Your help needed at a Water and SANITATION Project in Uganda - WASH
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Make a difference with us in Africa.
WaterCause greatly relies on volunteers to spread the word and implement projects that impact these people’s lives. When you choose to volunteer with us, your time with us will do meaningful impact in the lives of many people across the sub-Saharan Africa. Make a difference in the lives of many families that live in water-poor communities by helping them access safe water.
By volunteering with WaterCause, your time, knowledge and skills are put to great use to make a great impact. Choose to Go to Africa or Volunteer from home and be the change you want to see in the world.
Our volunteer program runs for a minimum of 2 weeks through a two intake system; Open year volunteer trips and Scheduled trips where WaterCause welcomes individuals, students, professionals and groups/teams of volunteers from all over the world to make a difference while implementing WaterCause projects in the areas of water access, sanitation and hygiene.
Key Volunteer roles in different projects in Africa include;
Construction related work
You will engage in direct construction of water infrastructure like tanks under the supervision of skilled local constructors.
You will engage in installation of facilities like hand washing facilities in schools, health centers, households and other public places.
Loading and/or Offloading of construction materials at the site of construction together with locals
You will be involved in plumbing and piping work for distribution of water where it will be used.
Digging of underground rain rater harvesting tanks and other catchment containers.
Installation of guttering systems from roof catchment areas to rain water storage facilities.
Educational related work
Educating pupils and students in schools about best water, sanitation and hygiene practices.
Educating teachers on how to maintain a School-led Approach to proper sanitation and hygiene.
Training students/pupils, teachers and communities on water related diseases and how best to avoid them.
Demonstrating pupils/students and teaches best hand washing practices and installation of low-cost material in installation.
Development of easy-to-understand educational material for schools and community members on water, sanitation and hygiene management practices in schools and communities.
Distribution of water filtration devices among community members and institutions like schools and health centers
Health care Support – those with healthcare background
Conducting outreaches in villages to monitor water illness prevalence in target communities
Supporting local health workers at local health centers in diagnosing water related illnesses and prescribing as needed.
Supporting local health workers in conducting other diagnostic operations in other diseases common diseases.
Following up on past patients and monitoring their health in respective villages
Research and development
Researching best practices and working solutions
Your Stay and Logistics information:
– Upon arrival, we will be available to welcome you and receive you from the airport.
–We will then head to our project site (Free Airport Pick up). Our project location is about 3 hour drive from Entebbe Airport.
– A Ugandan Tourist Visa for $50 USD is available at the airport upon your arrival at Entebbe. Please provide documentation of your vaccinations, specifically Yellow Fever, as this vacation is MANDATORY for all travelers entering Uganda.
You will be receiving a cultural and Project orientation about our work with the communities, villager lifestyles, and learn basic Luganda to converse with the locals. You will also be briefed about important place around like Health centers, restaurants, internet cafes, grocery stores and others
You will be staying with our host families in the community where you will be working. Our host families are wisely selected and they also speak English. Alternatively, you can choose to stay at a volunteer house where some volunteers will be staying.
You will be picked by our van to drive you to our project sites where you will be working.
Meals: Volunteers will be provided with three local Uganda meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). Fruit and bottled water are also included. We are also able to cater to special dietary restrictions or allergies.
Internet: Internet can be accessed through cafes and restaurants in the nearby town, or purchased with your smartphone through a Uganda SIM Card. Some volunteer tasks require a laptop, so it is encouraged that volunteers bring their own.
Our program fees are affordable and inclusive of accommodation with a host family, 3 meals a day, in country support, transport and airport transfers.
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