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Uganda Missionary Work

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Uganda Missionary Work

Contribute to improving the livelihoods of children and communities by volunteering on a faith based project in the Pearl of Africa.

Prices from US$945

Visiting Uganda, sometimes referred to as the "pearl of Africa", offers a unique experience for missionaries, with dramatic landscapes and welcoming, fascinating people. On this project you will be working closely with local and international volunteers to assist communities to achieve their goals and improve their livelihoods and well being through the sharing of faith and the power of God.

Uganda is a diverse country in many respects but over 80% identify themselves as Christian and religion is interwoven into the very fabric of people’s lives. Officially known as the Republic of Uganda, Uganda shares borders with Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania and is the world's second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia. Although it is geographically small Uganda stretches from dense, gorilla inhabited, rainforest covered mountains in the southwest to arid deserts in the north.

Despite its striking natural beauty, climate and variety of rich landscapes, the Ugandan people face many challenges. The country currently ranks as one of the twenty poorest nations in the world with over 50% of the population living below the poverty line. This means that there is a striking lack of basic infrastructure such as running water, electricity, waste management, health care and education. With over 80% of employment relying on agriculture, mild climate changes have already had devastating effects on people’s livelihoods and the HIV/AIDS epidemic has further compounded these challenges. Though Uganda deserves credit for responding to HIV/AIDS much sooner than many of its neighbours to date the virus infects over a million Ugandans and has left several more million children orphaned. 



  • Immerse yourself in the local community
  • Visit the "pearl of Africa" with diverse environments and wildlife
  • Contribute towards sustainable development in helping to tackle poverty
  • Bring skills and knowledge to help change communities for the better
  • Experience traditional Ugandan culture


  • Minimum age 18 years


Location Uganda
Activities Community education
Networking with the local Christian community
Environmental awareness workshops
Community healthcare outreach
Improving village infrastructure and facilities
Arranging extra curricular childcare activities
Liaising with other prevention organisations
Transport Airport pick-up on arrival
Accommodation Hostel/Volunteer guesthouse


Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Airport pick-up
Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


By working closely with the local Christian community you can help to share skills and improve leadership through effective education and the development of new projects. This project aims to reach out to communities in rural areas of Uganda, which can be difficult to travel to and are often forgotten about by governments and NGOs. Primarily by raising awareness of disease prevention and treatment and fostering the creation of self sustaining, community owned projects, our local partner organisation hopes to improve the wellbeing and livelihoods of everyday Ugandans.

The focus of this project is on providing resources for sustainable development in under resourced communities. Uganda has an extraordinarily young population and children are central to this project, but it also focuses on adults with a holistic approach to community development. Past and/or ongoing aspects of the project include feeding the destitute, outreach, counselling and assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses which affect their health and life expectancy as well as their social and economical position in society.


As has been explained, the project is wide ranging and our local partner organisation focuses on a multitude of development activities. Your exact role will be dependent on your own skills, interests and abilities and will also be dependent on current development priorities for the community you’re working with. Activities might include the following:

Water Sanitation
Improve the quality of life and health for people in rural areas by providing them with clean water and improved sanitation whilst increasing accessibility to safe drinking water sources for impoverished communities. This work will help to reduce childhood mortality and lower the incidence of water related illnesses.

Healthcare is neither easily accessible nor affordable for many Ugandans living in rural areas. Improving the health conditions of children and adults in rural communities is vital to forming and maintain a thriving community. Improving the healthcare conditions in hard to reach areas is achieved through running mobile dental and medical clinics and establishing new medical centres as well as providing health education workshops.

The childcare programme provides basic needs such as food, medical care, education, shelter and clothing to children in orphanages within the villages of Uganda, giving them resources and hope for the future. Volunteers help by providing education, assistance with health care, social services and providing basic necessities to the children.

Music, Dance and Drama
The purpose of this programme is to educate and develop the talents of children and young people. Volunteer your time helping as a music teacher or dance instructor. Like all kids, Ugandan children enjoy drama and this can be a great way to help educate communities across cultural and linguistic lines.

Environmental Conservation
Uganda has lost nearly a third of its forest in the last two decades and could lose most of its tree cover in about 40 years unless measures are quickly taken to reverse the situation. Raising awareness amongst young people about sustainability, alternative energy and respect for the earth is crucial to safeguarding the environment for the future. An important part of the project is to create new and expand existing tree nurseries and tree planting projects in association with local schools for the purpose of inspiring and motivating all Ugandans to want a greener and healthier nation by encouraging a culture of “plant, reuse, recycle and reduce”.  

Education is a priority, being one of the most important tools which can be used to give children the chance to break the cycle of the poverty which affects their lives and help them become independent adults. The aim of the project is to help the poorest communities of Uganda to build new schools, as well as helping to improve existing facilities.

Youth Sports Programmes
Youth sport and recreation networks are an important source of and means for social networking, helping to combat exclusion and foster youth capacity to work collectively towards the challenges faced by young people. Several types of sport, inlcuding marathon, basketball, netball, volleyball, football, kickboxing and taekwondo, are utilised to help motivate young people and raise awareness about basic health and fitness.


You will be met upon arrival at Entebbe International airport by a friendly project representative and taken to your project location.


Throughout your project you will be staying in dormitory style accommodation in a volunteer house, which is simple but clean and comfortable. The house is equipped with a lounge, TV, kitchen, hand washing facilities, telephones and and spare electricity sockets. Life at the guesthouse is simple, unsophisticated and fun, perfect for unwinding after a busy day!


You will be provided with three daily meals consisting of fresh, local staples such as beans, sweet potatoes, avocados and plantain. Water and tea and coffee are included throughout your stay and you can purchase others items such as beer and soft drinks from local shops.

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Uganda is a beautiful country. There are numerous opportunities to visit game reserves, national parks and cultural spots. Other activities include playing sports, water rafting, safaris and learning and watching African musical performances and dances. We recommend that you organise trips with local providers which will help support the local economy and give you the best of local knowledge!


2 weeks US$945

Extra week US$345


Weekly, please aim to arrive on a Monday


2 weeks and longer


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt


  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up 
  • Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up


Nearest airport(s): Entebbe/Kampala (EBB)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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