East African PlaygroundsUgandaRecruitment closed for 2016/17

Aim: The aim for the East Africa Playgrounds (EAP) University project is to provide current students with the opportunity to use and develop their skills and experience and develop children’s learning opportunities and environments. Working alongside local communities to build stimulating and exciting playgrounds, run arts, and games programmes, as well as developing long term employment and training opportunities for young people across East Africa.

Volunteer Role: Teams of volunteers are recruited to help build the playgrounds working alongside local skilled tradesman and EAP project leaders. The playgrounds are built from metal sourced in Uganda and the Ugandan playground welders will make the playground from scratch while the volunteers are led by the site manger to clear the land, dig foundations holes, cement the structure in place, and paint the finished playground. 

Project location: Jinja, Uganda 

Project dates: August / September 2017 (4 weeks)

Team size: 6-8

The Project Costs £1,200

This includes:

  • return flight to Uganda
  • airport transfer in UK and Uganda
  • travel Insurance
  • accommodation and food at the school
  • Nottingham Trent Volunteering T-shirt and hoody.

What isn’t included?

  • personal spending money – we recommend £300
  • vaccination cost as advised by your GP
  • visa £40
  • optional extension activities include:
    • three day safari, including food, drinks and transport £359 (payable to EAP in country)
    • two day white water rafting including transport and accommodation starting from £50 up to £170 (payable to EAP in country)
    • jinja activity weekend starting from £20 up to £215 (payable to EAP in country).

The approximate overall cost: £2,284

Fundraising total: In addition to the project costs, each volunteer has to raise a minimum of £800 which will be donated to East African Playgrounds.

For more information please contact International Volunteering.

View our Frequently Asked Questions about international volunteering.

Please note: should the costs of flights or transfers fall below those expected, reimbursements will be made.





Student Volunteer with child in Uganda