Volunteer in Uganda The Gorilla Trek Why choose us? Five reasons why 100s of students choose to volunteer with us every year 1. Cultural exchange You will live with our fantastic Ugandan team and our UK support team within a local community. You will be fully immersed in Uganda culture and life from Arts and crafts to herbalists and traditional dancing, you’ll experience it all. It will be an experience that stays with you forever. 2. High impact projects Simply put our volunteers have a HUGE impact. The funds they raise help us support the local communities we trek with, the conservation of the Gorillas and their habitat as well as vocational training for former homeless youth and play programmes for the community. Volunteers help us give disadvantaged children safe places to play by building an epic playground. 3. Safety and support We take health and safety seriously by following the highest industry stands, the British Standards 8848 in international volunteering expeditions. Our policies are externally evaluated and reviewed annually. In-depth risk assessments and planning, 24/7 in-person in-country support from our UK team and assessments from University partners are just a few parts that make up our comprehensive Health and Safety and support. Learn more about Support and Safety here. 4. Sustainable volunteering and trekking We have won awards for the sustainable impact of our volunteering and trekking projects due to the way that we work with local communities and local suppliers. We are proud of the impact that the our projects have had on such a large number of communities and disadvantaged youth and children. 5. Award wining projects We’re extremely proud of our projects and work exceptionally hard to make them the best student volunteering expeditions on offer. We’ve won numerous awards for the ethics, sustainability and impact of our projects. We’re associated members of the Duke of Edinburgh award, program partner of UNICEF, PLAN International and other international organisations.