Fees per Day for Volunteer opportunities and Community Tourism for ABROAD Travellers in Uganda

$300.00

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PRICE INCLUDES ACCOMMODATION, 3 MEALS PER DAY, LOCAL TRAVEL AND LAUNDRY SERVICES:

This Abroad volunteers and community tourism program creates an opportunity for our guests enjoy Africa’s best nature, cultures and art while they are able to support the communities and save a life and learning a wide range of African life styles and activities.
You will experience Uganda first hand and share the experiences life has taught you, while immersing into one of the world’s oldest and richest cultures. It is an adventure, a challenge, an investment in your future. Western Uganda Communities are focused on the future and you can be a part of it.
You will leave a mark and a name in Uganda if you can reach out to the people in schools or in community and provide your practical skills for their future carrier and lives.
By participating in this program you will gain work experience and enjoy Uganda in an inviting environment that makes your stay during your period useful and unforgettable
Our program is over 200 kilometers (km) from Kampala City in Western region of Uganda. Working by volunteering on these projects will be challenging, but ultimately very rewarding. Also by serving on this program you help improve the Quality of Life for People in the rural communities.
With our volunteer program we allow you to discover the wonders of East Africa, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Africa,
Our Community tourism benefits local communities, particularly indigenous peoples and villagers in the rural communities. For instance, community people might host tourists in their village, managing the scheme communally and sharing the profits. In this community tourism project, the ‘community’ works with Uganda Vision Resource Centre, ensuring that all community tourism projects give local people a fair share of the benefits/profits and a say in deciding how incoming tourism is managed.
Our Community tourism program benefits guests; these tours open up a world of adventure and opportunity. Our tourists take the opportunity to visit the National Parks, trek through the mountains; experience the magic of the Uganda’s hot springs, enjoy happy moments with local art and music while learning a great deal of Ugandan tradition and cultures. Our good community-based tours take you beyond mainstream tourism. You’ll meet people from different cultures and learn far more about them and their culture than on conventional tours. You’ll feel better knowing that your visit is genuinely helping your hosts. And if you want to simply lie on a beach…. well, there are tours here that feature some of the best beaches on the planet.
This concept gives visitors an opportunity of a ‘home away from home’ with Ugandan families – participating in, and learning about the Ugandan way of life while experiencing warm Ugandan hospitality. This fosters greater interactivity, build cross cultural bonds, respect and understanding, and gives authenticity to Ugandan lifestyles, while creating a source of income for the host community.
Our Community Tourism and Volunteer Destinations
• School (Kindergartens, Primary Schools and Secondary Schools
• Universities and other Tertiary Institutions
• Religious institutions (Churches and Mosques)
• Children’s day care centres
• Health Institutions such as hospitals and clinics
• Refugee settlements and Displaced person’s camps
• Community Based Organizations and groups
• Media and Broadcasting institutions
• Business Centres and Markets
• Agricultural and agro-processing centres
• Environment and Nature conservations centres
• Herbal Medicinal Processing centres
• Cultural and entertainment centres

For more information about our Volunteers and Community Tourism programs visit our website at https://travelabroadweb.wordpress.com/abroad-volunteers-at-travel-abroad-with-uganda-vision-resource-centre/

Contact us by sending an email at [email protected]
Phone: +256752888149
+256772888149

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How we are prepared for Volunteers at Uganda Vision Resource Centre

  1. Volunteer Induction

Uganda Vision Resource Centre will induct and orient its entire new volunteers in order for them to understand UVRC structure, the implications of our work with strategies as in capacity building, stewardship, fighting poverty together, our values, principles, and ways of working and overall institution culture as well as understanding their specific roles.

The Volunteers Coordinator will draw a detailed procedure on the volunteer induction programme.  Later, the volunteer will then undergo a more specific departmental induction guided by his/her head of department/immediate supervisor. The activities in the induction programme will include among others; a discussion of the roles and responsibilities including key result areas of the volunteer.  It will involve agreeing on standards of performance, and key working relationships within and out of the organization.

Volunteer induction will include Gender awareness within the programs and within our work with the poor communities; it may include strategic plans of UVRC or project where necessary for the volunteer and organization specific information including the organization’s policy documents and strategy papers.

  1. We make our Volunteers feel welcomed and loved.

We act as though our volunteer is a guest in our home. We show you around the workplace and the community, We introduce you to our staff and other volunteers, Our ED will always drop by and say hello and thank you. You will never feel uncomfortable for a minute. Our organization is warm, friendly, helpful, and happy to see our volunteers.

  1. We give our Volunteers good training.

Even if the task assigned is a simple one, we take the time to explain it, demonstrate it, and mentor the volunteer through the first few hours. Provide a buddy, another volunteer who is experienced, to help the new one.

