HIV Volunteering Uganda!
Would you like to have the opportunity to use your specialized skills and interests to help improve the health of those vulnerable to or affected by the HIV and AIDS? Do you want to explore the natural and cultural splendors of Uganda? Then this volunteer opportunity in Uganda is ideal for you.
Uganda is a beautiful country with chains of green high hills set on in Africa, the land of rich culture and traditions. People around the world travel here to experience the amazing equatorial weather, cruise on Lake victoria and enjoy water rafting in the great Nile River.
Uganda's population is unfortunately burdened by the worldwide pandemic of the HIV/AIDS virus. Despite prevention efforts, the rate of HIV infection is still rising in many African countries. AIDS is crippling the lives and economies of many nations in Africa and Uganda is no exception.
Many local organizations are facilitating HIV/AIDS prevention in Uganda programs to create awareness and provide comfort to HIV/AIDS infected people, and they urgently need your help to reach more people.
By joining this HIV volunteer program in Uganda, you will help spread awareness of how to combat and avoid the disease. Your contribution provides vital relief to those victims of the disease.
If you are interested in joining us to help underprivileged people change their lives, while you experience a rewarding and a sense of accomplishment, contact us about this exciting opportunity today.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
A village visitation plan will be developed for you when you arrive at the main office in Wairaka, Jinja. HIV/AIDS prevention volunteers in Uganda will travel by foot, bike, or motorbike to the villages of Wairaka, Iganga, and Mpumudde during their committed volunteer time to complete the following duties:
- Providing comfort through counseling and spiritual guidance
- Delivering donated basic supplies like food, soap, and clothes
- Bathing the sick and washing their clothes
- Accompanying the sick to TASO (The AIDS Support Organization) in Jinja or to the Jinja Hospital
- Administering medication to fight diseases like coughing, diarrhea, etc.
- Building or repairing homes
You may be required to take many more and exciting different activities everyday. Tasks will vary from day-to-day depending on the schedule of the team. The local staff members may request assistance help in any various activities that may assist the sick or support-givers.
Your contribution to this Uganda volunteer program is very meaningful. Your support will provide critical attention and care to those suffering the most from the disease, who are sadly overlooked by many others in society. Through the awareness campaigns, you will be directly involved in the fight to one day end the spread of this horrible disease.
Skills and Qualifications
There are no specific qualifications and skills needed to volunteer in Uganda in HIV Program. However, we require that you are compassionate, kind, understanding, and open-minded. You should also be willing to share love, time and guidance with people who are often very ill and terrified of their future.
When you participate in our volunteer opportunity in Uganda, your days will be fun, filled with exciting experiences. You will have the chance to share you love passion and skills with people suffering and unsure of their future and make a positive impact.
Every location has different needs and tasks that they need, so there is no fixed daily schedule. Just be prepared to help when the need arises in a wide range of activities and tasks:
Here is a sample daily schedule:
- First Day: On the first day of your project, your coordinator will escort you to your placement and introduce you to your new colleagues. You will spend the day getting to know them and learning the facilities and your responsibilities going forward.
- Weekdays: A typical volunteer day is as follows:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: The day starts on a positive note with a delicious family breakfast with your host.
- 7.45 AM: You travel to your assigned station and start a satisfying day of spreading awareness and providing care.
- 12.00 PM: You will eat lunch around this time, which you can enjoy in the company of your fellow volunteers and colleagues
- 3.00 PM: Work will end around this time you will generally finish your work, and have the rest of the day free to explore the culture and history of Uganda
- 6.45 PM: Around this time you will generally finish your work, and have the rest of the day free to explore the culture and history of Uganda
HIV Volunteering 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 Uganda to fight HIV/AIDS, you will stay with a loving, friendly and safe local host family. They will provide you with three delicious meals a day and make sure that you feel completely safe in their home. You will be very comfortable since the family has a secure permanent home with running water, a western-style toilet including facilities such as ceiling fans and electricity outlets.
The family has a proven track record of hosting hundreds of international volunteers, they are eager to support you and introduce you to their culture and way of life.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
During the week, you will work for an average of 4-5 hours a day and the rest of day you can spend as you wish, either together with your host family and fellow volunteers or out discovering all the local area has to offer. Additionally, you will have two full days every weekend to go on longer trips to experience the beauty of Uganda.
Safety and In Country Support
GCR guarantees the safety and security of all our volunteers. Your safety is our priority. As soon as you land in Uganda until the end of your volunteering project you will have a dedicated in-country coordinator who will be available incase you need any help. We also offer suggestions on a range of available travel insurance and necessary vaccinations to be taken before taking your trip to Uganda.
Additionally, Our international staff travels every year to reevaluate all our programs and ensure they are safe.
HIV Volunteering Uganda: FAQs
Arrival and departure
You will be arriving at the Entebbe International Airport for your participation in Uganda volunteer program. We advise you to provide your final flight information so that we can arrange your airport pick up at the correct time. Our airport representative will take you to your respective host family accommodation from the airport.
We however do not provide airports drop-off services after the completion of your volunteering period but your host family or your in-country coordinator will suggest reliable option available to get to the airport.
Volunteers need to get an e-Visa to be able to participate in volunteering in Uganda programs. On arrival visas are not available in Uganda. You can extend your visa for 90 days by visiting the nearest Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration office.. Please visit for more information in details.
You will be required to have certain types of vaccinations. We recommend you to visit the Center for Disease Control's website for traveler's health recommendations. Vaccinations such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are ideally required.
Why volunteer with HIV/AIDS project in Uganda?
Help raise public awareness regarding prevention of HIV/AIDS and supporting the affected
While Volunteering in Uganda for HIV/AIDS projects, you will raise public awareness about prevention treatment for the people living with this disease. By supporting them and making them aware about its ill effects and educating them about it you will be making a positive change in their lives.
Support HIV/aids infected in their struggle for better mean of survival
Taking part in HIV/AIDS volunteer program in Uganda volunteering is a great chance for you help and assist the local organizations to reach out to more number of HIV infected people. Your care and passion will allow the needy to lead a normal life and survive as they continue to get work on their healthy conditions.
Give your time in providing safe and secured environment for HIV infected to live in
When you join HIV volunteering program in Uganda, you will be providing safe and friendly settings where HIV/AIDS infected patients feel respected, valued and encouraged to reach their full potential. All your efforts will go a long way in changing their lives and making them confident enough to survive in peace and security.
You will provide assistance in research on treatments and cures for HIV/AIDS
The Ugandan population is severely hit HIV/AIDS virus. Despite prevention efforts, the rate of HIV infection continues to rise, by helping prevent the spread of the disease you will be assisting the local doctors and medical experts in carrying out research on treatment measures for the HIV/AIDS infected
Get practical healthcare experience by working alongside experienced medical professionals
While taking part in Uganda volunteer opportunities under HIV/AIDS program you get to work alongside medical experts and health professionals to treat the HIV/AIDS patients. This is a life changing hands on experience for you to gain practical health care knowledge and understanding the treatment procedures to a great influence.
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