Volunteer Work to Uganda
ORPHANAGE VOLUNTEER WORK UGANDA
Uganda is found in East Africa and it is as well the Pearl of Africa, but like most African countries Uganda is faced by a challenge of orphans due to the HIV disease. Your volunteer work in Uganda will help you interact with orphans of all ages mainly from three months to fifteen years and above children. The effect of HIV is mostly felt in rural Uganda where most children have lost one or both of their parents because of HIV and in this case, the first-born child or the more responsible child becomes the head of the family. Because of this, many organizations have come up to rescue the situation by setting up orphanages, schools and hospitals.
You can choose to volunteer in rural or urban Uganda as long as you tell us your ideal preference. We work closely with different orphanages, schools and hospitals in central Uganda and south western Uganda. Volunteer work involves helping out with care givers through teaching orphans, playing with orphans, sharing jokes and keeping their morale high, feeding and bathing children, helping with administrative work among others.
During your volunteer work, you can help using your skills to offer counseling services to these orphans as they need some psychological boosting, help with office work by organizing and updating files, you can teach them your childhood games and so much more.
Anyone can volunteer in Uganda’s orphanage. If you are a doctor, a nurse, midwife, you can help with the health of children, if you are a social worker, get involved in counseling these children, if you are a teacher, teach orphans and help out with their education, if you have administrative and computer skills, you will help out with administrative work in the office, sports men can help out with physical education and sports.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO VOLUNTEER?
This depends on how much time you wish to volunteer, it could be two to three days of volunteer work or even up to a month’s period. Most of our volunteers do volunteer work before or after their tours just to give a helping hand. Before you go for your safari, you can decide to put aside two to three days for this project. You can choose to go for your tour and then do your volunteer work thereafter It is only in schools where you have to make sure the schools are open and not in holidays.
TEACHING VOLUNTEER WORK TO UGANDA
The main aim of this education volunteer Uganda program is to allow you share your skills and knowledge by passing it on to the children to enhance their academic performance and development. Your volunteer placement and work will help these orphans/children from poor family and background, gain quality education. Teaching and sharing your knowledge in Ugandan schools is an experience that you should not miss as the presence of a white man/woman usually called (Muzungu) in our local language is an excitement and encouragement to the youth.
During your school teaching volunteer work, you will work with Ugandan teachers who will help you with the curriculum and how to go about teaching these children. You may choose to volunteer in primary schools, secondary schools or tertiary institutions/Universities. Volunteer in Uganda and discover our snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains, dense Forests of Bwindi and Kibale National Parks, arid savannas and the great Lake Victoria. On top of its natural beauty, Uganda is home to some of the most welcoming people in Africa, the perfect place for you to volunteer abroad. Contact us at Great Adventures Uganda Limited for your volunteer work in Uganda.