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Opportunity for Internationa Volunteer Placement

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BENEFITING: Hope For Vision, Inc.

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THE STORY:

Volunteers and Leave a mark in Uganda

Volunteer on HIV/AIDS Program, Community Development, Youth Empowerment Program, Orphan Care Support, Counseling & Guidance, Women Empowerment, Food Security & Agriculture Practices, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Advocate for HIV/AIDS Patients, Education Support, Teaching, support children in the refugee settlement, join mega-horn cow grazing, hand craft, youths sports and games, traditional music dance and drama.

Program Dates: This program runs all throughout the year, program orientation will take place on your arrival.

Program Duration: Tourist volunteers can choose to volunteer for a period of 1 day to one year.

Program fees: – Placement booking fee: USD$ 100 paid any time upon acceptance into the program. After the Volunteer Coordinator has accepted you into the project, then you will have to pay this non-refundable booking fee. Since we started, the numbers of volunteers applying has increased by each year. Unfortunately only a third of those who promise that they will come, have in fact arrived. The wastage in Volunteer Coordinator’s time and the fact that volunteers who could have come were refused due to holding the space for someone else who didn’t turn up, has forced us to implement this non-refundable booking fee.

We hope that by implementing the fee only serious volunteers will thus secure the chance to volunteer in our projects. The booking fee will go towards paying for communication expenses incurred by the Coordinators to keep in touch with you and the projects.

The program fees can be discussed during the process of booking when you contact us and paid upon arrival for proper preparations of your placement.

Placement Organization: Uganda Vision Resource Centre

Placement Location:Kamwenge District {Semi- Urban/ Rural}.

Accommodation: Host Family or Cape Hotel & Guest house

Program Description:The focus of this service-learning volunteer tourist experience is for tourists, volunteers and interns to expand their own knowledge and happiness while at the same time helping to educate local community members in sustainable developments. Volunteers will have the opportunity to become fully immersed in Ugandan culture as they live, work, learn, and play among local Ugandan families, staff in both rural and semi-urban settings.

This program is 238.75 kilometers (km) from Kampala City in Kamwenge District. In this program with the assistance of our locally trained volunteers you help in the training of other local volunteers to effectively address and educate others about humanitarian and development issues using grassroots methodology.

As in most parts of Uganda, the community members struggle to meet their basic needs and strive to put their children in school. Main jobs include brick making, selling fruits and vegetables, small-scale animal rearing and other manual labor jobs.

As a volunteer in this program, you will experience traditional Ugandan life and participate in daily activities such as visiting elderly villagers, collecting water from a well, teaching children in & outside classrooms, assisting in the brick making programs, teaching in a school, painting in class rooms, participate in Christian ministry work, feeding animals as well as health outreach programs, outreach in Rwamwanja refugee settlement. These programs serve the most vulnerable community members in Kamwenge District.

What makes UVRC Tour and serve initiative unique?

Uganda Vision Resource Centre is a development focused organization with deep roots in here, working tightly with several community development projects. The organization was founded by Ugandan Social workers who understand very well where your experience and skills are needed. Volunteers will be allocated roles in the projects of their choice.

With our volunteer program we allow you to discover the wonders of East Africa, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Africa, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.

It is important for potential volunteers to understand that the culture in Uganda is quite different from what you are accustomed to. Volunteers should bring with them an easy-going, open-minded and relaxed attitude. Locals are curious, very friendly and social people. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember that life in Africa is not as organized and predictable as life in developed countries.

Skills/Qualifications Needed

No specific qualifications are required to join this volunteer program in Kamwenge District. Anyone with energy and interest in this issue can make a meaningful contribution, and all are crucial and important.

Extra activities you will not miss:Culture Village visits and Kibale Forest National Park which is rich and unique habitat for more than 250 species and over 300 bird species. Visits to other National Parks and Safaris. Queen Elizabeth is just bordering Kamwenge district at one side. Water bodies include Lake George and many small crater lakes like Rwetera and Nyinaburita. Western lift valley with its escarpments, and electricity generation at River Mpanga.

Apply now and book a placement at this program:

How to apply!

If you’re interested in volunteering with Uganda Vision Resource Centre write to:

V2040rc@gmail.com, Tel:+256-772-888149

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