Free and Low Cost Opportunities to Volunteer Abroad
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OrganizationCYORF Foundation
Program CostsNA
Room & Board~ $500
Language RequirementsEnglish
Everyone can be of service. CYORF Volunteers have no professional requirements for participation. Volunteers typically share common characteristics such as flexibility, compassion, a sense of adventure, and most important, the desire to work with and learn from local people in the host community. Volunteers are drawn from all occupations and backgrounds, and from throughout the world. Each volunteer selects a service programme that best employs their experience and interests, and a programme where the volunteer feels engaged in a community project of lasting benefit.

Volunteers must be in good health and have the mental and physical capability to function as a team member. Therefore if you're open to new challenges and enjoy working with and learning from local people, then you can contribute to and benefit from a service-learning programme. What we ask of you is flexibility, patience, a spirit of adventure, and a sense of humour. Most Ugandan cultures are very friendly though some provide a greater degree of predictability than others due to cultural norms.

It is also important to emphasis that you are dealing with another culture when you are volunteering internationally. How you would approach a particular situation in your own country does not necessary mean it is appropriate to handle it in the same way in Uganda. Your time and commitment to the programme is of course valued but please remember you are a guest of the country and will no doubt be looked at as a representative of your homeland.