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Volunteer with Ugandan Orphans

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month


Throughout the year


  • English

Cost in US$:

Varies by duration. Contact us for details.

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers and interns to prepare for their travels.

Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the airport in Entebbe and given a ride to Iganga where the projects are based

In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a one to two day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Uganda, registration with local authorities, using transportation, and the culture of Uganda

In-country Staff Support: ELI's Uganda coordinator has years of experience working with Ugandan NGOs and international volunteers. He is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations: Participants stay with a local host family and experience day to day Ugandan family life.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Childcare & Children
  • English Teaching
  • Orphans
  • Street Children
  • Youth
  • Youth Development
  • Youth Ministry

Typical Volunteer

There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.

Age Range

18 and up

This Program is open to

Worldwide, American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi and South African Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Written Application