Be part of the community by joining the volunteer project ...

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. 

Not your standard volunteering adventure

Mixing epic experiences with ethical adventures

The Volunteer project is all about giving people the chance to have a once in a life time experience whilst also making the biggest impact possible. You will return with inspiring stories, experience and new friends. What you will leave, is a legacy of safe, fun and creative places for children to enjoy for generations to come.

By joining the Volunteer Project you will be supporting the development of the community you'll be living alongside as well as indirectly supporting the training of former street children as builders and welders in East African Playgrounds training workshop.

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Our volunteers amazing impact

Since 2009, volunteers like you have helped East African Playgrounds give children their childhoods through play, giving these children the vital developmental benefits to achieve their potential in life. Volunteers like you help East African Playgrounds to build tailor-made playgrounds for a school as well as engage in creative play to enhance problem solving skills and creativity. Making a difference to hundreds of thousands of people within Uganda.

You can help us achieve even more this year