This gamekeeper in Uganda runs for his life after disturbing a hungry beast having its favourite meal of grass. The man saunters casually past the hippo as it chomps through the long grass He fled as the angry three-ton beast - which can outrun a man - charged at him. The hippo turns on the gamekeeper after being disturbed while eating grass The keeper, armed only with a walkie-talkie at the Murchison Falls National Park, somehow managed to escape on this occasion. The hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive creatures in the world and is often regarded as the most ferocious animal in Africa.
As a volunteer on this project, you will be working within schools for individuals with special needs, or within a special needs treatment center, providing support to both in and out-patients.
This project is well suited to caring and patient volunteers who are passionate about working with people of all ages and abilities and increasing inclusiveness for people living with special needs.
Your tasks may include working as a teacher aid, assisting with vocational training, providing care and playing games with individuals during their free time. You are not required to have previous experience or training, as you will work closely with our local staff.
Volunteers with adequate training can expect to work more independently in the center and assist with speech and occupational therapy, physiotherapy, education and teaching basic hygiene.
If you are specialized in a particular field, please provide these details in your application to assist the local staff in placing you where you will be most effective. Keep in mind that it is important to be flexible and willing to work within other areas as needed.
Please note that some placements can require up to an hour of travel time, each way, on public transport. Arrival and orientation The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Entebbe on the Sunday before orientation.
Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee. When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Mutungo. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.
If you are traveling in Uganda prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Kampala or Entebbe on the day before your program orientation.
Orientation is hosted by our local team at the volunteer base in Mutungo. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Uganda — Introduction to Uganda, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Language Basics LugandaTravel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement.
The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.
Volunteers work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day. A typical schedule is as follows: Start time and daily workload depends on the project that the individual volunteer is participating on.
Volunteers either travel back to the volunteer house or eat a packed lunch at their placement. After lunch, volunteers continue with their volunteer work where applicable. Please note, this schedule will vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.
The volunteer house accommodates up to 40 volunteers and you can expect to share a bedroom with 2 to 4 other volunteers of the same gender. The bathrooms have western toilets and showers. There is electricity and running water in the volunteer house, however it is common for power or water to occasionally be cut off in Uganda.
It is recommended that you bring your own mosquito net and these can be purchased in Uganda if you prefer to save space in your luggage. There are staff who clean the accommodation throughout the week, however volunteers are required to keep their rooms and common areas tidy.
WiFi is available at the volunteer house, however the connection can be slow so we recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card when you arrive in Uganda. The local team can assist you with purchasing a SIM card during your program orientation.
WiFi is also available at a nearby resort, which is located within 5 minutes of the volunteer house. Meals Volunteers are provided with three meals per day breakfast, lunch and dinnerprepared by an on-site local cook.A KFC worker who has never been abroad was threatened with deported to Uganda, despite having lived in Shrewsbury all his life.
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