P.O Box 955 Kampala, Uganda
+256 752 711564
ugandavolunteersfoundation@gmail.com

WE AIM AT PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE VOLUNTEER PRACTICES THAT HELP TRANSFORM LIVELIHOODS OF UGANDA RURAL AND MOST MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES

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Help Achild Get an Education and food

With As Low As £100 You Can Feed our Children per Day and £150 You Can Educate 1 Child per Term.

Give Hope to our supported House Holds

With £3500, You Can Give Shelter to a House Hold and £350 a Start-Up Business for Self-Sustainance.

Empowerment Projects

Empowering An African Woman Create Hope To The New African Generation. With As Low As £500 Sponsor Our Women Programs for 3 Months.

Livelihood Projects

This Program Has Helped to communities have resillient livelihoods £1000 You Donate Make a Big Change to the Program per three month

Who we Are

Sustainable Volunteer Practices That Transform Livelihoods of Uganda Rural And Most Marginalized Communities

Global Network for Uganda Volunteers Foundation (GNUVF) is a national grassroots, Non-profit Organization established in 2013 to provide sustainable voluntary services to the most rural and marginalized Ugandan communities. We are anon-government organization working with marginalized groups of people, especially vulnerable rural women and children in Uganda. We started as a community based organization and later registered as an NGO in 2018 with functional governance structures that include a board of five members, a senior management team, staff, advisors and volunteers.

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A few things we’re great at in Tours & Safaris

Volunteering within the pearl of Africa and you don’t tour the country is high un acceptable.
We take it upon ourselve to ensure that you explorer the countries natural resource for the get the really reason for why uganda was called the Pearl of Africa.

Murchison Falls National Park 3 Days

This is your best choice for a game drive. Situated at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley (aka the Western Rift, and the sister to the more famous Eastern Rift Valley in Kenya), Murchison is Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area.
The tour takes you through Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest national park which protects a chunk of untamed African savannah. The park is bisected by …

Gorilla Tracking, Hiking 3 Days

Gorillas share 98% DNA with humans, and seeing them in the natural habitat is an honor. Uganda is so very proud to be home to these amazing animals!
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley.
This ancient rainforest is one of the few in Africa to have flourished and a home to half of the world’s endangered population of mountain gorillas. ..

Queen Elizabeth National Park 3 Days

The park has a variety of Flora and Fauna and it’s acknowledged to be a habitat for over 95 mammal species with about 612 species of birds. The various species in this park, has made it a unique park most liked by tourists. Geographers will say that the park has around 57 vegetation but in actual sense, it has five levels of vegetation. Namely bushy grassland, Acacia woodland, Lakeshore or swamp vegetation along with forest grassland.

Teso Tour – 5 Ddays

Uganda is about the same size as the UK – and Teso is about the same size (15,630 sq.km = 5,300 sq.miles) as the East Midlands (that is, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire combined). It has a population of between about 2 and 2.5 million.
The people of Teso are Nilo-Hamitic and are thought to have originated from Egypt. They are related to other East African cattle people such as the Karimojong (Uganda),…

White Water Rafting & High Bungee Jumping.

For thousands of years; from the ancient Greek philosophers to the English explorers, the Nile was synonymous with mystery and adventure. When Speke arrived at the source of the Nile in 1857 the mystery was solved, but the adventure has survived until present day in the form of white water rafting in Uganda. (2 Days/ 1 Night White Water Rafting in Jinja On River Nile offers two days full of thrills and spills to mild & mellow, this is…

Sipi Falls Tour 3 Days

Start off your tour with a visit to the longest river in the world! River Nile is well known to be the longest river in the world. Its source starts right from Jinja Uganda, some people may be wondering how the name Nile come about. It’s a famous Greek word simply meaning valley. The river starts from the Northeastern part of Africa. It flows from the surrounding areas close to the equator to the outrageous Safari desert and up to the eastern Mediterranean 

Horse Ride & Quad Bike Tour

Our short safaris generally run at 10am and 2pm each day, but it is essential that you pre-book your safari so we can ensure horses and guides are available and ready when you arrive. 1 hr ride, 
1.5 hrs Ride, 2 hr ride, 3 hrs Ride.
We can only take cash as payment for our short safaris. Our exchange rate if you wish to pay in Ugandan shillings is at the current daily rate. …

Entebbe Tour

This sleepy town has great views of the second largest lake in the world. Entebbe was the colonialists’ administrative center and has many buildings that date over half a century ago. The name Entebbe means “the chair” in Luganda, which is the local language of the area. Entebbe is also home to the famous or infamous Airport, which was raided by Israeli 

Kampala Tour

This city of 3 Million inhabitants is the largest in Uganda and the capital. Situated on seven major hills, several areas command fantastic views of the surroundings, including Lake Victoria. Kampala is the political and commercial hub of Uganda, and the people are friendly and communicative. It is easy to move about the city centre and, …

Cultural Tour

The cultural tour we offered is important to give the full, exciting and extensive experience that Uganda has to offer to aspiring young travelers like you. Your trip will include a full time; round the clock tour guide and UVF guide to help you learn about the interesting local culture but also make sure that you all have the most life changing experience when in Uganda.

WASH and Health Projects

We are a seed of change, providing our support to the community implement and carry out activities that will lead to access to safe water and basic sanitation in the rural communities of Wakiso District in Central Uganda, where the water access rate stands at an average of 35%.Various water collection points such as tanks, springs, wells and pumps will be built, as well as pit latrines in rural schools and remote communities. Healthy personal hygiene and sanitation practices will be taught in the targeted rural villages and community-based water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) ambassadors will be trained to ensure the continuity and sustainability of the project. There is also hope that this new infrastructure will lead to the development of various micro-enterprises around sanitation and hygiene and help promote a number of income-generating activities such as clay brick making and agriculture, in an area where unemployment stands at a staggering 67%

Get Involved

Am Namaweje Sylvia 21years old, a single mother of 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys, Am one of the needy families under the support of Global Network for Uganda volunteer’s foundation from Kitende village. Upon family assessment, I was promised to be supported as per my proposal. This motivated me to search for service point, which craved for my service and this was none other than Kitende “A” located along Ssisa road _Wakiso district and it attracts a number of customers who come for charcoal thus turning out to be a catchy and lucrative business Centre for my business.

LIFE BEFORE

Before being supported by Global Network for Uganda Volunteers foundation, life was hard for me and earning a living for survival was hazardous and risky to our lives. I used to wash peoples clothes around Kitende village, which fetched me peanuts, hence attracted me to resort to begging to get what to feed my children. We would sleep and share a meal with my neighbors which seemed to inappropriate when compared with counter parts and cultural expectations. My 3 children in school going age sat for one full year without stepping in class due to lack of ability to meet the school demands. All these made life more miserable and unworthy living due to inability to fit in their peers having failed to pay for my children’s school fees.

NATURE OF INTERVENTION

I was selected to be supported given the situation I went through. The GNUVF oriented me with knowledge and skills on how to manage a business. For a period of nine months, I was equipped with theoretical and practical skills and knowledge in business running. Upon completion, GNUVF with support of Rafiki Group Of Companies and Ms. Sandy’s facilitation helped me with start-up capital worthy 300,000shs Three Hundred Thousand Shillings to start the business and always provide my children with required basic needs and live a happy life in the community which was a turning point in our whole life “… from a dependant to a self employed person through preparation skills, it’s true GNUVF and Sandy came to restore hope among the needy and vulnerable children, as quoted from Sylvia….long live GNUVF”.

LIFE AFTER

When I was supported with business capital and securing a place for storing in Kitende. As a result, the centre created demand for charcoal business since many customers flock the Centre to be served. This has served to improve on my daily earnings, standard of living and social life due to many friends gained, life is worthy living now, “on a bad day, I can earn 7,000/= while on a good day one earns 35,000/= exclusive of lunch.”

FUTURE PLAN

I look forward to be taken up as one of local to trained selected youth and to become a role model and a vibrant business lady around Kitende Centre. Above all, I also aim at expanding the business to nearby areas with charcoal business gap and become an agent in the area

Photos of Sylvia Namaweje in her business

Volunteer Testimonials

Do not take our word for it – here is what those that have volunteered with us have to say:

I was looking for a volunteer placement and my first preference was Uganda, but then this opportunity in Kampala came up and before I knew it I had contacts with the directors of UVF. A week later I was on the plane to Uganda in chase for a new adventure. Uganda Volunteers Foundation seem the cheapest ever, and they do work fast and once I said yes to this volunteer proposal it went really fast. They helped and referred me to good accommodation and everything else. My volunteering was a great learning experience and I actually really …

Miriam Reynolds
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Volunteering abroad has always been one of the many things I wanted to do ever since my last year in college. I came across Uganda Volunteers Foundations program through my friends and after months of communication with the coordinator and doing research about Uganda, and especially the rural areas I was meant to work, my stay in Uganda was short only two weeks, but in those two weeks I was able to learn about Uganda’s culture, make lifelong friends, and, most importantly, learn all about their Education system…

Dolores Reilly
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My experience with Uganda Volunteers Foundation was amazing. I spent the best time of my life in this city meeting the most wonderful people, eating and drinking at the most fantastic restaurants and bars, exploring countless activities in and outside the city, and helping at one exceptional school. As a teacher, I was able to gain new teaching skills, shadow during my class times, participate in sports and games, helped and eventually loved every bit, and learnt about a completely different education system than my own. 

Ferdia Donohoe
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I volunteered with Education and Sports program.
Definitely one of the best experiences ever, I don’t have any regrets of being in Africa, Uganda for the very first time. I got to meet great loving people. The greatest thing that tops it all is that you get to see the kids smile at you every time they see you, Hearing them call you Muzungu, teaching them new songs and English, this has changed my life am happy doing free volunteering in Uganda.

Luke Dooley
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During the last month I had the huge pleasure of living and volunteering in Uganda. Uganda Volunteers Foundation, gave me the opportunity to do a preschool volunteering in a public school, I will never forget this unique experience. Every day on my way to the school I felt so excited because I knew that I would learn something new and see incredible things that I would never have the chance to see in my home country. I was able to observe many things,..

Katie Buttimer
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I volunteered at UVF in June 2017 as part of a group of 9 people. I loved my experience thanks to Eva who welcomed us and helped us to settle into Uganda. We had a range of options from the program, however seeing as we are all teachers, our main base was at the school. I enjoyed volunteering at Entebbe Road PS where we met Samuel and the other teachers. Their dedication and passion for caring for the children both at the school and the orphanage…

Niamh Donnelley
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I volunteered with the Education and Sports program for two weeks. Uganda Volunteers Foundation was an amazing experience that allowed me to live in Uganda and work at a local school. Not only was I able to experience day to day life in local communities of Ssisa in Wakiso, I was able to attend a number of outreaches. Besides an amazing work experience, Uganda Volunteers Foundation gave me the opportunity to travel around Kampala and other parts of Uganda. I can honestly say this was one of the best experiences of my life!

Stephen Cleary
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I can’t thank Uganda Volunteers Foundation enough for my experience in Uganda, I traveled with my friends not only with the hopes of gaining experience overseas, but to learn more about myself. Little did I know that I would come across some of the greatest people I’ve ever met Throughout the few weeks of being there, Uganda Volunteers Foundation was amazing when it came to showing me around Kampala and making me feel right at home, it’s truly the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. I feel extremely blessed to…

Conor Scanlon
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Global Network For Uganda Volunteers Foundation is such an amazing organization. I can’t stress enough how kind and helpful they were doing the whole trip process. They were happy to answer any questions I asked, and made the process as smooth as possible. I would recommend Uganda Volunteers Foundation to everyone. I can’t thank them enough for helping give me this opportunity. It easily was the greatest experience of my life, and I can’t wait to do it again.”

Arlene Coughlan
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I am a pre-teacher who traveled to Uganda and worked at a school through the Uganda Volunteers Foundation, my time was amazing. I got to see and do so much at the school and local communities, way far from what I have ever known. All of the teachers were extremely friendly and taught me a ton. Uganda in general was great. I got to travel to many other great places. Overall, I had a great time.

Emer Corb
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Am from US and worked with the Medical and Healthcare program for three good months.
Are you looking for the Volunteering opportunity of your dreams and one that falls under your area of study? At the beginning of this year, I said to some family and friends that it would be a dream come true to find a volunteer opportunity in Uganda, and so one day I came across the Uganda …

Shir Mio
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I originate from Israel and helped with Medical and Healthcare program for a period of three months.
My stay in Uganda with UVF was truly priceless. I entered with overwhelming anticipation and left with unimaginable clinical and health experience, bucket-list attractions checked off my list, and lifelong friends. Being a volunteer is the best way you can give back to the unprivileged…

Jehonathan Meyuchas
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 Volunteered with Women Empowerment Program, for 3 month.
When I first arrived, I was anxious about being surrounded by so many people. The foreign language, culture, and stares were a bit overwhelming. By my second month, I came to love everything that I feared. The strangers in my home became my family, the foreign culture became my own, and the stares made me smile. And the sights?? …

Inber Erez
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Worked and helped with women empowerment and community development for three month.
My experience with UVF has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I thought that I was coming to help people, but in exchange I am coming back having learned so much more than I could have possible given them. I was able to see that when people come together you can achieve great things… 

Inbar Robi
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Am from Israel and volunteered with UVF helping in Childcare and Women empowerment.
Best 3 month of my life! Since the moment I arrived to Uganda, I felt that I was in the right place and that I had made a great decision to volunteer with UVF. I worked in Childcare with kids from 2 to 5 years old. Every day I woke up at 7am so happy and full of energy because I knew my kids were waiting for me in the classroom and that each…

Keren Loew
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I volunteered with Women Empowerment Program, for 3month.
By far the most gratifying experience ever. I’ve done many things like this in my country but in Uganda it was different. First of all, the people are very thankful. Also it’s very complete, in the morning you can teach and in the afternoon you are able to get involved with the community, helping women learn English and sustainable skills or simply meeting the kids in the street and just having a good talk or play with them, eat some Rolex…

Neta Sarfati
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My name is Laura Daly from Ireland, during my holiday I volunteered with Uganda Volunteers Foundation, helping in the Education and Literacy program, I really enjoyed my experience working with UVF as an organization that supports poor, vulnerable women and their children through Education and women empowerment, this was the best thing I had ever done in my life. I was made feel very welcome. Everybody greeted me with smiles and so much love…

Laura Daly
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Leading into my last summer, I was seeking a life-changing experience and Uganda gave me exactly that. I was happy to volunteer in health centers, schools and communities it was challenging and it provided me with lots of experiences it has already contributed to my career. Many times, I would get out of work and go surfing and other fun activities with the group of volunteers in the program; I was doing something new almost every day…

Ohad Tayler
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 Beneficiary Testimonials

Do not take our word for it – here’s what those that benefit from your contributions have to say:

Hi everyone,
We are thankful to our June-July 2017 volunteer group for rasing money to help construct a building/domatry in our partner/supported school, Entebbe Road Primary for vulnerable children this is a home to 150 underprivileged kids from the ages of 3 to 14 years old, they will be living in this dorm only during school days and during holidays, the kids live with their families/guardians because GNUVF is encouraging children to grow up in family settings rather than institutionalizing them…

CONSTRUCTION OF THE DOMATRY AT ENTEBBE ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL
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My name is Nakakeeto Prossy.
I am one of the many women in the GNUVF women empowerment program, my business was initiated from money donated by Sandy Bevan in early 2016, GNUVF set up a woman to woman form of save up scheme from the very first capital.
The woman Sandy, setup a business for Sylvia, managed to save up to the amount GNUVF had agreed for her to give to another woman to grow, which was luckly me…

Appreciation To GNUVF for Economically Securing me.
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I Mirembe Janet wishes to extend my thanks to GNUVF for the endless support provided to me and my children since 2013, am a single mother with 5 children, Mathias, Jordan, Eddy, Blessing and Kitibwa under the kind support of GNUVF, this organization has provided me with food stuff, clothing’s, beddings and above all education for my children, which is every parents wish more so vulnerable women like me….
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THANKS TO GLOBAL NETWORK FOR UGANDA VOLUNTEERS FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATING MY CHILDREN
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My name is Robina Nabaka aged 35 years, a single mother to 3 children a member under the support of Uganda volunteer’s foundation, and I am one of the needy families they supported with an income generating activity (craft business) from Kitende village Wakiso district. I received a startup capital to run a craft business to enable me provide basic needs and school requirements so as to live a happy life as other children of the community and not to go back in the past situation where my family had turned into a laughing stock to some community members…

FROM NOTHING TO A SELF EMPLOYED CRAFT BUSINESS LADY THROUGH MS. SANDY AND UGANDA VOLUNTEERS FOUNDATION.
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m Samuel Mugerwa, the Head teacher of Entebbe Road Primary School one of the many schools supported by (GNUVF) Uganda Volunteers Foundation, I have had good working terms with this organization for years now, and am great full to God that they have always supported my school no matter what.
This time am thanking them for the 10 buckets of paints provided to our school.
Also thanking them for the sports and scholastic materials like reading books, exercise books, pens, pencils, colors, balls to say but a few for this term, through GNUVF volunteers…

AM SO GREATFUL FOR THE CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT GNUVF HAS MADE IN MY SCHOOL
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Am Namaweje Sylvia 21years old, a single mother of 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys, Am one of the needy families under the support of Global Network for Uganda volunteer’s foundation from Kitende village. Upon family assessment, I was promised to be supported as per my proposal. This motivated me to search for service point which craved for my service and this was none other than Kitende “A” located along Ssisa road _Wakiso district and it attracts a number of customers who come for charcoal thus turning out to be a catchy and lucrative business Centre for my business…

I was so lucky to be supported with an income generating activity by GNUVF
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Kitende B is a village with 100 household under the support of Global Network for Uganda Volunteers Foundation (GNUVF), people staying in this village always faced problems of clean and safe water, and the water they used was never good for domestic use because they shared the pond with animals living the community’s life at risks of diseases since the water source was unprotected. GNUVF with support from Ms. Sandy Bevan managed to install the water tank to create easy access to clean and safe water in the Village…

Supported village with a rain harvesting water tank of 5000 Liters;
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Global Network for Uganda volunteer’s foundation picked me up from grass and now to grace Nabaka Robina 35,
After suffering for soo many years without knowing my mother who threw me to the streets and Ms. Amina Nalubega took care of me like her own daughter until I got married to the father of my children, we mistreated me till I reached a point of calling Ms. Amina Nalubega, my foster mother who took me in again, after a few month, my biological mother appeared from nowhere apologized to me and promised heaven and earth…

Am now better than before just because GNUVF played an important role in my life
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OUR SCHOOL

We have established a school for over 300 vulnerable children between the ages of 3 to 18 years which consists of baby care center for homeless children, primary and post[…]

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Construction Of The Dormitory At Entebbe Road Primary School

Hi everyone, We are thankful to our June-July 2017 volunteer group for rasing money to help construct a building/domatry in our partner/supported school, Entebbe Road Primary for vulnerable children this[…]

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Appreciation To GNUVF for Economically Securing me.

My name is Nakakeeto Prossy. I am one of the many women in the GNUVF women empowerment program, my business was initiated from money donated by Sandy Bevan in early[…]

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Contact us

Global Network for Uganda Volunteers Foundation (GNUVF) offers a number of different ways for you to get in contact with management and/or request information that is vital to your Goals & Objectives. If you have any questions that are left unanswered in our web site, please feel free to contact us.
Head Office
P.O Box 955, P.O Box 955, Namuzi Zone, Ssisa Subcounty, Wakiso District, Uganda
Tel no. +256 752 711564
email: info@uvfo.org

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