Basic Information

Address: P.O Box 2784 Kampala, Uganda. Mukono District Kayunga Road on YMCA Lane Mukono, East Africa
Phone Number: +256774310393
Director: Shadrak Kyobe

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Poverty, Health, Sanitation, Community Development
Ages for Volunteer: 18
Hours of Service: 52
Minimum Hours of Service Required: 6
Days of Service: 5
Languages: English
Experience Required:

EACO is in need of skilled professionals that can help the organization to improve and develop, but our team welcomes the enthusiasm and commitment of all willing volunteers. EACO is committed to ensuring all voluntary experiences are as mutually beneficial as possible. Our staff will welcome you as one of the family, and give you the chance to make life-long friends in the community, really make a difference, and work with a truly inspirational community based organization.

Travel Arrangements:

Health Requirements: Volunteers must take anti-malaria pills.

Equipment/Clothing: Suitable clothes for hot/rainy climate. EACO is a well respected organization, both in the community and internationally. We ask that volunteers are clean and presentable when undertaking their work in the community.

Insurance: Volunteer's responsibility.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy and database familiarity required.
  • The ideal candidate writes persuasive, clear, concise proposals and has experience writing proposals.
  • A disciplined self-starter who pays attention to detail, regularly sets and achieves work goals, has the ability to work independently and calmly.
  • Ability to work well in a small team environment is essential.
Application Process:

Program details

The program fee is negotiable, depending on the period of your stay at EACO.

But the fee guideline is £100 for a week, $160 for a week and Euro 125 for a week, This fee MUST be paid directly to our bank Account before coming at least two weeks before /or upon your placement. There are no application or registration fees required.

The fee covers the following:

  • Accommodation: in Mukono, EACO can arrange for volunteers to stay with a local family or in a guest house. In Maracha the volunteer must stay with the project co-ordinator in the area.
  • Food: 3 meals per day
  • In-country orientation/ training
  • In-country staff support
  • Language Instruction
  • Airport pick up and drop off at Entebbe Airport

Start Months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

Placement duration: Minimum: 1 week Maximum: 52 weeks

Hours a week: Minimum: 12 hours Maximum: 50 hours

Age Limit (years): Minimum:18 Maximum: No limit!

When to Apply: Minimum of two weeks in advance.

Visa Requirements:

Ugandan visas are issued at Missions/Embassies and also at all Entry/Exit Points.
The Uganda Visa Policy uses the principle of reciprocity, that is all countries that require visas for Ugandans need a visa to enter Uganda.

Visa Fees
Single Entry 3 months US$50
Multiple Entry 6 months US$200
Inland Transit US$50

Countries Exempted from Visa requirements to Uganda;
Angola, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Vincent, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Last updated: 23 Feb 2015
Program Highlights:

Volunteer with a Community Based Organization in Uganda and the Volunteering activities are in the Mukono, Buikwe and Maracha districts

  • Hands-on assistance to families - help with the daily household chores of families with children that have been orphaned as a result of poverty, HIV/AIDS, violence, conflict related displacement or war. People with social work skills will find this experience very rewarding.
  • Help establish income-generating activities - provide assistance to our projects that create and implement income-generating opportunities for women, vulnerable children, orphans, youth and the elderly. You can become a valuable incubator of a new family business.
  • Office and logistic activities - deliver office support, assist with administrative tasks such as budgeting, accounting, updating paperwork, and maintaining personnel files on children and other beneficiaries. Bring your organizational experience to bear in a different setting.
  • Project management - develop and write project proposals, write grant proposals, help in fundraising, sensitizing the community about health and sanitation. Write progress reports on EACO projects. Bring your project skills to enhance our skills.
  • Teach children - teach math, language, science, personal health, and other topics at schools. Organize day-care activities in the roles of teachers, camp counselors and day care workers. Good for people who love children. Bring your games, songs, musical instrument and enthusiasm to the village!
  • Peers education - deliver training to staff and volunteers on issues relevant to the activities where EACO is involved. Help enhance our knowledge base. Be a co-coordinator of one of our peer education projects or help develop a new peer education project. Be a teacher of teachers.
  • Train farmers - give our rural beneficiaries information and training on applicable technology forbest-of-breed agricultural practices, land conservation, food security, bee keeping and others. Bring your knowledge and ability to teach and work the land.
Mission Statement:

The mission of EACO is to reduce poverty and HIV/AIDS through economic empowerment, educational opportunities and support for disadvantaged groups. Their activities are targeted toward vulnerable women, especially widows and those living with HIV/AIDS; vulnerable children, youth, and the elderly.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

At EACO, we have a belief that every human being is a unique individual and that we all have a right to good health and basic needs and should access means to a comfortable life in one way or another

Program History:

The Empower And Care Organization provides physical and psychosocial support to marginalized and at-risk women, vulnerable children & orphans, youth and the elderly living in the Mukono district. EACO has a special focus on single mothers, widows, and women who are taking care of orphaned children. The organization seeks to empower women through economic development, which it achieves through education programs, vocational training, and the provision of health care. EACO also campaigns for Poverty, HIV/AIDS and human awareness and provides direct support to children who have been orphaned as a result of the Poverty, HIV/AIDS, Violence, Displacement War, or Conflict. In addition to providing orphans with school supplies, EACO has established and created income-generating opportunities for women, vulnerable children & orphans, youth and the elderly living in the Mukono district.

Additional Information:

EACO campaigns for Poverty, HIV/AIDS and human rights awareness and provides direct support to children who have been orphaned as a result of the Poverty, HIV/AIDS, Violence, and Displacement by War or Conflict.

The need to build our communities in Health and Sanitation capacity and create new livelihoods is critical for the peaceful development of any developing country such as Uganda. I hope that our approach inspires your trust to share that vision, and to invest in the future of the young people of Uganda by sending volunteers to our organization.

Thank you for your support and assistance to EACO, and the community residents it serves. We look forward to your consideration of our request and we will be pleased to submit additional information at your request. Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Volunteering is a very rewarding experience. You get to meet many different types of people and form solid relationships based on mutual respect, understanding, and caring. As a EACO volunteer you will:

  • Make a difference in people's lives, bringing about social change
  • Develop a wide network and range of skills and experience that can transform your own life
  • Have the opportunity to visit one of the best tourism destinations in the world according to National Geographic and Lonely Planet