Volunteer in Uganda 2015! Spring Break & Summer Holiday Volunteer Program


Beacon of Hope Uganda is now accepting volunteer applications for our 2015 Volunteer Work Camps in Mukono, Uganda.  Our Volunteer Program is an immersion program customized for individual travelers, students, professionals, families, groups, or anyone with the desire to serve in rural villages in Uganda. The time you spend volunteering, your destination, and the projects in which you will be involved are all geared to your skills and interests, and the community’s needs.

Volunteer in Uganda

Volunteer in Uganda

Beacon of Hope Uganda Work-camps typically bring together a temporary community of 10-20 international volunteers from different backgrounds to provide services to local community projects. The volunteers carry out skilled and unskilled tasks that would not otherwise be possible. The practical work is only part of the main objective. The work is a tool and method to promote inter-cultural understanding and friendship between the volunteers and with the local community.

Beacon of Hope Uganda recruits volunteers for locally-run community, conservation, teaching, health care, building and sports projects, HIV/AIDS, youth work around Uganda. Volunteers are an integral part of everything that happens at BoHU. We couldn’t do it without you! There are many ways to volunteer your time, skills and talents to help out. Depending on the season, we always have a list of much needed services which can be provided by volunteers within our projects around Uganda.

Volunteer in Uganda

Volunteer in Uganda

The volunteer work-camps for this year will be a wonderful learning experience on many levels, particularly for languages, but also for practical work skills, social and interpersonal skills, geographical and inter-cultural experience, self-awareness, understanding the realities and hopes of the hosting community, seeing life as it is from a wholly different perspective… Tolerance of differences, willingness to share, a sense of humour and a constructive approach to solving interpersonal problems are essential qualities for work-camp volunteers.

The beneficiaries of our projects will welcome you into their community with open arms. 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. The children always enjoy having visitors and will be very friendly towards you. They can take you for walks to see the monkeys and you can learn about the various local medicinal plants.

The program came about in collaboration with BoHU and the under-served rural villages. We are committed to meeting the needs of our communities and place volunteers in programs that have the skills that fit the community’s need as well as the motivation to make the best out of their stay.  Simultaneously we provide safe and meaningful experiences for you as our volunteer.  If you are interested in participating in our volunteer program, write to us and we will work with you to identify your best placement options in Uganda!

Because it is an immersion experience, days in the villages allow for a variety of opportunities. And whether you work in a clinic, school, or orphanage, participate in building or agricultural projects, or simply assist in the day-to-day tasks. BoHU will work closely with you to ensure comprehensive preparation, including both an understanding of the people with whom you will be working, and all considerations necessary for traveling overseas.

If you are interested to volunteer with us- write to us:beaconyouths@yahoo.com

Read more- http://beaconofhopeug.org/?page_id=1128

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VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2015 SPRING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WORK CAMPS IN UGANDA


Date: March/April 2015

Early Bookings: 20% off (Booking 20th-Oct- 20th– Nov 2014)

Beacon of Hope Uganda Work-camps typically bring together a temporary community of 10-20 international volunteers from different backgrounds to provide services to local community projects. The volunteers carry out skilled and unskilled tasks that would not otherwise be possible. The practical work is only part of the main objective. The work is a tool and method to promote intercultural understanding and friendship between the volunteers and with the local community.

The volunteer workcamp for this year will be a wonderful learning experience on many levels, particularly for languages, but also for practical work skills, social and interpersonal skills, geographical and intercultural experience, self-awareness, understanding the realities and hopes of the hosting community, seeing life as it is from a wholly different perspective… Tolerance of differences, willingness to share, a sense of humor and a constructive approach to solving interpersonal problems are essential qualities for workcamp volunteers.

The beneficiaries of our projects will welcome you into their community with open arms. 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. The children always enjoy having visitors and will be very friendly towards you. They can take you for walks to see the monkeys and you can learn about the various local medicinal plants.

AREAS OF SERVICES:

Community Building and Construction (Help Build a Social Center)

Volunteers, who will indicate their desire to work in construction and building, will enjoy a wide variety of projects to choose from every week. This is the most flexible branch of BoHU operations, as volunteers may choose to work on different projects every week or, alternatively, work on various stages of one project through to completion (assuming they are able to stay throughout the duration of the project).

When your volunteer vacation comes to an end, you’ll be tired and a bit dirty. But, you will have made a big difference in the lives of local children, youth and general community. You’ll leave the village with visible proof of the work you\’ve done and happy memories of the people you\’ve helped.

We wish to set up a Social Center (“The Hope Center”) in the middle of Kasala village in favor of its inhabitants and surrounding villages – to supply and support them for an independent life step by step. The plan is to construct 5 buildings with different functions:

“The Hope Academy” (2 buildings): Nursery- and Primary school should provide Education for up to 450 children during the week. On weekends, it is planned to use the rooms for teachings and community outreaches, such as raising awareness about hygienical problems and diseases, as well as organizing business trainings. Later in future, we also would like to extend the trainings to teaching in practical professions such as joinery, tailoring or hair dressing, to later on include them actively in the life of the Social Center itself.

A Health Clinic: Starting on the bases of a pharmacy that provides medical supplies, we want to develop the clinic up to a medical standard of Level II. This clinic will be able to also serve some of the surrounding villages, taking the number of helped people to around 4600.

Orphanage / Dormitory (2 buildings): The first residence will serve the workers and especially teachers at the Social Center to assure their reliable availability and reducing problems of accessing the Center. The second building will be a safe shelter for orphans / disadvantaged children, who will be supervised by teachers, but especially by so nominated “Mama’s” of the village community.

