Each year, REACH offers opportunities for supporters to travel to Uganda with us to visit our program and volunteer at Arlington Junior School and at the Beatrice Tierney Health Clinics. Traveling with REACH to Uganda is an opportunity to explore and stay in Africa at a relatively low cost and to contribute your talents to a meaningful program. Our trips also give our students, faculty, and staff the chance to interact with donors and supporters face-to-face, which brings honor and dignity to the community. This year, REACH is offering four chaperoned trips to Uganda: Teacher Trip, Adult and Family Trip, Teen Service Trip and Working Trip. Download the guide to our full trip offerings or look at the short summaries below! Keep an eye out for the upcoming Information Sessions in December & January.

Please complete the appropriate volunteer form and pay the deposit below to secure your spot.

Upcoming Trips

Marymount Teacher Trip: March 20th - March 30th, 2024

Led by Marymount University Professors: Dr. Shannon Melideo, this trip offers teachers and adults with a background in education the opportunity to work with REACH’s schools. Teachers and Education students are engaged in bringing active learning strategy workshops to teachers in REACH and outreach schools. They also have time to volunteer in the classrooms at Arlington Junior School or Matuwa Junior Schools and have some home visits.

Interested? Please complete this application form or email smelido@marymount.edu or joyce@reachforuganda.org.

Trip deposit is due by Jan 31st. Pay your deposit here to secure a spot.

REACH Uganda Teen Trip

Teen Service Trip: July 16 – August 5, 2024

This is a chaperoned trip and limited to 12 teens. For the second time in a row, the trip will be led by REACH board member, Ani Arzoomanian. The trip presents teens (aged 14 – 18) the chance to visit Uganda to volunteer with REACH’s schools and clinics. Teens contribute to a meaningful, life changing program through service opportunities such as spending time in our primary schools with students and teachers, mentoring and playing games, kicking off their yearly reading challenge, and volunteering at our health clinics and visiting students in their homes. The trip will include fun excursions, such as hiking to waterfalls and going on a 3-day safari in Murchison Falls! Request for more information if interested and save your spot by paying a deposit by March 31st. Balance is due by May 31st. Trip cost per participant is $3600 (airfare not included).

Click here to learn more about this trip and pay the deposit to secure your place.

Info Session: Please email trip Chaperone and REACH board member Ani at: ani@reachforuganda.org or joyce@reachforuganda.org

service trip

Adult & Family Trip: June 27th - July 11th, 2024

Led by REACH board members, Dick and Carole Burk, this trip presents a wonderful opportunity for adults and/or their families to travel to Uganda. As REACH’s Board President, Dick will provide insight into AAH’s operations in Uganda and the partnership between AAH and REACH across continents. Participants will experience AAH’s operations in Uganda by volunteering at REACH's schools and health clinics, visiting the families of sponsored students, and touring AAH outreach schools. Further, animal safaris and Nile cruises will enable participants to revel in the beauty of this incredible country.

To save a spot on this trip, please pay your deposit by March 31st, 2024. To learn more please click here and pay a deposit to save your spot.

Info Session: Email us at dick@reachforuganda.org or joyce@reachforuganda.org.

Adult Work Trip: August 1st to August 30th, 2024

Led by our REACH co-founder and director, John Wanda, this trip offers adults and families wishing to stay longer in the village and work on a meaningful project at AAH schools, clinics or in the community. Participants can leave early or even choose to stay longer.

Info Session: Please email trip leader at john@reachforuganda.org or joyce@reachforuganda.org. A trip deposit is required to save your spot by March 31st.

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