Volunteer Program Fees

At Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation (ASTCF), we offer very affordable program fees with high-quality service and a level of transparency to all our volunteers and intern. We work hard to make our prices as reasonable as possible, while maintaining our personalized service and standards of excellence. Our fees reflect unmatched support for the volunteer and real service to sustainable projects in the community. The program fee covers the cost of decent home-stay accommodation or in the volunteer’s guest house, meals, orientation and in-country program support during your entire volunteer stay. Our program fees are determined according to the length of stay.

Volunteers are required to pay a deposit of US$150 to secure their placement. Deposit is included as part with the program fee, it is not an additional charge. Full payment of program fees is due on arrival in Uganda. 

(ASTCF reserves the right to change its policies, review cost and inform volunteers accordingly before their arrival. All fees and arrangements on this website remain final.)

Please Note: There are no extra charges such as application or processing fees. Program fee outline above is exactly what you will pay. However, your airport pick up will attract an additional fee of $100 if you are arriving solo and $50 per person if you are arriving in a group of two or more people in the group. To convert these prices to your local currency please click here. Program fee paid is non-refundable.

Weekly Volunteer Program Fees (Program fee is quoted in US Dollars)

Weeks 1wk 2wk3wk 4wk 5wk6wk7wk8wkExtra Days
Fees$150$300 $450$600$750$900$1050$1200$22 per day

Program Fee DOES cover

Meals:Our program fee covers 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) from the first day to the last day of the program
Accommodations:Depending upon the particular location and placement, volunteers will either stay in our Volunteer Guest House, or with a host family. Volunteers are recommended to bring their own sleeping bags and other accessories necessary to their personal comfort.
Researched and Personalized Projects:We offer the most unique and amazing projects which focus on matching the interests, skills, and experience of volunteers in accordance with their volunteer work.
Assistance and Support:From the very beginning to the last day of the project, our local and project staff members support volunteers, in addressing various concerns and occasionally checking up on volunteers and monitoring their progress.
Safe Volunteer Placement:We strive to place you in a safe humanitarian volunteer work environment. Our projects are researched and established with safety in mind. This focus on safety means that your project will not be in an area riddled with crime and unsafe conditions.
Volunteer Care and other Services:ASTCF’S staffs are always available and willing to support volunteers by answering all questions while providing the best advice on fundraising and other issues such as health, culture, excursions, travel, safety, and special events.

Program Fee DOES NOT cover

Airfare:Both domestic and international airfare is the responsibility of the volunteer.
Passport/Visa:Appropriate travel documents, such as passports and visas, are the responsibility of volunteers. While we provide information regarding obtaining the correct documents required, it is the responsibility of volunteers to acquire all relevant credentials.
Return Trip to Airport:It is the responsibility of the volunteer to secure transportation return to the airport. Airport drop-off (Can be arranged at an extra cost)
Airport Tax:Fees and taxes associated with international arrival and/or departure is the responsibility of the volunteer.
Daily Transportation:In the event that volunteers’ projects are not within walking distance from their living accommodations, they are required to cover costs associated with daily transportation.
Bottled Water/Soft Drinks:In the event volunteers wish to consume bottled water or soft drinks other than those provided with their daily meals, they are responsible for purchasing their own beverages.
Personal Expenses:Volunteers are responsible for any incurred expenses outside of their projects, such as snacks, (outside of their daily meals).
Tourism Entry Fees:While there are numerous attractions in Uganda, entry fees such as museums and national parks is the responsibility of volunteers.

Airport Pick-up
Volunteers will be met by our program coordinator at Entebbe International Airport in Entebbe town upon arrival after which you will be transferred to your project site. If volunteer's project placement is in Kampala, you will be transferred direct to your project site after being picked up from the airport. If a volunteer's project is in Fort Portal, you will spend the night in Kampala at the Guest Inn and transport you to our project site the next day.

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