We are a social not-for-profit enterprise located in Southwestern Uganda close to the Rwandan border, directly on the shores of beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. We have a sustainable and ecological approach to positively impact the region.
Our project consists of an eco-guesthouse operation, an organic farm, a growing primary school and the opportunity for young people to take part in vocational training programs. We rely for our operations on donations from our supporters, income gained from eco-tourism and the help from volunteers.
We are looking for smart, mature and skilled out-of-the-box-thinkers who know how to take initiative, adapt well to changes, and have enthusiasm for creating a community based on our ideals.
As the area is very remote, quiet and rural — it takes about an hour to reach Kabale, the nearest town — the project fits best for volunteers with some life experience and prefers applications from couples with a minimum age of 25. We also believe that long-term volunteering works best for both sides, so if you are able to stay with us for one month or more it would be perfect.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the realization of a visionary project. There are lots of new things to learn and lots of possibilities to engage yourself.
In your free time, you can enjoy the Lake Bunyonyi. The water is safe to swim in and there are no mosquitoes here. You can also go for canoeing, boat riding, or take walks and learn from the local community about their culture. The area is also a gateway for gorilla tracking and visits to national parks.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
This depends on the current situation. There is always something to do but it would be best if you outline your specific skills in your application. Then we can see if it would be a good fit.
At the moment we would be very happy to hear from people with a background in management, administration, finance, and accounting skills as our priority are to train and assist a local person to run the daily administrative tasks of the project. People with agriculture, permaculture, and horticulture skills are also very helpful because we are just working on new terraces for our farm.
English, Dutch, German, Rukiga, some French
You’ll get a bed in a shared two bedroom hut with direct view of the lake. The lake is 20 meters away. Meals are served three times a day. There is a computer with internet access but since we have to pay per data used, we don’t allow any downloads or streaming.
We would like to emphasize that the project is located in a remote area one hour away from the nearest town, so it’s important to really be able to live in plain nature. There is no supermarket around and the next trading center is 8km away. Since the meals are included we take a fee of $5 to cover the costs.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
We will strictly not allow listings posted by agents, “middle men” or projects who we feel are looking to profit from a volunteers stay.