Volunteer In Uganda
Are you seeking a meaningful volunteer experience in one of the most diverse and fauna-rich countries in Africa? Volunteer in Uganda, and have the opportunity to explore the highest concentration of primates on earth, the mesmerizing natural panoramas and a rich mosaic of cultures and tribes, while making a real difference to the lives of those in need.
Uganda was once described by Sir Winston Churchill as “The Pearl of Africa”. It’s easy to see why. Imagine the best of Africa condensed in just one country. Filled with the most fascinating wildlife, vast national parks, majestic rivers and lakes, and picturesque panoramas, Uganda has heaps to offer from the continent, packed into one small but gorgeous destination. It is home to one of the most diverse ranges of African wildlife and the highest concentration of primates on earth, including the highly-endangered mountain gorilla. Uganda is also home to the highest mountain range in Africa, the Mountains of the Moon in the Rwenzori National Park and the source of the legendary Nile. Despite its beauty and the increased tourist flow, Uganda is still a poor country and lives of the ordinary people are hard. New Hope works with many local organizations that aim to empower the power and encourage development within the local communities. Get in touch with us today to volunteer in Uganda, and experience “The Pearl of Africa” while uplifting the lives of the local people!
Uganda - Volunteer Programs
- World’s Most Affordable fees guaranteed, pay as low as USD$100 per week
- Program fees go directly to the projects and host families
- Save thousands of dollars while volunteering abroad
New Hope Volunteer programs begin each Monday of the month. If needed, we can arrange for your program to start at any day.
In recent years, volunteering has become more of a business than charity. Many organizations in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand run volunteering programs solely for profit. But this is not the case with New Hope Volunteers. Our aim is to offer World's Most Affordable volunteer program (without compromising the quality) so that all volunteers, irrespective of their income level, can volunteer to serve humanity and enrich their life. In our program, except our registration fee of $269,which we need to advertise, cover office expense and pay salary, volunteers pay their money directly to the host family and project (or country coordinator). This ensures that 100% of your money goes for you.
In addition to our registration fee of $269, here you find the world's most affordable weekly program fee.
- Airport Pickup and Transfer (1 hour) $75
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day
- Language and Culture Program fee $250
The fee includes:Orientation, Food and accommodations (3 meals a day), Placement visits and services, Project support costs or donation, Certificate of performance/appreciation, 24/7 emergency support
The weekly Fee Does Not Include:airfare, daily transportation, visa and visa extension fee, airport drop, airport taxes, any personal expenses on food and travel, mineral water and soft drinks, gifts to project staffs and host family, laundry, telephone, immunization, liability and insurance
New Hope Volunteers will arrange for the accommodation and meal of the volunteers throughout the program. Volunteers will stay either in a hostel or with a host family. In the hostel, you'll share a room with other volunteers, where you will be able to swap stories and experiences. Our host families have been carefully screened and chosen and they will have experience of hosting international volunteers before. The host families will provide you with a warm, comfortable and secure place to stay. You'll have a room to yourself and eat 3 local meals together with your host family. At least one member of the host family will be able to communicate with you in English. Living with a host family will also provide you with a wonderful opportunity to learn about local culture and customs. During the volunteer program, our country coordinator will be in touch with you every 10-15 days to make sure you're comfortable and happy. Volunteers will also have access to coordinator's mobile phone that can be reached anytime should a problem arise.
Major FAQ - Uganda
- When should I apply for the volunteer/internship programs in Uganda ?
- What happens once I submit my documents and application to New Hope Volunteers?
- Are there any necessary requirements to participate in the Uganda-based volunteer programs?
- Who manages the volunteer projects in Uganda ?
- What are the daily schedules of the project?
- Where are the projects located?
- What is the language spoken in Uganda ?
- Who will arrange my flight to Uganda ?
- Which airport should I book my flight into?
- What should I do if my flight is delayed?
- How can I get to the hotel from the airport if I did not see New Hope Volunteers representative in the airport?
- What do I need prior to departure from my home country?
- When should I depart from Uganda ?
- Which airport will I fly out of?
- Who will drop me off at the airport?
- Can I store my luggage if I arrive earlier than my program starts?
- Who will arrange my accommodations and what are they?
- Are singles rooms available?
- If I arrive with my friend, or girlfriend/boyfriend, can we stay together?
- Will there be other foreign volunteers/interns at my placement?
- What are the bathroom facilities?
- What are the laundry arrangements?
- Can I use appliances if I bring them from my home country?
- What are the local cuisines? Who manages food?
- Can you supply special diets?
- Is the running tap water safe for drink?
- Are there hot and cold water facilities available?
- Will bottled water be provided?
- How safe is Uganda ?
- What are other safety issues in Uganda ?
- What are the principle health risks?
- What health precautions should I be aware of and tend to?
- Do I need health insurance?
- Who do I contact in case of a health-related emergency?
- Is the food safe if I buy it from a street vendor?
- What are the sanitary conditions in Uganda ?
- What vaccinations are required?
- Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit card are accepted?
- What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
- Where do I exchange my money and how much?
- How much money should I bring with me?
- Is it safe to carry cash with me?
- How do I make contact with New Hope Volunteers's local coordinator?
- How do I contact my host-family once I arrive in Uganda ?
- Are internet services easily available?
- How can my family members contact me?
- Can I bring my telephone from my home country?
- Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Uganda ?
- Should I care about any religious conduct?
- How do I respect Ugandan people?
- What is weather like in Uganda ?