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East African Playgrounds

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East African Playgrounds give children their childhoods through play. We run an incredible overseas expedition that allows students the chance...

The Volunteer Project

This opportunity takes place between 11 Jul 2020 and 06 Aug 2020.

You will join our Uganda Volunteer Project team in the summer. The project is a truly unique, once in a lifetime adventure that will give you the chance to experience the culture, landscape and wildlife of the award winning country whilst also helping us to make a huge difference in the lives of thousands of young children and disadvantaged adults. You will have an amazing experience living within the community, working alongside our Ugandan Playground building team transforming an empty playing field into a fun, safe and exciting playground for children to enjoy for generations to come. You’ll also get to work alongside our Ugandan Play team working with the teachers and children to help introduce play within their classes and teaching.

Hours per week


Hours details

East African Playgrounds run 2 trips during summer: 2 week project: 8th Aug - 22nd Aug 4 week project: 11th July - 6th Aug

Training available

We offer fundraising training and pre-departure training.



DBS required?


Benefits to self

Not only will you benefit from an incredible cultural exchange but will also develop many transferable skills gained from the fundraising and volunteering, such as increased confidence, time management skills, resilience and the ability to get things done.

Benefits to others

The playground you build will impact over 1500 children across the next 15 years. The money you fundraise also directly funds the employment of skilled local people and helps us to run our other projects, such as our work in refugee settlements.

Time commitment

The trip takes place in summer 2020, but there will be some time commitment throughout the year for your fundraising.


Extensive fundraising support is given by EAP, such as regular phone calls, meetings, fundraising training and resources, as well as on campus support from your university ambassadors.


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