Paper Bag Production

The volunteers will be responsible to train the community how to make paper bags and other packaging materials from our locally available resources.

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 and 80 years.
The tasks undertaken will depend on their level of experience and qualifications. Volunteers may include, but are not limited to training the community how to make paper bags and packs using the locally available materials like papyrus and trees.

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 train our local communities especially the youth and women how to make paper bags and packs, using the locally available materials like papyrus and trees.

MACERUDET volunteers are accommodated at our volunteer house where they are looked after at a cost of $ 500 for the first month of  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 $ per month for feeding, accommodation and laundry services. We also provide free local language classes, drop back to airport in addition to free minor medical care at our local health centre.

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

Couples
Singles
Wheel Chairs
Families
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
20 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
small scale manufacturing at High school or college level
Required Documents
CV and Immunization certificate
Other Skills
The education level of the volunteers should be a basic certificate in making and producing paper packs
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

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Paper Bag Production time for touring volunteer with children locally made handcraft for sale volunteer in our local dress volunteer with our locally made craft

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 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.

Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports

Services

What's included?
The first month we charge 500 $ for airport pick up,orientation training,accommodation ,feeding 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.

Accommodation

Accommodation is basic but spacious in the heart of the community.The rooms are single ,double and can be shared depending on the volunteers need.The bath rooms are outside the rooms but very near.The water is drawn from the constructed rain water harvesting tank at the volunteer house.You are free to take a bathe at any time of the ,either using cold or hot water.The latrines are also outside the accommodation room.We have no electricity but use solar power energy for lights.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
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 to 11:00 break tea or coffee ,1.00 pm to 2:00 pm, 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 which is free from inorganic particles.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
Costs
3 weeks (min. stay)
$500
4 weeks
$564
5 weeks
$628
6 weeks
$691
11 weeks
$1011
19 weeks
$1521
50 weeks (max. stay)
$3500

You can volunteer at the project site in Kampala/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
$118/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 MACERUDET during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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