Teaching English Project in Uganda

Do you have a thirst for adventure and a big heart that's searching for a way to make a difference in the world? Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in Uganda teaching English program might be just what you are searching for.

  • Travel and Teach in Uganda for as little as $150 a week
  • Make a grand difference in the present and future lives of your students
  • Receive constant support to ensure your safety and satisfaction
  • All project weeks go directly to host family and project

NOTE: The schools in Uganda remain closed from the end of April to the middle of May, the entire month of August, and from the beginning of December to the end of January. You are welcome to participate in other projects in Uganda during this time. You might want to check out the medical volunteering project or the HIV/AIDS project in Kampala or orphanage project

Although English is spoken in many parts of Uganda, 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. Ugandan students are eager to learn!

The commitment to volunteer to teach English in Uganda can make a significant impact on the present and future lives on the local children. You will have the opportunity to help your students learn and sharpen their English language skills, which will greatly help them in their futures. If you enjoy working with children, you might also want to check out other volunteer teaching English overseas or intern teaching English overseas projects.

Role of Volunteer

As a volunteer 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

NOTE: Above are sample activities and vary from day-to-day depending on the schedule of school. The local staff members and teachers may request your help in various activities that benefit the children

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications needed to join the volunteer abroad in Uganda teaching English program beyond a fluency in English.

No previous teaching experience is required. You should have a love for teaching, English, and conversation. You should be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient, and be positive role models for the students.

Dates and Prices

Dates: Volunteer in Uganda

All volunteering opportunities in Uganda start every Monday, though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

Price: 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.

    Duration Orphanage/Teaching/Medical/HIV
  1 week   $150
  2 Weeks   $250
  3 Weeks   $350
  4 Weeks   $450
  5 Weeks   $550
  6 Weeks   $650
  7 Weeks   $750
  8 Weeks   $850
  9 Weeks   $950
  10 Weeks   $1,050
  11 Weeks   $1,150
  12 Weeks   $1,250
  • Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.79/day
  • Airport Pick up $75
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:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

How your fee is allocated?

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.