Support rural poor vulnerable communities in Uganda

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The experience

Volunteers will take part in sustainable farming, playing with children in school, HIV prevention activities, vegetable growing and skills development. A volunteer may introduce any other new project that t that can help improve living conditions of the rural poor [people. They will helping with school children, women, plus youth groups. Volunteers have constructed solar dehydrators, did gardening, construction, teaching, and health projects


What you offer

5 hours of help per day

Child Care: Caring for, playing with, and spending time with children.

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

Teaching Languages: Teaching a language to the host, guests, or local communities.

Additional fee required

Amount: US$ 6 Per day

Fee pays for: Benefits for travelers and Donation to project

Description: Volunteers contribute $6 per day to cover expenses for food, maintenance, fuel and financing the organisation


What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

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Fast Internet Access: High-speed internet for you to work remotely

Dedicated Workspace: Specific space for you to work remotely


Requirements

Beginner English

Between 18 and 80 years old

Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

Be from outside Uganda


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

During your volunteerism, you will be involved in the following activities.

 The Agro-forestry project, briquette making or contract farming project or hypertension prevention treatment and control any project that you will want to be involved in.
 Sustainable agriculture farming methods. You will help the organisation to set up standard agriculture demonstration sites at the Hoima office.
 Agroforestry: You will support the organization with its different angro forestry, tree nursery beds and environmental conservation projects
 You will support with the different actrivities supporting women, youth, children, girls, vegetable growing and others
 You will promote and educate rural poor community members (women and youth groups in the field) about permaculture, organic farming and agro-forestry.
 Construction: You will take part in the different Eco-Friendly construction project


Activities & Shift

FAQs for volunteers – Eco-Agric Uganda
Volunteer Application process
You contact Eco-Agric Uganda through your site, then send us your email address through
which we send you these FAQs. After this, we have a skype with you to know more about you
and explain anything you need to know. You will then get a commitment letter from the
organization, sign it and send it back, then you are ready to come
What visa should I take volunteer with you in Uganda?
You are legally required to have a working visa to volunteer in Uganda. Eco-Agric Uganda will
not take responsibility. However, none of our volunteers have ever used one; the regulation is
loose. Volunteers either get a Ugandan tourist visa ($50, valid for 90 days) or an East African
tourist visa which works in Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda ($100, valid for 90 days in total).
Do you recommend the East African visa?
The East African visa co


Rules

Process you go through to apply
1. Send an email to [email protected] indicating your interest to come. You will get a
reply from Josephine Nakakande
2. She will share with us your information about the organisation, volunteering with Eco-Agric
Uganda, sample of commitment letter to host you, plus the frequently asked questions. You
will be given time to read through and take a decision.
3. We will have a virtual video call where Josephine will answer any questions you could be
having.
4. You will sign the commitment letter and send it back
5. You will book your flight and pay your VISA and come. You will share with us a copy of your
ticket or your itinery to help us in picking you
6. We will pick you from Entebbe airport. We are so glad to have you and host you. Be
prepared for the best lovely experience
7. Your program will start with orientation
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