Although certain projects often present unique needs and challenges, there are several core areas (and corresponding activities) you will likely find yourself contributing to at some point during your service as a BoHU Construction Volunteer: Site Preparation (demolition, digging foundations, clearing rubble, etc.), Building (Mixing and pouring concrete, bricklaying, carpentry, plumbing, etc.), or Community Beautification (planting trees, landscaping, community cleanups, painting murals, etc.). Whatever your interest, rest assured you’ll get your hands dirty from the start!

Read More about other areas of service!

Volunteer in Uganda and Empower Rural Lives!


Volunteer in Uganda

Volunteer in Uganda

If you would like to spend time volunteering in Uganda we have opportunities for building, community outreaches on HIV/AIDS Awareness, organizing games and sports, working with women in crafts projects and teaching primary and high schools in English and Geography and other social subjects.

The beneficiaries of our projects will welcome you into their community with open arms. 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.The children always enjoy having visitors and will be very friendly towards you. They can take you for walks to see the monkeys and you can learn about the various local medicinal plants.

Uganda has plenty for you to be doing and seeing during your time off, from white water rafting to on foot safaris.If you are interested in volunteering with us please write to us beaconyouths@yahoo.com

We shall be very happy to talk to you as soon as possible!

Volunteer Life

Beacon of Hope Uganda volunteers enjoy an extremely unique experience not only in the work they do but also in the atmosphere they live in.  The hard work volunteers put in during the week undoubtedly warrants some fun and relaxation during evening free time and on the weekends.  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.   Musical ballads are known to break out from time to time as well as the always entertaining pub-quiz nights.

Schedule

Volunteers work Monday through Friday.  Every weekday morning, breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM, and at 9:00 AM on Saturday. The workday generally finishes around 4pm and dinner is served at our headquarters from 7pm-9pm.

Children and Youth Development

Through our Youth Development projects, we aim to enhance the physical, social and emotional development of children in Uganda. Volunteers can get involved at a local daycare center, participate in the skills and youth leadership training or participate in our Sports Program and Music, dance and drama.

Kasaala Child Care Center (The Hope Centre)

The Center provides at-risk children a safe environment in which they participate in any number of extra-curricular activities. These activities are designed to provide kids from 3 to 10 years old with creative outlets and opportunities to make constructive use of their time. The center is managed by a local teacher with the support and involvement of volunteers from Beacon of Hope Uganda.  Volunteers help children to practice reading, writing, arithmetic, and English while making time for various games and recreational activities.  Beacon of Hope Uganda also helps coordinate important educational workshops in areas lacking emphasis in general school curricula such as recycling, nutrition, hygiene, and self-esteem. This is a fun project for anyone who loves working with children.  The kids are very enthusiastic and always keen to learn, play, and interact with volunteers.

MDD, Sports & Recreation

Beacon of Hope Uganda MDD, Sports & Recreation Program collaborates with local communities to promote healthy lifestyles amongst local children/youth through teaching basic skills and tactics of football (soccer) and volleyball, teaching music, dance moves and drama.  Given the lack of adequate recreational opportunities available to kids in the villages, our programs seek to provide at-risk children and youth with a safe environment where they can practice these activities in order to make productive use of free time.   In addition, we emphasize important core values like mutual respect, trust, fair-play and self-esteem as well as sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership. Volunteers contributing to this program will plan and lead practices of understanding the activity.

Education

Education is the key to a child’s success in Uganda. The Beacon of Hope Uganda Education Program focuses on English language classes, international cultural exchanges and educational murals.  These initiatives are aimed at a wide range of audiences, from school children to local villagers.

Education is a priority,  it is one of the most important tools Beacon of Hope Uganda can give the children in order to break the cycle of poverty affecting their lives and to help them become independent adults. Some children excel at academics and strive to earn scholarships to attend university. Others receive vocational training in one of many hands on professions like ceramics, carpentry, hairdressing, tourism, computer sciences, electronics, child care, and husbandry.

The murals we paint are directed towards local schools to help raise awareness on key issues such as personal hygiene, recycling and environmental preservation.   Improved knowledge of English provides locals with a crucial skill in seeking further education and can unlock new job opportunities.

English Classes 

The community has shown great interest in learning English from our international volunteers, most of whom speak English as a first or second language.

We teach English to a wide variety of ages, ability levels, and professional orientations.  Yet one of the most unique aspects of our Saturday/Weekly Evening classes is the incorporation of a cultural exchange element, which allows locals to learn about the diverse cultural backgrounds and customs of our volunteers while enriching volunteers’ own understanding of the local culture.

We are always looking for people with TEFL certification qualifications or previous teaching experience to manage our English programs by coordinating with local counterparts regarding new and existing courses, preparing appropriate lesson plans, teaching classes, and training other volunteers who are interested in supporting this initiative.

School Murals 

We are helping to make schools brighter, more interesting and more colorful places for kids to study by painting murals that engage students in important themes concerning general youth development and healthy lifestyles.  Depending on the needs and desires of the schools, themes range from recycling and proper hand-washing techniques to promoting school spirit.  These projects are a fun way for volunteers to engage the community and leave behind an image that has a lasting impact.

Community Development Initiatives

Volunteers wishing to get involved in one of our Community Development Initiatives (CDI) will work as part of a team dedicated to a particular project pertaining to one of our three main program areas: Education, Youth Development, and Environmental Conservation. These volunteers have the chance to interact directly with the community by preparing and coordinating workshops and activities with local counterpart organizations, community groups, government agencies, and NGOs whose goals are closely related to those of BoHU. They are also actively involved in the execution of educational training workshops and project monitoring and evaluation. BoHU’s Community Development Initiatives provide volunteers the unique opportunity to continuously improve program parameters and best practices. Our programs are constantly enriched by the participation and insight of volunteers with a wide range of experience and educational backgrounds.

