12 Week Social Design

Create a New Social Venture

 
Work in a team with 2-3 Ugandan students & be guided by United in Design Thinking  & Lean Start-up methodologies to co-found a new social venture. The most impactful way to spend your summer vacation!

The Schedule

12th June – 4th September 2019

The Work

Work with the same team, 9 to 5, as you go through the steps to form a new organisation. Each week, United will run a training introducing new themes and tools to be completed. Each team will also have at least one tutorial with a United tutor each week, usually on a Thursday or Friday to focus on the particular needs of your venture.

By the end of your time in Uganda, you’ll have made some true friends, learnt a huge amount about global social entrepreneurship, and have a fledgling venture which will have a sustainable impact on Uganda’s development. 

Rest & Relaxation

Leave some afternoons open for rest and relaxation. Socials around Kampala will be organised every evening – such as going to an acoustic music night, pub quiz, or learning how to cook traditional Ugandan dishes. On weekends, we’ll help you arrange activities exploring Uganda

Post-Travel

One of the coolest things about a United exchange is that the volunteering isn’t just in Uganda. In fact, you can continue to volunteer on a venture for years later. Especially when you have been involved in the founding of the venture.
We hope that all volunteers will commit to remotely volunteering for at least 6 months after their trip. However, what this will entail depends a lot upon the relationship with the venture, its needs, and your time to give.

Pre-Travel

After submitting your form below we’ll be in contact to arrange an informal Skype interview. Upon acceptance to the exchange program, the next steps are:
  1. Sign a Volunteer’s Agreement & Pay the Deposit (£450 / $700)
  2. Arrange Vaccinations, Book Flights, & Get Travel Insurance
  3. Apply for a Ugandan Visa Online
  4. Participate in 3 Pre-Departure Training Calls
  5. Make Final Payment (£1,200 / $1,500) by 1st June
  6. Travel!

Costs

We require volunteers to fundraise for trips to cover the costs of running them. We are a charity, not a commercial company making profits from volunteers.
12 Weeks £1,650 / $2,200

(£2,800 / $3,400 Total Estimated Cost - incl. flights, visa, inoculations, insurance, living costs, and United fundraising)

Fundraising amount INCLUDES:

Accommodation

Airport Pick-up/Drop-off

24/7 United Support

Weekly Training Workshops & Tutorials

Connections to Ugandan Teammates

Apply Now!

More Questions?

Talk to us or a former volunteer, over email or Skype call, just let us know below…

Apply Today!

Earlybird Deadline:

Sunday, 25th November

 

Round 2 Deadline: Sunday, 27th January – Cost £1,730 / $2,300

Final Deadline: Sunday, 7th April – Cost £1,820 / $2,425