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Volunteer with HIV Victims in Uganda
Do you want to help treat people suffering from this terrible disease and spread awareness to one day defeat the disease for good? Are you hungry to travel to and experience a fascinating country and culture while leaving a lasting positive impact while you’re there?
Uganda is a diverse country, both ethnically and religiously, and this makes for a fascinating culture with a wide array of influences. The people are friendly, welcoming and eager to invite travelers and volunteers to see the spectacular sights of their country.
Unfortunately, the country is also struggling with the widespread negative effects of HIV/AIDS, and people from across the social spectrum are affected by the disease on a daily basis. Thousands of Ugandans, both adults and children, die from the disease every year, and organizations serving poor and underprivileged communities are in urgent need for people to volunteer in Uganda with HIV/AIDS prevention and care.
IFRE works in collaboration with local organizations running various HIV/AIDS projects promoting awareness and providing comfort to patients. In this HIV/ AIDS Uganda volunteer opportunity you will perform a variety of tasks including stigma reduction, home visits, counselling as well as help to train local people who then return to their villages and apply their newfound knowledge. This grassroots approach spreads awareness more effectively, and the value of your contribution will multiply as time goes on.
If you want to support HIV infected people and provide hope to people suffering from this deadly disease ,contact IFRE for more information today!
Skills and Qualifications:
No specific skills or qualifications are needed to join HIV volunteer program in Uganda.
You need to be filled with a deep and genuine love for other people, and a wish to provide them care and support in order to improve their lives. You should also have a passion for making the world a better place through disease prevention and be patient and respectful. Beyond this there are no requirements for any specific education or experience, and anyone who meets these personal criteria are encouraged to apply.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impact:
When working as a HIV volunteer in Uganda, you will have a range of important tasks and will help develop strategies and follow up on current initiatives. As a part of project, you will travel to various outreach areas accompanied by local staff to spread awareness and provide care to the sick. You will provide comfort through counselling, distributing supplies, administrating medication and other daily tasks the affected require assistance with.
Working as a volunteer in HIV project gives you an amazing chance to share your love and passion for people. Not only will this work provide vital relief to those suffering from the disease, it will also help create an AIDS free future for the people of Uganda, and the world as a whole. As you spread information and help train local citizens, your actions and contribution will reverberate through the communities, growing over time.
When you work as an HIV/AIDS volunteer in Kenya, your days will be varied and exciting. Each day you will meet new and thrilling challenges, and closely interact with the local population. This ensures that you’ll have a lifechanging experience and that every day will be fresh and interesting.
- First Day: On your first day of volunteering in Uganda with our HIV project, you will be escorted to your placement by yourlocal coordinator and introduced to the staff and given the day to get to know the facilities, programs, ongoing activities and your responsibilities.
- Weekdays:You will start volunteering in earnest on the second day, and while your work will change day by day anormalvolunteer day generally looks like this:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM:Greet the day with a delicious home-cooked breakfast with your host family.
- 7.45 AM: You leave your accommodation for a satisfying day of spreading awareness and providing care. Your exact work will vary, but you will spend the whole day volunteering at your placement or travelling in the outreach areas to spread awareness or help the HIV infected patients
- 12.00 PM: Around noon you will have lunch, at which time you can take the opportunity to eat with your colleagues and get to know them better.
- 3.00 PM: Work usually ends around this time, and the rest of the day is yours to do with as you wish. This is a great time to explore all Uganda has to offer!
Volunteer in Uganda with HIV/AIDS Project: Dates and Fees
IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.
Since 2006, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured, we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.
Volunteer Program Fee (US$)
Airport receive/transfer (45 Miles): $75
Language and Culture Program fee $250
Program Fees Cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program Fees Exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
Accommodation and Meal
When you are volunteering as part of our HIV/AIDS project in Uganda, you will be staying with a trusted and respected Ugandan host family. They are dedicated to keeping you secure and comfortable at all times and will also provide you with delicious and authentic home cooked meals. They are also eager to teach you about their country and help you understand their way of life, providing a great cultural exchange.
Free Time and Weekends:
During the week, after finishing your daily volunteer work, you will be free to explore the local area. You can explore local villages, visit the local bazaar or simply stay with yourhost familyand relax. During theweekend, you can explore the city of Kampala or other parts of Uganda, which has much to offer and the opportunities are endless.
