Volunteering with Ssamba Foundation in Mukono, Uganda

Open Opportunity


At Ssamba Foundation, the volunteer program options available are endless – we operate two schools, a women microfinance project, a community health clinic and social community center.

Volunteer Work with Children

You can spend time interacting with children and encouraging their social and emotional development. You can focus on music, recreation, art, or other special areas of talent you have. If you are compassionate, creative, and love working with children, this is the program for you.

Volunteer Work at Micro-finance Project

You can spend your time working with women at our microfinance project. There are many options for this program that can revolve around your level of knowledge about finance and business.

Volunteer Work at Community Health Clinic

If you are interested in the health field, you can work in our community health clinic or one of our local partner hospitals. We also arrange a number of healthcare outreaches in rural communities of Mukono district.

Teaching/ education Volunteer Work

Work with our local teachers in your field of expertise to help students learn the skills and information they need to succeed. You will be working in one of our schools, a primary and secondary school.

Volunteer Work at a construction/building project

Focus on a building project based on your area of expertise, or work on one of the existing projects that needs an extra set of hands! This is a great opportunity to work with local adults and gives you the chance to truly see the impact you will leave behind. Past volunteers have built classrooms, health clinics, or even homes for elderly village members.

Social Work Volunteer Work

Work in areas like sports program, music and arts, in villages across the Mukono district. This program has many options and often times volunteers end up creating a custom project based on their own ideas.

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Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
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Catalina Martinez wrote on November 21st, 2022

I have spent two months in Kyampisi. This has been the best time of my life. The people are so cordial, I directly felt like being home. Once I got to Uganda, everyone was very happy to help and very supportive. I had an amazing time at my project teaching Spanish.

I worked in a local high school and helped the classroom with Spanish lessons, I taught 3 classes. The children were eager and motivated to learn. I was encouraged by Mr. Ssamba to teach Spanish lessons and it turned out to be a really good experience and I enjoyed to be a teacher although that were really exhausting days.

At the end of my volunteer project, I ended my time here with a weeklong safari to Bwindi for Gorilla trekking experience and Queen Elizabeth national park, all organized by Mr. Ssamba.
After the school teaching, I went to the gardens and I always joined the family on farm work, planting beans, matooke (bananas), and feeding the chicken at the volunteer house. Sandy my sister who runs the house was a wonderful host throughout my stay and she is the kindest most loving person you can imagine.

The people I have met have all been so wonderful and with the biggest hearts. There is so much to see and do here. I am very sad to leave Kyampisi, it has been the most humbling, eye opening and wonderful experience. Thank you to everyone who has opened their hearts to me. Uganda truly is a very beautiful place.