PRE DEPARTURE AND IN COUNTRY SUPPORT
The staff of TAATA KIDS will be in contact with you since the first day when you start the application process. Before you depart to Uganda, our staff will provide you with all the information that you need regarding visa, immigration requirements, advice about airlines and flight tickets, travel insurance.
We will send pre-depart medical information (vaccinations and tropical virus prevention) to help you prepare for your doctor’s visit before coming to Uganda. Additional information on your accommodation, safety and living costs will be provided.
You will be picked up from Entebbe International Airport by our staff with a placard of TAATA KIDS.
You have the option to stay with a TAATA KIDS host family or in a volunteer house which is an apartment only for volunteers. Both are located close to the program which is 30 minutes away by foot.
Most family stays include a shared room and bath facilities. Many of the families have been hosting volunteers for years. All our accommodations are safe, clean and comfortable on a basic level.
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM
Fill out this application form, PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAIL if you are interested in becoming a volunteer with TAATA KIDS. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We suggest that you read our website and take the time to learn about us. Understand what we do and see if our work it is suited to your skills, experience, interests, and career. Read ex-volunteers experiences and imagine yourself being in the same situation.
Ask yourself if you are ready to spend time in a culture that is completely different from yours. Decide if you have the personal capacity to become a volunteer or intern.
Do in-depth research about Uganda and explore its history to find out what makes the country special. Read through magazines, forums and watch documentaries or videos from YouTube to form an idea about Uganda. Think about how you are going to embrace the culture.
Read more about the culture in Uganda to minimize culture shock. Find out about Ugandan time where people would arrive later than the agreed time. Investigate the local food and see if you ready to try it out. Prepare for the emotional highs and lows and imagine going back to your country after this trip, trying to fit in adapting to your culture.
Talk About your Trip
While traveling, you will find yourself spending a long time away from your significant other, friends and family. Have you had a conversation with them about your plans? We suggest you do it before applying.