CENTER FOR CHILD ADVOCACY AND LIFE PLANNING

also known as Mentor Volunteers Uganda  




Volunteer at an Ophanage School in Uganda

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We are very keen to hear from anyone interested in donating time for the benefit of the children. As education, health care, shelter and feeding are of paramount importance, we would like to hear from anyone willing to promote health and prevent illness in the community.  Whether you have teaching skills, organizational skills, carpentry skills, or merely a big heart ~ we need your help to work at the Children's Center or at Nansana Community primary School on a voluntary basis.  Please contact us at mentorvolunteers@gmail.com


During term time, each volunteer will need to:

  • Speak a very good standard of English
  • Love children and enjoy talking to them
  • Be able to teach either primary or secondary school lessons
Other opportunities are:

  • Mentoring/tutoring children
  • Marking exam papers
  • Fundraising - come ready with some ideas!
The headmaster and director of studies work closely with the volunteers and interns during the school term.


Term times

Term 1: February to mid-April

Term 2: Mis-May to early August

Term 3: Early September to early December


School holidays

During school holidays, everything slows down and there are no teaching opportunities during this time. There are many other activities you will be able to lead the children in, some of which are:

  • Sports training/games
  • Craft making
  • Choir - the secondary school have a choir who love to sing!
  • Dance
  • Drama
Other possible opportunities for work during the holidays are:

  • Fundraising - the project always needs and appreciates those who are able to raise money
  • Construction
  • Brick making
  • Gardening
  • Carpentry
Please come prepared for the activities you will undertake, such as bringing craft resources, tools for work, sports plans and equipment, drama sketched, dance routines, music players with portable speakers, teachable sheet music for choir and any other resources that will assist you in whatever you will do with the children. The activities with the children will be self-managed so be organised! This is a great time to use and share your skills with others.

Holiday dates
Mid-April to mid-May (3 weeks)
Early August to early September (3-4 weeks)
Early December to the end of January (7-8 weeks) 

  

 

                     Why Volunteering?

  

Through volunteering you take part in reaching the millions in the unreached territories of the world.

Volunteering can be work that comforts the heart of the distressed.  Holidays are special occasions that take on extra meaning when shared with your foreign friends.

If you do not volunteer, you will never expose your abilities to other peoples and cultures. 

  

  

We volunteer because we receive training, we become qualified to do new work, and when we return to our home countries, we serve as effective witnesses for others in need.

You give back to the community, share your experiences, and in so doing, you stay active and involved in the world community.

You get a chance to try new activities and learn about yourself along the way.

In volunteering, you make a difference, have fun and meet new people, and most importantly, you reach out to those who are vulnerable.

  

Volunteers also gain an extensive portfolio of skills and experiences which can be crucial after graduation from high school, college, or whatever stage in life you may be in. 

Through your volunteer work with us, you may even develop and recognize skills such as communication, management, problem solving, leadership and team work, and also enhance your employability. 

But most of all, the orphans and vulnerable children with whom we work will benefit tremendously from your efforts and generousity. 

We hope these reasons are enough for you.

  

  

Who are our Volunteers?

Our appreciation goes to the all of our volunteers, who come from a wide variety of countries including USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Taiwan, Japan, China, Thailand, and many more! We love to welcome volunteers from all over the world.

  

 

  

CCALP volunteers work in the areas of  

• Child care for infants

• Teaching children at the centre

• Education campaigns

• Assisting teachers
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Working toward women's empowerment
• Working with people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS
• Sharing your professional skills/experience
• Assisting local Medical clinics

• Community Health education

• Vocation training and life skills

• Safety campaigns 

• Children’s rights campaigns (Preventing Violence against children)

• Fight AIDS, teach children, work with community  development in
  villages; build schools, wells and clinics

• Make home-visits assisting patients with medical and nutritional needs. 

 

  

Volunteer Arrangements

Direct volunteers pay an Application fee of  $200. The application fee covers administration, volunteer program information and communication, transport to and from the airport in Entebbe (more than one hour away).   This fee is paid to us at the time the volunteer arrives at CCALP, in Uganda.

Below is the program fee break-down which you will need to pay depending on the period of your stay with CCALP.

Cost for 1 month $ 300

               2 weeks $ 200

               1 week   $ 100  

This covers accommodation, food, and modest contribution to our utility bills.. Meals are cooked in a local restaurant owned by the Project Coordinator's wife and features a variety of local foods.

Volunteers stay with one another in shared rooms, with one or two bunk beds in a room.  Men and woman are separate unless a couple comes and wishes to stay together) at the Center.  Families are welcome too!  For those intending to stay for more than six months, special arrangements can be made for their stay at CCALP.

  

  

  

 

 

CCALP would like to invite partners from the entire world to join us. We are dedicated to help orphans and vulnerable children, and our intention of creating a network is to join hands together with other organization or individuals from all corners of the globe. 

  

 As partners, we can also exchange ideas, information, challenges, and experience to support the needs of our orphans with whom we work.

 

We cannot ignore the plight of these children any more. It is time to accept our responsibility as a caring world community and work to make a positive change in the lives of children.

 

Every child in Uganda has the right to education, health, equality, safety, and a joyful childhood.  Do join us in our efforts to ensure that this is a reality for many vulnerable children in Central Uganda.

                                                

Program Director - Segawa Ephraim

Centre for Child Advocacy and Life Planning

Po Box 30600 Kampala Uganda

Tel + 256 77 2615755

mentorvolunteers@gmail.com