Community Construction

Volunteers who indicate their desire to work in construction enjoy a wide variety of projects to choose from every week.  This is the most flexible branch of BoHU operations, as volunteers may choose to work on different projects every week or, alternatively, work on various stages of one project through to completion (assuming they are able to stay throughout the duration of the project).

Although certain projects often present unique needs and challenges, there are several core areas (and corresponding activities) you will likely find yourself contributing to at some point during your service as a BoHU Construction Volunteer: Site Preparation (demolition, digging foundations, clearing rubble, etc.), Building (Mixing and pouring concrete, bricklaying, carpentry, plumbing, etc.), or Community Beautification (planting trees, landscaping, community cleanups, painting murals, etc.).  Whatever your interest, rest assured you’ll get your hands dirty from the start!

Environmental Conservation

BoHU’s Environmental Conservation Program aims to develop initiatives that support locals in the improvement of their neighborhoods as well as providing them with basic sanitation.  We are currently engaged in fruit tree planting initiatives at schools and homes that give volunteers the opportunity to contribute to environmentally friendly projects that are made sustainable through education and inclusion.

If you are interested to volunteer with us- write to us: beaconyouths@yahoo.com

Or Visit our website: http://www.beaconofhopeug.org

VOLUNTEER AND ADVENTURE TOURS IN UGANDA


You don’t have to choose between taking an adventure holiday and volunteering when you sign up to Beacon of Hope Uganda’s amazing volunteer and adventure combo tours.

As a growing Educational and Sustainable Development charity, we are now providing adventure combined with volunteer projects in Uganda for people taking a gap year, career break, retirement or time out from education, employment or training. School, corporate and adventure expeditions for groups can be tailor-made to suit specific requirements.

Volunteer Adventure Combos

Travelling across Uganda, all our combo tours include a length of stay on at least one volunteer projects that we run giving you enough time to make a difference and get the full volunteering experience without compromise.

Then when your work is done, explore the wonders of the Pearl of Africa with Zak Expeditions our experienced local tour guides. You can also book a Full-Adventure Combo (Volunteer work+ Wildlife Safari) or book a Mini-Adventure Combo (Volunteer work+ Day safaris/tours) around Kampala, Jinja, Mbale,and Mbalala tourist destinations.

After your project you will follow it up with an amazing weekend adventure tour with activities such as a 3 day white water rafting trip, horse-back riding, rainforest trekking, sight-seeing tours, village-walks and so much more.

Adventures for change:

Beacon of Hope Uganda isn’t about adventures; it’s about being part of a community of like-minded people. Ordinary people, who want to do something extraordinary with their lives, make a difference in the world and new friends along the way.  A Beacon of Hope Uganda Adventure package is not just for enjoyment, It is a way for change.

Why Choose Beacon of Hope Uganda?

Today a huge array of volunteering organizations is available for anyone who wants to volunteer abroad, especially in Africa. Each seem to offer volunteers the opportunity to go on the unique trip of a lifetime, yet some do not always operate in a way that is beneficial both to the individual volunteer and to the local community in which they are working.

Serve and have fun

Beacon of Hope Uganda is supportive of all volunteer opportunities which contribute to the goals of sustainable development. However one of the main reasons we started our volunteer program was to provide much-needed support services to people and communities that are largely ignored here in Uganda.

Beacon of Hope Uganda is focused on some of the most challenging issues faced by individuals and communities. We are small and therefore specific and focused on only a few communities so we can make a significant impact on improving their day to day life and empowering them to change their own future. We work with the communities directly and the projects are our own initiated projects that result from interviews with the villages themselves.

Often potential participants ask us to inform them why Beacon of Hope Uganda is a safe option for an ethical volunteering experience. The list below highlights why volunteers choose to go away with Beacon of Hope Uganda:

  • Quality: Every week the staff at Beacon of Hope Uganda interviews its volunteers for feedback on their daily experiences and from those responses we make necessary adjustments to continually improve on the quality of your experience. We have on staff professionals who take pride in caring for your living accommodations and see to it that your experience with us is a positive one.

  •  Flexibility: Unlike some of the volunteer travel organizations around Africa, we allow our volunteers to start on any date of the year and stay as long or as short as they like! The only exception is when Beacon of Hope Uganda has a specific project it has generated that has a stated start and stop deadline associated with it.

 

  • Safety: We take safety of our volunteers seriously and thoroughly arrange everything with our projects before sending volunteers to the community. If we feel a certain area or a project is not safe we postpone the project until all safety concerns can be met. Our volunteers are responsible for securing their own travel and medical insurance before they arrive.

  • Benefit to Communities: Beacon of Hope Uganda works directly with local communities in Uganda to ensure they get support directly from the volunteers. Part of your program fee will go directly to the projects, community, workers and coordinators to help them financially. A constant flow of volunteers means that these people and parts of communities are getting constant support both financially and personally.

  • Quick & Personal: We work as a team and are always there to help you and answer your questions. We aim to reply to your e-mails within 6-8 working hours or less. You can also reach us by phone or leave a message to have a quick reply back to your queries. Our goal is to make sure you are completely comfortable before you leave for Uganda and while in Uganda.

  • Respected: Beacon of Hope Uganda has been operating in Uganda since 2006 and from its humble beginning; it has grown into an organization with multiple projects around the country with projects in over 40 districts of Uganda and working alongside reputable international organizations.

  • Reputable:  Beacon of Hope Uganda distinguishes itself by having a proven track record of working with over 400 volunteers for safe, enjoyable, educational and fulfilling experiences.

