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Volunteering with us could help you choose a new direction in life or develop a career path you may already be on. It might be both a personal highlight and a practical stepping stone in a gap year or, for anyone at any time, a great way to go abroad for
Mukono, Uganda
Program Type:
Teach Abroad
Degree Level:
1-3 months
Teach Abroad:
Placement Audience:
6-12 years old

Program Overview

Program Description:
Tired of expensive volunteer programs abroad? Are you looking to do something more meaningful on your travels in Africa? - Well Beacon of Hope Uganda is the right answer! Beacon of Hope Uganda has a number of unique and challenging volunteer placements in Uganda. Whether your passion is sustainable community development or vital healthcare work, Beacon of Hope Uganda can offer you an unforgettable experience. Whichever program you choose you will be benefiting from Beacon of Hope Uganda extensive experience in Uganda. No particular skills are required to volunteer with us and training is given locally but if you do have particular experience in areas relevant to your program then this will enhance your contribution.

Volunteering with us could help you choose a new direction in life or develop a career path you may already be on. It might be both a personal highlight and a practical stepping stone in a gap year or, for anyone at any time, a great way to go abroad for much more than just a holiday. We could not do all that we do in Uganda without the help of our interns and volunteers, who are a vital and integral part of Beacon of Hope Uganda. Beacon of Hope Uganda (BoHU) recruits volunteers for locally-run community, conservation, teaching, health, building and sports projects around Uganda.

Work in an Orphanage: As a volunteer you perform a variety of much-needed services such as teaching Basic English, Math and other subjects to HIV/AIDS infected or hunger-stricken children in Uganda. English/Math, Geography Teaching in Rural school Help to improve school children's conversational English and French, paving a road for a brighter future - instilling in them a working command of the English language. Health Projects in Uganda: Knowledgeable and able-bodied volunteers are in great demand. Help assist doctors with several health-related activities, opportunities are available all year around in Uganda. HIV/AIDS Awareness in Uganda: Interested in helping to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic that has ravaged Africa's continent? Help create hope among the sick in Uganda and to assure them that they can live productive lives. Other Projects in Uganda: BoHU has projects in various fields and a wide range of opportunities is available to developmental volunteers who want make a difference in the lives of people in rural Uganda. Volunteer Projects include: Community work, HIV/AIDS, Medical work, Sports Coaching, Teaching & Education, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Research, Expeditions, Corporate Volunteering, University Volunteering, Family Volunteering, Tailor-made opportunities for individuals and groups. We provide to people of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to have an active part in helping develop a local community, and accept donations to improve standard of life for people living in Uganda. We make it possible to see what your money has specifically done for the local people and how it has helped them and their community. BoHU recruits and places foreign volunteers with community based projects and schools around Uganda. Through our volunteer placement program, we aim to build the capacities of local projects and raise awareness around the world about the successes and challenges of life in Uganda. These include office work (IT training for local villagers mostly youth), Vocational Training (Sewing), and HIV/AIDS education, public health/hygiene, family planning, condom use, creativity workshops, promoting small business development the importance of basic education, and women’s rights and empowerment. Community outreach:- Includes home visits to elderly, disabled, and persons living with HIV/AIDS to keep company, offer relief, and assess needs. Administration:- Budgeting, fundraising and handcraft marketing Community Development:- You will be encouraged to take part in a flexible schedule which will include some or all the activities offered by the program. The exchange of ideas, experiences and culture is encouraged. This placement sometimes requires walking long distances in the sun; you are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag, protective clothing and shoes. Teaching Orphans:- Teaching English, Math and other subjects, organize games and arts. The main aim is to create a loving environment for these children. Telling stories, Help in the construction of the new orphanage Homes and schools. Carpentry, builders, porters and helpers, group volunteering is welcome, Fundraisers contact us for details. Website Designer & Data Base Manager: We believe that communication through digital media, design and storytelling is the most exciting way to achieve the ambitious goal we’re working towards: providing resources for quality education in under-resourced communities and helping individuals fulfill their potential and shape their world. We think the public responds increasingly more to creativity and outstanding design rather than guilt-driven campaigns. With that in mind, we love exploring new ways of telling the story of our mission, educating the public and inspiring people to get involved. The BoHU website is visited by over 500 people each month and has the potential to reach the public on a massive scale. We’re looking for a remarkable volunteer designer who can catch our organizational vision and commit to creating a truly unique and impactful brand, helping us change the lives of thousands around Uganda. Please choose any project you would like to get involved with and if you have any questions, let us know and we shall answer it.
Setting Description:
Community Outreaches & Improvement of Living Standards: Volunteer on Rural Health Projects: BoHU sets out to the rural villages with a team of volunteers for 2-5 days a week to organize health workshops. BoHU aims to fight the deadly epidemic diseases by educating the communities in the Mukono District and rural districts about awareness and prevention. Drawing from the education seminars and resources from the Uganda Ministry of Health training programs, this objective is achieved through the use of workshops, seminars, camps, and Voluntary Counseling Testing (VCT) programs, topics range from Malaria control, family planning, HIV/AIDS, Epilepsy control, and other deadly diseases. Volunteer on Community Sanitation Projects: The BoHU team engage into programs and projects which improve on the sanitation of rural people and this include clearing of drinking wells, building of dry racks and the digging of latrines as well as education of healthy living practices. Join the team and help
Booking Fee: After you have been accepted into the project by the volunteer coordinator, then you will have to pay a non-refundable $100 booking fee. Since we started, the numbers of volunteers applying has increased by each year. Unfortunately only a third of those who promise that they will come, have in fact arrived. The wastage in volunteer coordinators' time and the fact that volunteers who could have come were refused due to holding the space for someone else who didn't turn up, has forced

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