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Agriculture

                                   Farming Volunteering Program in Uganda

https://mwanzotoursuganda.com/farming-volunteering-program/

Farming-volunteering-program in Uganda, will take you to the heart of Uganda where you get involved in meaningful volunteer work. We ask volunteers interested in the Uganda volunteer work to commit at least twelve weeks (3 months) in order to ensure a worthwhile experience. But we accept volunteers from a minimum of 4 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 8 -12 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.

 

Mwanzo tours Ugandaa with its development partner in Uganda offers you an opportunity to volunteer at an organic farm project in Uganda. Organic farm volunteer work offers you a great opportunity to immerse yourself in rustic natural beauty, Uganda local faming experiences and peaceful countryside of Uganda.

We offer organic farm volunteer work opportunities to people with a serious interest in experiencing and learning about organic farming in Uganda. We ask volunteers interested in the Uganda organic farm volunteer work to commitment at least one month or more in order to ensure a worthwhile experience for both your hosts in Uganda and yourself. And we accept volunteers for a minimum of 2 months.https://mwanzotoursuganda.com/farming-volunteering-program/

volunteer in Ugandafarming-volunteering-program heighlights.

  • Helping with hands on work at the farm
  • Learn all about food security and environmental protection in Uganda
  • Gain practical experience in compost product & use of organic pesticides
PROJECT LOCATION:

The trip starts and ends in Uganda’s capital Kampala. You will be based in Mubende .Mubende is one of the most relaxed and attractive suburbs. Mbende is a great place to stay if you want to explore Uganda’s tourism city or the adventure capital- fort portal.

Mubende has her own tourist attractions and you will discover many during your humanitarian service placement with Mwanzo Tours Uganda.  These tourist attractions include but not limited to:

  •  knotted tree of Nkayima: the knotted tree of Nakayima at the top of the Mubende hill (located at an altitude of 1,573 m and 4 km from the city)
  • Munsa– Lovers of archaeology can also visit the site of Munsa (40 km north of Mubende, not far from the village of Kakumiro).
  • Community Walk – This three-hour Village Walk unveils to you to the local people living close to mubende plus their culture. Village Walk – gain knowledge of the cultural ways – Locally made art crafts – the Dances- their Traditional cooking – the Brewing- as well as their Herbal Medicines.
  • Biking adventure through nature — Bicycle Tour package is an authentic way to discover the spectacular Mubende region in Uganda, as you enjoy all that it’s gifted with, every single experience and adventure becomes new in each encounter of every moment. In the villages and communities, you bike and pass through, you get off your bike to exchange a friendly contact with local people, witness the warm joyous hospitality of the Ugandan people, or just to admire the amazing scenery of the surrounding landscape.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:
Uganda airport pick

farming-volunteering-program, After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Entebbe International Airport, south-west of Kampala. A member of staff from Mwanzo Tours Uganda will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family in Mubende which will be your base for volunteering.

ORIENTATION:

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site.

PROJECT DETAILS:

We are looking for volunteers who are able to join  the farming-volunteering-program and our teams working on an organic farm project in Mubende. If you have a love for nature and a willingness to learn, this is the perfect volunteer placement for you in Uganda. It’s a unique experience, as you’ll get to learn about organic farming through volunteering in ecological ways such as Milking animals, harvesting, feeding animals, cooking, as well as meeting other needs.

Volunteer your time running chicken coupes, maintaining a garden as well as making fresh preserves. Take what you learn home with you after your stay of 2 to 6 weeks on this lovely organic farm in Mubende.

Become an organic farm volunteer in Uganda and have the adventure of a lifetime in a sustainable way! The major aim of the project is to promote sustainable agriculture and the permaculture lifestyle within local communities in Uganda.

While Mwanzo Tours Uganda and its partner will endeavor to maintain a daily routine at our Uganda organic farm volunteer work project, volunteers should understand that things move slowly in Africa. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember that life in Africa is not as organized and predictable as life in developed countries.

Although volunteer work can be very busy and active, at other times work is determined by many numbers of factors including weather, availability of resources, whether a relevant contact has turned up, cultural activities etc.

SKILLS REQUIRED:https://mwanzotoursuganda.com/farming-volunteering-program

No particular experience or skills required to get involved in our volunteer work in Uganda. All you need is a desire to make a difference. Volunteers should also be flexible, self-motivated and have a strong willingness to learn and take new initiatives.

GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:

Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Uganda volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering program in Uganda. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION:

Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. WIFI internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 15 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves children, youth, women and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accept volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!

VISAS:

Visitors to Uganda must obtain a visa on arrival to Uganda or from one of the Ugandan diplomatic missions, unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months. Uganda began issuing electronic visas (e-Visa) on 1 July 2016. Passengers who have been issued an e-visa must travel with a printed e-visa confirmation

Electronic visas are expected to replace the visa on arrival facility. As a temporary measure, passengers who have not applied for an e-visa on line, will still be able to apply for their e-visa on arrival in Uganda. However, facilities will be very limited and passengers may experience delays. The 90-day East African Tourist Visa is also available on arrival, which is valid for Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda if first used in the country that issued the visa.

INSURANCE:

You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME: https://mwanzotoursuganda.com/farming-volunteering-program

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Uganda has to offer with Mwanzo Tours Uganda. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!

PROJECT FACTS:
Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum one week commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs. if traveling with parent/guardian
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by Mwanzo Tours Uganda
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation:  volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Mubende (Across Uganda)
Language: English