Community Outreach Volunteer in Uganda
Help improve the infrastructure and sustainable development of a small, Ugandan community in the Community Outreach program.
Many of the rural communities in Uganda are incredibly poor and lack the finances to repair their houses or even purchase nutritious food. Many of these families rely solely on the food they grow themselves, and frequent shortages often lead to malnutrition.
Your tasks while on this program are twofold; first, you will be working on renovation projects in a village that receives no government funding for infrastructure. These people are greatly in need of renovation work to support the development of schools, health centres, village halls, and churches. Secondly, you will get the chance to help out on a feeding project that works to combat malnutrition in the local children by providing nutritious food to those who cannot afford it themselves.
The aim of this project is to support the local community of Kalagala village through community outreach, renovation, and feeding programs and to promote a sustainable development of the village.
Aims & Objectives
- Support the community and promote sustainable development in the village
- Give you a sense of achievement through light construction and renovation projects
- Assist the effort with extra hands
Each morning begins with breakfast at the accommodation, after which we’ll be headed to the placement.
You can expect to work 4 – 5 hours each day, this will probably be on construction/renovation work, but could be anything else that might be needed at the time! We will enjoy lunch on site, and get back to the accommodation in the afternoon for some free time before dinner.
Please don’t forget to bring clothing that covers your knees and shoulders for the time you will spend working.
A typical day on the program might look like:
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
No requirements have been provided.
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance