Summary/ Breakdown of activities
Medical consultation, Medical examination, Hospital administration, Nursing, Record keeping, Inventory management, Carrying out tests in the laboratory, Public health, Immunization, Guidance and counseling, Bible teaching/study, Teaching, Children’s games and activities, Initiating projects based on community needs, Marketing community tourism products and Voluntarism project, Doing documentaries in all Karin programs, Resource mobilization/ fundraising e.g. Proposal writing, organizing events, and other creative techniques, Promotion of community based tourism enterprises, Youth education, Women education in areas like; Microfinance/ financial management, Empowerment, Motherhood/parenting, Family planning, Family management and Self-help projects
Leisure activities (within Karin areas of operation-Gulu)
Village walk, Visit to historical sites, Art and craft making, Storytelling/ listening, Acholi language learning, Peer talks, Life experience sharing, Cooking traditional foods, Games and sports, Music dance and drama, Camping, hiking and hunting, Picnics, Bead making, Visiting local homes to learn more about life styles and visits to the elderly, disabled and HIV/AIDS victims and assisting with household tasks like preparing food, washing dishes, keeping them company and sharing encouraging messages.
The programs are based in the Gulu District which is 358 miles out of Kampala city. Volunteers are placed in Gulu Town, and its surrounding villages.
Volunteers can stay from a period of two weeks to twelve months. Your stay can be extended beyond the originally applied period on a case-by-case basis (depending upon on our requirements or the project implementation/ completion).
The volunteer is solely responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel, specifically including all airfares or other transport costs to and from the host country as well as any local transport costs. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to carry all necessary documents when traveling abroad. Volunteers are responsible for ensuring their travel documents are up to date and valid for travel.
The volunteer is also solely responsible for evaluating and determining the type, extent and levels of any insurance coverage they need or desire for their planned volunteer travel period. However, it must cover their entire travel period.
Fees vary according to the type of accommodation due to the costs involved. Karin Community Initiatives- Uganda intends to avail homestays for volunteers seeking to touch and enjoy the warmth of rural community lifestyles in the simplest of pleasures sharing in the traditional fresh foods, folk arts, agricultural systems, cultures and language, among others. Guest houses will also be available for volunteers who prefer to live by themselves.
Note: All volunteers (up to 8 or more) will be housed in shared accommodation in a large apartment in Gulu town. There will be a house girl who will cook, clean, and wash clothes.
The building is within a locked compound. The shower is indoors, and the latrine is detached but fully enclosed. There is no running water, but there is a water tank in the compound, and there are jerry cans for water storage. There is a cooker in the kitchen, so you will be able to boil drinking water and do some cooking on your own if you wish. You will be provided with 3 meals per day. Meals will consist of local foods, such as matooke (mashed plantain), posho (corn bread), potatoes, and rice. They are generally served with beef, chicken, fish, beans, or groundnut sauce. Bread, eggs and fruits are also available for breakfast. Or volunteers can live at a guest house.
||Program Fees ($)
The fees paid will be used to provide accommodation, meals, administration costs, and development programs, inspection of programs and communication costs with volunteers. Travel costs and other costs involved to tourist attractions outside the operation area for Karin Community Initiative – Uganda will be met by volunteers themselves. However, Karin Community Initiative – Uganda will guide the volunteers to access the relevant services of their chosen destinations in the country.
Change of Dates and Duration
In cases when a volunteer may wish to change their start date or duration, he or she should notify Karin Community Initiative – Uganda two (2) weeks before the arrival date, if not, the volunteer will be charged $100 to compensate for the loss incurred while preparing for his/her arrival/stay.
Communication & Support:
Throughout the application process, we are committed to working with you to answer any of your questions or concerns. During your placement we are also available as a form of support to you as a volunteer and will email or call and even meet you while in the country to discuss how the program is going.