  • Service: All Beacon of Hope Uganda’s programs carry our standard support and services whilst individual, family & group programs offer tailor-made services to fit; be Volunteer combo or the Mini adventure combo & Full adventure combo that over cultural and adventure exploration weekends.
  • Commitment: Beacon of Hope Uganda programs provides a long term solution to our villages. Over 85% of volunteer contributions are spent directly on the volunteer and adventure activities.

Source of the Nile Tours

What does it cost? (Apply prices in USD$)

Most volunteers come to Africa to make their contribution to the local community. But you really should see Uganda while you are there!  The Volunteering Combo only includes the above mentioned service while the other packages are inclusive of excursions i.e. the Mini & Full Adventure Packages give the best of insight into Uganda’s wildlife, Fresh Waters and beautiful sceneries at discounted prices. Other excursions can be added as optional extras.

Volunteering Combo

1 Week $200
2 Weeks $300
3 Weeks $400
4 Weeks $500
All packages attract a non-refundable Placement Booking fee $100
No Excursions or adventures  Included, No Airport pick and Drop-off Included

 

Mini Adventure Combo

1 Week $660
2 Weeks $760
3 Weeks $860
4 Weeks $960
Inclusive of: White-Water Rafting, Sight-seeing, Rain Forest Treks, Quad-Bike Safaris, Horse- riding safaris, Volunteer placement, adventure tours, culture-sightseeing, Airport pickup and Drop-off Included  

 

Full Adventure Combo

2 Weeks $1185
3 Weeks $1285
4 Weeks $1385
Inclusive of White-Water Rafting, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo wild-adventure safaris, sight-seeing, rain-forest treks, Quad-Bike Safaris, Horse-riding safaris, Volunteer placement, culture-immersion tours, Airport pickup and Drop-off Included  

 

We also run some fantastic optional excursions to make your volunteer adventure truly outstanding. Optional excursion prices for are;

Excursion Pricing On additional to price for the weeks you would like at the Volunteer Combo- Airport pickup and Drop Included
Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest,  – 3 Days $885

 

Discounted Offers;

  • Couples get 10% OFF each person.
  • Groups (3 people and above) get 20% OFF each person.
  • Children (under 16 years) get 30% OFF each.

See the other side of Uganda

What’s included?

The Beacon of Hope Uganda Volunteer, Mini & Full Adventure Combos packages offer fantastic value for a fully inclusive, accompanied volunteer experience of a lifetime. Our unique packages include the support you will need to have an enjoyable, useful and safe experience:

  •  2 days of induction with basic training
  • 2 or 4 weeks to 8 weeks of project placement
  • Ongoing mentoring and full time support
  • Basic local language lessons
  • Full time field support and local staff living on site
  • Your accommodation and food are included:
  • Transfer to the project destination/Village
  • Accommodation at the volunteer home throughout your stay
  • Food while at the volunteer house (3 good meals per day)

What’s not included?

You need to budget for your travel to Uganda, health arrangements and personal spending money:

  • Flights to and From Entebbe Airport
  • Insurance (compulsory)
  • Malaria Preventatives (compulsory)
  • Vaccinations
  • You will need $40 -$100 (for personal expenses) each week.
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (For Volunteer Combo package, an additional $85 will be required for pickup)

For more information about our volunteer program, please visit our website:

http://beaconofhopeug.org/

E-mail us: info@beaconofhopeug.org

Looking for something to do this summer? – Go Volunteer Africa!


Making a difference in the world of those in need is the main goal in life. No matter where we come from or who we are, there are others in more need than you do! So let’s help them together and share the experiences…..

Programs are available in over 100 program sites in 8 countries from 1-24 weeks. These countries are: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ghana, Zambia and Namibia

Explore Africa with a Meaningful Internship or Volunteer Experience!

Gain valuable real-world experience with an internship or volunteer position with Hope Development Volunteers. Choose from our diverse assortment of health, environment and socio-economic projects collaborating with local African partner NGOs.

Go Volunteer Africa

Go Volunteer Africa

Africa is one of those rare destinations in the world that seems to have the unique combination of natural beauty, intriguing history, and vibrant culture and much of this continent still remains wild and uncharted.

Meaningful Travel in 8 Countries – Volunteer, Intern and Teach English and French

If you’re looking for a unique travel experience abroad, look no further! Go Volunteer Africa (HDV) programs are the perfect way to meet new people, immerse yourself in new cultures and make a difference abroad.

Be part of it with Hope Development Volunteers!

Imagine seeing the world differently…Imagine finding a travel organization which offers a wide range of meaningful travel opportunities in 8 countries in Africa. Imagine taking your pick from volunteer projects, teaching English and French programs, work experience internships and language/culture immersion programs. Do more than imagine – Make it Happen. Inquire about our meaningful travel opportunities. E-mail us: info@govolunteerafrica.org

Experience meaningful travel while working hand in hand with local communities. With destinations across Africa, Go Volunteer Africa specializes in reliable and challenging international volunteer placements abroad that make a real difference in local communities.

Travel with purpose! Go Volunteer Africa (HDV) allows you to experience a country in a different manner than any other travel opportunity. It provides a fun adventure packed with rich ingredients that will not only make you feel good, but will improve the lives of others. Volunteering provides real work experience that will build skills and offer something substantial to employers. It might even change your life!

Build an international social and job network like no other: Meet other volunteers, and work with local citizens and professionals also striving to make beneficial improvements to their communities.

Now Hope Development Volunteers (Go Volunteer Africa) is an experiential learning program that combines international travel, inter-cultural exchange, adventure, volunteer community service work, and homestays.

