Amazing holidays for people who want to make a difference. Combine your holiday with volunteer work.
Uganda Vision Resource Centre (UVRC) in Kamwenge Uganda is a registered non-profit Organization located in the Ruwenzori Region of Uganda. V40RC runs five key program areas to help end poverty in the rural households of Kamwenge District. Program areas include.
- Family life and support program
- Health, Sanitation and Hygiene program
- HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support Program
- Women Empowerment and Capacity Building Program
- Agriculture/Food and nutrition and Environmental Protection Program
For those of you who want to make a difference in the world this is the right place to start. Lending your time and skills to people in rural communities is hugely rewarding. Our programs combine volunteer work with relaxing breaks so you can have a holiday that is rewarding, invigorating and fun. Isn’t that just what you want from your holiday? Western Uganda is gifted with Natural resources such as tropical forests of Kibale National Park with hundreds of Fauna and Flora species, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rwenzori Mountains, Mughahinga National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the deepest Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo National Park among others. This Makes Western Uganda a good place where Development work can be integrated with meaningful adventure.
Mission Statement for our Volunteer Program
UVRC is a not-for-profit organization established to function as a means to rescue impoverishing communities of Western Uganda Uganda by implementing the most critical humanitarian and development programs. Such programs include health and human services, Devine Ministry and Family life, Health, Sanitation and Hygiene program, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support Program , Women Empowerment and Capacity Building Program, Agriculture/Food and nutrition, education and Environmental Protection Program.
What we have to do under the Volunteer Placement Program:
UVRC Resource Center will receive and place volunteers into community development interventions that need them while at the same time make efforts to connect them to meaningful adventure places like Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Rwenzori Mountains, Mgahinga National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Lift Valley escarpments etc.
Our goal for Volunteers:
We provide people an opportunity to help those less fortunate than themselves, without disturbing significantly their work and family responsibilities. Volunteering is probably the most rewarding experience available and our programs make it available to a wider audience.
Our Volunteer programs:
Each of our programs offers between 14-21 days volunteer work, followed by 4-7 days relaxation. The volunteer work is at carefully selected sites in Western Uganda.
Most participants are expected from Europe, Australia, Asia and America. And majority is expected to be University and college graduates, Interns, Professionals, and holiday makers. It is a great opportunity to make new friends and have fun while doing something meaningful and highly rewarding.
UVRC offers travel programs that comprise one part volunteer work at an approved charity-related project, and a second part a relaxing stay at any safari or adventure land. Generally this is a 4-week program with approximately 14-21 days volunteer work and the remainder at the adventure-land. The locations of the work and adventures are in different parts of the same district or region.
We offer some air fare options to the destinations, but booking flights is the responsibility of the volunteers themselves.
Volunteers will be given tasks – by the relevant program manager at UVRC, related to the Organizations projects – the day after their arrival. They will be accommodated at the Guest House or in a host family and provided three meals daily during their placement, but the standards may not be at international levels. Some volunteers prefer to be integrated into a host family which is also an added advantage to learn African culture and traditions.
Why Volunteers at UVRC?
In these changing times, many of us have a strong desire to help those less fortunate. But sometimes we cannot afford thousands of dollars, Euros and pounds asked by most volunteer programs.
So we have organized programs with trustworthy grassroots projects where volunteers can make a difference with the local people and support them rather than supporting the middle man. You can rest assured that your input has provided essential support in parts of the world that need help. You will sure to leave behind a mark of changed lives.
Follow your Interest:
Below are some examples of the wide range of causes and needs that the non-profit programs at UVRC support: Abused Animals, Arts, Abandoned Babies, Children, Cultural projects, Music, Dance, Drama, Disabled, Disease Advocacy/Research, Elderly, Environment, Health Care, Homeless, Hospitals, Immigrants, Libraries, Mental Health, , Nursing Homes, Prisons, Social Work, Special Projects, Sports, Teenagers, Theatres, Women’s Groups, Young Adults etc. You will tell us your interests in your booking.
We are volunteers too:
UVRC relies heavily on the services of over 20 Local volunteers. Other volunteers schedule appointments, compile statistics, raise funds, assist with benefit planning, conduct agency visits, and maintain agency relationships.
What UVRC will do!
- We shall be able to ensure that Volunteers are fully deployed from the day after their arrival.
- We shall provide suitable accommodation with bathroom facilities. This can be dormitory-type but must have separate male and female quarters. V40RC is flexible on facilities provided – which will be inspected before the start of a program. Payment for these accommodation facilities will be made to the UVRC by the volunteers themselves upon arrival.
- We shall provide three meals daily. This can be provided in the same locations as provided for our full time volunteers. Western food may need not be provided, but local food shall be traditional and not exotic. Alcoholic beverages will not be provided. A facility that allows volunteers to augment their consumption at their own cost will be identified (such as access to a local store to buy Coca-Cola and cigarettes) but is not so a requirement.