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Volunteer on Village Development Projects in Uganda, Beacon of Hope Uganda, Mukono town, Uganda

Organization: Beacon of Hope Uganda
Contact Name: Beacon of Hope Uganda Isaac Ssamba
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: Mukono- Kayunga road
Mukono town, +256  
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Service Area(s): Women's Ministry, Transportation Services, Social Services, Skilled Trades, Senior Ministry / Elder Care, Jobs Training and Placement, Indirectly Serving People, Health and Medicine, Environment, Education, Construction, Children and Youth Ministry, Agriculture
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Beacon of Hope Uganda also places volunteers with a number of small community based projects that provide counseling, care, and education for rural people and orphaned and underprivileged children. Each of these placements is located in a village setting within Mukono District and other districts around the country. Each village placement provides a totally different experience, but main activities involve working with local children, youth, women and elderly. You can decide if you want to teach nursery, primary, secondary, and vocational education or if you want to be involved in a more free form work arrangement placed with an organization that provides community outreach services. But you should know that you?ll be living at your school or host family. You?ll have the opportunity to really get to know your kids as many of them also live at your school. As far as community outreach activities are concerned you?ll have to decide just what you?re into. We have projects that provide health care, HIV/AIDS prevention and AIDS care, counseling, youth mentoring, women?s rights education, and small business development. Let us know and we?ll figure out a good placement for your skills and interests. A village placement is appropriate for you if you have great ideas and a seriously flexible nature. Expect your schedule to change daily with no notice. Expect to have time to relax. Expect to become a part of the village forever. Each village based project will house you and feed you. They will fetch your water and wash your clothes. They will love you and take you places. Your village home will be secure enough for your stuff, but won?t have running water or very much electricity. Your toilet and (bucket) shower will be outside (but fully enclosed). Your food will be local Uganda food, but will be served at weird times. You are welcome to come and stay in the Mukono Travelers? Home with the other volunteers on the weekends. You will need to defrag with those like you. Whether you volunteer in Mukono town or in a village, you?ll likely use Mukono town as your base for services and meeting other volunteers. It?s located on the Kampala-Jinja highway about 20km from Kampala. With a population of about 300,000, Mukono has several internet cafes, WIFI spots, a major university, a bunch of restaurants and drinking spots, supermarkets, several banks, and luxury hotels with a swimming pool and gardens. It?s easily accessible from all village placements by public transport. By public transport it takes about 60 minutes to get to either Kampala or Jinja, which are good places to get specialized services or have some western fun. HOW TO APPLY: Please email us your resume, a list of your skills/interests, and tell us why you want to come live and volunteer in Uganda. Our program is pretty popular, so try to apply well in advance of when you?re traveling. You must arrive around the 1st or 15th of the month. We have a 2 weeks minimum and a 6 month maximum. If you want to stay longer, we?ll work it out if the space is available. You need to be at least 18 years old, speak English, and be in relatively good health to volunteer with Beacon of Hope Uganda. E-mail for details: beaconyouths@yahoo.com Website: http://beaconofhopeug.org
Initially Posted: 01/09/2017
Last Updated: 02/23/2017

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