Hope Development Volunteers addresses critical local-African issues by providing meaningful and sustainable volunteer service to local communities, and investing in the local economies and people. The continuous, year-round service that Hope Development Volunteers provides creates opportunities for cultural exchange, promotes education, childhood development, and healthy living; encourages domestic volunteering and awareness of community needs; breaks down stigmas and stereotypes; and improves quality of life.

Go Volunteer Africa

Go Volunteer Africa

Volunteering with Hope Development Volunteers is the experience of a lifetime, where you are choosing service as a means of learning about other cultures, global issues, and making a positive impact on communities abroad and at home. But the positive effects of volunteering abroad with Go Volunteer Africa don’t stop when you return home.

As a volunteer with Go Volunteer Africa you will:

  • Gain new perspectives and insight into another culture and yourself.
  • Experience another culture and country at a deep and personal level from the inside out.
  • Gain hands-on experience that will distinguish you on professional level for career development.
  • Make a positive impact on the community in the areas of education, childhood development, healthcare, and other social services.

Required Volunteer Qualifications

No qualifications necessary, other than the ability to speak English. Minimum age to volunteer independently is 18 years old for the Hope Development Volunteers program. Teens that are 15-17 years old can enroll in our Teen Volunteer Abroad Africa program which is offered in selected program sites. We also encourage families to volunteer, where the minimum age for children volunteering is eight years old. We also accommodate both large and small groups. A volunteer must have no physical disability and ready to come and offer his or her time in Africa.

Hope Development Volunteers is the top rated Volunteer & Adventure Travel Program in Africa. Hope Development Volunteers allows you to combine meaningful volunteer projects with action-packed adventure travel into the ultimate life-changing experience. Hope Development Volunteers partners with more than 100 local and international organizations in eight countries to offer volunteer experiences that truly make a difference.

Program Fees:

Our program fees range from USD$125

Contact us: info@govolunteerafrica.org

Website: http://www.govolunteerafrica.org

Volunteering Projects in Uganda this summer


Have you ever thought of traveling to a country and being more than just a regular tourist? Do you want an experience of living like a local and learning about local traditions and culture? Do you enjoy giving something back to the community?

Beacon of Hope Uganda brings you some unique volunteer and travel opportunities in Uganda. Our selection of meaningful and diverse community projects in Uganda will enable you to make a real difference to the lives of people as well as get closer to the local culture and give something back to the community. Our self-funding and sponsored volunteer overseas programs focus on education, sports, construction work & social enterprise creation across several districts of the country. Whilst on the volunteer in Uganda project you will also go on excursions and exciting tours that will allow you to enjoy the culture, history, people, wildlife or landscape of Uganda.

Beacon of Hope Uganda has a number of unique and challenging volunteer placements in Uganda. Whether your passion is sustainable community development or vital healthcare work, Beacon of Hope Uganda can offer you an unforgettable experience.

Whichever program you choose you will be benefiting from Beacon of Hope Uganda extensive experience in Uganda. No particular skills are required to volunteer with us and training is given locally but if you do have particular experience in areas relevant to your program then this will enhance your contribution.

Volunteering with us could help you choose a new direction in life or develop a career path you may already be on. It might be both a personal highlight and a practical stepping stone in a gap year or, for anyone at any time, a great way to go abroad for much more than just a holiday.

We could not do all that we do in Uganda without the help of our interns and volunteers, who are a vital and integral part of Beacon of Hope Uganda. Beacon of Hope Uganda (BoHU) recruits volunteers for locally-run community, conservation, teaching, health, building and sports projects around Uganda.

Community Outreaches & Improvement of Living Standards:
Volunteer on Rural Health Projects:

BoHU sets out to the rural villages with a team of volunteers for 2-5 days a week to organize health workshops. BoHU aims to fight the deadly epidemic diseases by educating the communities in the Mukono District and rural districts about awareness and prevention. Drawing from the education seminars and resources from the Uganda Ministry of Health training programs, this objective is achieved through the use of workshops, seminars, camps, and Voluntary Counseling Testing (VCT) programs, topics range from Malaria control, family planning, HIV/AIDS, Epilepsy control, and other deadly diseases.
Volunteer on Community Sanitation Projects:

The BoHU team engage into programs and projects which improve on the sanitation of rural people and this include clearing of drinking wells, building of dry racks and the digging of latrines as well as education of healthy living practices. Join the team and help in improving the poor communities.
Material Support:

BoHU provides material support to those in the Mukono District who are
unable to and care for themselves. This may include the elderly,
orphans, the disabled, prisoners, and those afflicted or affect by HIV and AIDS.

This support may include:

Home, Prison, or School Visits

Supplying sanitation sanitary kits to village school girls

The delivery of food supplies from development programs to orphans

Sporting events for orphans to improve the social aspect

Providing school supplies to schools per term for orphans

Elderly Support Programs including clothes washing, visitation, and the construction of sanitation areas including kitchens and drying areas

Clothing, sanitation supplies, and relationship building with prisoners
Teach Volunteer and Internship Opportunities:

The main focus is providing education to hundreds of children in poor communities in Uganda. Village schools provide English, Math, health lessons to children 3yrs-12yrs old. The schools provide not only needed education but opportunities for sports activities, health talks, feeding center and meeting place for the community.
With our volunteer program we allow you to discover the wonders of Uganda, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Uganda and rural schools, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.

