Go on Mission with Leadership Vistas

Is the Lord calling you to take a trip with Leadership Vistas? If so, we invite you to fill out our Volunteer Application.

We have opportunities for a variety of ministry positions on mission trips. We are especially interested in teachers who have graduated from seminary and are willing to come for a week or two and train leaders in East, West, and Central Africa.

Please contact us and let us know your area of interest!

Volunteer Application

LVIM Volunteer Application

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE TRIP

A valid passport is required for entry into Uganda. Please make sure that your passport is valid

A single entry visa is required for entry into Uganda. An entry visa for United States, Canadian and Mexican citizens can be obtained at the Entebbe airport in Uganda, upon our arrival. You will need to present your passport, your medical card showing you have been vaccinated for yellow fever, and US$50 at the visa desk at the airport to receive your visa.

All volunteers must receive a Yellow Fever vaccination prior to leaving the United States.  Consult with your physician on other recommended vaccinations.

It is strongly recommended that all volunteers take anti-Malaria medication as a preventative.

Your only additional expenses will be for  food, beverages, or souvenirs, and $50 for your visa upon arrival.  We suggest bringing $100-300 in cash or traveler’s checks, also, one major credit card for emergency.

For the best rate and easiest method of exchanging money you will need to bring $100 bills dated 2003 or newer for exchange.

We strongly encourage you to purchase trip insurance.

Please provide the team leader with a contact name and phone number for us to contact on your behalf in case of an emergency.

Each team member is limited to one piece of check-in luggage weighing not more than 50 lbs and one carry-on.

WHAT TO TAKE:

As a general rule, dress should be modest, but comfortable.  We recommend light weight clothing. It will be warm and humid. Rain is also a good possibility at times. Men, in particular, should plan to bring ample shirts. With the exception of church services on Sunday, men can wear comfortable slacks or jeans, t-shirts or light-weight short sleeve shirts. Women can wear comfortable slacks or pants for free time and non-ministry activities, however long dresses or capris are appropriate when engaged in ministry.  Shoes should also be comfortable. Tennis shoes/walking shoes would be appropriate. Sandals if durable and water proof, due to the possibility of rain and mud. For church on Sunday, the Ugandan people will come wearing their best. Women should wear a full-length sundress. (No pants). Men should wear slacks, and a dress shirt. Ties are recommended but not required.

  • Compact Umbrella
  • Light Jacket – evenings can be cool
  • Prescription medications/toiletries
  • Travel pillow
  • Special Electrical outlet adaptor-Africa uses 220v three-prong outlets
  • Imodium capsules
  • Malaria tablets
  • Bug spray
  • Basic nose/ear/throat/pain relief medications
  • Antibiotics (Broad Spectrum)
  • Camera
  • Film and replacement batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Anti-bacteria hand gel
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or baseball cap
  • Flashlight
  • Notepad for journaling
  • Bible
  • Snack food (nuts/trail mix)-
  • Protein Bars
  • Vitamins
  • Laptop Computers and personal resources – It is recommended that you extra batteries for your computer, as the power is off more than 50% of the time.

MORE THINGS TO KNOW

The temperature will be in the 70’s and 80’s with high humidity, cooling off in the evenings. There is also the possibility of an occasional rain shower.

As is the case in traveling to any foreign country or even our own country, we need to be aware of the possible security risks. When we travel through the city and villages, be mindful of petty theft such as pick-pockets. There are some basic common-sense things to do to maximize your security:

  • Avoid breaking away from your group
  • Never go anywhere alone. Always have someone with you, and communicate to others where you are going.
  • Simple things like keeping your camera in your backpack out-of-sight, avoiding flamboyant/expensively looking dress, wearing jewelry, etc. are some ways to avoid standing out in the crowd and becoming a target.