What are the benefits of volunteering for your organization? What will I gain?
It will change your life. As much as you learn about others, you will learn about yourself. Working with Whisper is a deeply rewarding experience. You will get to know the hardship of African life, as well as the magical feeling of making a difference, love and joy which the simple life brings every day. You will find out what are the most important things people really need for a happy life and you will be the one who will bring it to them. For more information, please contact us
Do I need any medical or teaching skills to volunteer?
Absolutely not, we welcome everyone who means good. But if you are skilled and qualified medical practitioner, we would be always happy to discuss projects that we could assign to you accordingly.
What is the minimum age for volunteers?
Volunteers need to be over 18 years old.
How will I be involved in Whisper's work? I want to feel very useful.
Yes. You will be working alongside our outreach workers and carers. You will be doing outreach work in the remote villages, assisting first aid, recruiting children to the One World Orphanage or helping to deliver life improvements to people's home. In an emergency you may be sent to the hospital with injured or sick children. We are happy to also organize any type of training or activities you might want to do with the children or with the whole community. You will be also asked to help with children at home and get to really know why it takes special people to take care of such project.
Do you provide accommodation and food?
Yes. We provide free accommodation and free food for all volunteers. The meals are not designed to suit the Western menu. The food is locally prepared at One World Orphanage and it is often vegetarian. You will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free accommodation is provided either directly at the orphanage (shared) or locally - depending on availability. All in a safe and friendly area.
Will I have an access to electricity, running water and internet?
There is solar electricity at the orphanage. Water for washing and cleaning is collected in the water tank and water for cooking and drinking is collected from a water pump. You can read more about Uganda here
Do I need to pay to volunteer?
Thre is no any fee to volunteer, although we wish all volunteers to fundraise for Whisper before and during their stay. You will get to see how your money is spent as it is used whilst you are there. Your money will pay for food that will feed 21 children living at the orphanage, 24 staff members and all out reach work expenses including first aid, medical supply and medical treatment that can cover hospital admission and the medicine.
Can you help me with organizing the trip? How much are the flight tickets?
Yes, however it is your responsibility to meet all expenses involved. We can offer you a flight ticket on our charity rate, that wil allow you to take up to 3 lagguages for free, and other benefits such is reserving the ticket and make a payment just few days before departure, change of dates and cancellation.
How long can I volunteer for?
We require a minimum of 2 weeks for volunteering. Any other period of volunteering is your decision. Volunteers for more than 1 month will be assigned to a specific role.
Will I be in a high risk of malaria?
Yes. You will need to take malaria prevention whilst working in Uganda.You will be provided with mosquito nets to minimize the chance of mosquito bites, however it is your responsibility to prevent malaria. Malaria is easily treatable in Uganda if it is caught early. If you decide to volunteer for a longer period of time and you get malaria symptoms, there are many labs and clinics that will provide you with the right examination and prompt treatment.
What type of vaccinnation do I need?
See medical advice before travelling to Uganda. Here is the basic list of vaccinnation you may want to enquire about. Please note that vaccination should be done 6 weeks before travelling (Scroll down for the list).
  • Tuberkulosis
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Meningitis
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever
  • Tetanus
  • Rabies
  • Diphtheria
Do we work over the weekends and public holidays?
Often yes. It is up to your arrangements with the management.
What shall I pack?
2 pairs of long trousers, 1 pair of walking boots, 1 pair of sandals, 4 t-shirts, 2-3 long sleeve shirts, 1 spring/summer jacket, 2 pairs of shorts, girls can pack long skirt, protective hat, raincoat, torch, sunglasses, towels, personal toiletries (suncream, 30+ UVB reccomended)
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