Simone’s Kids Summer Volunteer Trips 2019

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Dates: June 6th – June 17th 

(dates are estimated and could possibly change by a day or two depending on flight prices).  

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  • Spending most days at both God’s Hope Primary School and God’s Hope High SchoolHelping with the Simone’s Kids Child Sponsorship Program
  • Spending time with the students that Simone’s Kids supports – both high school and primary school levels
  • Volunteering at a local orphanage
  • Prayer time with patients at the Nakaseke Hospital
  • Home visits with students and meeting the family of the child(ren) that you sponsor
  • Enjoyable evening activities such as hiking, playing volleyball with the high school students, and devotions/small group time.
  • Optional safari through Murchison Falls National Park 

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Cost: $2,800

Payment Schedule (must have the following amounts sent in by the dates mentioned): All Funds due by March 15th and/or before your ticket is purchased. A deposit of $1,000 is due to reserve your spot. 

*The application requires a $50 non-refundable deposit that will apply towards the trip once approved.

*Payment can be done all at once if it is possible for you.   

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Included in the trip price:

  • International airfare from Atlanta to Entebbe
  • All accommodations in Uganda
  • All transportation costs
  • All in-country meals
  • Team Project donation
  • Uganda visa

Not included in trip price:

  • Domestic ticket cost from your hometown to Atlanta (if needed)
  • Meals/snacks in airports, additional snacks, shopping, gifts purchased in Uganda
  • Baggage fees for overweight luggage (you are allowed 2 carry on bags and 1 checked bag)
  • Immunizations (Yellow-fever vaccine is required to enter Uganda & malaria preventative is recommended)
  • Passport fee (if you don’t have a passport)
  • Phone service when in Uganda
  • Optional safari through Murchison Falls National Park – 2 night stay at a safari lodge along with 2 game drives through the park and a boat ride up the Nile River. ($350-$400 - cash must be brought with you when you come on the trip.  This trip is not paid to Simone’s Kids)

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What to bring on a trip:

  • Comfortable Shoes or Sandals
  • Shower Flip Flops
  • Clothing (We will be washing clothes in Uganda, no need to pack an outfit for every day)
    • Guys
      • One dress shirt and pants outfit for church
      • Shorts
      • Shirts
    • Girls
      • Skirts that cover the knee while you are seated
      • One dress or skirt outfit for church
      • Shirts that are well covering, thick strapped tank tops are fine
      • Capris or knee length shorts are fine
  • Snacks (if you end up not eating very much local food)
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Bug Repellent
  • Passport (passport must be up to date and the time of travel should be at least 6 months before the passport expiration date)
  • Copy of Birth certificate
  • Anti-malaria medicine (Ask your local family doctor for a prescription)
  • Personal Medication/Prescriptions- Must have your name on it.
  • Extra Medication: Pepto Bismol, Tylenol… etc
  • Credit/Debit Card - make sure you call before hand and let them know you will be traveling
  • Money for meals and snacks in the airport

Other suggestions:

  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Rain jacket
  • Water flavoring (Crystal light, etc.)
  • Camera
  • Favorite seasonings for food (Sriracha, season salt, etc.) – plain rice and beans can get old quick
  • Watch, hat, sunglasses
  • Spending money (We will be going to a craft market in the capital city of Kampala, paintings are anywhere from $20 to $200, and they have crafts for all budgets).
  • You will not need an excessive amount of cash for anything, most people usually bring about $300 cash with them. 

What NOT to bring on a trip:

  • Personal Medication with someone else’s name on it
  • Weapons or Firearms
  • Anything too valuable to lose (jewelry)
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Once you have applied for a trip with us, you will receive a response from our program director to let you know if the application was approved. You can contact him at

Please remember that the $50 application fee is non-refundable, but will be applied towards your trip if the application is accepted. 

****Note on Passports: Generally, passports should have at least six months of validity when traveling
internationally. Most countries will not permit a traveler to enter their country unless the passport is set to expire
at least six months after the final day of travel. That means if your passport has less than six months remaining
until the expiration date, you should renew it right away!

****Starting in 2017, we are requiring all team members to be active participants in our Child Sponsorship Program.  We are going to emphasize sponsors spending time with their sponsored child/children, as we believe this is very beneficial and rewarding for both the volunteers and our students.

Please contact our Director of Programs for more information at