Winter 2019 Volunteer Experience — Dec 10-23/24, 2019
“When Action Meets Compassion, Lives Change”
Spend your winter break making a difference! This December we are looking for volunteers to selflessly give of their time to help change the lives of the people of Uganda. Spend your winter break exploring what Winston Churchill called "The Pearl of Africa" and bring hope to these amazing people. This trip will be taking place December 10-23/24, 2019. This trip is booking up fast! Don't miss out on the opportunity to spend your time off changing lives.
We also have an ongoing need for people who are willing to do projects in Place of Refuge Village including, but not limited to: building, farming, counseling, teaching, administrative, or simply just willing to help when and where needed. With any of our opportunities we recommend at least a 14-day trip to accommodate travel, jet lag, and projects.
Email us directly for an application
Day 1- All parties arrive, travel from airport to Kampala
Day 2- Exchange for Ugandan currency, tour Kampala
Day 3- Acclimate and familiarize self with region
Day 4- Craft Market, visit Lake Victoria, cultural dance & dinner
Day 5- Trip to Banda Ghetto/Slums
Day 6- Local Church (optional), pack for Place of Refuge Village (PRV)
Day 7- Travel to PRV, visit Lake Wamala
Day 8- Village projects (wells, agriculture, building, etc.)
Day 9- Village projects (wells, agriculture, building, etc.)
Day 10- Minor medical first aid training, Lake Wamala boat trip
Day 11- Medical clinic in local schools, learn to make banda beads
Day 12- Village projects, prepare for local outreach
Day 13- Local outreach, pack, travel to Kampala
Day 14- Jinja source of Nile trip
Day 15- Local food market, final group dinner, airport
*Itinerary is subject to change based on current projects, size of group, length of trip, etc.
$1000 per person for a 14-day experience
Longer trips may have additional cost. See below for what is included with the $1000 fee
Included in the price:
Transportation to and from Entebbe airport in Uganda
Transportation to and from organized KIK events
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - KIK organized
Lodging in Kampala and Place of Refuge Village
Washing powder/soap for bathing and clothes
NOT Included in the price:
Vaccines - Yellow Fever Required (please refer to our FAQs)
Airfare (Usually between $1,000.00-$2,000.00)- we recommend using www.kayak.com or one of our preferred travel agents
Visas ($50.00 at the Ugandan airport)
Side trips/Excursions (Additional trips, safaris, white water rafting, bungee jumping, ATVing, etc. can be planned for additional costs/time)
Note that you will need to leave 1 to 2 days PRIOR to the scheduled itinerary for the length of airline travel AND time changes.
$250.00 deposit required by Oct 31, 2019.
Trip must be paid in full by November 10, 2019 after which point no refunds are allowed.
Full flight information must be sent to us by November 10, 2019.
Once the deposit is paid, KIK will send finalized itinerary, travel/packing checklist and additional information.
Please keep in mind passports can take 4-6 weeks and must have more than 6 months remaining in order to be valid. There is a rush service available if needed. https://www.uspassporthelpguide.com/
October 31: Deposit Due ($250)
November 10: Full Payment Due, no further refunds available for deposit. You also need to provide full flight information to Kids Inspiring Kids.
December 10-24, 2019: Uganda trip!
Additional questions about volunteering with KIK? See our Volunteer FAQ page or submit a question below.