Community Outreach Program

Join Our Community Outreach Program

Volunteers learn to make baskets while discussing household issues with amazing Ugandan women. They plant carrots, cabbages, and tomatoes in community gardens. They dig wells and make bricks. They help primary school students learn fractions. They assist badly over-worked health care professionals.

In other words, they are busy!

Community outreach volunteers speak with local residents about the issues that affect them daily.

Conducting a community needs assessment.

What You Will Do

Volunteers in the community outreach program join in on the work of their host organization.

Volunteer activities may include a combination of the following activities:

  • women empowerment through small business development and handicraft making;
  • work alongside women in their communal gardens;
  • youth mentoring through art and sport;
  • micro-finance administration;
  • primary school classroom teaching;
  • assisting in medical clinics; and
  • light construction, and maintaining wells and other village infrastructure.

A community outreach placement is particularly appropriate for volunteers with great ideas and enthusiasm for grassroots development. This is a real opportunity for deep cultural exchange.

Why Choose This Program

  • You’ll meet a wide variety of motivated people who are improving their lives;
  • You’ll get to express your creativity and move your body;
  • Everyday is different and filled with new experiences; and
  • It’s our most popular!
African basket making in Uganda

Basket making with the women

Volunteers are given a private room and 3 daily meals at the family home of the host organization’s director.

Meals consist of local foods, such as matooke (mashed plantain), posho (corn meal), cassava and sweet potatoes. They are generally served with peas, beans, or groundnut sauce.  Bread and tea are the usual breakfast.

There is electricity but no indoor plumbing. Expect pit latrines and cold bucket showers.

No more than 3 volunteers are placed together in any village placement.

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