As an organization based on voluntary actions, we raise a call to the whole world for volunteers i.e. females and males and we are non-discriminative, we don’t base upon religion, color, race, education level, social status, etc to come and volunteer roles like teaching i.e. FAL classes, youth girl, child education program, fundraising, administration, proposal writing, ART and CRAFTS, community work, HIV/AIDS counseling, and guidance.
Our Volunteer program runs from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and within this scoop of time, we ensure that they engage in the activities that are beneficial to the organization, our target population, and our volunteer team at large. These activities are based within the districts of Kampala and Wakiso and other districts if necessary because our influence is not limited by proximity but by the level of influence we can add to those we serve.
Program Dates: This program runs all throughout the year. Program orientation will take place within the first week after arrival to organization premises and the normal program and run normally as planned thereafter.
Program Duration: Volunteers can choose to volunteer for a period of 1 month to a year and this can enable us to plan our activities with an incorporated plan for them so as to make their presence count.
Program Fees: The UWOPED volunteer program is totally free of charge to all foreign and local volunteers as it enables us to have a wide scoop of relating with the whole world from the bigger point of view.
Learn some program management tips while helping to build women’s projects in Uganda; this is Development Volunteers’ newest community project. Produce harvested from the projects will be donated to local low-income community women and slum dwellers that are supported by UWOPED, so your hard work will help bridge the gap for those experiencing hunger or who don’t have access to fresh, healthy food. Work may include digging new garden beds, planting starts and seeds, creating pathways, and more. Please bring a reusable water bottle and dress appropriately for the weather. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
UWOPED Projects run by UWOPED supported by Hope Development Volunteers empower volunteers to gain gardening skills, learn about healthy eating choices, and help increase access to healthy, fresh food in our community.
Volunteering with UWOPED at its projects is a wonderful way to connect with and give back to the poor slum dwellers of the community. From drop-in days to long-term projects, from digging in the dirt to helping in our office, we have volunteer opportunities that suit a wide variety of abilities and interests. If you are interested in working on women empowerment projects in Uganda then this is the right project for you.
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 petty jobs, selling fruits and vegetables, small-scale animal rearing, and other manual labor jobs.
As a volunteer in this program, you will experience slum dwellers’ life in Ugandan and participate in daily activities such as visiting schools, teaching children outside classrooms, participating in Music, Dance, and Drama activities, crafts work, and feeding animals as well as health outreach programs.
The community development projects including pig and poultry house construction and repairs, health/HIV/AIDS workshops, youth education, animal rearing, water and sanitation (including well and waterway construction), and project planning and management or other skills that can help us transform this community
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 Kampala city in Uganda, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.
It is essential 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. While UWOPED under the guidance of HDV will endeavor to maintain a daily routine, volunteers should understand that things move slowly in Africa (and indeed in poor communities). Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember that life in Africa is not as organized and predictable as life in developed countries. Although volunteer work can be very busy and active, at other times work is determined by any number of factors including weather, availability of resources, whether a relevant contact has turned up, cultural activities, etc.
Time and Schedule:
Program Length: From 1 to 48 weeks
Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day
Accommodation: UWOPED Home (Administration & Staff House)
Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day
Requirements: 18 years or older, an open mind to new adventures
Placement Organization: United Women Platform for Empowerment and Development
Placement Location: Kampala District (Urban Setting)
Extra activities you will not miss Uganda Museum, Bahai Temple, Kibuli Mosque, The National Theater, Namirembe Cathedral, Rubaga Cathedral, Nakasero Market, Crafts Villages, Owino Market, Kasubi Tombs, Naggalabi Buddo Coronation Site, Wamala Tombs, Kabaka’s Lake, Kabaka’s Palace & Office on Kabakanjagala Road, Uganda Martyrs Shrine and many more other tourist attraction sites.
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How to apply!
Please send a copy of your resume, a list of your skills/interests, and tell us why you want to come to live and volunteer in Uganda. Our program is pretty popular, so try to apply well in advance of when you’re traveling. If you’re interested in volunteering with Hope Development Volunteers write to: