Uganda Rural Fund (URF)
URF is a dynamic grassroots organization which empowers AIDS orphans, underprivileged youth and women to fight poverty in Uganda's rural communities.
URF was founded in 2005 by young Ugandans inspired by their experience of poverty and seeking to make life better for generations after them. We tap into local resources to design locally appropriate solutions to local problems promoting a model of community driven participatory development.
Our programs include: a vocational secondary school, community library and computer centre, child sponsorship, child-headed family support, youth empowerment, village banking, leadership institute, women empowerment, water and sanitation, food security, poultry, herbal soap and jelly production, medical clinic, medical camps and various health outreach activities.
Costs & Benefits
Volunteers work on any projects between Monday and Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm but hours are flexible depending on activities. Sunday is a free day.
Activities may include:
Teaching regular classes or computer skills
Medical camps, clinic rotation, health education
Leadership and entrepreneurship development
Agriculture – gardening and manual labour
Building homes for child-headed families
Facilitating youth camps, coaching sports
Accommodation is arranged with a host family and fee below goes toward 3 meals a day.
$300 each month (first and second months)
$250 for the subsequent months
$200 after six months
$70 a week for those staying for less than a month
We don’t have any specific requirements; just a passion to give back. The rest of the specifics we deal with them on an individual basis. 18 years old and over.
Uganda Rural Fund
35km Masaka-Mbarara Road
P.O. Box 1220
Masaka - Uganda
Location:Masaka - Uganda
Average cost per day: $10 or less
Skills needed: Minimum age 18 years old