Volunteer in Uganda - United Planet - 6-12 Months

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Program Description

Uganda lies in the heart of the great lakes region on Africa. Remnants of its history as a peaceful hunter-gatherer nation and Pygmy culture can be found in the western region. Volunteers enjoy Uganda's beautiful national parks, game reserves, lakes and waterfalls! Since the 1980s, Uganda has been rebounding from a dark and difficult civil war and economic catastrophe, but its people have worked hard for their successful presidential republic. Uganda is now a peaceful, stable and prosperous nation. Come see for yourself, and seek the source of the Nile or go volcano trekking while you get to know the diverse clans and people here!

United Planet is the US and Canadian partner of the International Cultural Youth Exchange, or ICYE. As a volunteer in Uganda, you will be hosted by Uganda Volunteers for Peace (UVP) ICYE’s Ugandan partner organization.


Education - encourage youth to stay in school through the creation and execution of workshops such as language classes, computing, sports, drama or music.

Social Work - assist children from a variety of disadvantaged backgrounds including rescued child laborers, street children, the disabled, children from troubled families, and orphans.

Working with the Homeless - assist staff at local organizations with the maintenance of households that receive homeless young people.

Environment - work with local organizations to promote ecological education through conservation awareness seminars.


18 – 30 years old (upper age limit is flexible);
Citizen or resident of the United States or Canada

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What`s Included

- Extensive pre-departure preparation, including a training weekend in New Hampshire with United Planet staff
- Food and lodging in your host country
- Airport transfers
- Emergency medical insurance
- In-country orientation upon arrival and ongoing support and supervision throughout your Quest
- Language training
- Mid-year camp (for 1 year volunteers) and final camp
- Monthly stipend for incidental expenses

Program Locations

Kampala, Uganda

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Program Details

United Planet
  • Uganda: Kampala
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
6-12 months
American, Canadian
Starting at $775 USD
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