Orphanage Volunteer Work – Uganda
Uganda just like most African countries is faced by a challenge of orphans due to the HIV Scourge. You volunteer work in Uganda will help you interact with orphans of all ages from three months to ten years and above children. The effect of HIV is mostly felt in rural Uganda where most children have lost one or both of their parents because of HIV and in this case, the first born child or the more responsible child becomes the head of the family. Because of this, many organizations have come up to rescue the situation by setting up orphanages.
You can choose to volunteer in rural or urban Uganda as long as you tell us your ideal preference. We work closely with different orphanages in central Uganda and south western Uganda. Volunteer work involves helping out with care givers through teaching orphans, playing with orphans, sharing jokes and keeping their morale high, feeding and bathing children, helping with administrative work among others.
During your volunteer work, you can help using your skills to offer counseling services to these orphans as they need some psychological boosting, help with office work by organizing and updating files, you can teach them your childhood games and so much more.
Anyone can volunteer in Uganda’s orphanage. If you are a doctor, a nurse, midwife, you can help with the health of children, if you are a social worker, get involved in counseling these children, if you are a teacher, teach orphans and help out with their education, if you have administrative and computer skills, you will help out with administrative work in the office, sports men can help out with physical education and sports.
How long do I have to volunteer work?
It could be two to three days of volunteer work or even up to a month’s period. Most of our volunteers do volunteer work before or after their tours just to give a helping hand. Before you go for your safari, you can decide to put aside two to three days for this project. You can choose to go for your tour and then do your volunteer work thereafter.
Volunteer by Teaching
The main aim of this education volunteer Uganda program is to allow you share your skills and knowledge by passing it on to children to enhance their academic performance and development. Your volunteer placement and work will help these children from poor family and background gain quality education. Teaching and sharing you knowledge in Ugandan Schools is an experience that you should not miss as the presence of a white man/woman (Muzungu) is an excitement and encouragement to the youth.
During your school teaching volunteer work, you will work with Ugandan teachers who will help you with the curriculum and how to go about teaching these children. You may choose to volunteer in primary schools, secondary schools or tertiary institutions. Typical subjects in primary schools include, English, Mathematics, Social studies, English and computer. In secondary schools, there many subjects including both Arts and sciences.
Please contact us for more information