International Volunteering in Uganda

There are many Utopia Volunteers projects in rural Uganda that hope to end the systemic deprivation, poverty, and hunger caused by the HIV/AIDS epidemic plaguing the country. These programs use a holistic approach to community development that includes education, healthcare, and social programs through the Bugerere Education Support Organisation (BESO Foundation) — a Ugandan non-profit Organization that serves disadvantaged children, youth, and women. If offering your hands and heart in service to this cause in a beautiful, culturally and ecologically diverse land resonates with you, talk with us about how we may match you with one of our projects in Uganda.

English Teacher – Primary School

Work with children in nursery school through Primary Three, aged 5-10, on their English reading, writing and comprehension. May include classroom instruction, small group sessions and one-on-one tutoring.

Sports Coordinator  — Primary School

Coordinate and coach games and practices for primary students. Teach rules of the game, teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Financial Coach – Farmers Savings and Credit Cooperative Projects

Teach farmers’ cooperative members financial skills such as bookkeeping and budgeting

Agricultural Instructor – Small-scale Holder Women Farmers Project

Teach small scale holder women farmers about agriculture, especially rearing chicken (animals), preparing gardens, planting gardens, fertilizer application, and storage and market access skills.

Construction Instructor – Primary School and Mothers Project

Provide instruction and technical advice on constructing semi-permanent structures for families such as kitchens, houses and pit-latrines. Involve locals in the construction and make sure they can do it on their own once you have left.

Farm Assistant – Farm and families nutritious small scale farms

Volunteers are needed to weed, plant and document farm work. Experience in horticulture, poultry and knowledge of pesticide use, including spraying, is a plus.

Computer Instructor – Primary School

Teach basic computer skills (internet, Microsoft) and servicing (small repairs and trouble shooting) to students and staff at Kampala office and at School, especially teachers.

Librarian – Primary School

Teach proper cataloguing and classification of books. Help organize the library. Previous library experience is preferred.

Doctor, Dentists, Eye Specialist – Primary School

Treat basic ailments of students, Student parents and surround community – especially needed when school is in session.

Reading Counselor – Primary School

Organize and conduct reading camps for primary students over their break.

Photographer/Videographer

Volunteers are needed to take photos and film videos of students, women farmers, and BESO’s community programs to document

Blogger/Writer

Volunteers are needed to document BESO activities with blog posts, nonfiction stories, interviews, and photos.

Dates: Many programs are open for volunteers year-round, and some of the programs run during school sessions of February 3rd- April 3rd, May 18 – July 30th, and September 1st – November 30th. However, we are always able to create arrangements depending on your unique needs and timelines. Talk with us and we’ll help you become a Utopia Volunteer in Uganda!