Gap Year opportunities in Western Uganda
Gap year trips for school & university leavers to volunteer at our schools & health projects in rural Africa. Join Uganda Vision Resource Centre in Western Uganda on your gap year to:
- Take part in a unique, life-changing experience
- Make a real difference to peoples’ lives in rural Western Uganda
- Learn new skills that future employers will value
- Join safaris & expeditions you will remember forever
- and have fun with new like-minded friends
Volunteering is open to all. Don’t worry if you feel you haven’t got the right experience, our team is here to help you before you come and while you are in Kamwenge to give you the support and training you need.
What makes UVRC Volunteers program unique?
Uganda Vision Resource Centre is a development focused organization with deep roots in here, working tightly with several community development projects. The organization was founded by Ugandan Social workers who understand very well where your experience and skills are needed.
We run different Community Projects in Western Uganda where volunteers stay at a Guest Home, live in comfortable home stay environment while they play several valuable roles in alleviating poverty in the surrounding area. Volunteers will be allocated roles teaching and supporting teachers at local schools where they will teach mainly English, IT and Physical Education. They will also be involved in HIV prevention projects in the area, generally community development projects and so many other projects as earlier indicated.
What is the Home like?
At home, food is provided by Ugandans who cook a combination of local and western dishes. Breakfast and dinner are eaten at home and lunch is either eaten from project sites or is a packed lunch. Water is either mineral water or filtered on site for drinking. The home keeps soft drinks that people can buy cheaply. When we aren’t away on field project activities, we shall have big barbecues on the weekends. Community leaders, Teachers and Church leaders sometimes invite our volunteers for dinner.
Program Dates:This program runs all throughout the year. Program orientation will take place the second day of your arrival.
Program Duration:Volunteers can choose to volunteer for a period of 1 week to 6 months.