1. GIVE BACK
Share your time and skills to support a community in Uganda.
2. MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Impact the lives of hundreds of children and young people.
3. DO SOMETHING AMAZING
Combine high-impact volunteering with an incredible
For over 20 years, Volunteer Uganda has focussed on supporting a community in Kanungu district to help alleviate poverty through education. This enables volunteers to make a real difference, immerse themselves into an African community and genuinely be a part of something amazing.
Volunteer Uganda is dedicated to running high-impact volunteer projects focused on improving the lives of young people in Uganda and also the life experiences of every volunteer, made possible thanks to ongoing research and evaluation in Uganda.
We're passionate about the volunteer experience. Volunteers get outstanding training, stay in our purpose-built lodge, receive 24/7 support from our exceptional team in Uganda and get the opportunity to see the best of what Uganda has to offer! We believe the VU experience is unrivalled.
Find out what makes the 'VU' volunteer experience so special.
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Thanks to our volunteers
Thanks to Ben Fitzgerald, a volunteer from summer 2014, who made this video of his experience in Uganda. Watch Ben's video and be inspired to start your own journey with us soon.
Make a real difference
"it's so worth it"
Volunteer Uganda has hosted over 600 volunteers in the last 5 years and every single volunteer has made a difference to the lives of hundreds (if not thousands) of young peoples lives.
"It really opens your eyes"
Volunteer Uganda develops a wide range of skills, it helps you broaden your horizons, it challenges your opinions and gives you a greater appreciation for the opportunities others miss out on.
Best experience of your life
"It's so, so fun"
So many of our volunteers come away from their time in Uganda saying "this was the best six weeks of my life". Take part in an unforgettable volunteering programme, experience life in a beautiful country and make friends for life.
and food is included during your stay in Uganda. Our
purpose-built volunteer lodge is a perfect home away
The Volunteer Uganda Lodge is situated in Kanungu District in the Bwindi region of southwest Uganda. Volunteers arrive at Entebbe International Airport, near Kampala and then make the journey to Bwindi as a group in the VU vehicles.
The Lodge has a very homely feel and very relaxed vibe. Volunteers are encouraged to treat the lodge like home during their stay. Day-to-day life at the lodge is so much fun that volunteers simply don't want to leave!
All main meals are
included as part of the project. For the most part,
these meals are served at the VU lodge by our amazing
team of chefs.
Fresh breakfast is served every morning. Lunches are provided by your schools, except on weekends, when they are provided by VU. Tea and coffees are served every afternoon before the evening meal is served.
Our chefs cater for all dietary requirements on request.
All transport in Uganda
is included. Our fleet of safari vehicles transport you
everywhere from the moment you land to the moment you
Our team in Uganda meet all volunteers at Entebbe Airport straight from volunteers recommended flights
Our team of experienced drivers provide safe transport throughout volunteers entire trip.
Our UK team is here to
support you in organizing your trip to Uganda and to
answer any questions you have before you leave.
On arrival into Uganda, you'll be met by our team and the group will receive a full induction including a local language lesson and community tour.
Whatever program you're
volunteering on 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 run a series of workshops outlining the key objectives of the project and how it fits into Volunteer Uganda's overall mission.
Safety is paramount. Our
experienced team in Uganda takes all the necessary
precautions to ensure you are safe throughout your stay
Resident British group leaders and a strong team of Ugandan support staff live at the lodge all year round. The lodge has a large safe for volunteers to lock up passports, insurance policies and other valuables.
The camp is enclosed by a large fence and there is always a security guard on duty to protect the lodge. There are mosquito nets provided for every bed so all volunteers are safe from bites at night.
Showers & Toilets
THE FULL PACKAGE
Add up to 6 amazing weekend trips to any one of our projects.
White Water Rafting
Big Game Safari