Please Pray about coming to volunteer with us and talk with your spiritual leader. Ask God, and let HIM show you the way.
Location :: Bugabo Village is located in the district of Luweero approximately 27 km north of Kampala City.
Climate :: Bugabo Village has a tropical climate and temperatures vary between 17° C at night and 27° during the day.
Food and Health :: African food is very healthy. It tastes delicious and is very nutritious food. You can drink the water from our deep borehole at the premises which is very clear, clean and pure water.
Malaria :: There are mosquitoes in Uganda which can transmit malaria. They are only active at dusk and at night. We have mosquito nets for the beds, which give optimal protection. Long-armed shirts and long pants or skirts will protect you from bites in the evenings. If you do happen to contract malaria, you do not need to worry. We have a very qualified and experienced doctor and a nurse who are always available and there are very good doctors in Uganda too. The medicine here works quickly and well. It is seldom for an attack to last longer than three days.
Vaccinations :: No special vaccinations are required for Uganda. We recommend vaccinations against yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, and the 3-fold polio-diphtheria-tetanus vaccination. But please ask your doctor about this before you come.
Clothing :: Africans dress in a very orderly way. The women wear skirts and a T-shirt or blouse. The men wear jeans or other trousers and a short-sleeved shirt. This is also desirable for volunteers, but not compulsory. You can of course dress in a comfortable way according to what work you are doing. Skirts and pants should cover the knee.
Money :: Currency in Uganda is the Ugandan shilling. It is best to bring cash in US$ (large banknotes), which can be exchanged in the banks in Kampala. Please make sure you bring new banknotes (from 2001 onwards) and no banknotes for less than $50 (the exchange rate is bad for smaller notes!). Only Visa credit cards are accepted – and only for withdrawing money from a bank.
Computer and Internet :: There is a computer in the volunteers’ house with access to high speed Internet
Electricity :: The mains voltage in Uganda has 220V, but the power points are different from those used in US. It is helpful to bring a travelers’ adapter, although they can also be bought here fairly cheaply.
Visa :: You will need a visa for Uganda. You can obtain this very easily at the airport in Entebbe before you pick up your luggage. The visa costs 50 US dollars (you should have the appropriate amount in your hand luggage) and is valid for 3 months. Alternatively you can apply for the visa beforehand in your home country, which is often cheaper. If you are planning to stay for longer than 6 months you will need a police clearance certificate and job training certificates, and then you can apply for an extension (approx. US$50 for up to 3 months) or a work permit (approx. US$250 for 1 year). Our staff here can help you with your applications you can apply for a visa extension.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions or wishes. We will be glad to support and help you in your preparations for your stay.
To inquire about volunteering with Ekubo send an email to email@example.com including the following information:
- Name, E-Mail, Telephone
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Question to consider while applying being a volunteer with EKUBO Ministries:
- Are you prepared to invest your time and abilities?
- Are you a stable person who can work independently?
- How will you finance this time?
- Are you living in stable relationship with God?
- Are you capable of living in community and able to make compromises for this purpose?
- Can you adapt to new situations and circumstances?