About UPA
The organisation focuses on offering youths the opportunity to contribute tocommunity development by involving them in community projects, workcamps and international volunteer exchange.
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Welcome to Uganda Pioneers Association

Uganda Pioneers Association (UPA) is a youth voluntary non- governmental organisation (NGO) with its head office located in Ochieng B Zone of Nansana Municipality. Registered with the NGO board in 1989, UPA offers youth with opportunities to contribute to community projects through work camps and international volunteer exchanges

UPA in Video

Meet Claire, our volunteer coordinator who is telling about her job with UPA and the benefits of working for UPA

Meet our finish volunteer Tia, who stayed with us for 3 month and is sharing her experience

Support our Crowdfunding Campaign!

UPA Secretariate launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to collect donations to improve the working and living conditions at the UPA facilities in Nansana.

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UPA Central Branch teaches about Healthy Handwashing

In November 5 members of Central Branch went to Spring Valley Primary School (Kosovo) to...

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UPA is promoting best practices in garbage disposal

On 8.11.2019 we donated 23 garbage bins to Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District through the...

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Volunteer in UGANDA - The Pearl of Africa

Together we shape the future!

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Can I stay at your guesthouse?

You can stay at our guesthouse even if you are not volunteering with one of our organisations. For availability and prices, please get in touch with us.

How to become a UPA Member?

You can apply to join through any of our 8 Branches. Contact the Branches directly for more info

What is STV?

Do yo want to be part of us?


You want to volunteer with UPA, contribute to changing the world into a better place and start your lifetime adventure? Contact us! As an international volunteer you can participate in short term (STV), mid- and longterm (MLTV) volunteer exchange programs. Information about the themes, locations, activities, and dates is available at the website or on request.

You want to be a local volunteer and engage withing community projects? Membership is open to anyone above 16 years of age agreeing to the aims and objectives of the association. Simply fill in a membership application form and pay your membership fees. Contact the Secretariat or branches for details

UPA in numbers

Below are some facts & figures about UPA


  • 8 Branches
  • 180 Projects
  • 103 Volunteers
  • 20 Interntl. Partners
  • 50 Local Partners
  • 30 Years Experience
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About UPA

Uganda Pioneers' Association (UPA) is a voluntary non-governmental organisation registered with the National NGO Board (ref. S5914/114). UPA aims atpromoting community based development,intercultural co-operation and youth participation through voluntary work. 

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Contact Info

Uganda Pioneers Association,

8 miles Hoima Road, Ocheing Zone

Nansana, Wakiso District - Uganda


  •   P.O.Box 25973 Kampala,Uganda
  • +256 785 601 220 / +256 782 335 322
  • info@ugandapioneers.org