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Mukono, Uganda via kindly anonymous
Executive Chairman
beaconyouths [at] yahoo [dot] com

Are you tired of expensive volunteer, internship and cross-culture programs but want to make a positive contribution in Uganda?  Beacon of Hope Uganda is a Ugandan based volunteer, internship, gap-year, cross-culture exchange; humanitarian and rural-development organization committed to offering affordable, grassroots and meaningful volunteer, gap-year, internships and cross-culture programs in Uganda. It works hard to keep costs as low as possible, focusing on the effectiveness of the projects, the safety of the volunteers and the quality of participant experiences. Currently they offer the most affordable competitive programs in Africa (Uganda).


Beacon of Hope Uganda is now accepting applications for our 2015 Volunteer Work Camps, gap-year, internship and cross-culture exchange in Uganda and is offering exciting discounts for people interested in participating in meaningful, low cost programs around Uganda. You can participate in the programs from as low as USD$56 per week and this is 45% off from regular program fee.  Their Volunteer Program is an immersion program customized for individual travelers, students, professionals, families, groups, or anyone with the desire to serve in rural villages in Uganda. The time you spend volunteering, your destination, and the projects in which you will be involved are all geared to your skills and interests, and the community’s needs.




Beacon of Hope Uganda recruits volunteers for locally-run community, conservation, teaching, health care, building and sports projects, HIV/AIDS, youth work around Uganda. Volunteers are an integral part of everything that happens at BoHU. There are many ways to volunteer your time, skills and talents to help out. Depending on the season, they always have a list of much needed services which can be provided by volunteers within their projects around Uganda.


The volunteer program for this year will be a wonderful learning experience on many levels, particularly for languages, but also for practical work skills, social and interpersonal skills, geographical and inter-cultural experience, self-awareness, understanding the realities and hopes of the hosting community, seeing life as it is from a wholly different perspective… Tolerance of differences, willingness to share, a sense of humour and a constructive approach to solving interpersonal problems are essential qualities for work-camp volunteers.


The beneficiaries of their projects will welcome you into their community with open arms. You will be made to feel at home and you will taste all the different cultural foods, see their dancing and have the opportunity to join in. The children always enjoy having visitors and will be very friendly towards you. They can take you for walks to see the monkeys and you can learn about the various local medicinal plants.


The program came about in collaboration with BoHU and the under-served rural villages. They are committed to meeting the needs of their communities and place volunteers in programs that have the skills that fit the community’s need as well as the motivation to make the best out of their stay.  If you are interested in participating in their volunteer program, write to Isaac and he will work with you to identify your best placement options in Uganda.



Because it is an immersion experience, days in the villages allow for a variety of opportunities. And whether you work in a clinic, school, or orphanage, participate in building or agricultural projects, or simply assist in the day-to-day tasks. BoHU will work closely with you to ensure comprehensive preparation, including both an understanding of the people with whom you will be working, and all considerations necessary for traveling overseas. 

1 week minimum
Beacon of Hope Uganda's programs typically bring together a temporary community of 10-20 international volunteers from different backgrounds to provide services to local community projects. The volunteers carry out skilled and unskilled tasks that would not otherwise be possible. The practical work is only part of the main objective. The work is a tool and method to promote inter-cultural understanding and friendship between the volunteers and with the local community.

Mukono, Uganda

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