Volunteer with Christian ministry in Uganda

Volunteer on Ministry program and serve communities?

In these changing times, many people have a strong desire to help those less fortunate than themselves. But sometimes we cannot afford thousands of dollars, Euros and pounds asked by most volunteer programs in developing countries.

So at AND-Mission we have organized programs with trustworthy Christ-centered grassroots projects where Ministry volunteers can make a difference with the local church and support the local people who are in need. You can rest assured that your input has provided essential support in parts of the world that need help.

What AND-Mission will do!

We are able to ensure that our Ministry Volunteers are fully deployed from the day after their arrival. They are allocated into local ministry programs with their local ministry guides.

We provide suitable accommodation. This can be at the guest house, church or host family. It may be dormitory-type but must have separate male and female quarters. We are flexible on facilities provided – which will be inspected before the start of a program.

We provide three meals daily while on Ministry service. This can be provided in the same locations as provided for our fulltime ministry teams. Western food may need not be provided, but local food shall be traditional and not exotic.

Volunteer on HIV/AIDS Program, Community Development, Youth Empowerment Program, Orphan Care Support, Counseling & Guidance, Women Empowerment, Food Security & Agriculture Practices, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Advocate for HIV/AIDS Patients, Education Support, Teaching, support children in the refugee settlement, join mega-horn cow grazing, hand craft, youths sports and games, traditional music dance and drama.

Program Dates: This program runs all throughout the year, program orientation will take place on your arrival.

Program Duration: Tourist volunteers can choose to volunteer for a period of 1 day to one year.

Program fees: – Placement booking fee: USD$ 100 paid any time upon acceptance into the program. After the Volunteer Coordinator has accepted you into the project, then you will have to pay this non-refundable booking fee. Since we started, the numbers of Ministry 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 Coordinator’s 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 us to implement this non-refundable booking fee.

 We hope that by implementing the fee only serious volunteers will thus secure the chance to volunteer in our projects. The booking fee will go towards paying for communication expenses incurred by the Coordinators to keep in touch with you and the projects.

Other contributions to cater for your stay can be discussed during the process of booking when you contact us, and be paid upon arrival for proper preparations of your placement.

Placement Organization: Uganda Vision Resource Centre

Placement Program: Apostles Network Development Mission (AND-Mission)

Placement Location: Kamwenge District {Semi- Urban/ Rural}.

Accommodation: Host Family or Guest house

Program Description: The focus of this service-learning Ministry volunteer experience is for Ministry workers, Pastors, Evangelists, interns and all interested in Ministry work to expand their own knowledge and happiness while at the same time helping to support local Ministry teams to serve the people of the world. Ministry Volunteers will have the opportunity to become fully immersed in Ugandan culture as they live, work, learn, and pray among local churches Ugandan families, projects, staff in both rural and semi-urban settings.

This program is 238.75 kilometers (km) from Kampala City in Kamwenge District. In this program with the assistance of our locally trained ministry volunteers you help in the training of other local volunteers to effectively address and educate others on the ministry needs of our communities.

As a Ministry volunteer in this program, you will experience traditional Ugandan life and participate in daily activities such as prayer fellowship, visiting elderly villagers, collecting water from a well, teaching children in & outside classrooms, teaching in a school, painting in class rooms, participate in various Christian ministry work, feeding children as well as health outreach programs, outreach in Rwamwanja refugee settlement. These programs serve the most vulnerable community members in Kamwenge District.  

What makes this Christian Ministry Volunteer Program unique?

Uganda Vision Resource Centre is a Christian development focused organization with deep roots in ministry work, working tightly with several community development projects. The organization was founded by Ugandan Christian Social workers who understand very well where your experience and skills are needed. Ministry Volunteers will be allocated roles in the projects of their choice.

With our Ministry volunteer program we allow you to discover the wonders of East Africa, while doing meaningful and rewarding ministry work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Africa, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.

It is important for potential volunteers to understand that the culture in Uganda is quite different from what you are accustomed to. Volunteers should bring with them an easy-going, open-minded and relaxed attitude. Locals are curious, very friendly and social people. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember that life in Africa is not as organized and predictable as life in developed countries.

