Childcare Volunteer in Uganda
Help the local children of Kalagala village to improve their English skills and experience a cultural exchange with the Children Daycare project. You will get to help out at local nurseries and kindergartens, where you’ll be taking care of the local children, arranging activities to engage and stimulate them, and teaching them basic English skills.
There are many nurseries and kindergartens local to Kalagala Village, where parents take their children (aged up to five years) while they go to work. You will be spending your time here taking care of the local children by feeding and bathing them as well as playing with them. There will be many opportunities for you to coordinate different activities for the children, such as informal classes, music lessons, sports games and practice and basic English lessons.
In addition to providing a much needed helping hand in the nurseries and kindergartens, working on this program also enriches the children’s lives through intercultural exchange. Most of these children never get the experience of meeting people from outside their country, and by doing so widens their perspectives and understanding of the world. In exchange, you will get a cultural experience of your own from spending time with them!
Each morning after breakfast you will go to your placement nursery/kindergarten. Depending on your placement, you may be a 10-minute walk from the centre, or as far as one hour away by car. You can expect to be working 4 to 5 hours per day with a lunch break in the middle. You will get free time in the late afternoon before dinner as well as in the evenings to kick back and relax or explore the local area.
A sample itinerary on this program might be:
Work at the kindergarten/nursery
Work at the kindergarten/nursery
Head back to the accommodation
This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Enjoy the local life in this rural township in central Uganda. Your accommodation location provides you with a great opportunity to see and experience Uganda on an authentic, local scale.
Accommodation & Food
You will be staying in our rural accommodation centre. The accommodation itself is quite basic and authentic. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized.
- Standard Room
- Persons per room 4 – 8
- All meals included
- WiFi in public areas
Food will be Ugandan-style, which means lots of vegetables, meat, potato, banana, bread and pancakes.
Three meals are included on weekdays while only two meals are served on weekends.
There are many shops located near our centre, all within 10-15 minutes walking distance.
Transportation to Mukono (30 minutes away) or Kampala are available. A van departs every 30 minutes to Mukono and every hour to Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
Trip Country Info
Language: English, Swahili, Luganda
Currency: Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Time zone: UTC +3
For a small country, Uganda has everything an adventurer could wish for. It has everything and more than its neighbouring countries do, including the famous “Big Five” must see animals of Africa. More than that, the country is home to the tallest mountain range and largest lake in Africa. Half the remaining mountain gorillas in the world reside in this country, making wildlife watching a unique experience!
Uganda is located in eastern Africa, west of Kenya, south of South Sudan, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and north of Rwanda and Tanzania. It is in the heart of the Great Lakes region, and is surrounded by three of them, Lake Edward, Lake Albert, and Lake Victoria. Uganda is a very beautiful country, although life can be chaotic in the cities. Many people farm in rural areas and coffee is an important export.
Belonging to many ethnic groups, Ugandans speak over 30 different African languages. English and Swahili are the country’s official languages. Swahili is a useful communication link with the country’s Eastern neighbours of Kenya and Tanzania, where it’s also spoken.
Immerse yourself in the culture of the country while volunteering and helping others, taking on one of our range of projects. Get a deeper insight into the African way of life, whilst enhancing your own life skills at the same time. If you need further information on any of our volunteering projects on this website, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us direct.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
|Criminal Background Check|
|You are welcome to bring teaching materials|
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance