- Listing Type: Volunteer Opportunities
- Category: Health and Well Being, International Relief, Homelessness and Hunger, Preserving the Environment, Youth Outreach, Literacy and Education
- Volunteer Type: Individual, Supervised Group, Special Events
- Minimum Age: 18
Ssamba Foundation's mission is to provide resources to achieve sustainable development in under-resourced areas through effective community education and development of projects.
Although you are responsible for your flight, visas and living costs, there is no program or weekly fees to get involved. We appreciate your time and allow you to use your compassion and skills to help make the world a better place at no cost to you!
At Ssamba Foundation, the volunteer program options available are endless – we operate and support local schools, a women microfinance project, a community health clinic and social community center.
Volunteer Work with Children:
You can spend time interacting with children and encouraging their social and emotional development. You can focus on music, recreation, art, or other special areas of talent you have. If you are compassionate, creative, and love working with children, this is the program for you.
Volunteer Work at Micro-finance Project:
You can spend your time working with women at our microfinance project. There are many options for this program that can revolve around your level of knowledge about finance and business.
Volunteer Work at Community Health Clinic:
If you are interested in the health field, you can work in our community health clinic or one of our local partner hospitals. We also arrange a number of healthcare outreaches in rural communities of Mukono district.
Teaching/ education Volunteer Work:
Work with our local teachers in your field of expertise to help students learn the skills and information they need to succeed. You will be working in one of our schools, a primary and secondary school.
Volunteer Work at a construction/building project:
Focus on a building project based on your area of expertise, or work on one of the existing projects that needs an extra set of hands! This is a great opportunity to work with local adults and gives you the chance to truly see the impact you will leave behind. Past volunteers have built classrooms, health clinics, or even homes for elderly village members.
Social Work Volunteer Work:
Work in areas like sports program, music and arts, in villages across the Mukono district and beyond. This program has many options and often times volunteers end up creating a custom project based on their own ideas.
HOW LONG CAN VOLUNTEERS STAY?
We ask volunteers interested in the Uganda volunteer work to commit at least 4 weeks in order to ensure a worthwhile experience. But we accept volunteers from a minimum of 1 week duration.
We want every volunteer to feel that their time in Uganda was put to good use and that they had adequate time to make an impact. The preferred length of trip for a volunteer’s first visit is 4 -12 weeks. Although we do not strictly prohibit shorter stays, we do request that our volunteers are able to offer at least four weeks of voluntary services.
We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for doctors, to take a full month off. Therefore, doctors can come for a three-week period.
WHAT DO WE OFFER TO VOLUNTEERS?
The Volunteering Program in Uganda offered by Ssamba Foundation is completely free. Volunteers receive 3 meals, accommodation, airport pickup, and an orientation briefing when they arrive.
Volunteering in Uganda with Ssamba Foundation provides a unique deeper cultural experience: you will have the opportunity to work with a Ugandan and International team, and have the opportunity of creating your own projects.
We accept local and internationals volunteers who are full of enthusiasm, and who enjoy working with people from a different culture background. The minimum age to participate is 18. Candidates must speak some English, in order to adapt themselves quickly and to be able to interact with local people.
We need people who possess the willingness to commit themselves to a long-term project, prepared for day-to-day challenges. Also important: our lifestyle is simple; we don't have any luxuries here, beside the luxury of being in the middle of a beautiful natural landscape, and working for a meaningful cause.
We accept local volunteers who can dedicate some hours every week to help us, but in this case they must arrange their own transport to the offices or project site in Mukono.