Multi-Community Based Development Initiatives believes in training young professionals in Community Based Approaches to Development. We engage them in both field, finance and administration activities in various community projects to enable them acquire skills and techniques in community/rural development work. MUCOBADI gives young upcoming professionals early exposure to project work with an intention of developing their creativity and innovation.
MUCOBADI welcomes Interns from Universities across the globe, interested in supporting and working for the marginalized groups in their respective communities
MUCOBADI does not offer funding for this programme. Interns should raise enough funds to cover their costs for the duration of their stay with MUCOBADI
Prior to your placement, we encourage you let us know what your interests are and your level of experience in that field. This will enable us to plan your placement and make any necessary arrangements for the work.
Your placement work will begin after the orientation. The type of work you are involved with will be dependent on your interests, abilities, level of experience as well as your comfort levels.
One of the advantages of our program is that you are not limited to one job role and will have the opportunity to ‘sample’ other roles during your placement. To become involved in another project simply inform a member of staff who will happily make any necessary arrangements.
Working hours are normally 6-8 hours a day. Time away from work e.g. for traveling to other parts of Africa can be arranged through informing the Director. The minimum stay at this reserve is one week.
Upon arrival, there is an orientation session for new volunteers to become acquainted with the local culture, language and the project work. Further training and supervision may be provided to new volunteers who are interested in tasks for which they lack adequate experience. More experienced volunteers are given direction, but work under minimal supervision.
While working at MUCOBADI, volunteers will sleep in shared rooms with other volunteers, and we endeavor to keep the rooms single gender. We also accommodate couples as well.
Although we provide sheets and blankets and mosquito nets, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own sheets or sleeping bags.
Food and Water
All meals are provided by the organization as part of the program fee. The main staples of the diet are rice, beans, mattoke, cassava, potatoes, cabbage and bread (chapati). Fresh fruit and vegetables are readily available and are inexpensive to purchase.
The orphanage is vegetarian as a result of the cost of meat. Volunteers are encouraged to cook and to introduce different meals.
Cost and Payment
Volunteers are required to commit a fee that caters for expenses of their meals, housing and support for our community projects. This is payable in cash upon arrival in Uganda or you can wire the money directly to our bank account. Kindly inquire directly about the volunteer program costs. Please be aware that some participants come through Volunteer Organizations and pay different price. These Organizations support us year round with donations and program fees may vary.Please inquire directly about the volunteer program costs. We usually ask that volunteers pay for the total cost of their placement upon arrival in Uganda. For volunteers staying longer than three months, we are able to accept payment in installments (please ask for further details). The preferred method of payment is cash (payable on first arrival).