Volunteer with Community Development Projects in Uganda

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Program Description

Inter-Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE UK) is an ethical volunteering charity with extensive experience in international volunteering. ICYE UK volunteers live & work in countries throughout Latin America, Africa, Asia & Europe, helping to support local NGOs, communities & develop their own skills & experiences. Individuals can volunteer for between 3 weeks- 12 months. As part of an international federation of NGOs, ICYE UK ensures excellent training & support & prides itself on breaking cultural barriers & bringing different people together. Uniquely ICYE UK also receives & supports young people from all over the world to volunteer at social projects throughout the UK as part of a global exchange.

Applications for the programme are accepted throughout the year. The Long Term programme fee is all-inclusive and includes: flights, accommodation and food, travel costs to and from project, health insurance, visas, language lessons and monthly pocket money. Bursaries are also available (£1500 bursary).

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Whether you're graduating soon, looking for a career break/change, ICYE provides comprehensive training and support to ensure you get the most from your time away.

All projects are run by local people and rely heavily on the support of local and international volunteers to develop their work. Therefore we require dedicated and responsible volunteers .We are currently recruiting volunteers with a desire to help vulnerable young people such as by supporting street children, rehabilitating those with drug and alcohol problems, working with victims of abuse, education, running awareness campaigns and workshops.

ICYE UK is currently recruiting volunteers passionate about youth development, to support our long-term programme (6-12 months) in Uganda.

Highlights

Language lessons offered on the long-term programme and an opportunity to travel on both programmes means our volunteers can get to know a country with an entirely different social, economical and political situation.

Well, volunteers work with local NGOs, which are run by local people and truly understand the challenges and reality of development projects in their country. Our volunteers live with host families, which is a wonderful opportunity as it enables volunteers to integrate into the local community and also develop their language skills! We believe in offering a true cultural immersion as part of our short-term and long-term programmes.

Qualifications

No previous experience required but volunteers must have enthusiasm, flexibility, dedication and desire to experience a new culture.

Volunteer Types

Community development

What`s Included

Return flights to and from your host country and 1 flight change
Airport pick-up
All accommodation & food in your host country
Transport in your host country to and from your project
Health insurance and third party liability insurance
3 days pre-departure training
Returned Volunteer training (including Marketing your new skills, CV’s etc)
On-arrival training, mid-year camp and final evaluation in host country
30 hours language course upon arrival
Support and supervision during your year
Pocket money
Fundraising support
Visa costs and support
Part of the money stays here in the UK for ICYE-UK to use for the hosting costs of an International Volunteer.

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Program Locations

Kampala, Uganda

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Program Details

Provider:
Inter Cultural Youth Exchange
Location
  • Uganda: Kampala
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
6-12 months
Languages:
English
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
Please inquire for programme fees. Extensive support with fundraising and bursaries available.
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