Volunteer in in Uganda

About the program in Uganda

Volunteer in Uganda with GapXperience. Choose from different meaningful project including teaching English at a school or work in a construction.You also have the option to start with the cultural orientation week. You can join from a short term 1 week program up to 4 weeks.

Uganda Program Summary

Location: Kajjansi, Uganda
Arrival: Uganda International Airport EBB (Entebbe International Airport) on Sunday at 10.00 or 15.00
Start Dates 2019 : 7 January, 21 January, 4 February, 18 February, 4 March, 18 March, 1 April, 15 April, 6 May, 20 May, 3 June, 17 June, 1 July, 8 July, 15 July, 22 July, 5 August, 19 August, 2 September, 16 September, 7 October, 21 October, 4 November, 18 November, 2 December, 16 December
Duration: 1-4 weeks

Why Join with GapXperience ?

 

  • Experienced and Trusted Organization – Established over 14 years ago, we have grown to become one of the world’s leaders for Gap Year & Volunteer Abroad Programs with over 200 programs in over 30 countries around the world, having placed thousands of participants abroad.
  • Most Affordable Prices – Our fees are the some of the most affordable for quality volunteer travel that you will find with just one low fixed fee without additional registration or application fees.
  • Responsible Projects – Our volunteer projects are run responsibly and have a positive impact on local needs.
  • Great Support – Before you go and throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our team and the local partner’s team who will provide you with assistance. Checkout our reviews to see the wonderful feedback we have received from our participants.
  • Participant Safety – Safety is a top priority for us, with trustworthy projects, partners and coordinators that have been fully trained to deal with safety issues.
  • Make Friends – Meet up with the friendly locals and like-minded travelers during your program.
  • Explore on Weekends – You have the weekends free to explore and travel and create great travel experiences.
  • Self Development – We see volunteering as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills.
Program Info & Location

You can join the program from 1 to 4 weeks.

Culture Week

You have the option to start with the Culture Week, this will ensure that you get the most out of your stay by learning about the local culture and customs. This week is not compulsory but highly recommended.

* The project & accommodation details are subject to change according to local circumstances, also the projects are not available on local holidays

Arrival Details

The program starts with an airport pickup at Entebbe International Airport. Transport to your program will be organised and is included.

Arrive on Sunday well before the pickup time. 
Sunday: 10:00
Sunday: 15:00

Departure day is on Saturday of your last week.

Accommodation and Meals

There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend. Participants share a room together with other participants in single-gender rooms in volunteer accommodation.

Requirements to Join
  • Participants need to be minimum 18 years to join
  • Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
  • You need to have your own travel insurance
  • Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details

Uganda Review

“I was very curious to see the school en meet the teachers en students! I arrived at the school and there were immediately teachers waiting for me to welcome me warmly! That was the start of a beautiful adventure. I was free to choose where and in which class I would participate. I chose to stay in the kindergarten in the morning en in the afternoon in the school. The children were very fascinating for me. The way that teacher Betty were teaching was amazing; I enjoyed every class with her, she’s such an example for me! The other teachers were also so wonderful! I learned a lot in the arts-class, because I had no experience with stitching and that stuff. But I learned to make shoes, jewellery, bags. From day one, I felt at home in the school. I helped with serving the meals, milk cows, gardening. And because I am also a teacher (hair and beauty), I was allowed to teach to P6 and P7. I choose to learn them a hand an armmassage. 
The love I received from the kids is what I’m going to miss the most. 

In the weekends I was able to do what I want. My favorite teacher Francesca lived also in Zana (where I stayed). We made plans to visit things: a swimming pool in Kampala, Jinja, the church, a hairdresser’s salon where we got a manicure. So it’s clear that my weekends were full of amazing activities! 

I had the time of my life. It’s the second time that I volunteer, but this project was just fantastic! I loved the fact that I was free to make choices. I learned a lot about the country, met a lot of amazing people, a made so many memories!
Thanks a lot to all the people I met, the Mongolo and Nambeeta team!”

Indie Everaet

Projects in Uganda

You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project or experience you want to join.

The projects in Uganda :

Culture Week

Join the culture week which is a great introduction to the country, the culture, customs, and immerse yourself in the local surroundings.

For full information and a brochure of this project, click here

Kindergarten

Help out at local child care centers and kindergartens by taking care of children, teaching them basic English, and arranging activities with them.

For full information and a brochure of this project, click here

Community Outreach

Support the sustainable development of local schools, churches and health care centers in a Ugandan village through construction and renovation work.

For full information and a brochure of this project, click here

Farming Project

Work with local farmers in Uganda and help out in farms by cleaning, picking fruits, planting crops and feeding animals.

For full information and a brochure of this project, click here

Sports Education

Become a sports coach in Uganda and help to promote a healthy lifestyle for local school students.

For full information and a brochure of this project, click here

* Please be aware that the program & accommodation details are subject to change according to local circumstances.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.

Are the program fees subject to change?

When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.

What is the average age of participants?

We have participants of different ages. Most are between 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.

What is the support like overseas?

We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.

Can I also join my friend or family member?

Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

Can I participate for a short period?

Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.

How well should my English be?

Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.

Is travel insurance mandatory?

Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.

Will I be picked up from the airport?

Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.

Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?

Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.

Are your programs suitable for an internship?

yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.

Can I combine different countries?

Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.

Can I still travel around after the program?

Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.

Will other volunteers be present on the project?

The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.

Do I have to reserve my flight myself?

Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.

What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?

In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.

When can I register?

The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.

Prices of the Program in Uganda

Prices in Pounds
455 Pounds per week

Prices in US$
675 US$ per week

Prices in Euro
495 Euro per week

What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, 4% international banking fee

Why book with GapXperience

Lowest & Affordable Prices

Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services.

Book Together with Friend

Book together with one or more persons and you all get a discount of £35/US$45/€40.

Combine Countries

Combine programs in different locations/countries and get 5% discount from the second location/country.

Returning Customers

Many of our customers join us again and they get a discount on their program of £35/US$45/€40.

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!

Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.

Deposit
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £145, US$175 or €150.

Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.