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Uganda Volunteer Quest
Volunteer in Uganda: 6 or 12 months
What makes a United Planet Long-term Quest unique?
United Planet’s Quest volunteer abroad programs are 100 % cultural immersion experiences. Long-term Quest volunteer opportunities begin in August and January of each year and areavailable to U.S. and Canadian residents of all ages and skill levels.
All Quests include:
- Personalized attention and ongoing support from Coordinators
Extensive pre-departure training and in-country orientation
- Local home stays or on-site lodging options
We have no doubt it will be life-changing and provide lasting memories. Read on for more detailed information about volunteer opportunities in Uganda.
Uganda, referred to as the Pearl of Africa, is a landlocked country in East Africa. This nation has some of the most diverse wildlife ranging from the endangered mountain gorilla to the chimpanzee. With a large number of unique ethnic communities, Uganda is also very culturally diverse. While on the road to recovery from its devastating economic past, Uganda still faces many social problems which welcome volunteers’ input. Explore the variety of cultures and landscapes in this beautiful country while using your skills to assist a local community. Your Ugandan family and co-workers are waiting to welcome you!
United Planet and the ICYE Federation
For six months to one year, you can experience a life-changing program in one of over 30 countries across the globe. United Planet is the U.S. and Canadian member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation , founded in 1949. Through their vast network and 60 years of experience, United Planet and ICYE offer a wide range of programs for volunteers from around the world.
Who can apply?
Volunteers must be 18 years of age to participate in the Uganda Quest. United Planet can send volunteers who are citizens of the United States and Canada or those who are currently living in the U.S. and Canada. Citizens and residents of other countries must contact the ICYE partner in their home country. United Planet can send people from any country to our Short-term Quest locations for 1-12 week programs. Some of our short-term volunteer placements can be extended for longer stays. Please contact us for more information about volunteering with United Planet.
Volunteer Opportunities in Uganda
United Planet currently offers social volunteer opportunities in different locations in partnership with local organizations in Uganda.
What's Included and Program Details
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Quest Program Briefs
Volunteers work with children and young people, encouraging them to stay in school through the creation and execution of workshops such as language classes, computing, sports, drama or music. The goal is to help these young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to further their education and personal development by gaining key skills and undertaking addtional training.
Volunteers assist children from a variety of disadvantaged backgrounds including rescued child laborers, abandoned street children, disabled children, children from troubled families, those who have suffered abuse, and orphans. Volunteer tasks may include assisting in fundraising, supervising play, and developing activities and workshops.
Homelessness in Uganda is often caused by poverty, health problems or lack of education. Volunteers assist staff at local organizations with the maintenance of households that receive homeless young people. Tasks may include listening and interacting with the youth as well as starting activities and workshops in conjunction with the staff.
Volunteers work with local organizations to promote ecological education through the running of conservation awareness seminars. Examples of possible volunteer projects include running recycling projects and education through art and computing classes to encourage young people to preserve the environment.
Volunteers in Uganda live with host families.
Learn about the application deadlines and program fees for this Long-term Quest.
Three Easy Steps to Apply
Questions about applying?
Call one of our friendly regional Quest coordinators today. We will walk you step-by-step through the application process and answer any questions you may have.
Step 1: Choose your Quest. Contact us at any time for help! We'd love to talk to you. Email or call .
Step 2: Enroll online. Please fill in the enrollment form. Then reserve your spot with a deposit (which will be credited toward your program fee).
Step 3: Meet your Quest coordinator and iron out the details. Once you've applied, your United Planet coordinator will contact you, and arrange a phone session to talk about your Quest of interest. THANKS!