Uganda is a fast growing African economy with a history of conflict. As the country restores lost glory, many international organizations such as, Peace Corps, VSO International and Volunteer Uganda have set up camp in various regions.
Activities for volunteers in international organizations focus on education, health, poverty alleviation, human rights and gender issues. Volunteering in Uganda promises both the young and old skill based programmes that support, inspire and help lift local communities out of poverty.
Time spent volunteering in Uganda can be one of life’s most meaningful experiences. Contrary to popular thinking, getting involved in a worthy cause can be achieved in a variety of way such as, enrolling to participate in a fund raising challenge or activity in Uganda (many of which are run by charity and humanitarian organizations), campaigning and/or raising funds for the cause within your own community and of course visiting the country and contributing your time and skills. For more information, browsing through this website will help you decide on how best to participate and contribute.
Volunteering is time consuming and requires adequate preparation. If you have the time, arranging such a trip should involve talking to past volunteers (many of whom have posted blogs on the internet). However, if you are short on time, it may be easier to use the services of an agency dedicated to organising volunteer placements around the world. They will help you to identify appropriate options and arrange your Ugandan experience. For a modest fee, such agencies can simplify the process and ensure your trip to the Pearl of Africa is productive and memorable.