Non-Profit School Mpigi, Uganda

4 reviews4

Volunteering at our project is a life time experience.

Connect with the locals
3 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Make a real social impact
3 travelers really felt their social impact working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Child Care
Caring for, playing with, and spending time with children.
Teaching Sports
Teaching or assisting the host, guests, or local communities in practicing sports or physical activities.
Teaching Languages
Teaching a language to the host, guests, or local communities.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


US$ 15

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers


$15 is charged to cater for 3 meals a day and utilities like water, power, etc.

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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
2 months

The Experience

Volunteers will be working at our school, Shepherd's House Junior School a project of Shepherd's House Childcare Ministries. We educate orphaned and needy children. If you volunteer with us, your heart will remain with us.

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  • Intermediate English or Fluent English
  • Between 30 and 70 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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4 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Non Profit School


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 3 Meeting locals
  • 3 Creating true social impact
  • 2 Immersing in the local culture
  • 2 Developing social awareness
  • 1 Learning about sustainability
  • 1 Meeting international travelers

United States


Jimmy & Ann were absolutely WONDERFUL. Shepherds the school has my entire heart, I will forever be grateful for all the amazing relationships & memories that I was able to take home with me! My friend & I were able to donate food for the children, but school supplies & get them a gate for the school and I would do it ALL OVER AGAIN for THEM. Thank you Jimmy & Ann for what you do for these children daily, they're so blessed to have you both! I will most definitely without a doubt be coming back to Shepherds the school.❤️

2 months ago

United States


Our experience with the Mugisha family and Shepherds House Junior School was groundbreaking and life changing. They are very respectful and gracious hosts. We not only bonded with this family, but we learned so much from them. The work that they allowed us to do with the Junior school and their Girls Center was so impactful for us and them. This was by far, our best volunteer experience. We are forever grateful!!

5 months ago

Mugisha replied

What a wonderful family to meet this year, Auntie Tina, Uncle Mike and little Zuri, can't count how many times I requested them to extend their stay with, because the way we all fell in love with them. We have learnt so many from them and they have blessed the children at Shepherd's House Junior School.
On a personal level, i want to thank uncle Mike to teaching me how to use social media and editing videos.
Auntie Tina, you know how much we treasure you, oh my lovely (Guga nickname) Zuri seeing her giving out fruits and soap to very child at Shepherd's House Junior School was heart warming.
Shepherd's House will always be HOME.

United States


Jimmy and Ann were wonderful hosts. They made sure we were well taken care of. I enjoyed helping their school with immediate items needed and to provide them with sustainable development projects that will help the school become self reliant. They definitely have the right idea of sustainability. They have a print company that helps them run the school. It was a pleasure meeting them and we will continue to support their mission and causes.

6 months ago

Mugisha replied

"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every passer-by leaves a mark"
Thank you so very much Uncle Mike , Auntie Tina and beloved Zuri (Guga) supporting children abd Teachers at Shepherd's House Junior School and my entire household during the wonderful time you have been with us. Thank you for leaving a mark of smiles at the faces of those little children who may never pay you back, thank for the comfort and love you have exhibited in the lives of these children!
You are forever in our hearts and Shepherd's House is your HOME any time you feel like.
I wish you the best a head.

Jimmy Mugisha
Shepherd's House Childcare Ministries-Mpigi



The experience in the school is just something amazing. You have to you get used to the real African lifestyle, to start enjoying , realising that the most of the things that we have we don't need it to be happy. The love and kindness of this kids is just something unbeliavle, they will stay in your hearts forever. All you can teach them is less compared to what they teach you. The worst part is the last day , it is imposible don't cry seeing their faces and knowing that your home is very far and it is dificult to see them again. Hope we see us again. Tr Erik.

over 1 year ago

Mugisha replied

Teacher Erik,
It was a great experience having you as part of our team for two weeks, you are such a dedicated hardworking teacher, thank you so much for all that you have taught the children and all of us.
As Shepherd's House Junior school, we are forever grateful and we will hold you in our hearts forever! It was a great time we spent together, I hope you will find time to come back
Ann Mugisha
Shepherd's House Junior school- Mpigi

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