Volunteer Abroad Africa

Organization Description: 

HDV works in cooperation with grassroots organizations in Africa. We support these organizations through grants and recruit volunteers to support their work and help increase their capacity. As part of our partnership with these organizations, HDV has made certain aspects a priority, things we feel are very important in a working relationship and to make sure both sides benefit as much as possible.

The organizations HDV works with in Africa were established and are run by local residents. They existed prior to HDV's involvement with them and run completely without interference from HDV. Their main purpose is to support their local community: mainly children, youth and vulnerable adults.

The volunteer programs which HDV promotes are owned and run by our partners. Even though HDV often offers advice and support to our partners when setting up their volunteer program, the partner organization determines what the program consists of: content, finance and practical matters are all decided upon by the partner, before HDV begins promoting the program to potential volunteers.

At HDV we are dedicated to providing information on volunteer work and volunteer-tours programs in Africa. We are also dedicated to organizing a wide range of volunteer work and internship-volunteering programs in Africa for individuals and groups of any size.

We have a number of projects based in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Southern Sudan. All projects are aimed at providing support to the needy children and community outreach and counseling to youths, adults, care and education for rural people and orphaned and underprivileged children. Most projects have little or no resources, so foreign volunteers with different ideas and experiences are highly valued. Please note that all projects require daily schedules and activities will be determined between volunteers and their coordinator upon arrival. 3 meals are provided each day, which consists of local foods. They are generally served with beef, fish, peas, beans or groundnut sauce. Bread, eggs and fruits are available for breakfast, vegetarians are also accommodated.

Some of these placements focus exclusively on teaching primary or secondary schools. Others include both teaching and community outreach components. Please inform us of which activities you are most interested, so we can best choose your program and please inform us which country would you like to offer your services too and we shall take you there.

P.O Box 423 Mukono-Uganda
Mukono, +256
Mission Statement: 

Connecting developmental volunteers to meaningful projects in Africa

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Are more than one-third of the participants in your organization/programs low income (below 150% of the poverty level)?: 
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