Teaching experience is not required. You can begin as a teaching assistant and then work in small groups with children in need of extra attention. The objective of this program is to contribute to the academic development of the school in order to provide the best opportunity for the orphans to receive quality education. Volunteers support the local teachers; encourage students to learn and play and instill pride in their schooling.
Develop a poor community in Uganda/ Building Program:

You will have the opportunity to try different roles and projects, dependent on your interests and skills. These volunteer opportunities do not require specialized skills (although these would be an advantage), and we accept volunteers for both short and long-term placements, all the year round. Volunteers certainly gain an amazing life experience from their participation in our placement program. On first arrival, most volunteers sample all the projects before selecting the tasks that suit them best.
You just have to let us know where you want to go and we will take you there and information is available for you. The type of work you are involved with will be dependent on your interests, abilities, level of experience as well as your comfort levels.
One of the advantages of the Community project is that you are not limited to one job role and will have the opportunity to ‘sample’ other roles during your placement. To become involved in another projects simply inform a member of staff who will happily make any necessary arrangements.
Volunteer work side by side the locals’ on-going brick construction and water building projects in the community. Volunteers needed for manual labor jobs working alongside skilled and unskilled local workers.
Some tasks include farming, pig rearing, construction of the volunteer center, expansion, water well building and renovation work. Volunteers do not need prior experience, but skilled workers are very welcome. This is a very hand on, hands dirty sort of program. Enthusiasm, a good sense of humor and helping spirit are required.

Work in an Orphanage:

As a volunteer you perform a variety of much-needed services such as teaching Basic English, Math and other subjects to HIV/AIDS infected or hunger-stricken children in Uganda.
English/Math, Geography Teaching in Rural school

Help to improve school children’s conversational English and French, paving a road for a brighter future – instilling in them a working command of the English language.

Health Projects in Uganda:

Knowledgeable and able-bodied volunteers are in great demand. Help assist doctors with several health-related activities, opportunities are available all year around in Uganda.
HIV/AIDS Awareness in Uganda:

Interested in helping to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic that has ravaged Africa’s continent? Help create hope among the sick in Uganda and to assure them that they can live productive lives.
Other Projects in Uganda:

BoHU has projects in various fields and a wide range of opportunities is available to developmental volunteers who want make a difference in the lives of people in rural Uganda.

Volunteer Projects include:

Community work, HIV/AIDS, Medical work, Sports Coaching, Teaching & Education, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Research, Expeditions, Corporate Volunteering, University Volunteering, Family Volunteering, Tailor-made opportunities for individuals and groups.
We provide to people of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to have an active part in helping develop a local community, and accept donations to improve standard of life for people living in Uganda. We make it possible to see what your money has specifically done for the local people and how it has helped them and their community.
BoHU recruits and places foreign volunteers with community based projects and schools around Uganda. Through our volunteer placement program, we aim to build the capacities of local projects and raise awareness around the world about the successes and challenges of life in Uganda.
These include office work (IT training for local villagers mostly youth), Vocational Training (Sewing), and HIV/AIDS education, public health/hygiene, family planning, condom use, creativity workshops, promoting small business development the importance of basic education, and women’s rights and empowerment.
Community outreach:- Includes home visits to elderly, disabled, and persons living with HIV/AIDS to keep company, offer relief, and assess needs.
Administration:- Budgeting, fundraising and handcraft marketing
Community Development:- You will be encouraged to take part in a flexible schedule which will include some or all the activities offered by the program. The exchange of ideas, experiences and culture is encouraged. This placement sometimes requires walking long distances in the sun; you are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag, protective clothing and shoes.
Teaching Orphans:- Teaching English, Math and other subjects, organize games and arts. The main aim is to create a loving environment for these children. Telling stories, Help in the construction of the new orphanage Homes and schools. Carpentry, builders, porters and helpers, group volunteering is welcome, Fundraisers contact us for details.
Website Designer & Data Base Manager:

We believe that communication through digital media, design and storytelling is the most exciting way to achieve the ambitious goal we’re working towards: providing resources for quality education in under-resourced communities and helping individuals fulfill their potential and shape their world. We think the public responds increasingly more to creativity and outstanding design rather than guilt-driven campaigns. With that in mind, we love exploring new ways of telling the story of our mission, educating the public and inspiring people to get involved. The BoHU website is visited by over 500 people each month and has the potential to reach the public on a massive scale. We’re looking for a remarkable volunteer designer who can catch our organizational vision and commit to creating a truly unique and impactful brand, helping us change the lives of thousands
around Uganda.
Please choose any project you would like to get involved with and if you have any questions, let us know and we shall answer it.
Booking Fee:

After you have been accepted into the project by the volunteer coordinator, then you will have to pay a non-refundable $100 booking fee. Since we started, the numbers of volunteers applying has increased by each year. Unfortunately only a third of those who promise that they will come, have in fact arrived. The wastage in volunteer coordinators’ time and the fact that volunteers who could have come were refused due to holding the space for someone else who didn’t turn up, has forced us implement this. We hope that by implementing the fee, only serious volunteers will thus secure the chance to volunteer in our projects.

The booking fee will go towards paying for communication expenses incurred by the coordinators to keep in touch with you and the projects, and website maintenance. You will be given 3 weeks to pay from the time of acceptance.

Program fees:

1 week- USD$200

2 weeks-USD$300

3 weeks- USD$400

4 weeks- USD$500

The program fees can be paid upon arrival or before departure for proper preparations of your placement.

Additional Fees: USD$ 85 Airport pickup for arrival paid upon arrival.

If you would like to bring a group out to work with Beacon of Hope Uganda, please email: beaconyouths@yahoo.com

Program fees covers:

  • Pre-service (e.g. culture, health talk, program orientation, training etc);
  • 1 day sightseeing guide fee around Kampala or Jinja, Equator, world heritage sites, (e.g. game parks, zoos, museums, rivers etc)
  • Accommodation, Laundry and food during placement with a host family or volunteer house (3 meals a day);
  • Regular follow up support
  • Support for local staff and volunteers;

When a volunteer arrives in Uganda, our Coordinator meets them at the airport and brings them to our orientation place in Mukono. From that point our volunteers spend between 1 to 3 days in our orientation program. This training provides volunteers with a very detailed understanding of how to be acquainted in Uganda’s Life and culture.

The program fee excludes the following:

  • Airfare, Visa and Visa extension fee
  • Transportation during weekends travel
  • Personal travel and sightseeing (trekking, jungle safari etc);
  • Internet access, telephone, drinks or other costs accrued during training and placement;
  • Gifts to project staff and host family, if you wish to buy any;
  • Should you wish to spend more time in Uganda pre and post placement period, please remember to budget accordingly!
  • Travel and medical insurances, immunization, health expenses;
  • You will also need a weekly budget of up to US $50-100 to cater for all your other expenses.

Want to Apply?

Great thanks for choosing Beacon of Hope Uganda

Please contact us for a volunteer application, fill it and send it back to us for consideration. We shall get back to you within 48hours.

E-mail: beaconyouths@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.beaconofhopeug.org

Volunteer in Uganda| Volunteer Projects Abroad in Africa


Tired of expensive volunteer programs abroad? Are you looking to do something more meaningful on your travels in Africa? – Well Beacon of Hope Uganda is the right answer!

Beacon of Hope Uganda has a number of unique and challenging volunteer placements in Uganda. Whether your passion is sustainable community development or vital healthcare work, Beacon of Hope Uganda can offer you an unforgettable experience.

Whichever program you choose you will be benefiting from Beacon of Hope Uganda extensive experience in Uganda. No particular skills are required to volunteer with us and training is given locally but if you do have particular experience in areas relevant to your program then this will enhance your contribution.

Volunteering with us could help you choose a new direction in life or develop a career path you may already be on. It might be both a personal highlight and a practical stepping stone in a gap year or, for anyone at any time, a great way to go abroad for much more than just a holiday.

We could not do all that we do in Uganda without the help of our interns and volunteers, who are a vital and integral part of Beacon of Hope Uganda. Beacon of Hope Uganda (BoHU) recruits volunteers for locally-run community, conservation, teaching, health, building and sports projects around Uganda.

Community Outreaches & Improvement of Living Standards:
Volunteer on Rural Health Projects:

BoHU sets out to the rural villages with a team of volunteers for 2-5 days a week to organize health workshops. BoHU aims to fight the deadly epidemic diseases by educating the communities in the Mukono District and rural districts about awareness and prevention. Drawing from the education seminars and resources from the Uganda Ministry of Health training programs, this objective is achieved through the use of workshops, seminars, camps, and Voluntary Counseling Testing (VCT) programs, topics range from Malaria control, family planning, HIV/AIDS, Epilepsy control, and other deadly diseases.
Volunteer on Community Sanitation Projects:

The BoHU team engage into programs and projects which improve on the sanitation of rural people and this include clearing of drinking wells, building of dry racks and the digging of latrines as well as education of healthy living practices. Join the team and help in improving the poor communities.
Material Support:

BoHU provides material support to those in the Mukono District who are
unable to and care for themselves. This may include the elderly,
orphans, the disabled, prisoners, and those afflicted or affect by HIV and AIDS.

This support may include:

Home, Prison, or School Visits

Supplying sanitation sanitary kits to village school girls

The delivery of food supplies from development programs to orphans

Sporting events for orphans to improve the social aspect

Providing school supplies to schools per term for orphans

Elderly Support Programs including clothes washing, visitation, and the construction of sanitation areas including kitchens and drying areas

Clothing, sanitation supplies, and relationship building with prisoners
Teach Volunteer and Internship Opportunities:

The main focus is providing education to hundreds of children in poor communities in Uganda. Village schools provide English, Math, health lessons to children 3yrs-12yrs old. The schools provide not only needed education but opportunities for sports activities, health talks, feeding center and meeting place for the community.
With our volunteer program we allow you to discover the wonders of Uganda, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Uganda and rural schools, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.

Teaching experience is not required. You can begin as a teaching assistant and then work in small groups with children in need of extra attention. The objective of this program is to contribute to the academic development of the school in order to provide the best opportunity for the orphans to receive quality education. Volunteers support the local teachers; encourage students to learn and play and instill pride in their schooling.
Develop a poor community in Uganda/ Building Program:

You will have the opportunity to try different roles and projects, dependent on your interests and skills. These volunteer opportunities do not require specialized skills (although these would be an advantage), and we accept volunteers for both short and long-term placements, all the year round. Volunteers certainly gain an amazing life experience from their participation in our placement program. On first arrival, most volunteers sample all the projects before selecting the tasks that suit them best.
You just have to let us know where you want to go and we will take you there and information is available for you. The type of work you are involved with will be dependent on your interests, abilities, level of experience as well as your comfort levels.
One of the advantages of the Community project is that you are not limited to one job role and will have the opportunity to ‘sample’ other roles during your placement. To become involved in another projects simply inform a member of staff who will happily make any necessary arrangements.
Volunteer work side by side the locals’ on-going brick construction and water building projects in the community. Volunteers needed for manual labor jobs working alongside skilled and unskilled local workers.
Some tasks include farming, pig rearing, construction of the volunteer center, expansion, water well building and renovation work. Volunteers do not need prior experience, but skilled workers are very welcome. This is a very hand on, hands dirty sort of program. Enthusiasm, a good sense of humor and helping spirit are required.