When training a group of volunteers, we use adult learning techniques such as group involvement. We don’t lecture to you, we give you chance to participate in the training. We let you know what the job entails and the quality measures that we will use to evaluate your work.

  1. We involve our Volunteers in doing interesting work.

Most volunteers are willing to roll their sleeves up and do physical labor as long as it is meaningful. But grunt work is out. Do not use volunteers to do the tasks your staff doesn’t want to do. Envelope licking, wheelchair pushing, and mindless filing do not appeal to modern volunteers. Think of your volunteers as extra staff who are capable of performing complex tasks that take advantage of their experience and skills. Provide leadership opportunities to those volunteers who are willing and have the time to shoulder more responsibility.

  1. We mind about how much time our volunteers will take the job.

Everyone is busier than ever, we know that some volunteers may only have time for short term assignments. Project-oriented, rather than ongoing, assignments seem to work particularly well. We discuss with our volunteers the period of time they will take on a specific project, and also how much hours per day, and how many days in a week. We suggest lots of options so that the work can appeal to a busy soccer mom as well as the retiree who has more time.

  1. We appreciate the work of our Volunteers.

We always tell our volunteers frequently that they are doing a good job when they have done it. We use many creative ways of formally saying thanks, such as taking them to lunch, providing a small gift, or sending a thank you card to them.

  1. We regularly communicate with our Volunteers.

These are one way for motivating for volunteers and make them feel satisfied with the work they do. We assign to our volunteers a particular person who keeps in touch with them.

We listen to our volunteers and respond to their concerns immediately. We don’t only communicate via email with our volunteers, we telephone them, have meetings, invite them to stop by the office, mail them regular updates.

  1. We help our Volunteers to know that they are helping to make the world a better place.

We always let our volunteers know how they are making a difference. We share success stories about our clients and programs. We get them up-to-date on progress toward our organization’s goals. We enable them see our work in action through tours, presentations on the issues by our experts, and by inviting them to provide suggestions about how our work can be done even better.

  1. We help our Volunteers to be socially connected.

Volunteering is a great way for many people to socialize, so we provide the opportunity to do so. We are a matchmaker for friend making. We offer an opportunity for our volunteers to remain connected with the communities and families they visit. We always invite them to come back after time.

  1. We help our Volunteers to learn something new.

We appreciate that anyone who is willing to volunteer for an organization is likely to have a healthy curiosity and willingness to try new things. Indeed, many volunteers do so just so they can learn new skills about interesting topics and issues. We provide that opportunity. Our volunteer job becomes a mini-educational experience and is highly valued by volunteers.

Our Commitment to Volunteers

  • We are able to ensure that Volunteers are fully employed from the day after their arrival
  • We provide suitable accommodation facilities. This can be in a host family or in a guest home. This can be dormitory-type but must have separate male and female quarters. UVRC is flexible on facilities provided – which will be inspected before the start of a program.
  • We provide three meals daily. Western food may need not be provided, but local food shall be traditional and not exotic. Alcoholic beverages will not be provided. A facility that allows volunteers to augment their consumption at their own cost will be identified (such as access to a local store to buy Coca-Cola and cigarettes) but is not a requirement.
  • At the home, food is provided by Ugandan cooks who cook a combination of local and western dishes. Breakfast and dinner are eaten at the home and lunch is either eaten from project sites or is a packed lunch. Water is for drinking is provided. When we aren’t away on field project activities, we have big barbecues on the weekends. Community leaders, Teachers and Church leaders sometimes invite our volunteers for dinner.

Included in the price:
Pick up from Entebe airport
Ground transport 
A guide who understands your language
Accommodation (single or double room)
Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Bottled mineral water in the car
Laundry services

Exclusions:
International flight Visa
Items of personal nature
Tips

Other activities you may need to join
Gorilla Permit (600 USD PER PERSON)

Chimps Tracking in Kibale National Park

A weekend stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park

For more information about our Volunteers and Community Tourism programs visit our website at https://travelabroadweb.wordpress.com/abroad-volunteers-at-travel-abroad-with-uganda-vision-resource-centre/

Our Tour and travel programs, the Volunteer trips  are popular with both foreign and domestic tourists and there is a wide variety of tourist attractions and accommodations.

We operate mostly in Western Uganda, a region that accounts for 75% of all tourism destinations in the country.

For more information about this tour, visit our web page at https://travelabroadweb.wordpress.com/2016/05/28/best-nature-photography-tours-2/

For booking, send us an email at [email protected]
Contact us on phone: +256752888149 or +256772888149

When you make contact or pay for your visit through website expect a confirmation email from our travel coordinator as soon as possible.

Expect a warm welcome to Uganda and a rewarding trip of your lifetime.

At  the end of your visit you will be awarded a GIFT CERTIFICATE which offers you a 10% discount on your second visit, or to another person you will recommend to our services.

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