Farming and Agriculture

Increasing food security in rural communities
Farming and Agriculture

We need Agriculture Coordinator and Facilitator (positions available throughout the year)

 Roles:

- Working with the local communities in the farm projects (fruit tree planting, maize and beans farming, coffee planting, poultry and animal husbandry).

-Coordinating and lobbying with/from the local and interational support for improved farming techniques for the rural communities.

-Formulating farming groups with over 200 parents beneficiaries we have so far.

The volunteer is to fundraise for activities for  all or any of the listed category her his/her implemenation.

Location

The project implementation is in rural Communities of Tororo and Buteleja Districts with the coordination center in Amor village, Kisoko subcounty, Tororo District, 700mitres, West of Kisoko High School, Nagongera Road. 6km away from Tororo town. Eastern Uganda, Kenyan Boarder.

Schedule

Our programs are flexible! You can choose your start and end dates based on availability. You'll work between three to six hours per day, with an optional number of days per week depending on the activities the volunteer chooses to participate in. Once a volunteer has registered, they will work out a schedule with one of our program coordinators that meets both the volunteer's and project's needs.

Accommodations

All of our accommodations are within a short walking distance. Volunteers have the option to stay within the community - Pecho guest house (with flashing toilets and solar panelsl) or at a hotel in Tororo town. Housing will be arranged on a case by case basis to ensure the comfort of each volunteer. Private rooms are available upon request. We can also recommend nearby hostels for volunteers who choose to find their own housing. If volunteers choose to arrange their own housing in one of the nearby communities they will be responsible for their own transportation. Amenities include:

  • Access to clean, potable water at accommodations and the project site.
  • Hot, running water is available at accommodations, and there are several options in town for volunteers to do their laundry.
  • Internet is available and free at the project site; however, Internet service in Uganda can be unreliable. There are several Internet cafes in town with good rates and we can assist you with recommendations.

Cost Breakdown

This program may have a Reservation Fee, which is included in the total cost and is due once you commit to the program, with the remaining Program Fee balance due 30 days before your arrival date.

2 weeks:     $417 Longer:     +$185 per week

Volunteers choosing to stay at the community guest house (Pecho guest House) will pay $202 per week + $202 per additional week. This includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Note: All listed prices are in US Dollars.

How To Sign Up

Signing up is a three-step process:

  • Fill out an Inquiry Form. Please note: submissions must be made at least 4 weeks prior to your prospective start date.
  • A member of the Volunteer Global team will get in touch with you to confirm program availability for your chosen dates, and schedule an interview if needed.
  • Once your interview is complete, you will be notified to submit your Reservation Fee to reserve your program and schedule. Your final Program Fee is due at least 4 weeks prior to in-country arrival in order to reserve your placement.

Important Note

This is a pilot program. As part of our program development process, we ask our first groups of participating volunteers to provide additional feedback to assist us in ensuring the most rewarding experience possible in cooperation with Pearl Community Empowerment Foundation for their associated programs.

Registration must be completed at least one month prior to your program start date, so...let's get started!

Requirements

  • 18 and older
  • Good health
    • A reputable background
    • An ability to work under minimal supervision
    • Creativity and motivation to implement projects that will benefit the community
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to adapt to different cultures
    • Friendliness and a desire to make a difference in rural marginalized communities
    • Fluency in English is required
Country: Uganda

Duration: 2 weeks - 52 weeks
Fee: From $417
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Your Program Fee Covers:

  • Registration and pre-departure interview
  • Volunteer handbook (when available)
  • 24/7 U.S.-based staff support
  • In-country housing and certain amenities
  • Training and guidance from host group
  • Host program needs, such as tools or supplies for your project
  • Post-trip thank-you packet
  • Monthly newsletters

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, it does not cover your flight, passport/visa, vaccinations, transportation while in country, exit fees, meals, or personal expenses. Click here for full details about your program costs!