Safety and In Country Support
Your safety as a volunteer is something we take seriously, and to this end we use our extensive experience serving more than 20,000 volunteers to give you all the best advice and support. Our in-country coordinator will always be at your beck and call, 24/7, should there be anything you need help with or if any problems or complications arise.
Volunteer with HIV Victims in Uganda: FAQs
Arrival and departure
Entebbe International Airport is the designated place to arrive in Uganda for our HIV/AIDS Uganda volunteer work program. Don’t forget to inform our local country coordinator in Uganda about your flight schedule prior to departure.
Our local representative will be waiting for you at the airport terminal to greet you and transfer you to your respective accommodations. Keep in mind, we do not offer airport drop-off service to international our volunteers once the project is finished.
Airport pick up and drop off
IFRE makes sure to provide airport pick up services to all of its international volunteers who have joined the HIV/AIDS volunteer project in Uganda. To this endwe advise our volunteers to keep our country coordinator well informed about their flight before departure.
In the case that your flight is delayed, or you somehow miss your flight to Uganda, you should contact our office staff or the country coordinator managing your volunteer project as soon as possible so that airport pickup time can be changed accordingly.
Volunteers must manage their airport transport vehicle themselves after completing the project, but your in-country coordinator or host family will happily help you book this service.
Without obtaining a legit tourist visa, volunteers won’t be allowed entry into Uganda for their respective volunteer programs. You need to visit the embassy of Uganda inyour home country and apply for a tourist visa before flying off to Kampala for our Uganda volunteer program.
Another easier approach is to just apply for an electronic tourist visa online. Just click this link to get a tourist visa within a couple of minutes. All international citizens are eligible for electronic visas.
Your single-entry tourist visa lasts for a maximum of 90 days. Therefore, you will need to apply for a visa extension at the Immigration Office of Uganda in Kampala if you’d like to stay longer and spend more time in one of our volunteer program in Uganda.
For further readings:
Visa And Passport
Schistosomiasis, Yellow Fever, Meningococcal, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A, Dengue, MMR, DTP, Rabies, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Cholera, Chikungunya, and Zika virus are some of the necessary vaccinations needed for a visit to Uganda.
To be part of our Uganda volunteer work project, you have to get vaccinated for these diseases. Check out this link for more information about these vaccinations, and consult your medical doctor prior to vaccination.
Why volunteer in HIV/Aids Prevention Program in Uganda?
Provide essential care to people affected by HIV/AIDS
Joining HIV/AIDS Uganda volunteer opportunity gives you a opportunity to help and take care of the people affected by HIV/AIDS. You get a chance to assist the local organization in reaching out to a greater number of victims, andyour care and help will allow them to lead a normal life filled with confidence and positive conviction.
Providing a pleasant environment for HIV victims
As a volunteer in Uganda HIV/AIDS project programs you will get an opportunity to provide the HIV/AIDS affected a pleasant environment to live in. All your dedicated efforts will have a long-term positive effect in changing the lives of HIV/AIDS victimsallowing them to live a positive and peaceful life.
Spread awareness regarding HIV/AIDS, changing lives in the process
Volunteering in Uganda with HIV/AIDS projects will present you with daily formidable challenges. In order to changetheir perspective onlife, you will have to involve them in HIV/AIDS preventive education and make them aware ofits perils. By doing this you will have a positive impact in changing their lives and make them better informed and prepared to avoid it in the immediate future.
Derive practical healthcare experience about HIV/AIDS by working alongside experienced medical experts.
Taking part in this HIV/AIDS project in Uganda is a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain practical health care experience regarding HIV/AIDS through real life situations. You will be working alongside medical professionals and health care assistants intreating the patients, andthe time spent here treating the patients will support your future career prospects in the medical field.
Give guidance and support by taking part in daily activities
Volunteer opportunities in Uganda with HIV/AIDS are the best chance for you to guide and support HIV/AIDS victimsfrom all walks of life. By taking the initiative and showing your active involvement you will go a long way in lessening their burden immensely.
Other popular volunteer programs in Uganda
If you’re looking to volunteer in Uganda with something other than HIV/AIDS prevention program, IFRE also offers projects aimed at teaching English, working in the medical field and work in orphanage and much more!
IFRE HIV / AIDS Volunteer Opportunities in Other Countries
There are HIV/AIDS program in need of help in countries other than Uganda. With IFRE volunteer programs you can make a meaningful change in the lives of HIV /AIDS affected people around the world. See the list below for some of our most popular projects: