Through this volunteering project, the volunteer will have the opportunity to learn new things and gain skills such as:
- Advocacy and lobbying skills
- Skills to develop and disseminate education and information materials (information education materials)
- More knowledge and skills acquired by the volunteer in NGO work
- Capacity building skills through trains and workshops
- Inter-cultural learning and understanding
- New skills to work autonomously, to adapt to new context
- Learn the local language Working and Living Conditions
Living conditions :
Uganda Pioneers Association shall identify a house for the EU Aid Volunteer/s and the cost of accommodation will be covered. This house shall accommodate 2 or 3 volunteers but each volunteer will have his/her own lockable sleeping room. The other facilities in the house shall be shared by the housemates e.g. the toilet, kitchen and the living room. The house shall be in Nansana for easy access to and from the project by the volunteer/s.
Food: Uganda Pioneers Association shall identify one of the local volunteers to support the EU Aid volunteers at their houses with tasks such as preparing meals and to gain a general understanding of other aspects of the area, since the local volunteer will be living with the other volunteers.
While at the project, the volunteer share his/her break (tea/coffee and lunch) with the rest of the staff members.
Transport: The volunteer/s shall use public transport to and from the project and this shall depend on where the house shall be found.
Volunteers will work about 35h per week. All relevant material necessary for implementing the activities will be carried out by UPA.
Free time: volunteers can do some indoor games in and around Nansana, including in Kampala city, based on their interest. They can also register and participate in various games and sports with Makerere University, YMCA or other privately managed sports centres with guidance from us.
There is also a possibility for the volunteers to visit different cinema halls and participate to other recreational activities. Their participation depends on the financial capability and willingness of a volunteers.
Holidays: The project observes all the national days and the volunteer/s are expected to so the same. The annual recognised days shall be given to the volunteers by UPA and the host project. Volunteer/s can seek for permission to have some time off from the host project and also notify UPA about such an arrangement.