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Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in various forms.
— 1 Peter 4:10

Volunteer Opportunity

Summer 2019 Volunteer Experience — July 9-24, 2019

“When Action Meets Compassion, Lives Change”

Spend your summer making a difference! This summer we are looking for volunteers to selflessly give of their time to help change the lives of the people of Uganda. Spend your summer break exploring what Winston Churchill called "The Pearl of Africa" and bring hope to these amazing people. This trip will be taking place July 9-24, 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

Proposed Itinerary*:

  • 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

  • Days 16/17- Airport runs as needed

*Itinerary is subject to change based on current projects, size of group, length of trip, etc.

Cost:

  • $1000 per person for a 15-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

  • Drinking Water

  • Washing powder/soap for bathing and clothes

NOT Included in the price:

  • Personal passports

  • 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)

  • Crafts/Gifts

  • Personal Transport

  • Medicine/Medical

  • Additional snacks/food/drinks

  • Side trips/Excursions (Additional trips, safaris, white water rafting, bungee jumping, ATVing, etc. can be planned for additional costs/time)

Additional Info

  • Discounts available for groups of 10

  • 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 April 25, 2019.

  • Trip must be paid in full by June 9, 2019 after which point no refunds are allowed.

  • Full flight information must be sent to us by June 9, 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/

  • Important Dates:

    • April 25: Deposit Due ($250)

    • June 9: Full Payment Due, no further refunds available for deposit. You also need to provide full flight information to Kids Inspiring Kids.

    • July 9-24, 2019: Uganda trip!


Additional questions about volunteering with KIK?  See our Volunteer FAQ page or submit a question below.

 

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