Volunteer Work Uganda

Do a search for "volunteer work in Uganda" and, in all likelihood you'll be faced with a list of dozens of the big volunteer companies who operate in Uganda and elsewhere across the African continent. Many of these big volunteer recruiters and advertisers are not charities but fully functioning "for profit" businesses who know that there is a lot of money selling placements to volunteers.

Here, on this volunteer work in Uganda page, we only list small, locally run volunteer projects which are run and managed locally by Ugandans. The money you pay doesn't fund offices and staff in the UK but goes directly into the local community and economy where you will be working.

They also have one focus; to make things better for the community in which they operate. Some, like Raising Up Hope Uganda help street children, because its founder Patrick, lived on the streets of Kampala himself as a child and wants to give other children a better life and safer future. When you work with him you're making a real difference to real children in real need whereas some of the other big international projects you may find are almost manufactured to sell volunteer work placements for profit.

Volunteer work opportunities in Uganda are often in schools, hospitals and orphanages with there being an estimated 3.5 million children orphaned through AIDS/HIV alone; that's nearly one in ten of the country's entire population. Other opportunities include construction work and animal conservation. Uganda itself is a great country for volunteer work not least because its safe, friendly, cheap and with always a warm and genuine welcome from its people but its also very much unspoilt with ample opportunities for sightseeing in between volunteer work experiences. If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Uganda let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Work Uganda

Volunteer Work Uganda

Volunteer Work Uganda

Volunteer Work Uganda

Volunteer Work Uganda



Volunteer Work Uganda: RECOFU

RECOFU works to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS and improve the livelihoods of those affected.
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Uganda Rural Fund

Volunteer Work Uganda: Uganda Rural Fund

Volunteer work in an orphanage, school as well as after-school and women empowerment programs.
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Volunteer Uganda: STAESA

Work with children in Uganda from Kampala; orphaned by AIDS or abandoned through poverty.
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Street Children

Street Children Africa: Uganda

About street children in Uganda in facts, figures and video together with details of support projects.
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Volunteer Work Uganda
Volunteer Work Uganda

If you are considering undertaking a period of volunteer work in Uganda check out our Uganda profiles page to explore the country before you visit and learn how to make the most of your volunteer work in Uganda. Also have read of the Lighthouse Project below, a humourous and insightful tale about being a volunteer in Uganda.

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