Which work can a Volunteer do in Uganda.

Your Volunteer Responsibilities

You can play an important role in community outreach efforts, establishment of demonstration sites, teaching in schools, household mentoring and educating the community about HIV/AIDS. You can make a difference in the quality of someone’s life, and you can share important knowledge with others. The continuous cycle of UVRC volunteers working in placements like these, year after year, helps ensure that the efforts continue and progress is made.

There are many ways to get involved based on your skills and the needs of the specific community. You may be coordinating recreational activities for children whose families are affected by the HIV/AIDS, supporting medical professionals who are caring for patients directly, and assisting with in-home care and counseling, or assisting staff with training seminars and conferences.

There are several ways to make a difference by working with people in poverty infested communities:

  • Teach about nutrition at at a health unit, children center and women.
  • Support education through creative community outreach projects.
  • Support evangelism and ministry projects in the church
  • Support rural water technologies
  • Support peace building and conflict resolution training
  • Conduct computer training sessions
  • Support Environmental protection programs
  • Support palliative and home based care programs
  • Serve in the refugee settlement.
  • Support agriculture initiatives

Volunteers will participate in a number of community-based activities. Each day, volunteers meet at project headquarters and take part in daily briefings, develop daily strategies and follow-up on the projects’ current plans.

One of our HIV/AIDS project’s primary aim is the creation of public awareness, and volunteers will travel from village-to-village – accompanying members of the local staff – to spread information and nurse the sick. Some activities include: providing comfort through counseling and/or spiritual guidance, distributing basic supplies (such as food, soap and clothes) administering medication to alleviate symptoms such as coughing, diarrhea, as well as assisting in the building or repairing of affected clients’ homes.

Skills/Qualifications Needed

No specific qualifications are required to join this volunteer program in Western Uganda. Anyone with energy and interest in this issue can make a meaningful contribution, and all are welcome.

However, volunteers interested in particular projects should have interest in the project-related issues as well as have a passion for helping others. Patience and a willingness to share time, energy and compassion are also crucial important.

Placement Organization:Uganda Vision Resource Centre

Placement Location:Western Uganda {Semi- Urban/ Rural}.

Accommodation: Host Family and  Guest house.

Extra activities you will not miss:Culture Village visits up and down the beautigul hills of Western Uganda,  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 such as Lake Mburo National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Mountains include the Muhavura ranges and Rwenzori Mountains. Water bodies include Lake George, the deepest Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Edward and many small crater lakes like Rwetera, Bunyaruguru and Nyinaburita. Western lift valley with its escarpments, and electricity generation at River Mpanga.

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