Free (or Cheap) Volunteer Work in Uganda

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Free or Cheap Volunteer Work in Uganda

 

We have a lot more NGOs and grassroots organisations, particularly concerning schools and community projects, to investigate and add here soon.

 

Grassroots Volunteering in Uganda

The organisations listed below have either got in touch with us to add their details to this or another of our websites, or we otherwise have reason to believe they are actively looking for international volunteers and charge reasonable or no fees to join in, live and work with them:

ACO-Africa

www.acoafrica.org

Abaana Community Outreach Africa (ACO-Africa) is an international non profit committed to providing support for the most vulnerable groups in society, placing an emphasis on education, health, psychosocial issues, economic empowerment, and nutrition, human and environmental rights. Community Development volunteers will work with orphans, elderly caretakers, HIV positive children, women and other vulnerable groups. Volunteers will conduct home and school based visits to meet the practical as well as psychosocial needs of our target groups. A second project will provide prisoners with counselling sessions on topics ranging from human rights, legal education, basic life skills and life in and after prison.

Where: Kampala, Mityana and Masaka Districts of Uganda.
Accommodation & Costs: Shared accommodation and meals is available for $120 per week.

Volunteering in Uganda

 

Help Exchange Networks in Uganda

Workaway - https://www.workaway.info/hostlist-UG.html
HelpStay - http://www.helpstay.com/projects-abroad?keywords=Uganda&XID={XID_HASH}
HelpX - http://www.helpx.net/hostlist.asp?host_region=946&network=9

 

Other Ways to Travel or Stay for Free in Uganda

Stay for free in return for caring for local residents' homes or pets. Join Trusted Housesitters to live rent free as a house sitter (Americans may prefer this link). You can also get a free $25 Airbnb credit from us here.

 

Volunteer Experiences*

Helping Hand: Building Schools on your Travels - Ed Rex looks back to his time as a volunteer in 2007 where he helped rebuild after the destruction of the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda.
Volunteering in Uganda - After University, Jamie headed to Uganda to volunteer. He presents a two part video of his experience.

 

* not all these volunteer experiences are with grassroots NGOs or low cost organisations

Image courtesy DFID - UK Department for International Development