, Savannah, and the related animals. Nevertheless the current one with tourist amenities include, Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Murchison falls national park, Semliki, Budongo, Kanyiyo and Pabidi forest reserves, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Mgahinga.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Services

What's included?
Airport pickup to and from Entebbe International Airport to project site, Accommodation per day for average Hotel or guest house with a Double bed, internet. Food and drinks per day in an average restaurant or hotel- E.g. chips chicken, chips liver, water and Breakfast. Daily Transport to and from Project site, using a private car like minibus for group volunteers, Saloon car among other fitted with air conditioning and Evening coffee.
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

Pick up Airport is Entebbe International Airport by one of the following VHI staff or Board members; Tiwa Bob, Higenyi James, Dagu Michael, Kwaga Jackline and Muhwana Michael. The driving time is 30 minuts to our Kampala office and 3 hours to project site.

Accommodation

The hotels are located between 150 meters and 12 kilometers away from our offices, a workable five minutes and 20 minutes driving distance respectively, are these accommodation facilities. Cleaned daily, double bed, internet, hot water shower services are provided at no extra cost.

Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Meals includes; Breakfast ( a combination of eggs, bread, coffee, tea, sausages and other are served), Lunch and supper of your choice is served ( this may be burgers, chicken chips, rice chicken, pizza among other local and international dishes with a drink of your choice).

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
1 week (min. stay)
$505
2 weeks
$908
3 weeks
$1311
4 weeks
$1714
9 weeks
$3729
17 weeks
$6952
50 weeks (max. stay)
$20250

You can volunteer at the project site in Kampala/Uganda between 1 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Village Hope International will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$455/week
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 Village Hope International during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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What's next?

Airport
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.
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Doho Rice Scheme Headquarters, Mazimasa Subcounty, Butaleja district., Tiwa Bob, 36459 Kampala Uganda Kampala, Uganda