"If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever." -Kofi Annan
INTERSTED IN VOLUNTEERING IN UGANDA?
The BESO Foundation dedicates as many resources as possible to vital program needs, and is extremely careful to minimize administrative costs. Therefore, we have developed a successful and extremely valuable volunteer program.
Volunteers are most valuable while school is in session, however we can make arrangements outside the school session depending on the project/activity to you wish to accomplish.
General school calendar:
First term: February 2 - April 24
Second term: May 18 - August 14
Third term: September 7 - December 4
Please find a list of volunteer opportunities outlined below. Keep in mind that these are meant as guidelines. Please reach out if you have a particular skill or talent that does not fall within the parameters of the below opportunities. Please send us an inquiry early in your planning, as there are many logistics that need to be taken into consideration before moving forward with each experience, especially those not outline below.
Work with children in Nursery School through Primary Three, aged 5-10, on their English reading, writing and comprehension. May include classroom instruction, small group sessions and one-on-one tutoring.
Coordinate and coach games and practices for primary students. Teach rules of the game, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Teach local farmers cooperatives financial skills such as bookkeeping and budgeting.
Teach small scale women farmers about agriculture, especially rearing chickens, preparing gardens, planting gardens, fertilizer application, and storage and market access skills.
Provide instruction and technical advice on constructing semi-permanent structures for families, such as kitchens, houses and pit-latrines. Involve locals in the construction and make sure they can do it on their own once you have left.
Teach basic computer skills (Search Engines, Microsoft Office) and servicing (small repairs and troubleshooting) to students, teachers, and BESO executive staff.
Teach proper cataloging and classification of books. Help organize the library. Previous library experience is preferred.
DOCTOR, DENTIST, EYE SPECIALIST
Treat basic ailments of students, parents and surround community members. Medical volunteers are especially needed when school is in session.
Inquire, organize and conduct reading camps for primary students during their school break.
Volunteers are needed to document BESO’s work through photos and videos of students, women farmers, and community partners.
Volunteers are needed to document BESO activities with blog posts, nonfiction stories, interviews, and photos.
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“If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever." Kofi Annan