Visitors and volunteers
If you would like to volunteer at Child of Hope in Uganda or simply visit its work there, this page contains the information to help you. On the other hand, if you would like to volunteer to help us in the UK or Ireland, please click here. Either way, we’d love to hear from you!
For a trip to Uganda, please first complete our online application form. After that, our visitor and volunteer co-ordinator, Lisa Francis, will supply you with a full information pack for your potential visit. This will include all the details you need on immunisations and costs.
One slight word of warning… healthcare facilities are not the same as in the West and you will need to think hard about a visit if you are allergic to nuts or fruit, or suffer from a chronic condition which could have acute consequences (eg angina, uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled asthma, severe allergies, etc). Also – for cultural reasons – smoking and alcohol are not permitted during a visit.
Visits to Mbale can be expensive; costs include accommodation, food, transport, flights and sight-seeing. Our information pack gives you all the details. Child of Hope has no funds to support visitors or volunteers, so you will need to cover all your costs.
All visitors are also requested to fundraise a minimum of £200 per person per trip as a donation to Child of Hope’s work, in addition to the costs of your trip. We have resources to help you with this (click here), and our UK team will support you.
But don’t let any of that stop you! Time spent volunteering with Child of Hope or even during a short visit may change your whole outlook on life and will certainly challenge and fulfill you! Click here for the volunteer form.
If you’d like a copy of our full information pack, please e-mail Lisa.