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Volunteer Programmes


Unique Opportunity

Volunteer programmes to give enthusiastic, young people the opportunity to teach, support and inspire the local community and help them rise out of poverty.

Make a Difference

Volunteers make a real difference in schools, and colleges, helping to transform the lives of thousands of young people in Uganda as well as developing as individuals too.


Core Programme

Our core programme, lasting 6 or 12 weeks, includes primary school teaching, HIV outreach schemes and extra-curricular activities.


Research Uganda

Be part of a unique research team working to direct Volunteer Uganda's strategy in poverty alleviation and development in Uganda.


PGCE Inspire

A fantastic opportunity for new teachers to experience teaching in a unique environment whilst driving Ugandan education forwards



Pre Teach First

Created by Teach Firsters, for Teach Firsters. Our pre-Teach First programme is specifically designed to prepare you for Teach First


Football Coaching

Join a team of community coaches from Arsenal Football Club to deliver football coaching and sports nutrition workshops to children in rural Uganda.


LRTT Uganda

Teach First participants put new skills to the test by teaching in secondary schools and running LRTT workshops for local Ugandan teachers.



Where do we work?


  • All our volunteer programmes are based in the Kanungu district of rural southwest Uganda. 


  • Volunteer Uganda supports over 15 schools and has a very close relationship with the local high school and college.


  • For over 20 years Volunteer Uganda have supported Ugandan NGO, 'CHIFCOD' to alleviate poverty in Kanungu.


Find out more about the schools Volunteer Uganda supports, CHIFCOD and Kanungu district.




What's Included?



All accommodation and food is included during your stay in Uganda. Our purpose-built volunteer lodge is a perfect home away from home.




All transport in Uganda is included. Our fleet of safari vehicles transport you everywhere from the moment you land to the moment you leave.



Training & Support

On arrival into Uganda you will receive a thorough orientation and induction, as well as relevant training to prepare you for your volunteer programme.




Safety is paramount. Our experienced team in Uganda takes all the necessary precautions to ensure you are safe throughout your stay in Uganda.



Adventure and Wildlife





Safari Weekend

Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Lake Bunyonyi Weekend

Chimpanzee Tracking

White Water Rafting

Bungee Jumping


Note. To be able to go Chimpanzee tracking, you must also sign up for the Safari Weekend.



Gap Year Condensed


Hundreds of people choose Volunteer Uganda because it squeezes so much into 6/12 weeks! 

Our programme combines high-impact volunteering that builds new skills and helps you to develop as a person, as well as being filled with unforgettable adventures in beautiful country.

Not only that, you share the whole experience with a group of like minded people who you will become great friends with by the end of your stay.

This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed. Call our team today for advice on how to apply.





What's not included?



Flights aren't included in the programme fee. 

Volunteer Uganda supports all its volunteers to find and purchase the right flight.




Vaccinations aren't included in the programme fee.

Contact your local GP to find out which vaccinations you'll need, and their costs.



Insurance isn't covered in the programme fee.

All volunteers must purchase an individual travel insurance policy.



Tourist Visa

Your visa isn't included in the programme fee.

90-day Tourist Visas are purchased ON ARRIVAL into Uganda for £30 or $50.




Still can't decide?

15 Reasons to Volunteer Uganda

Take a look through the top 15 reasons why Volunteer Uganda is one of the most rewarding and unforgettable experiences you could imagine.

Get in touch with your questions

If you have any questions you'd like to ask our UK team before you submit your application, please get in touch using the information below.




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