Location
  • Uganda
Length
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
16
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Guesthouse
Travel Type
Family Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
338
Price Details
Program cost is divided into two parts:
-Registration fee: 230$
-Program fee: 338$ for the first week and 305$ for every extra week.

What is included in the fees?

- Administration costs
- Support from Cooperating Volunteers staff before arriving
- Airport pick up
- 1 day Orientation
- Introduction to Ugandan culture
- Accommodation
- 3 meals a day 7 days a week
- Program supervision
- 24 hours 7 days a week local staff support
- Certificate of (under request)
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 29, 2023
Dec 18, 2023
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About Program

Volunteers in Uganda can participate in any of our projects listed below. Together with our alliance we cooperate with local projects to improve the growth of this region, and volunteers can participate in the project that best suits their interests and abilities.

- Childcare program. assisting children in orphanages, foster homes, and shelters in Uganda.
- Teaching program: Volunteers teach English and other subjects in nurseries and primary schools.
- Medical program: work in local hospitals and medical centers, providing support to the medical staff and participating in patient care.
- Construction program: projects such as renovating houses, building schools, and expanding infrastructure
- Community development program with our NGO Volcop
- Agriculture and preservation program: local agricultural practices in tea and coffee plantations in Kyamazima.
- Sports program: in primary schools , promoting sports activities such as soccer, volleyball, and basketball.

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Impact

Ethical Impact

Cooperating Volunteers strives to promote solidarity and cooperation for sustainable community development through diverse volunteering programs. We envision meaningful volunteer experiences, providing assistance to vulnerable communities, and promoting cultural exchange. Our values include uniting cultures through enriching exchanges, strengthening communities with improved infrastructure, and educating with excellence through inclusive practices while prioritizing the well-being and diversity of experiences.

Program Highlights

  • Embrace Local Culture: Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture of Uganda. Interact with the community, learn about their customs, and share meaningful moments that go beyond volunteering..
  • Hands-On Experience: Roll up your sleeves and lend a helping hand to the local community. Work side by side with local staff, from nurses, to farmers and teachers.
  • Empowering Through Education: Education is one of our core pillars, and we offer opportunities for both children and adults to learn and grow by classes, sports and community engagement.
  • Discover the natural landscapes that Uganda has to offer, and visit the nearby natural parks and cities in your free time.
  • Diverse Projects, Endless Impact: Contribute to a wide range of projects, choosing the one that best fits you abilities and interest.

Popular Programs

Childcare program

This program focuses on assisting children in orphanages, foster homes, and shelters in Uganda, addressing a critical need in Uganda, which is home to over 2.3 million orphans, surpassing the numbers in any other country.
Volunteers will provide love, medical care, and education to children of various ages (generally from 1 to 6 years old). This includes recreational activities, sports, meal preparation, and more.

Teaching program

Volunteers participating in this program are assigned to nurseries and primary schools, working with students aged 4 to 17. The role involves teaching various subjects, including English. This unique experience places volunteers within the fabric of Ugandan communities, offering insights into the education system.

Sports Program

The program focuses on primary schools in Uganda, aiming to address a prevalent issue where some Ugandan families restrict their children from playing with others. The Sports Volunteer Program aims to provide diverse activities to counteract this limitation. Volunteers engage children in sports such as football, volleyball, and basketball either within regular school settings or through established teams, fostering team spirit and a healthy practices.

Medical program

The medical program in Uganda is a comprehensive initiative covering various medical fields, offering medical students/graduates a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience in diverse medical branches in local hospitals. The primary goal of is to immerse participants in the day-to-day operations of hospitals and medical centers, providing a profound understanding of African medicine. Volunteers will assist in patient care, diagnostics, injections, and wound treatments.

Community program

This program is developed by Volcop NGO Uganda, in Kyamukerege village, and it stands as a registered community organization dedicated to the innovative Family Responsibility System, embodying a shared commitment among family members to attain self-sufficiency. The volunteers will help and cooperate in partnership with 70 families, helping them develop this system.

Construction program

Volunteers actively contribute to manual labor, collaborating with both qualified and non-qualified local workers in construction tasks. The scope of work includes renovating houses, constructing schools, expanding facilities, building wells, laying motorways, and other renovation projects. For instance, volunteers may be involved in building kitchens and latrines for families affected by HIV in the Kyamkerege community.

Agricultural program

This program in Kyamazima, Uganda, you'll witness and actively engage in local farming practices. This immersive experience offers you the chance to contribute your hands and effort to the farming community while delving deep into the rich local culture. You will volunteer in the stunning tea plantations, participating in various activities, that go from harvesting the leaves, to the processing and packaging of the tea.

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  • Impact 5
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  • Fun 5
  • Value 4.7
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Carlota
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering changed my life

In august 2022 i had my first, but not last, volunteering experience in Uganda. I volunteered in Tooro Babies Orphanage, a small local orphanage near town where i had the chance to help 6 amazing, strong and brave woman who spend the whole day taking care of around 60 kids in very vulnerable situations.
Moreover, the local team and the coordinators made my experience not only much easier not just only by making us feel safe and accompanied at all times, but giving us advice about the best ways to help there.
This experience not only shaped my perspective on global issues but also instilled a sense of responsibility to continue making a positive impact. It taught me invaluable lessons, offered profound insights, and ignited a passion for humanitarian work that will guide my actions for years to come.
Now a days I have a whole family in Uganda, and that is, for me, the most amazing thing in the world.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would recommend to the new travelers to leave the fear behind and give themselves the chance to help in many different ways to those who need it, while they get to know other cultures and social structures.
Pros
  • Reality check and change of priorities
  • Help people and communities in vulnerable positions
  • New cultures and people
12 people found this review helpful.
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Mayra
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The best experience

Uganda will stay in my heart forever after this experience. The month I spent there was full of heartfelt moments, kind people and in general good vibes. The coordinators were very helpful and fun, and the children in the daycare were amazing. Working with the local teachers and caregivers helped me learn so much, and I would repeat the experience for sure. Thank you Cooperating Volunteers!

The local team is excellent. Sara, Carlota, Jaime, Cathy, Florence and everyone have been attentive since minute 1 of my arrival at Entebbe airport. I only have words of gratitude.

Thank you so much local team to did my best experience ever.

13 people found this review helpful.
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Carlos
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

Everything well organised. Since I arrived til i left. I traveled with my mum and we have lived the most beautiful experience in our lifes.
It has been an amazing country, the people very nice and we have been working 4 hours a day monday to friday in a little orphanage in Fort Portal.
We hope volunteers to keep going there cause these kids deserve our care and we apreciate their smiles.
Definetely one of the best experiences in my life.

58 people found this review helpful.

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