It’s all about experiencing a new culture whilst giving children their childhoods through play. Weekdays volunteering at a school building a playground and weekends exploring the amazing activities on offer in Uganda. What's not to love! Read more
“The most incredible experience of my life”
The experience of cross-cultural interactions enriches your life and the world for the better. This is the reason why we provide ethical, transparent and supportive volunteering opportunities to help build a playground in Uganda. And by doing this you will see a change in yourself and the world around you.
By volunteering with East African Playgrounds on our Uganda Volunteer Project you will experience four incredible weeks. Living and volunteering within a local community to help transform a community school by building an amazing new playground from start to finish with a team of trained Ugandan builders and welders. You will also assist on our creative play programme to inspire children at a school to learn, explore and develop themselves.
At the weekends, you’ll have the chance to explore the wonders of Uganda, from discovering the animals on safari to explore the mighty River Nile or taking a relaxing walk along the banks of the river on horseback ... there is something for everyone.
You’ll be guided by our Ugandan build team as well as the international leaders to volunteer alongside the children and community you will be impacting. The whole project comes together on the playground opening day when you will get to see your hard work in action as you celebrate with traditional singing, dancing, food and of course-playing on the new, high quality, safe, fun playground you’ve helped build.
Our Uganda Volunteer Project was shortlisted for the Go Abroad, Innovation of sustainability Award, 2017 and is a certified operator for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
This incredible volunteering experience is just a fraction of the cost of most. Just because it is low cost does not mean it is low quality. We are able to provide our volunteering project at a reasonable price because we don't know have large overheads or work with third party providers who need to make profit. We aim to be transparent and accountable with where the money we receive goes.Read more
No question is ever too big or too small to answer. And the questions you are thinking off, we're sure many other are too. Have a look here to see if your question is answered but if not then do feel free to get in touch.Read more
To ensure the best experience for our communities and volunteers, we can only select a limited number of volunteers to come to Uganda. When applying to the Uganda Volunteer Project, remember we are not judging you on travel or volunteering experience we are looking for passionate and committed volunteers who will make the most of the experience.Read more
Before you apply to the trip of a lifetime, make sure you either attend one of our information meetings or you watch this video below. Our information meetings happen at Universities across the country between October and December ready for our summer projects in Uganda.Read more
It’s all about experiencing a new culture whilst giving children their childhoods through play. Weekdays volunteering at a school building a playground and weekends exploring the amazing activities on offer in Uganda. What's not to love!Read more
At East African Playgrounds, we take a huge amount of pride in our volunteering projects; the level of support, transparency and the ethical standards that we maintain are all of utmost importance to us.Read more