Our Teaching Programme

Join a team and spend 6 or 12 weeks contributing to sustainable development through quality education

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What we do in Uganda

Volunteer Uganda operates 6-12 week volunteer teaching programmes in rural southwest Uganda. Since 2009 we have welcomed more than 1000 people to our volunteer lodge which overlooks the incredible Bwindi forest.

Our programme

Combining effective volunteering with excellent infrastructure and inspiring extra-curricular activities and initiatives.

Effective volunteering

Teach English, Maths and Science in our partner primary schools to improve the education of Ugandan pupils and inspire a generation of learners.

Invaluable training

Receive a whole week of Limited Resource Teacher Training (LRTT) to equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to teach an effective lesson in Uganda.


Get involved in after-school sport, music and drama activities as well as contributing to towards our community HIV awareness initiatives.

How your money is spent

All your transport and accommodation in Uganda

All meals, electricity and wifi at the lodge in Uganda

All meals, electricity and wifi at the lodge in Uganda

Development & growth of school & community projects

Development & growth of school & community projects

The Volunteer Uganda experience

Unique, meaningful and unforgettable.


All accommodation, food, wifi and electricity is included during your stay in Uganda at our purpose-built volunteer lodge. Our fleet of safari vehicles will transport you everywhere during your stay.

The Experience


You will receive thorough training in the first week to ensure you have a good understanding of the context that you'll be working in. Our team of Education and Community coordinators and Team Leaders do this via a series of workshops.

Our Training

More about the fun stuff

Aside from the rewarding and valuable experience you'll gain from teaching in Uganda, you'll also get the chance to do some adventuring


White Water Rafting


Experience the thrill of a full-day white water rafting down grade 1-5 rapids on the mighty River Nile.


Big Game Safari


Visit Uganda's No.1 safari location, Queen Elizabeth National Park for a full weekend of game drives and a boat safari.


Lake Bunyonyi


One of the most popular excursions amongst volunteers, this weekend away is an experience not to be missed.


Chimp Tracking


Uganda is famous for being one one of the only places in the world where you can visit chimpanzees living in the wild.


Bungee Jump


A unique opportunity to take the plunge and conquer Uganda's famous "Nile high" bungee, directly over the River Nile!


Gorilla Tracking


Over half of the 700 gorillas left in the wild live in Uganda, so it really is a unique privilege to experience.

You can expect a lot from our programme...

Leadership development

With our award-winning training and experienced Team Leaders you’ll rise to the challenge and come home with fantastic leadership and teaching skills

Building confidence

Live in a new culture that is sometimes outside your comfort zone to build character – you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve!

Make lifelong friends and a new Ugandan family

Over the years our volunteers have made the lodge home from home. Make friends to last a lifetime as you teach, learn and travel Uganda with us.

Immerse yourself in a new culture

Experience a whole new way of life to better understand the world you live in and work to make it a better place.

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One of our team will call you within 48 hours

Need to Ask Us Something Else?

If you have any questions that you can't find in our FAQs section or you simply wish to find out a bit more info, get in touch with us via phone, by enquiring online or even via social media!

Call us On: 01223 926663