Ever wondered on how you could volunteer and still have time to travel and explore the country? Our volunteer programs might be just for you. Submerge yourself in the culture from the sights, sounds, smells, food, people and clothing. Going on a trip to visit our WECO Uganda projects is an amazing experience. Whether you are wanting to organize a trip with your local community or schools, your life will be forever changed. If you have a group of 10 or more interested in traveling with WECO Uganda - Contact us today! On a WECO Uganda trip, you will visit the WECO Home, take part in local outreaches by serving the surrounding communities, play and help provide education at our children's school. Broaden your worldview through a genuine culture experience, create new friendships that last a lifetime.
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Before visiting WECO Uganda, please apply for your travel tourist Visa by clicking the link below. Uganda Visa Info If you need help - Let us know!
We Welcome You
At WECO Uganda, we are delighted to welcome you to Uganda and support every aspect of your Volunteerisim and Tour of Uganda The Pearl of Africa
The aim of this trip is to contribute to the development of under-resourced schools and increase opportunities for Ugandan students from disadvantaged backgrounds to receive a quality education. Teaching in Uganda is a rewarding experience and although the students may have experienced tough upbringings, you will discover that they are extremely polite, cheerful and eager to learn.
If you’re someone who is passionate about education, cross-cultural exchange and using creative methods to inspire others to learn, this Trip is a great option for you. As a teaching volunteer in Uganda, you will be placed in a our children's school where you will be working alongside local teachers. Please note that schools in Uganda run for 3 terms per year and the Teaching project will not operate during the school holiday periods. During the holidays, volunteers switch to another available WECO project, such as Childcare. School Holidays: 4th May - 26th May 24th August - 15th September 30th November - 2nd February
There is also a soccer club where you will help teach children from the community who do not attend school, as their carers cannot afford to send them. The volunteer work at the soccer club involves teaching soccer, team-building and other social skills to provide learning opportunities to the children in a safe and supportive environment. This project is open to all volunteers and prior experience in Sport Education is not required to participate. Please note that because the Book and Sports Trip is predominantly run in schools, the project will not operate fully during the school holiday periods. V olunteers can still attend the soccer club which still runs over the school holidays and generally more children attending over these periods.
In the schools, the final term of the year focuses less on Physical Education and more on studying other subjects in preparation for the end of year exams. During these times, volunteers will be placed on a holiday project run by our local team, or you can supplement your volunteer work with another project. Material Donations like balls, shoes, jerseys are highly appreciated on this trip towards supporting the community soccer club.
Length of Program & Costs
What extra costs will I have?
Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs, in-country trips or tours.
Transfer back to the airport at conclusion of the program Spending money - Volunteers in Uganda generally find US$50 to be sufficient for weekly expenses
Weekends and Travel
There is no shortage of things to do in Masaka or further afield in Uganda, so volunteers can fill their free time with safaris, adventurous activities, markets or simply exploring parts of the local town. Uganda is a popular tourist location for gorilla trekking as well as game safaris and bird-watching. There are beautiful national parks and great opportunities for adventure activities such as white water rafting. Volunteers staying for longer durations, or who wish to travel before or after their program, can visit areas further afield in Uganda and neighboring countries such as Kenya and Tanzania.
See our partner Safari Vacations Africa page for more volunteer travel options in Uganda!