Archive for Category: "Volunteering in Uganda"

Nonprofit Volunteering: Have a Rewarding Experience with Us

Nonprofit Volunteering: Have a Rewarding Experience with Us

Nonprofit Volunteering: Not Only Rewarding but Allows Donor Dollars to Do More!  Volunteers are our lifeblood.  Not only do they help our organization accomplish its mission of empowering poor people in Uganda to overcome poverty, but a cadre of dedicated volunteers also means that every donor dollar we receive can be stretched much farther.  With […]

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Uganda Volunteers Help Make Bricks for Northern Uganda School

Uganda Volunteers Help Make Bricks for Northern Uganda School

Uganda Volunteers Help Make Bricks for Northern Uganda School In February, two Uganda volunteers from the U.S. visited Agwata’s northern Uganda school.  The community was hard at work making bricks for the fourth classroom block at this northern Uganda school which is located less than 50 kilometers from the Sudan border.  Over 10,000 bricks need to […]

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A New Twist on our March Wish List: Volunteers. We Need You!

A New Twist on our March Wish List: Volunteers. We Need You!

A New Twist on our March Wish List: Volunteers! With luggage fees charged by the airlines rising rapidly from what they were a few years ago, we decided to highlight this month a new type of need.  We need you!  We are looking for people who can volunteer here in the U.S. whether it is […]

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Thank You to Our Volunteers Who Make a Difference

Thank You to Our Volunteers Who Make a Difference

National Volunteer Week is April 6– 12, 2014. National Volunteer Week celebrates ordinary people who take action and do amazing things to help improve their communities and the world. This one week highlights the enormous contributions that volunteers make every day. It is not just about random acts of kindness, but about making volunteering and […]

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Small Actions, Big Impact

Small Actions, Big Impact

Near or Far, Volunteers Make Our Work Possible   Outreach Uganda (OU) is able to operate in large part due to the efforts of talented and tireless volunteers. We would like to extend a huge “thank you” to all of these volunteers. This article highlights two wonderful women who donate their time to support our organization […]

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Take the Plunge–Volunteer in Uganda This Summer!

Take the Plunge–Volunteer in Uganda This Summer!

We are finalizing plans for our trip to Uganda this summer.  Tentative dates are from mid-June to the end of July.  Volunteers are welcome to join us for as little as 7 days in-country.  If you’ve been considering volunteering, the time to decide is now!  Please email us or give us a call and we […]

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Agwata Women Educate Volunteers on Their Cultural Traditions

Agwata Women Educate Volunteers on Their Cultural Traditions

Older members of our Agwata group in northern Uganda were excited to share with our volunteers some of their traditional cultural practices and items from earlier times.   They shared: How they carried babies on their backs and protected them from the sun with calabash head coverings and covered them with animal skins How they started […]

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Agwata Volunteer Teaches Numeracy Skills to Women Beaders

Agwata Volunteer Teaches Numeracy Skills to Women Beaders

Outreach Uganda volunteer, Judy G. spent 3 weeks in Uganda this summer teaching numeracy skills to two of our beader groups.  Besides teaching 45+ beaders the finer art of adding and subtracting numbers, she also introduced them to calculator skills.  But the funnest part of her class was playing Bingo at the end of each […]

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Volunteering is Not Complete Without Acholi Dancing!

Volunteering is Not Complete Without Acholi Dancing!

Outreach Uganda volunteers put in many long 10 to 12 hour days during their volunteer stay in Uganda.  However, no stay would be complete without some fun dancing.  Acholi dancing is very different from American dancing.  Here, volunteers Debbie and Kelsey are dancing with our Jinja beader group women before the semi-professional Pit-tek Luo Dancers […]

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More photos from the game drive at Murchison Falls

More photos from the game drive at Murchison Falls

If you are willing to rise early at 6am, you can go on a morning game drive with a park ranger guide riding in your vehicle (with his rifle for protection).  We headed straight for the game tracks located down near the delta area of the park which is where most animals are sighted.  Many […]

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