The Real Uganda volunteers assist our partners with a variety of empowering activities. Choose a combination of these locally requested interventions:
Public health & clinical work: Volunteers work in rural clinics providing testing, treatment, counseling services, and prevention education. Nutrition and vegetable gardening, and community sanitation programs are also ongoing. Our aim is to support rural public health in Uganda.
Teaching: Volunteers work in classrooms, choosing what ages and topics to teach. Art and sport are the most popular. Traditional teaching in Uganda is rote learning and memorization. Our aim is to encourage team work, fun, creativity, literacy, and general knowledge in primary school students.
Agriculture: Volunteers work alongside women's groups in their communal gardens. Expect to prepare soil, plant seeds, spread mulch, weed, harvest, and chase birds and other pests. Our aim is to teach efficient land use, organic pest control, and nutrition.
- Everyday is new and fun. Engage in a variety of relevant activities.
- See and do a lot in a short time. Work in classrooms, medical centers, and community gardens.
- Deeply learn how locally-led community development actually works.
- Spend your time with empowered people, fully immersed in Ugandan culture and way of life.
- Spend weekends exploring Uganda. Choose from zip-lining in a rain forest, white water rafting the Nile, wildlife safari, and primate tracking.
International volunteers build relationships with local leaders and community members to support Ugandan solutions to Ugandan problems.
This is an important and ethical way to volunteer your time in a foreign country.
The Real Uganda supports a number of women's groups in Uganda.
While these ladies are commited to improve life each day, a lack of formal education and the burden of raising their families alone are their main challenges. Volunteers join these hard working ladies in their communal gardens and craft-making circles to share knowledge and culture.
The Real Uganda supports community-based public health initiatives in Uganda.
Medical volunteers are placed in rural clinics in their areas of expertise. Your skilled hands assist Ugandan medical professionals to serve more people in less time. While our health care infrastructure is badly over-burdened, you'll work alongside our resourceful professionals in solidarity.
We also have non-medical opportunities for volunteers interested in public health in Uganda.
The Real Uganda partners with humble, rural primary schools in Uganda.
These schools are poorly-resourced, with students largely subjected to rote learning. Volunteers bring interactive lessons and new knowledge to our classrooms. They also give our local teachers a much needed break from their long work day.