Vision trips

Water really is life. Come to Uganda with us to see for yourself.
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Vision Trips

Water really is life. Come to Uganda with us to see for yourself.

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What are you waiting for?

Welcome to our classroom. Come witness firsthand how your money directly impacts people’s lives and sparks community-wide transformation. Explore Uganda’s beautiful landscapes and build relationships with the incredible people who live there. Get your hands dirty learning from our staff how to install and repair water projects. Come home changed, ready to share your passion and stories with anyone who will listen.
Upcoming Vision Trips
Currently, UWP has no upcoming Vision Trips to Uganda scheduled as we wait to see how the global COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. To make sure you stay up-to-date with our plans, follow UWP on Faceook, Instagram, and Twitter or email trips@ugandanwaterproject.com

What are you waiting for?

Welcome to our classroom. Come witness firsthand how your money directly impacts people’s lives and sparks community-wide transformation. Explore Uganda’s beautiful landscapes and build relationships with the incredible people who live there. Get your hands dirty learning from our staff how to install and repair water projects. Come home changed, ready to share your passion and stories with anyone who will listen.

Upcoming Trips

Currenlty, UWP has no upcoming Vision Trips to Uganda scheduled as we wait to see how the global COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. To make sure you stay up-to-date with our plans, follow UWP on Faceook, Instagram, and Twitter or email trips@ugandanwaterproject.com

Frequently asked questions

What does a Vision Trip look like?
Vision trips are our classroom where we give you an inside look at what our work is all about and how we do it. When you travel to Uganda with us, you will visit sites where UWP has done water projects, is currently working on projects, and will be doing projects in the future. Your team’s activities in these communities could include demonstrating how to use water filters, learning from our Ugandan staff how to install rainwater collection systems and repair borehole wells, capturing the stories of people who have been impacted by UWP’s work, participating in celebration services, teaching hand washing & sanitation lessons, playing with children, and helping to conduct surveys of communities where UWP might work in the future. But make no mistake: thanks to our talented and hardworking Ugandan staff, the work you participate in or observe during your trip will have been in motion long before your arrival and will continue long after your departure, so the right posture for members of our Vision Trips is that of a student, not a savior.

Vision Trips are moderately physical so come prepared to walk long distances to community water sources, get your hands dirty at our project installation sites, and spend each day on your feet under the bright Ugandan sun. It will be an adventure, but trust us, it’s worth it.

How much does it cost?
The cost for our two-week trips is $3,500 and includes roundtrip airfare between Rochester, NY and Uganda, your entry visa, housing, meals, in-country transportation, travel insurance, and other in-country activities. This trip cost does not include fees for obtaining a passport, vaccinations, or spending money for while you are in Uganda. We strongly encourage everyone who joins a Vision Trip to invite their friends and family to donate toward the trip cost and/or a team-sponsored water project, so we coach all of our team members through a guided fundraising process. All donations are eligible for tax deduction.
When does UWP host trips to Uganda?
We send teams to Uganda two to three times a year, typically once in the winter (February) and and once in the summer (July/August). Each of our trips are roughly two weeks long, leaving and returning on a weekend.
How do I apply to go to Uganda with UWP?
Review our trip requirements, then fill out an application and send it in with your $200 deposit. After we’ve reviewed your application and been in touch with your references, we will contact you to confirm your trip placement. Applications accepted year-round on a rolling basis.

Frequently asked questions

What does a Vision Trip look like?
Vision trips are our classroom where we give you an inside look at what our work is all about and how we do it. When you travel to Uganda with us, you will visit sites where UWP has done water projects, is currently working on projects, and will be doing projects in the future. Your team’s activities in these communities could include demonstrating how to use water filters, learning from our Ugandan staff how to install rainwater collection systems and repair borehole wells, capturing the stories of people who have been impacted by UWP’s work, participating in celebration services, teaching hand washing & sanitation lessons, playing with children, and helping to conduct surveys of communities where UWP might work in the future. But make no mistake: thanks to our talented and hardworking Ugandan staff, the work you participate in or observe during your trip will have been in motion long before your arrival and will continue long after your departure, so the right posture for members of our Vision Trips is that of a student, not a savior.

Vision Trips are moderately physical so come prepared to walk long distances to community water sources, get your hands dirty at our project installation sites, and spend each day on your feet under the bright Ugandan sun. It will be an adventure, but trust us, it’s worth it.

How much does it cost?
The cost for our two-week trips is $3,500 and includes roundtrip airfare between Rochester, NY and Uganda, your entry visa, housing, meals, in-country transportation, travel insurance, and other in-country activities. This trip cost does not include fees for obtaining a passport, vaccinations, or spending money for while you are in Uganda. We strongly encourage everyone who joins a Vision Trip to invite their friends and family to donate toward the trip cost and/or a team-sponsored water project, so we coach all of our team members through a guided fundraising process. All donations are eligible for tax deduction.
When does UWP host trips to Uganda?
We send teams to Uganda two to three times a year, typically once in the winter (February) and and once in the summer (July/August). Each of our trips are roughly two weeks long, leaving and returning on a weekend.
How do I apply to go to Uganda with UWP?
Review our trip requirements, then fill out an application and send it in with your $200 deposit. After we’ve reviewed your application and been in touch with your references, we will contact you to confirm your trip placement. Applications accepted year-round on a rolling basis.