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Volunteer in Uganda

Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation offers challenging and affordable volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, church groups, or Christian outreach teams...

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Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    6

Volunteering on the women empowerment programme

I had a wonderful stay in Kahangi Village working with ASTCF, and would absolutely recommend the experience to anyone looking for a meaningful, positive, community focused volunteering trip. The women I worked with were so friendly and welcoming, and I really enjoyed teaching English classes with them, which they were very keen for; they were extremely receptive and encouraging to me. James, Joyce and Isa were brilliant hosts, and such lovely people - they definitely have made, and continue to make, a lot of difference to the village community, and I was honoured to be able to work with them as well as the women of Kahangi. Overall, my time in Uganda was an amazing experience and I have such lovely memories. However, the trip wouldn't be suited to someone looking to be part of a big team of volunteers, or someone who is not confident to be independent and self-sufficient in their work - while ASTCF offer many options and opportunities for volunteers to get involved with their community and environmental projects, there is no set programme or itinerary. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as it allows volunteers to tailor their activities to their own skills and interests, which hopefully then has a bigger, more positive impact on the community - I certainly found this with the English lessons, and was so glad I could make my contribution in this way, it just requires you to have a bit more self-sufficiency than other organisations may do. You would have the option to live in the town, about 30km away, if you wanted to be based in a more social environment, however, I felt that living in the volunteer house in the village worked much better for what I was doing, as I was in Kahangi and could spend more time with the community in this way. The project was very affordable, accommodation was good (no running water but this was really not an issue!) and I thought the food was lovely. Try and go for a decent amount of time too, as I spent a month with ASTCF and it wasn't long enough! Kahangi is a beautiful place and I would love to go back one day.

Program: Volunteer in Uganda

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    8

Trip of a Lifetime

This is an experience that will for ever be apart of my life. Through this organization i was able to complete one of my life goals of bring fresh water to those in need. The freedom, flexibility and support the organization is first class. For such a small and young organization, there is so much determination to do good and better the lives of others. I was able construct, hire, plan and help build a well, bring fresh water to those that have no access to it. James and Joyce the directors of the organization were so helpful and kind. I felt safe and at home at all times with them by my side the entire project. The food and house is top notch. I can't not express my gratitude for making my dream come true. Thank you and will see you in two years when i return!
I would be happy to answer any questions other volunteers may have about the program.

Program: Volunteer in Uganda

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

The gift

The experience with ASTCF was the best experience ever! Uganda is Amazing, with friendly people and lots things to learn. Stayed there and worked as volunteer with the local women was exciting and I will take inside me the dances, the songs and the warmth of all the Kahangi's people.
The place is extremely safe! Everyone can walk alone in the village without worries... just living the beautiful experience to being followed from the children who want just to play and being hugged.
The guys who working in ASTCF are just GREAT!! They give me friendship, culture, questions.. they gave me the best gift: live the best experience in my life.

Program: Volunteer in Uganda

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Volunteering with Africa Sustainable

Volunteering with Africa Sustainable was one of the best experiences of my life! I learned so much about poverty and aid in Uganda and had a wonderful time living in Kahanji Village and getting to know the staff of the program. I would highly recommend it.

Program: Volunteer in Uganda