Work in an Orphanage:

As a volunteer you perform a variety of much-needed services such as teaching Basic English, Math and other subjects to HIV/AIDS infected or hunger-stricken children in Uganda.
English/Math, Geography Teaching in Rural school

Help to improve school children’s conversational English and French, paving a road for a brighter future – instilling in them a working command of the English language.

Health Projects in Uganda:

Knowledgeable and able-bodied volunteers are in great demand. Help assist doctors with several health-related activities, opportunities are available all year around in Uganda.
HIV/AIDS Awareness in Uganda:

Interested in helping to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic that has ravaged Africa’s continent? Help create hope among the sick in Uganda and to assure them that they can live productive lives.
Other Projects in Uganda:

BoHU has projects in various fields and a wide range of opportunities is available to developmental volunteers who want make a difference in the lives of people in rural Uganda.

Volunteer Projects include:

Community work, HIV/AIDS, Medical work, Sports Coaching, Teaching & Education, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Research, Expeditions, Corporate Volunteering, University Volunteering, Family Volunteering, Tailor-made opportunities for individuals and groups.
We provide to people of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to have an active part in helping develop a local community, and accept donations to improve standard of life for people living in Uganda. We make it possible to see what your money has specifically done for the local people and how it has helped them and their community.
BoHU recruits and places foreign volunteers with community based projects and schools around Uganda. Through our volunteer placement program, we aim to build the capacities of local projects and raise awareness around the world about the successes and challenges of life in Uganda.
These include office work (IT training for local villagers mostly youth), Vocational Training (Sewing), and HIV/AIDS education, public health/hygiene, family planning, condom use, creativity workshops, promoting small business development the importance of basic education, and women’s rights and empowerment.
Community outreach:- Includes home visits to elderly, disabled, and persons living with HIV/AIDS to keep company, offer relief, and assess needs.
Administration:- Budgeting, fundraising and handcraft marketing
Community Development:- You will be encouraged to take part in a flexible schedule which will include some or all the activities offered by the program. The exchange of ideas, experiences and culture is encouraged. This placement sometimes requires walking long distances in the sun; you are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag, protective clothing and shoes.
Teaching Orphans:- Teaching English, Math and other subjects, organize games and arts. The main aim is to create a loving environment for these children. Telling stories, Help in the construction of the new orphanage Homes and schools. Carpentry, builders, porters and helpers, group volunteering is welcome, Fundraisers contact us for details.
Website Designer & Data Base Manager:

We believe that communication through digital media, design and storytelling is the most exciting way to achieve the ambitious goal we’re working towards: providing resources for quality education in under-resourced communities and helping individuals fulfill their potential and shape their world. We think the public responds increasingly more to creativity and outstanding design rather than guilt-driven campaigns. With that in mind, we love exploring new ways of telling the story of our mission, educating the public and inspiring people to get involved. The BoHU website is visited by over 500 people each month and has the potential to reach the public on a massive scale. We’re looking for a remarkable volunteer designer who can catch our organizational vision and commit to creating a truly unique and impactful brand, helping us change the lives of thousands
around Uganda.
Please choose any project you would like to get involved with and if you have any questions, let us know and we shall answer it.
Booking Fee:

After you have been accepted into the project by the volunteer coordinator, then you will have to pay a non-refundable $100 booking fee. Since we started, the numbers of volunteers applying has increased by each year. Unfortunately only a third of those who promise that they will come, have in fact arrived. The wastage in volunteer coordinators’ time and the fact that volunteers who could have come were refused due to holding the space for someone else who didn’t turn up, has forced us implement this. We hope that by implementing the fee, only serious volunteers will thus secure the chance to volunteer in our projects.

The booking fee will go towards paying for communication expenses incurred by the coordinators to keep in touch with you and the projects, and website maintenance. You will be given 3 weeks to pay from the time of acceptance.

Program fees:

1 week- USD$200

2 weeks-USD$300

3 weeks- USD$400

4 weeks- USD$500

The program fees can be paid upon arrival or before departure for proper preparations of your placement.

Additional Fees: USD$ 85 Airport pickup for arrival paid upon arrival.

If you would like to bring a group out to work with Beacon of Hope Uganda, please email: beaconyouths@yahoo.com

Program fees covers:

  • Pre-service (e.g. culture, health talk, program orientation, training etc);
  • 1 day sightseeing guide fee around Kampala or Jinja, Equator, world heritage sites, (e.g. game parks, zoos, museums, rivers etc)
  • Accommodation, Laundry and food during placement with a host family or volunteer house (3 meals a day);
  • Regular follow up support
  • Support for local staff and volunteers;

When a volunteer arrives in Uganda, our Coordinator meets them at the airport and brings them to our orientation place in Mukono. From that point our volunteers spend between 1 to 3 days in our orientation program. This training provides volunteers with a very detailed understanding of how to be acquainted in Uganda’s Life and culture.

The program fee excludes the following:

  • Airfare, Visa and Visa extension fee
  • Transportation during weekends travel
  • Personal travel and sightseeing (trekking, jungle safari etc);
  • Internet access, telephone, drinks or other costs accrued during training and placement;
  • Gifts to project staff and host family, if you wish to buy any;
  • Should you wish to spend more time in Uganda pre and post placement period, please remember to budget accordingly!
  • Travel and medical insurances, immunization, health expenses;
  • You will also need a weekly budget of up to US $50-100 to cater for all your other expenses.

Want to Apply?

Great thanks for choosing Beacon of Hope Uganda

Please contact us for a volunteer application, fill it and send it back to us for consideration. We shall get back to you within 48hours.

E-mail: beaconyouths@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.beaconofhopeug.org