Mzungu Volunteers is a growing Educational and sustainable development charity, providing adventure combined with volunteer projects in Uganda for people taking a gap year, career break, retirement or time out from education, employment or training. We also arrange School, corporate and adventure expeditions for groups.
Our vision is to inspire a generation to be all that they can be; to awaken a sense of life-purpose and belonging, and unite them as part of a global community who can work together to rise to the challenges of the world we live in.
Role of Volunteer
There are many primary & Secondary schools in Uganda that educate, house and feed needy children and orphans. You can teach primary classes, including academic subjects and life skills, and organize sport and art activities for the children. You are the outside world to these kids. Schools have a basic curriculum, but you’ll be planning your own lessons daily. Know that traditional education in Uganda is based on memorization and passing exams. While there is a language barrier, by volunteering you can introduce creative writing, drawing, debate, and life skills into the classroom.
-Community Empowerment Program
This is a hands dirty type of program. Under this program, you can take part in construction and building projects in the rural/urban communities, working along side with unskilled youth/local people. Working on projects like ,construction of schools,orphanages, farming, volunteer centers, borehole building and also renovation work. You do not require experience it's just the enthusiasm of helping others.
-Child Care Program
In Uganda , there are thousands of children who are orphaned or neglected, and need love, care and attention.Care placements are ways to volunteer together as a family.Spend sometime working in an orphanage or care home, and be a hero to a child's life. By Working with children in orphanages, you would be helping the kids to learn life-skills,engaging them in activities such as sports & games or Music & arts. You'll likely get involved in the day to day running of an orphanage by feeding, washing and dressing the children.
Requirements / Conditions
Everyone can be of help to our community, so volunteering with Mzungu has no language or professional experience for participation although volunteers must have a willingness to help and share a passion for working with those in need; Most of our participants are aged between from 15 years old and there is no upper age limit for volunteering with us. However in some circumstances volunteers need to atleast be able to speak english and relatively in good health.
If you’re looking for a comfortable and relaxing place to stay, then we have it! . You’ll be staying at our volunteer home with locals and fellow volunteers and travelers, you can choose from our shared twin or triplet rooms to occupying our Safari tents. We provide you with comfortable accommodation , excellent neighborhood and view of hills around.
you’ll meet and share stories (and maybe even throw a few parties!) with fellow volunteers and locals around when you stay in one of our volunteer houses. Our volunteer house is a family environment run by mzungu Family and other local coordinators specifically for our volunteers, so friendly faces and support are always on hand.
Living in this Home Stay with the H.B family you will have a safe and great experience of our culturus, Volunteers are responsible for cleaning their own rooms as this is Home Stay . You'll never feel lonely here. There are people to talk to, children who just love to play with you . “Whenever you choose to come, you’re assured of a very warm welcome.”
When a volunteer arrives in Uganda,our Coordinator meets them at the airport and brings them to our orientation place . From that point our volunteers spend between 2 to 3 days in our orientation program. This training provides volunteers with a very detailed understanding of how to acquainted in Uganda's Life and culture.
Our unique packages include the support you will need to have an enjoyable, useful and safe experience:
- 2 days of induction with basic training
- 2 or 4 weeks of project placement
- Ongoing mentoring and full time support
- Basic local language lessons
- Full time field support and local staff living on site
Your accommodation, food and airport pickup in Uganda are included:
Just Volunteer Package;
2-Weeks = €185
4-Weeks = €345
No excursions/adventures included
Mini Adventure Package;
2-Weeks = €1185
4-Weeks = €1345
Inclusive of Rafting, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo and Chimp tracking adventures.
Full Adventure Package;
2-Weeks = €1435
4-Weeks = €1595
Inclusive of Rafting, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo and Chimp tracking adventures.
If you want to volunteer for periods longer than one month the donation is €65 per week after the first month has elapsed. We offer support on how to raise these funds on the fundraising section as we want to help you as much as we can in raising your money to volunteer.
We recommend that you schedule your flights arrival date at every 1st , 10th and or 30th of the Month