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Program Dates: This program runs all throughout the year. Program orientation will take place the second day of your arrival.
Program Duration: Volunteers can choose to volunteer for a period of 2 months to 12 months.
No of Placements available: Non-Executive Managing Director, Marketing Executive, Programs Director, Volunteers Coordinator, Non- Executive Membership Director.
Program fees: – NO PROGRAM FEES REQUIRED PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM AT HOPE DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEERS ADMINISTRATION WORK, but we shall request a serious volunteer to book a placement and it’s the ONLY FEES YOU PAY TO US.
Placement booking fee: USD$ 100 paid in 2 weeks time upon acceptance into the program, our program is pretty popular, so try to book as soon as possible. After the Volunteer Coordinator has accepted you into the project, then you will have to pay a non-refundable booking fee. Since we started, the numbers of volunteers applying has increased by each year. Unfortunately only a third of those who promise that they will come have in fact arrived. The wastage in Volunteer Coordinator’s time and the fact that volunteers who could have come were refused due to holding the space for someone else who didn’t turn up, has forced us to implement this. We hope that by implementing the fee only serious volunteers will thus secure the chance to volunteer in our projects. The booking fee will go towards paying for communication expenses incurred by the Coordinators to keep in touch with you and the projects, and website maintenance.
Additional Fees:USD$ 75 Airport pickup for arrival paid upon arrival.
Benefits to Participate in this Program:
Pre-service (e.g. culture, health talk, program orientation, training etc);
1 day sightseeing guide free around Kampala or Jinja, Equator, world heritage sites, (e.g. game parks, zoos, museums, rivers etc)
Accommodation is provided free at the Volunteer House in Mukono
Regular support from the team already here
Permanent Employment Opportunity after service
When a volunteer arrives in Uganda, our Coordinator meets them at the airport and brings them to our orientation place in Mukono. From that point our volunteers spend between 3 to 5 days in our orientation program. This training provides volunteers with a very detailed understanding of how to be acquainted in Uganda’s Life and culture.
Participants have to meet the following:
Airfare, Visa and Visa extension fees
Transportation during weekends travel
Personal travel and sightseeing (trekking, jungle safari etc);
Internet access, telephone, drinks or other costs accrued during training and placement;
Gifts to project staff if you wish to buy any;
Should you wish to spend more time in Uganda pre and post placement period, please remember to budget accordingly!
Travel and medical insurances, immunization, health expenses;
You will also need a weekly budget of up to US $50-100 to cater for all your other expenses.
If you are more comfortable working “behind the scenes,” we have numerous opportunities in the Hope Development Volunteers’ Administration Office for data entry, collating projects, bulk mailing, Marketing, Advertising, Social networking, Media and PR, Legal Affairs, Website Designing and Maintenance and other miscellaneous duties.
We appreciate your interest in volunteering. Without the dedicated support of our volunteers, we would not be able to do the work that we do. For those interested in long-term volunteering, please note in your email and/or letter so that we can arrange a special program for you, if you are a gap year, an intern and you are interested in long-term placements, we shall put you onto our paid programs, for sustaining you while in Uganda, but this is done after atleast 2 months of service.
Why we want you
A volunteer is required to assist us in the general run and management of Hope Development Volunteers, we have lots of managerial work at our offices to ensure that all aspects of administration are to date. Administration support is required to ensure that the office runs efficiently by undertaking day-to-day administration; filing, checking leaflets and stationery; general work, answering telephone calls, work including inputting data and maintaining spreadsheets.
What’s in it for you?
An opportunity to be part of Hope Development Volunteers and support the HDV work, meet people and gain new skills. HDV is an active and exciting sustainable, Volunteer Referral Center and Marketing & Advertising Agency and the ONYL Volunteer Center in Uganda and the general East African region! We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.
The skills you need
Good administrative skills, including basic computer literacy. Good communication skills. Willing to work within a small team. An interest in voluntourism issues in Africa, writing skills, photography, and basic fundraising skills, basic grant-writing skills, website designing skills, management skills, advertising and basic marketing skills would be useful but not essential.
Minimum commitment: 2 months
Maximum commitment: 12 months
Period: All year round
Accommodations: Volunteer Guest House (free)
Meals: 3 meals but arranged by volunteers and team staying at the house
Requirements: 18 years or older, an open mind to new adventures.
Placement Organization: Hope Development Volunteers
Placement Location: Mukono District
Who to contact
Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. Free accommodation is provided to all participants and payment system is possible for productive long-term volunteers willing to serve more than 3months. A transportation system is available for work in case needed (car).