Volunteering with Volunteer Uganda

A Different Kind of Volunteering

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 travel experience.

Community Focus

COMMUNITY FOCUS

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.

Measuring Impact

MEASURING IMPACT

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.

Unique Experience

UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

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.

THE EXPERIENCE

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.

Personal development

"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.

THE FUNDAMENTALS


Accommodation

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

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!

Food

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.

Transport

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

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.

Induction

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.

Training

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.

Security

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

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.

Free Wi-Fi

Airport Transfers

Electricity

24/7 Security

Mosquito Nets

Fire Safety

Showers & Toilets

First Aid

THE FULL PACKAGE

Add up to 6 amazing weekend trips to any one of our projects.

White Water Rafting

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Big Game Safari

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Lake Bunyonyi

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Bungee Jump

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Chimp Tracking

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Gorilla Tracking

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Ultimate Package

  • Big Game Safari Weekend
  • White Water Rafting
  • Lake Bunyonyi Weekend
  • Nile High Bungee Jump
  • Chimpanzee tracking
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Adventure Package

  • Big Game Safari Weekend
  • White Water Rafting
  • Lake Bunyonyi Weekend

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