Volunteer in Uganda with Lively Minds and Help Change Lives

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Program Description

We feature a wonderful volunteer experience based in Uganda that will allow you to make important changes to the lives of local children as you expand your world view. Gain firsthand knowledge of a poverty-stricken community and make a difference in the local community.

Responsibilities and Role:
- Gaining firsthand experience in overseas development
- Gain skills valued by employers including learning to adapt your communication styles while working with people from different backgrounds and learning to respond with flexibility to new environments
- Get involved in planning and preparing for field work – work in the fields and immerse yourself in village life
- Work directly with women and children in villages in a hands-on experience
- Stay in the town of Jinja (Eastern Uganda) and travel to the field with our experienced local staff to assist with our early years education projects in rural deprived communities

Volunteer Tasks
Work with our expert local staff to support existing projects and travel daily to different villages to help set up new Play Schemes. You will be doing some, or all (depending on the length of time with us) of the following tasks:

- Capacity building and training for our in-country team
- Deliver skills workshops
Depending on your experience and skills we can use your expertise to help us develop and deliver new capacity building workshops for the mothers who run our Play Schemes. Workshops can be in topics such as health, wome


Volunteers stay in our Lively Minds house, conveniently located upstairs to our office! The house has a kitchen so you can cook your own meals. There is electricity and running water. Our house is in a beautiful residential area overlooking Lake Victoria.

We can be flexible you can volunteer for 2 to 6 weeks at most times throughout the year. Depending on your skills and experience we might also be able to accommodate longer term Volunteering. Please contact us to discuss availability and timings.

A unique and fantastic opportunity to experience life in Uganda, gain new skills and make a personal and lasting change to the lives of hundreds of children.


- You must be able to speak English fluently
- You must be aged 18 or over
- We’re looking for team workers with excellent communication skills
- You’ll need to be flexible, able to adapt to working with different cultures and comfortable working in the field where you’ll be experiencing poverty first-hand
- You don’t need to have any previous experience – but if you have any working with children, teaching or other useful skills to enhance our projects and/or assist with training our local staff, then let us know!*
- Our trips attract students, recent graduates, teachers and other experienced professionals from ages 18 to 70. All welcome to apply!

*If you have professional experienc

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What`s Included

Before you go:
- Volunteer information pack With lots more details about the programme, what to take and prepare before you leave and information about life in Uganda.
- Support from our UK team with lots of fun and easy ideas to help you reach your fundraising target and on-hand to answer any questions before you go.
- Induction training to prepare you for your trip (In London or over Skype for non-UK based volunteers)

Whilst in Uganda
- Accommodation whilst in Jinja
- Airport transfer to Jinja: You’ll be met at the airport in Entebbe and taken to your accommodation in Jinja.
- Orientation, structured supervision and support: You’ll be shown around town and fully briefed about the

Program Locations

Jinja, Uganda

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Program Details

Lively Minds
  • Uganda: Jinja
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Varies depending on length of stay
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