Location
  • Uganda
Length
1 - 4 weeks
Program Tags
Adventure Travel Cultural Immersion Volunteer Abroad

Program Details

Activities
Safari Trekking
Timeframe
Fall Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Guesthouse Host Family Hostel
Primary Language
English
Age Min.
18
Age Max
70

Pricing

Starting Price
200
Price Details
After you have been accepted into the project by the volunteer coordinator, then you will have to pay a placement confirmation donation of $200 . 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.

What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Tour Guide Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Apr 13, 2016
Dec 27, 2021
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About Program

All of our projects have been formulated by our team, to give our self funding volunteers the most meaningful of experiences, wherever they may decide to venture.

We take pride in all of our volunteer abroad in Uganda programs and wish to ensure that our volunteers will benefit the community in a favorable way while on their once in a life time journey.

The main objective our volunteer in Uganda program is to help more people gain the life changing, life affirming experiences that volunteering can give.

We are committed to enabling skill transfer, enabling projects in Uganda to access different skill sets and to helping volunteers realize the value they can add using the skills they hold.

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Program Highlights

  • Make friends for life and Full culture immersion
  • Immerse yourself in this rural community
  • Improve the living standards of local people
  • Two days free safari or sightseeing tour
  • Promote sustainable community livelihoods

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Chelsea
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Isaac Ssamba is my hero. A super hero he is!

Isaac Ssamba started Ssamba Foundation, a community-based organization that change lives in Mukono, central Uganda in 2006. He started to empower the vulnerable rural communities of Mukono district.

Today, Ssamba Foundation has grown into one of the biggest community-owned charities in Mukono, Uganda. Ssamba and his team offer free charitable support in the community, from building classrooms for village school, constructing boreholes for the community to get clean water to supporting women with skills and capital to start on the independent life.

I was lucky to volunteer with Ssamba Foundation for a few months. During that period, I saw several lives being changed; vulnerable youth helped to join vocational skills training institutions, orphans and vulnerable children enrolled to school, people with HIV given a new hope for living and helpless children being given their first formal lessons and dressing.

I have no doubt in my heart, Isaac Ssamba is my hero. A super hero he is!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Grasshoppers!! OMG very delicious insects, popular delicacy in Uganda.
62 people found this review helpful.
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Isabella
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

volunteer program was fantastic

I joined the Ssamba Foundation program in Uganda for four weeks and found it to be the experience of a lifetime! Isaac the Founding Director was our coordinator and he did a fabulous job with everything from arrival to hosting at his home.

He was very supportive and always available for help. I really enjoyed my hospital experience because I got to rotate through all the different departments in the hospital in Mukono on different days including surgery, pharmacy, pediatric care, primary care etc.

My friend and I shared a room at Ssamba’s home. Sandy the “house manager” was fantastic! She made the most amazing meals, served us tea, took care of us and was there for us all day every day and night with a smile on her face. No task ever a problem!

In a nutshell, volunteer program was fantastic! Very well organized and no hidden fees. My friend and I paid USD$200 each (for our 4 weeks’ stay).

Overall this is one of the best organizations available and offers amazing value for money and donations! Highly recommended! Contact Isaac directly, he will work out the best placement for you.

65 people found this review helpful.
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Marie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing Experience

It was really great life changing experience in particular with the children. The kids are incredibly friendly and excited to have mzungu teachers there.

I wish that I was able to stay longer than two months and hope to contribute my time in future.

Beacon of Hope Uganda staff is very supportive from application process and during the time in the field. Sandra was very attentive, helpful and very knowledgeable.

The food was delicious and accommodation was truly nice, clean and very organized. I enjoyed the teaching program immensely; the staff both at the school and the administration office was extremely helpful.

The community and the children in Uganda are super friendly and welcoming. I am very impressed with service of Beacon of Hope Uganda.

I would recommend this program to everyone who is interested in volunteering in Uganda.

66 people found this review helpful.

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