Why Volunteer

Volunteering is an incredibly fulfilling and worthwhile experience for the community and the volunteer. All of our projects were either established by the local’s or NGOs, ensuring that the time our volunteers within the projects will benefit the community in a sustainable manner.
Note sure what volunteering is all about? Check out our top  18 reasons to pack up and go………………

  1. You will be giving something back.

A prominent reason why people volunteer is because they want to do something good for others. We work with communities bass all over the  area and intend the whole country focusing on the areas of development, childcare, tourism and conservation, health, education, agriculture, women , youth etc we are sure there is an (one village Uganda) project to suit you.

  1. Use your skill to benefit others

Use your strength to help others! Bring the skills you would use during your 9-5 to the table and if you are at school. And have buddles of enthusiasm-ideas some of our projects to require a specific skills set but in general all we ask for is the wait to succeed and make a difference.

  1. See a new culture from the inside.

        One of the greatest benefit of volunteering in Uganda is being able to spend an extended period of time in a new country (Uganda). It’s a truly unique learning experience that will see you interacting with new cultures, trying out loads of awesome new food, speaking new language and meeting new people. As a volunteer you will get a glimpse of the local cultures, allowing you to become a traveler, rather than a tourist.

  1. Experience personal Growth.

Many volunteers come back from their experience and say they have envolved as a perso. In most cases volunteers become more concerned and aware of the problems facing the world and once they have returned from a trip are usually more independent, more adventurous and more courageous-especially if it was their first independent trip.

  1. Stand out

If you are looking to stand out from the ground. Volunteering is a great talking point in all forms of life from future. Interviews with new employers to life stories down pup.

  1. You will have unique opportunities.

Volunteering in Uganda offers unique opportunities that are usually off limit to travelers. When it comes to working with tourism and conservation projects being a volunteer has some fantastic advantages, unless you have a strong…

  1. Recognition: A sense of achievements and giving feedback

Recognition of your effort is another thing that keeps volunteers coming back again and again. Telling someone that they are doing a good job inspires confidence and pride, and its always a great to see when you have completed the work. It reminds you that the work you are doing is important and that. You are making a difference. All of our volunteering projects are aware of this and are genuinely grateful for the time and effort that one village Uganda organization volunteers contribute to their cause.

  1. Learn new things.

Spending some time out in a new country allows you to learn about interesting cultural differences, like what Ugandans eat for breakfaster, or how bakiga greet their friends. The word is filled with unique experience but, its easy to miss them if you are just passing by, try your hands at…, explore locals customs and see if you can learn a little bit of the local. Its all part of the experience.

  1. Friendships, a new belonging and family.

Making friends with other volunteers is a stronger motive for many of those who choose to volunteer. Many volunteers make life- long friendship that come from working through difficulties and exploring new things together.

  1. Experience and Skills.

You want to gain a whole new host of skills by getting stuck in on , one of our volunteering projects, you will be picking up loads of handy new skills  sets as you go, especially if you are out on a project which is a little out of your comfort zone.

  1. You could learn a foreign language.

The  best way to develop your language skills is to use it day to day in real life situations, and volunteering provides the perfect opportunity to do this, You do not get very far practicing Rukiga/English three hours a week if when you speak english for the other 165 hours of the week, but when spending a significant amount of time volunteering you will be speaking a foreign language twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. You could be a language genius in no time.

  1. See the change you have made.

Stand back and take a look. Pausing to take a moment to see what you have done, achieved during your time away is an incredible experience

  1. Volunteering is a full bag of fun.

Whilst you are embarking on your volunteering journey, you are going to have loads of fun. Volunteer work can be hard work. But it is also great fun and extremely rewarding.

  1. Build your career and CV.

       During your time away you will find out so much about yourself. You will learn new skills and build on your current experience, and all of the above is great for padding out your cv.

  1. Spending quality time away from the norm.

Getting bored of your current 9-5? Take a break and volunteer not only will you be doing something worthwhile but you will get the chance to get focused about where you want your life to go and you will have plenty of chances to explore and see a new land too!

  1. Help the environment.

Do your bit to help the environment and take up your position as a conservation volunteer! You could lend a hand in Uganda.

  1. Gain confidence.

Volunteering within a new community is sure to make sure confidance soar-Get stuck. In and speak to the locals, make friends with your new volunteering friends and most importantly- throw yourself in the deep end!

  1. See and do more.

If you are looking to tick those countries(Uganda) off your bucket list, then volunteering is a great way to see a country from the inside and actually get to grimpse with that place. By the time you have volunteered within a couple of communities, you will be a clocking up the country count in no time.

  1. Do something meaningful.

If you want to kick start your volunteering adventure, have a look around our website to see if there is a project that suits you!

ACCOMODATION AND MEALS
Having somewhere safe and clean to rest your head is essential when you’re in another country (according to local standards!). Unlike some travel companies who redirect profits back to themselves, all of the accommodation we provide is locally-owned and locally-run, ensuring funds are contributed directly back to communities abroad.
We’re very proud to offer real places to stay for real travellers. We’re not for a minute suggesting that you’ll be staying in a luxury five-star hotel in the well-trodden tourist hotspots, but you’ll live life like a local and gain an authentic immersion into a new culture that will change your life forever. When you stay in our local accommodation, whether it’s a homestay, volunteer house or hotel and guesthouse, you’ll experience a new culture from the inside and meet friends from around the globe!
We offer local accommodation with all our projects and here are the five different types, which vary according to each destination and project:

Homestay

When you stay in a homestay you’ll be living with local people in a home full of local traditions and specialities. You’ll enjoy home-cooked meals, social interaction with your hosts and a welcoming atmosphere which will prevent you from feeling too homesick! Homestays are a brilliant way to experience the real local culture and community from the inside – literally!

Volunteer House

You’ll meet and share stories (and maybe even throw a few parties- but not on a school night!) with fellow volunteers when you stay in one of our volunteer houses, which are, guess what, full of volunteers! Our volunteer houses are privately managed and some are run by our local coordinators specifically for i-to-i volunteers, so friendly faces and support are always on hand.

Hotels and Guesthouses

Hotels and guesthouses are another great place to meet fellow volunteers and other travellers, as well as offering a safe base to return to each day. They are usually basic but clean and reasonably comfortable.

Tented and Jungle Camps

If you’re into the great outdoors and interested in getting in touch with nature in a unique way, you’ll love our tented and jungle camps! You will wake up in the wild and really experience nature at its best. Naturally basic in its offering, this accommodation is an ideal way to sample outdoor life in a truly stunning location.

Special requirements and single rooms

If you do have any special requirements or don't fancy sharing we do have some accommodations that may suit your needs. Please give us a call for more information.