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?
For volunteer positions in Uganda we do normally require medical or other relevant skills.
What is the minimum age for volunteers?
Volunteers need to be over 18 years old.
Do you provide accommodation and food?
Accommodation is not currently provided for volunteers but it can be arranged in Jinja at low cost. Food is provided at the hospital during working hours. The meals are not designed to suit the Western menu.
Will I have access to electricity and internet?
The hospital is on the local mains supply, which can be unreliable and harsh on electronics. Please always use power conditioners or surge protectors when plugging in electronic equipment, even phone chargers. WiFi is available. You can read more about Uganda here
Do I need to pay to volunteer?
Thre is no fee to volunteer, although we like 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.
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 pieces of luggage for free, and other benefits such as reserving the ticket and make a payment just few days before departure, change of dates and cancellation.
How long can I volunteer for?
We normally 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.
Is there a high risk of malaria?
Yes. You will need to take malaria prevention whilst working in Uganda. You should use a mosquito net at night to minimize the chance of mosquito bites. 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, we can provide malaria tests and prompt treatment.
What type of vaccination do I need?
See medical advice before travelling to Uganda. Here is the basic list of vaccination you may want to enquire about. Please note that vaccination should be done 6 weeks before travelling (Scroll down for the list).
  • Tuberculosis
  • 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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