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Volunteer Abroad Uganda Africa Kampala - Jinja - Kasese - Katebo, A Broader View Volunteer Corp, Kampala - Jinja - Kasese - Katebo, Uganda


Organization: A Broader View Volunteer Corp
Contact Name: A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: Kampala - Jinja - Kasese - Katebo
Kampala - Jinja - Kasese - Katebo, Pennsylvania  19095  
Uganda
Great For: Great for Groups, Great for Seniors
Service Area(s): Teaching, Social Services, Orphanage, Health and Medicine, Education, Children and Youth Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
40.0 per: Week
Number of Positions:
30
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
100
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position
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Description

Uganda, the land of Lake Victoria, is situated in East Africa surrounded by Kenya, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Rwanda. It has a population of 27 million, over half of which are under 18 years of age. Famously called the "Pearl of Africa" by Winston Churchill, it is home to one of the most diverse and concentrated ranges of African fauna including the highly endangered mountain gorilla and the chimpanzee. Unlike its neighbors; Kenya and Tanzania with their built up tourist infrastructure, Uganda is still growing meaning visitors can experience "real" Africa. There are bustling open markets, lush subsistence farming, charming rural villages and a multitude of National Parks. Today, Uganda has one of the highest orphan rates in the world, mainly due to the terrible HIV epidemic that has engulfed Africa. There are over 2 million children living with this disease, most of whom are under 15 years old. We have programs available in Jinja, Kampala and in the rural villages of Mpigi District. In this district, 98% of its population lives in rural areas, and subsistence agriculture is the major activity. The poverty experienced in this area is not just a lack of money but also the inability to access basic needs, such as health care and health facilities, voluntary HIV counseling and testing, as well as basic affordable education for the children. Our programs allow you to take part in meaningful community service work, while discovering the people, sights, smells and tastes of Uganda. Volunteering in Uganda is a way to totally immerse yourself in East African culture. This is a great opportunity to make life-long friends, learn a new culture from the inside out and discover that one person really can make a difference. Volunteer with us and see A Broader View of the World. Volunteer opportunities are available in urban cities and rural village around the country. Location pages: * Kampala * Jijna * Kasese * Katebo village Mpigi District Requirements: We accept volunteers 17 years and older. We do not have a maximum age limit in place, as an increasing number of volunteers are retirees. As long as you are physically and mentally healthy with an open mind you shouldn't have any problems participating on our programs.


Short Term Mission Trip Details



References from people who have done Short Term Missions with this organization before are available upon request. Submit "Send Inquiry or Apply" to receive more information.

Additional Detail



Fundraising for your Volunteer Program Fundraising is a fantastic way to help reduce your own travel expenses, while helping out with some of your volunteer project area monetarily. Interestingly, many international organizations and private associations are more than willing to donate money for a good cause - like volunteering abroad, international teaching, health care projects or environmental programs. Many of the volunteers who work with our program are very successful fundraisers. Although it may seem a daunting task at first, you may be surprised at how easily you can obtain substantial funds to support your journey. Mostly, the volunteers choose to cater to their local community by writing letters to ask for support, or even administering community events - like concerts, art shows, game programs such as bingo, and bake sales. Also, other fundraisers receive donations from private enterprises, local companies, and international organizations, because these companies love to lend a helping hand to volunteers. Fundraising is a perfect opportunity to inform others of what you are going to do, and it will allow for you to get the assistance that you may need - making your international volunteering dream a reality. In order to aid you in your fundraising activities, A Broader View will send a letter to the organizations that you request, which will prove your commitment as a volunteer. If you need for us to help out, just let us know and A Broader View will help you in your fundraising endeavors, we can also add you in our website, with your picture, the program you will be volunteering and the amount of money that you are fundraising. Every little but helps, and with fundraising, you may be more able to embark on this wonderful journey - every volunteer should consider the hopeful possibilities of fundraising work.

Benefits Offered:


  • Room & Board

This cost includes:


Our program fees include the following services: * Prompt customer service answering your call and emails. * Pre-departure orientation guide with detailed travel, safety & cultural information * Detailed fundraising guide * Accommodations: Home stay, shared volunteer residence, guesthouses * Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily * Airport meet and greet * First night hotel accommodation *some programs * Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency * Orientation/briefing on arrival * Placement in a volunteer project * Transportation to project site on arrival * Departure transfer * Letter of completion

Application Deadline (MM/DD/YYYY)


12/31/2015

Length of Trip


3 to 4 weeks

Initially Posted: 03/25/2008
Last Updated: 04/22/2017