Volunteer Teaching Uganda!
Do you dream to change lives of poor and disadvantaged people in Africa? Are you interested for a life full of adventure and travel experiences in Africa? Are you looking to make a difference in the world? Global Crossroad's volunteer teaching English in Uganda program is what you are searching for.
Uganda is a country best known for its natural parks, thousands of African wildlife, from elephants to lions and cheetahs. It is a gorgeous background graced by the might Lake Victoria.
Although English is spoken in many parts of Uganda, unfortunately quality English education for children is still greatly lacking in most schools. The ability to communicate in English is becoming more important as tourism is a rapidly growing industry in Uganda. Students are eager to learn and they need you, a native English speaker to help them.
By joining volunteer teaching English program in Uganda you will not only make a significant impact on the present and future lives on the local children, but also have the opportunity to help students learn and sharpen their English language skills, that will bring job opportunities.
If you enjoy working with children, while fulfilling your passion to make a significant impact in lives of these children contact us today to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
As a volunteer in teaching English in Uganda, you will work within several different English education and skill training programs. Your role as an educator and mentor in this program will have the ability to brighten the futures of your students. You will primarily be involved with the following activities during your committed time to a volunteer trip to teach English in Uganda:
- Teaching conversational English, health education, and personal hygiene
- Entertaining children and coordinating extracurricular activities (i.e. games, sports, etc.)
- Assisting the children with their homework
- Art-related activities (drawing, painting, etc.)
- Assisting with school operations and curriculum development
The activities listed above are just a sample of many exciting activities and tasks that you will be undertaking. Every day will be fun and will vary depending the school schedule . The local staff members and teachers may request your help in other adventurous activities that benefit the children.
Teaching English volunteer program in Uganda is a very meaningful project. A strong command in English language will change the Ugandan tourism industry greatly. In today’s globalized world, your support will provide much needed help to improve the quality of education in Uganda and bridge the gap to improve English skills in the country.
Skills and Qualifications
There are no specific qualifications needed to join the Uganda volunteer teaching English program other than being fluent in English. No previous teaching experience is required, however you should have a passion for teaching, English, and conversation. You should be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient, and ready to be a positive role model for the students.
While working as a volunteer, your days in Uganda will be fun filled and exciting. Everyday you will be able to share your love and passion for helping children really make an impact in their lives.
In Uganda we work with several schools, institutions and orphanages and each has its own needs and schedule, therefore, there not such a fixed daily schedule as volunteering works vary every day. It will be fun and fulfilling to take on as many tasks as you could. Nevertheless this is how your day would look like:
Here is a sample daily schedule:
First Day: On your first day of volunteering in Uganda teaching English program, you will be accompanied by a local coordinator and introduced to the local staff you will be working with at the school. The rest of the day you will get to familiarize yourself with the duties, facilities and the children.
- Weekdays: A typical volunteer day will look something like this:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: You will share a delicious Ugandan breakfast with your host family.
- 7.45 AM: You will then head out to for a full day of fun activities. Like teaching the kids, playing with the kids and administrative work.
- 12.00 PM: Lunch break, you can choose share a local nutritious Uganda meal with the children or with your fellow teachers.
- 3.00 PM: Work at the placement usually ends. and you will be free to travel home, prepare for the next day or do some shopping and sightseeing.
- 6.45 PM: Another lovely Dinner will be served. You will enjoy dinner with your host family and you will have plenty of time for stories and cultural exchange
Volunteer Teaching Uganda: Dates and Fees
Dates: Volunteer In Uganda
All volunteering opportunities in Uganda start every Monday, though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.
Fees: Volunteer in Uganda
Most affordable quality volunteer work in Uganda are available through Global Crossroad. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion. Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in Uganda application and registration fee cost US $299.
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
Airport Pick up $75
How your fee is allocated?
Program fees cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (local food 3 times a day)
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
The Uganda volunteer opportunity program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program's last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.
Accommodation and Meal
While volunteering in English teaching program in Uganda, you will be hosted by local family. This family is properly vetted by IFRE and they are highly respected in the community. Your host family will also provide you with three local meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day. They are welcoming and ready to love and respect you as well as provide you with a secure comfortable home featuring running water, electricity and western-style toilets.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
You are assured to spend a considerable amount of time exploring Uganda. You will have plenty of free time every day after work since you only work for about 4 to 5 hours per day. Over the weekend this will be the time to travel to the rest of the country to explore the amazing scenery and experience the Ugandan culture.
Safety and In Country Support
GCR’s top priority is your security. We will support you from the time you land in Uganda to when you finish your English teaching volunteer program in Uganda. Additionally, you will be assigned to an in-country coordinator who will be available to help you if you need anything. We also offer Comprehensive Insurance and Evacuation Plan to ensure you are safe at all time while working in our volunteering project.
Volunteer Teaching Uganda: FAQs
Arrival and departure
You should fly into Entebbe International Airport for your Uganda volunteer program. It is always advisable to arrive a day before your actual assignment starts. You will be provided with airport pick up services.
Kindly provide us with your finalized flight details once it’s confirmed. Our airport representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you safely to your host family. However, CGR does not provide airport drop off services but your in-country coordinator will be happy to advice you on how to best get there.
You need to apply for an e-Visa. On arrival visa in Uganda is not available. You can extend your visa by visiting the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration. Please check for visa details and more.
There are certain types of vaccinations that you need to have for volunteering in Uganda Please visit the Center for Disease Control's website for traveler's health recommendations. Vaccinations against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are generally required.
Why Volunteer Teaching Uganda?
You will get a Ugandan classroom experience while teaching the impoverished kids
Taking part in Uganda teaching English volunteer opportunity is a good chance for you to teach English to the underprivileged kids and get a feel of a Ugandan classroom experience. This is a challenging opportunity for you teach; handle pressure situation and problems while teaching at an international level.
Gives you teaching experience as per the Global standards
When you teach English in Ugandan schools it helps you to gain valuable work experience of teaching in a foreign country. It allows you to closely assess the teaching standards and system followed in a local school for teaching.
You will provide rightful education to the underprivileged children by working with local teachers
Volunteering in Uganda English teaching program allows you to actively teach and share ideas, create an interactive environment for learning. This will allow you to work alongside local teachers teach the kids to improve their existing level of English.
Get to know the education system that prevails in Uganda
When you join, you will get an opportunity to understand and gain knowledge about the new and different education system. This allows you to familiarize with the existing education system of that you can use while teaching the underprivileged children in Uganda
You will be making English education accessible to children of Uganda
Majority of Ugandan people face hardships and struggle to learn the language of English due to poverty. So, by volunteering in English teaching program in Uganda, you’ll be making English easily accessible to the underprivileged kids and help them to improve their level of English learning.
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