Volunteering in the U.S.

Real Partners Uganda is a small team of volunteers who try to ‘do it all.’ If you have time and some skills, we would love to have you join us.  We especially need help with:

  • Our marketing and communications–writing, editing, finding new outlets
  • Our social media effort–we need help to get younger people involved. Instagram expert? Twitter? Facebook? YouTube? We need you.
  • Our fundraising team–not only is this team involved in  ‘asking,’ but we are also keeping track of our donors, their gifts and communications. Familiarity with data entry would be very helpful.

Christmas in September

How would you celebrate Christmas without food? To prevent that situation, every fall we have a special appeal for “Christmas Food.” This allows the staff in Uganda time and money to buy all of the ingredients for a fine gift of Christmas food. Schools have their long break during December and January, so Mustard Seed students miss the meals they normally get at school. To ease some of the burden and hunger for Mustard Seed families, a big bag of festive food and some staples is given out on Dec. 23.

We depend on churches to publicize the need and collect the money. Only $12 provides a very special Christmas gift to a whole family!

If you would like to get your church, or another group, involved, we can provide you with information and suggestions to publicize the appeal. Please contact us.

Volunteer/Visit Tree of Life Ministries in Uganda

Nothing is quite like ‘being there.’ Visits take a variety of forms. One size does not fit all.

If you have been sponsoring a child or supporting Real Partners Uganda in other ways, you may have an idea about what you would like to do during a trip to Uganda. Contact us so we can discuss your ideas and what the possibilities are.

From time to time, we organize a trip for a small group of volunteers with a particular project in mind. Projects that enrich the students’ experiences at school, or on field trips, are especially helpful. Music, dance, drama, photography, sports, career education, poetry, chess, and other games, have all been met with enthusiasm. Field trips to Lake Mburo National Park are a yearly tradition. Tours to Entebbe for the Wildlife Education Center (zoo) and the Airport have been very successful. Other day trips in the area are possible also.

For campus development, we are dedicated to hiring local contractors to do the work. If you have particular building skills, there may be opportunities to teach, but we do not organize mission trips to do construction on the campus.

Several of our sponsors have planned safaris to East Africa, and we have helped them to make arrangements to visit Mustard Seed. They have met their student and toured the campus and town.

Contact us to begin the discussion. Perhaps you will be the next person to come home saying, ‘I wish every sponsor could visit Uganda and Mustard Seed!’