NGO Kampala, Uganda

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Animal Care and Vet Volunteer Program.

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
8 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
7 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
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.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
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
3 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

This program in Uganda provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to work with animals like Dogs, Cats, Pigs and Poultry. This is a chance to learn about animals; and veterinary medicine in general and specifically about animal care in Uganda. Activities cut across handling animals and animal feeds, diagnosis and treatment of tropical animal diseases, filling and keeping animal records and handling medicines.

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  • Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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11 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 8 Meeting locals
  • 7 Immersing in the local culture
  • 7 Creating true social impact
  • 5 Developing social awareness
  • 3 Meeting international travelers
  • 2 Practicing English

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2 1. No poverty
  • 2 3. Good health and well-being

United Kingdom


I had a wonderful time the organization at the organization! The school and the Chrystal Centre have the most incredible, smiley, and engaging children, who taught me about their life and welcomed me with open arms! I'd like to especially thank Mim, who was a lovely, kind host, Arnold for helping me settle in at the centre and teaching me about the importance of the world that the Chrystal Centre, and Brian who transported me safely and easily to work and back every day! An unbelievable experience!

3 months ago

David replied

We shall greatly miss you Gace but above all we welcome you back any time you feel like.

United States


I would recommend everyone to experience Chrystal's Children center! They welcomed me with open arms! Getting the opportunity to meet all the children and learn all about the culture of the organization is something I will never forget!

4 months ago



This the organization-week experience was a great life experience even if it was unfortunately too short. I took everyone into my heart so quickly because the host family and everyone in the orphanage made me feel very welcome and always made sure that I felt comfortable. Special thanks goes to Mim, Arnold and Brian the driver, who always drove me safely to work with the Bodaboda. Working at the center with the children was the most beautiful and emotional thing I have ever experienced. The children are such wonderful souls and are so trusting and I thank every child for the smiles, the fun and the love!

7 months ago

David replied

You are such an amazing person too and shall be greatly missed.



My time with the organization was definitely memorable. I had a ton of fun helping out with various ongoing projects. I spent the first week at Chrystal Children's Center where I did basic household tasks, taught and played with the kids. The second week I worked on the farm where I took care of the animals. The overall the organization with David's family was lovely! One thing to note is that the volunteering fee was a little bit more than what was indicated on the worldpackers posting, but nonetheless, it was still a great experience!

11 months ago

United States


I had an absolutely amazing experience volunteering in the organization! Out of all the places I've volunteered before, the organization truly felt like home to me. I wish I could have stayed longer because David, his family, and the program staff were incredibly kind and welcoming. They made sure I felt comfortable both at the house and at my assignment location. Teaching, nurturing, and loving the children was an absolute honor. I am grateful for the opportunity to have made a positive impact and create lasting memories in the organization.

about 1 year ago

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Hosted by David

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