Uganda is located on the centre-north part of Africa. It is ideal for Safari on weekends, explore unique and mega-diverse ecosystems, in places such as: Queen Elizabeth National Park or Virunga National Park. Additionally, you can discover the ancient cultures of the continent.
Joining our volunteer programs in Uganda and support the development of these communities, which live in extreme poverty. Learning their culture and link your work with them to improve their life conditions.
A) Poverty and Inequality: 25% (2009) B) Unemployment: 3.8% (2014) C) Population using improved water sources: 79% ( 2015)
Sources: World Health Organization (WHO), The World Bank, Unicef
A) Inscription in the primary education: 8.5 millons ( 2014)B) Range of primary net enrollment: 91.50% (2011)C) Range of secondary net enrollment: 3.1% (2011)
Sources: WHO, The World Bank, Unicef
A) Tons Co2 emissions per capita:0.1 ( 2011)B) Ecological footprint per capita: 1.4 (HAG) (2014) C) Number of animals in danger of extinction: 21 ( 2016)
Sources: Ecological Footprint Per Capita (HAG) - Global Footprint Network, Animales en Extinsión
Abilities: One of the most important points to participate in our volunteer programs in Uganda, is the adaptation to the culture, be willing to support in whatever is necessary, have delivered, be solidarity. More than any kind of experience you need to come with a open mind and the desire to help.
Age: The age range to participate in our Volunteer Programs in Uganda, is 16 to 70 years. If you are a minor and you want to join the team of volunteers, don't forget to send the letter of authorization of your parents or encourage them to participate together with you in this wonderful experience.
Language: We recommended you to participate like volunteer in Uganda, evaluate your fluency in the language. The ideal for internationals speaking volunteers is reach an intermediate level of English. You will have a better communication and relationship with the members of the work team, coordinators and local persons.
Insurance: Travel insurance is required of ALL volunteers and must cover: 1) transportation in case of emergency, and 2) repatriation in case of death.
Vaccinations: This are some vaccinations that we recommend you for your volunteer experience. Tifus, Hepatitis, Tetanos, Yellow Fever, Meningococica illness.
Visa: A visa is required for entering Uganda. The visa you have to pay for it at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda as an entering fee.
Costs: To participate in our programs, volunteers must do a payment that is the main source of financing and support for projects and volunteer platform has EVF. This contribution serve to cover the lodging cost, feeding, operational, logistical and administrative expenses. In this way we support the sustainability of projects. Don't forget to check the costs and dates of each of the program.
The Ecuador Volunteer Foundation will provide all possible assurances. The volunteer don´t have any kind of problem and your experience in the country be unforgettable. We take care to provide security training at the time of arrival. We recommend follow our advices.
Our volunteer program in Uganda its realized in an orphanage where you will work with children of different ages. You will help them develop their skills and abilities in the process of learning, while you give them affection and care. Join this program and help us change the life of children in Africa.
Another way for helping
Working as a Volunteer in Uganda through the Construction Program will help you live a great experience and at the same time you will be able to help many families that need the infrastructure to improve their hygiene and to be able to cook safely. Furthermore,the aid from people like you provide the security that the projects will be carried out. Through this you can cooperate to make many families happy.
Working as a Volunteer in Uganda through the Sports Program will help you live a great experience, and at the same time you can help many kids that need this sports education for their development. Furthermore, the support from people like you provide the security that the programs will be carried out. Through this project you can cooperate to make many children happy, which is something they really need.
Serving as a Volunteer in Uganda through the medical program will help you live a great experience and at the same time help many kids and adults that need of the care so that they can have a normal daily life. Furthermore, the support from people like you provides security so that the projects can continue. You can make many families happy through this project, and they really need this.