If you would like to visit Child of Hope in Uganda or volunteer to work there for a period of time, this page contains the information to help you. Either way, we’d love to hear from you!
Please first complete our online application form. After that, we will supply you with a full information pack to help with your planning. 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 sightseeing. 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 raise 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!