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Beacon of Hope Uganda
  • Mukono, Uganda
Organization Description
Beacon of Hope Uganda is a Ugandan based volunteer travel, humanitarian service and rural development organization which designs and conducts programs which contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities with an emphasis on children and youth.

Beacon of Hope Uganda offers opportunities for volunteer work in rural Uganda, through various communities volunteering projects, giving you a chance to experience the culture, the people and much more.

What volunteer work in Uganda can I do?

We’re looking for volunteers in Uganda who will contribute to projects in communities where help is most needed. At a one-to-one Uganda orientation interview we’ll discuss your skills, experience and of course, preferences to ensure that you’re assigned to the right project. Volunteers in Uganda are needed in a variety of project areas, including but not limited to childcare, administration tasks, community development assistants, environment conservation, sports coaching, English teaching and so much more

How long can I come for?

Our Volunteer Uganda placements last either One or 3 months and include a one-day arrival orientation. But you can come for as short as one week or two weeks.
You’ll have the chance to travel at weekends but to make the most of this fantastic country why not leaves some time at the end of your program to explore further afield.

Where will I be working?

Our Ugandan projects are rural community based. The majority of our volunteers are placed in rural areas of Mukono, Wakiso, Jinja, and Mbale although projects do also exist in other parts of the country like Kampala.

Who will I be working with?

We place volunteers in existing projects, working alongside local people. Our volunteer in Uganda program is essentially designed to provide independent experiences which promote integration with the local people. You may also be working alongside another international volunteer.

Where will I be living?

As part of our ‘Local Approach’, we believe that living with a local family is the best way for volunteers to become fully immersed into the local culture. You’ll be placed with a family in a Ugandan community, a short distance from your project. Your host will welcome you into their family and help you to settle into the local area. You might be living with another volunteer.
Houses can be very basic and may not have running water or a constant source of electricity. Enjoying home-cooked food, sharing stories and life experiences and learning the local language will give you a unique and memorable experience. Other volunteers can stay at the volunteer guest house at the Mukono Travelers’ Home

Please contact us if you need more information!
Childcare / Children, Education, Health / Medical
Skills Needed
Youth Work, COUNSELOR, TEACHING, AUTHOR, Many other skills, Basic construction & carpentry, Fundraising, Able to make abstract ideas beeasily adjust to new areas, Learns new skills Quickly
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$125 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay
  • Local Transport
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off
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