Volunteering With STM

Uganda Volunteer Program

Through our Uganda volunteer program, we recruit and host willing, non-skilled and skilled volunteers within our projects in save the marginalized Uganda and volunteering with us is 100% free. Although you are responsible for your flight, visas and living costs, there is no program or weekly fees to get involved. We appreciate your time and allow you to use your compassion and skills to help make the world a better place at no cost to you!

I want to volunteer with STM

If you would like volunteer in Uganda with SAVE THE MARGINALIZED, our projects need volunteers who can bring new ideas, work with minimal supervision, and have a positive, self-starting attitude. We do not need just young volunteers, but older people with business skills and experience. We need those who can sort out book-work and apply for grants. Just as these projects try to help all members of society, they need all ages of volunteers to help them function.

When did STM Uganda Volunteer Program start?

Save The Marginalized started the Uganda volunteer program in June 2009 and in 2010, we welcomed our first volunteers. Our Uganda volunteer projects puts skills and experience into the grassroots and underprivileged communities of kamuli District, Uganda. Save The Marginalized’s Uganda volunteering Program is an immersion experience customized for individual travelers, students, professionals, families, groups, or anyone with the desire to serve in rural villages in Uganda.

Save The Marginalized seeks to aid in the development of self-sufficient, locally run projects which effectively address the most pressing needs of disadvantaged rural communities. Volunteering in Uganda with us is an amazing way to gain an insight into the culture of our beautiful country. By joining our Uganda volunteer program you will not only become part of the community you work with, but will also be making a valuable contribution to long term solutions for the community served by the project you work with.

For how long can volunteers stay?

We ask volunteers interested in the Uganda volunteer work to commit at least 4 weeks in order to ensure a worthwhile experience. But we accept volunteers from a minimum of 2 weeks’ duration. We want every volunteer to feel that their time in Uganda was put to good use and that they had adequate time to make an impact. The preferred length of trip for a volunteer’s first visit is 4 weeks.

Although we do not strictly prohibit shorter stays, we do request that our volunteers are able to offer at least one month of voluntary services. Occasionally we will allow for a shorter stay than one month, but this is handled on a case by case basis. We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for doctors, to take a full month off. Therefore, doctors can come for a three-week period.

What Do We Offer?

The Volunteering Program in Uganda offered by Save The Marginalized is completely free. In return for volunteer service and commitment, volunteers receive 3 meals, accommodation, airport pickup, and an orientation briefing when they arrive. Volunteering in Uganda with Save The Marginalized provides a unique deeper cultural experience: you will have the opportunity to work with a Ugandan and International team, and have the opportunity of creating your own projects.

What are the Volunteer Requirements

• You must be over 18yrs (Unless traveling with family/group)
• You must speak some English (you don’t need to be fluent).
• A copy of your passport with 6+ months validity
• Placement commitment donation of USD$250
• Criminal Record, Background Check report or Police Statement
• We recommend travel/life personal insurance.
• You must commit at least 4 weeks’ minimum (longer stays are much appreciated).
• You must be Sociable, Energetic, Positive & Fun!

Where do volunteers Work?

Volunteers directly help in schools, health centers and development projects. Perhaps equally important is the “knowledge exchange”: helping people from a remote African community gain a greater understanding of the wider world (and vice versa). Of course, it is not all hard work; volunteers will get an opportunity for fantastic wildlife safaris and to experience a region few tourists have reached.

Volunteer Requirements

• You must be over 18yrs (Unless traveling with family/group)
• You must speak some English (you don’t need to be fluent).
• A copy of your passport with 6+ months validity
• Placement commitment donation of USD$250
• Criminal Record, Background Check report or Police Statement
• We recommend travel/life personal insurance.
• You must commit at least 4 weeks’ minimum (longer stays are much appreciated).
• You must be Sociable, Energetic, Positive & Fun!

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