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MACERUDET UGANDA VOLUNTEERS

Training in Music, Dance and Drama in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda

The volunteer will be responsible for holding classes to teach our pupils in drama, music and arts.

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 16 years and 85 years.
The tasks undertaken will depend on their level of experience and qualifications. Volunteers may include, but are not limited to:
Teacher volunteers: to serve us by training teachers, students and community members at the Mmanze Community Secondary School in different music, dance and drama activities especially the different instruments.

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.
The volunteer will be responsible for holding classes to teach our pupils in drama, music and arts. He or she can organise a drama play acted by the students, a singing contest as well as lessons teaching different international dances.

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.

Typical day

Volunteers are supposed to wake up at 8.00 am in the morning.Then prepare themselves.Have break fast between 8.00 and 9.00 am. Go work at 9.00.THIS DEPENDS ON THEIR TYPE OF WORK.Have break at 11.00 .Resume work at 11.30 up to 1.00 pm when they go for lunch.At 2.00 pm they go back to work up to 4.00 pm.From 4.00 to 6.00 pm it is time for sports,country walk or any other leisure time activity to the volunteers.6.00 pm to 8.00 am is free time to volunteers where they can go for a drink and at 8.00 to 9.00 pm it is time for supper.

Details on Arrival

Volunteers are accepted all the year round.Volunteers have no specific arrival date or time.We can pick them at any time of arrival so long as we are informed the time and date of arrival

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 go for 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

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
music, dance at high school or college level
Required Documents
CV and Immunization certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers should be interested in art and culture
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at MACERUDET UGANDA VOLUNTEERS are happy to help you.

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The first month ,we charge 500 $ for airport pick up,orientation training ,feeding and accommodation .The subsequent months ,we charge 300 $ per month for feeding ,accommodation and laundry services to the volunteers.

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

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

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. Volunteers are free to take a a bath at anytime of the day and we provide hot or cold water for bathing.

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 AM WE SERVE BREAK TEA OR COFFEE. 1.00 PM TO 200 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.Vegetarians are mainly considered but if you take meat,pork ,mutton then we can consider you for that menu.

Internet Access
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What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
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Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$564.00
5 weeks
$628.00
6 weeks
$692.00
7 weeks
$755.00
11 weeks
$1,011.00
19 weeks
$1,521.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$3,500.00
Average fees
$106.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kampala/Uganda between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. MACERUDET UGANDA VOLUNTEERS will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Final Payment (85%)
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