Volunteer in an Orphanage in Uganda Program

Are you passionate about helping children, and also want to travel abroad to an exotic new place? Join Global Crossroad's orphanage project in Uganda!

  • Budget-friendly and safe program starting at just $150
  • Unique opportunity to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children
  • Also feel safe and secure from our support team
  • One of the best programs you can join if you want to help children

Uganda's people are still heavily affected by the worldwide pandemic of HIV/AIDS. Children are often born to AIDS-infected parents whom they lose before they are able to make a contribution to their children's lives. Therefore, there are a lot of orphans.

There are many socially conscious organizations that are focused on the care of these orphan children. They are striving to provide them with shelter, education, and nutrition, all while simultaneously supplying them with much needed love, companionship, and encouragement. The orphanage volunteer project in Uganda is working to offer a solid foundation to meet all of the needs of these children in an attempt to grant them a brighter future.

Sadly, though, the majority of orphanages are understaffed and underfunded. By committing to volunteer work in an orphanage in Uganda, you will be helping these establishments operate to their best abilities and in turn significantly helping these children.

Volunteering in an orphanage in Uganda is an incredible way to help these poor children receive the love, care, education, and companionship that they need and deserve. Your role is vital to the improvement of the present and future lives of these disadvantaged children.

Role of Volunteer

When volunteering in an orphanage in Uganda, your focus will be on helping with the day-to-day care of the children. You will also be responsible for providing formal and information education opportunities. There are many areas in which volunteers can support the children and ongoing activities that take place at the orphanage. Your commitment to this orphanage project in Uganda will have monumental and positive effects on these children’s lives. Depending on the individual interests and skills, volunteers may be involved in any of the following activities:

  • Teaching basic conversational English skills and other subjects like math, science, and art
  • Developing creative free time programs, such as dance, art, music, and other physical activities
  • Helping the children with various health and personal hygiene needs
  • Teaching important life skills
  • Housekeeping, cooking, and serving food to the children, as well as the administrative and operational center staff
  • Assisting the children with their homework
  • Taking the children on cultural excursions
  • Escorting the children to school
  • Visiting homes where other children are with caregivers and or guardians

NOTE: Above are just samples of some activities, which will vary from day to day depending on the schedule of the school. The local staff members and teachers may request your help with various other tasks that are beneficial to the children.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

No specific qualifications are required to join a volunteer trip in an orphanage in Uganda. You should be passionate about caring for children. You should also be compassionate, kind, patient, open minded, creative, and flexible.

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
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.