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Rejoice Volunteer Opportunities
  • Jinja, Uganda
English, Swahili
Organization Description
Rejoice Volunteer Opportunities is an organization that offers volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups who want to get involved into diverse development and empowerment opportunities in areas of art, culture, education, sports, entrepreneurship, agriculture, sensitization, and supporting of people with disabilities. The organization has planted many projects as part of its programs. These includes, The Women Empowerment Program, Love for the Elderly, Transform Student's Club, El-Shadai Family Home, and Hope Sports Academy.

Volunteers are placed in the above mentioned projects/programs to bring about everlasting change in the communities where we operate, specifically Jinja, and other Eastern regions within Uganda. This we blend with our tourism activity which makes volunteers visit the best places to see the beauty of the nation in which we operate.

Volunteer Placements

Rejoice has a number of projects where you can work. You can volunteer with EL Shadai Family Foster Home, Neema Preparatory & Nursery Daycare center, Women Empowerment Program, Love for the Elderly, Jireh Vocational Institute, and The Sports Academy. We also partner with several organizations and institutions where you can lend a helping hand for any month(s) of the Year you will choose. These placements are open for individuals, groups, organizations, and students seeking to volunteer or have internship with us. Our placements include Schools, Hospitals, Bussinesses, Town Councils, and Children Homes.

Volunteer Requirements

Note that these requirements are compulsory to all Volunteers whether from Uganda or abroad. This is done to help us hold the programs well and also to fulfill our goals and the set objectives. Therefore your positive participation will be gladly appreciated.

Check on the requirements below

1. Volunteers must be over 18 years or older.
2. Should have atleast a High School Education Certificate.
3. Must be passionate and committed to serve and volunteer.
4. Volunteers hoping to participate in professional fields like medical,
education must have appropriate training and certification
(to be presented to Rejoice staff on arrival in Jinja -Uganda).
5. Volunteers on HIV/AIDS Work projects should have strong background
knowledge of HIV/AIDS.
6. All volunteers must be willing to work diligently according to assigned

Volunteer personal items to bring

A list of recommended items for your personal safety and comfort:

Lightweight clothing (including a light jacket).
A pair of lightweight walking shoes in a color that looks clean when dirty.
A luggage padlock, especially if you plan to travel away from the project,
For women- enough tampons to last the entire trip.
A lightweight towel for baths (heavy towels will not dry readily).
A torch (flashlight) with extra battery cells, Contact lens fluids.
Anti-malaria pills (contact your country health travel advisor).
Small dressings (i.e. Band-Aids, plasters),
Headache/Pain medication,
Antifungal cream, Ciprofloxacin.
Tweezers (for thorns, burrowing insects, wood slivers, etc.),
A thermometer.
A water filter or other method for purifying water beyond boiling.
A compact mirror,
Any ‘taste of home’ snack foods you’d like, and
Any plug converters you’ll need for electronics.
Education, Health / Medical, Women
Skills Needed
Education, Health, Counseling and guidance, Entrepreneurship, Sports and Entertainment, Building or construction, Enviromenta Conservation, Child care, Women empowerment , Fundraising
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$280 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 1 Meal per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 3-Meals-per-Day, 2-Meals-per-Day, Homestay, Internet
Stephen Wante
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