Child Care and Hospitality Volunteer(s) Needed for the Uganda Mission
Love children and enjoy travel? This may be just the opportunity for you! The OP Uganda Mission (OPUM), the largest mission in the OPC, would welcome short term visitors gifted in the area of child care for ages 0-11 who could help organize various activities such as science projects, special activities, playing card games, going on hikes, playing physical education types of games, riding bikes, and just sharing daily life with the children of the missionary families. It is a bonus if the person also enjoys cooking and hosting small group gatherings.
Click here to find photos and testimonials from those who have served short-term in Uganda.
Visit OPUM’s website at www.opum.org for many important details.
Please note: Living requirements for Karamoja are unique, and you will find an extensive and carefully detailed visitor’s handbook (Karamoja Handbook) on the website, a must-read for anyone interested in serving in this remote region of the world. In the Handbook, you’ll find information about the work of the Karamoja station, the application process (including visas, insurance and vaccinations), what to pack, rules for community living, local standards of conduct, and even critters and varmints!
If you are in good health and prepared to stay for a month or more, visit the OPUM website to learn more! Our missionaries in Uganda love the fellowship and help of short-term visitors. With advance knowledge of you and your skill set, they will determine how best to put your gifts to work to advance the goals of the mission. Whether in Karamoja or Mbale, you will learn an immense amount about the local people and culture, as well as the labors of our missionaries there.
OPUM invites you to come and serve, learn, and assist in the active ministry of word and deed carried out daily in Uganda. Short-term visitors are welcome year-round!
Click here for an application form.
If you would like to come in the summer, keep in mind that the deadline to submit your application and references for a summer visit is in mid-March each year.
Those interested could come for a month or more and should first fill in the visitor application form. If people have more specific questions about the opportunity they can contact Tina DeJong at [email protected].