Skills/Qualifications Needed

No specific qualifications are required to join this Ministry volunteer program in Kamwenge District. Anyone with energy and interest in ministry work can make a meaningful contribution, and all are crucial and important.

 Extra activities you will not miss: Culture Village visits and Kibale Forest National Park which is rich and unique habitat for more than 250 species and over 300 bird species. Visits to other National Parks and Safaris. Queen Elizabeth is just bordering Kamwenge district at one side. Water bodies include Lake George and many small crater lakes like Rwetera and Nyinaburita. Western lift valley with its escarpments and river water falls at River Mpanga.

Since we are located near Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semuliki National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, living in the Rwenzori Region, we provide our guests with an opportunity to have days of relaxation at these recreation centers while looking at amazing God’s creation and nature.  

Apply now and book a placement at this program:

How to apply!

If you’re interested in volunteering with Uganda Vision Resource Centre write to:

Email: v2040rc@gmail.com, Tel: +256-772-888149

 Our Vision: “A Christ-centered Ministry, equipped for transforming mission among people”

 Our Goal: A Ministry that is an effective facilitator of spiritual and socio- economic development processes for God’s People

Our core values

  1. Integrity and Accountability-(Mathew 25:23): AND-Mission upholds truthfulness and fosters the principle of transparency, honesty, dialogue and responsibility in all her operations and relationships.

2.Teamwork and Creativity-(1Corinthians 12:12-20) AND-Mission will operate as a family believing in open communication and dialogue, committed to supporting and encouraging one another and creating new ways of enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in our ministry work

  1. Faithfulness to Holy Scriptures-(2 Timothy 3:16-17): We believe in the authority of the written word of God as the basis for all that we do and seek to live and witness godliness.
  2. Love and Respect for Humanity- (1 John 4:19-21): AND-Mission believes that everyone is made in the image of God and therefore upholds the respect for all humanity;

5.Partnership (-Eccl 4: 9-12): We believe in strong partnership building with like-minded public and private institutions through effective collaboration and information sharing and maintaining harmonious relations with all our key stakeholders. Be honest when you ask God for advice.

Apostles Network Development Mission (AND-Mission) is a Christian focused mission whose work is rooted in the Christian principles of Godliness, Faithfulness to holy scriptures, Integrity, Selfless service, Unconditional love, Unity in Christ, and Upholding Biblical Church Values.  At Vision Resource Centre we uphold society values for all the people of God which include; Peace, Mercy, Caring, Respect, Justice and Responsible Stewardship of God’s creation.

What we believe:

Ministry Volunteer program is now the highest priority in all mission work in fulfillment of the second part of the great commission of Matthew 28:19… Go and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’

This is what God had in mind when he created us.  He created us in his image so that we could think, make choices, use our creativity, build relationships, faithfully work at the tasks in our hand and be persons of influence in the lives of others. 

When we live in relationship with him we begin to reflect his godly character and we produce the fruit of the Spirit named in Galatians 5:22-23 as: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The beauty of this fruit in our lives makes each of us a person of impact and influence.

At AND-Mission, we believe that God made every one of us persons of worth.  He decided when he planned our lives what abilities he would give to each one of us.  We all have varying amounts of ability to organize, lead, create or influence but we have the choice as to what we want to do with that which God has entrusted to us.  We believe that God also gives us opportunities where we can use these abilities.  The fruitfulness depends on how we care for, cultivate and use each of these abilities which in turn results in the fruitfulness of influencing the lives of the people God has placed in our world whether they be children, spouses, employees, friends or neighbours.  We are special to God and he wants to use us to speak “words of life” into the lives of those around you.

God speaks “words of life” into our hearts every day.   He says, “I created you in my image, I gave you abilities to rule, organize, manage your area of life, I gave you a creativity that if followed will bring you joy, I made you to be a person of influence, you are precious to me, I loved you so much that I gave my son to die for you and now I want you to be my representative to share this love with others on earth.”

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