Ghana ACT provides volunteers with opportunities that will make a significant and substantial impact, a difference that will continue to be felt long after the volunteers finish their programs. You may choose to volunteer at an orphanage, or in the field of medicine, education or community development. Each program is designed to give our volunteers the fullest experience, immersing them in Ghanaian life. Medicine - Work at a hospital or with a traveling clinic, providing health-care to citizens in rural communities. Orphanage - There are countless orphanages around the country, many of which are understaffed and under-funded. Volunteers will be engaged in all aspects of the orphanage. Education - Volunteers will assist teachers and lead classes in Computer Education, English, French, Math or Science. Community Development - This summer, 2010, we are currently focused on building schools in the communities we are working with. This is a more labor intensive program and volunteers will live in the communities with a host family.
Volunteers not doing the Community Development program can choose to live with a host family or with other volunteers in our "volunteer house", central to all our programs.
Cost: 100% of the money we raise is sent directly to our programs in Ghana. We are an organization run entirely by volunteers and we charge no administrative fees. $200 / week This includes: Air-port pick up and drop off Housing At least two meals a day Personal program orientation 24/7 in-country support At least one excursion to one of Ghana's many tourist destinations
Ghana ACT offers a unique opportunity to those volunteering this summer, 2010. UMass Amherst student and ACT volunteer John Barber will be personally accompanying all our volunteers in Ghana this summer. He will be in the country from May 25 to August 31 to be used as a resource and for support. He will personally pick you up from the air-port and bring you to your program site. He will be arranging weekend trips for the volunteers and will always be reachable by phone. To contact him email him at John@GhanaACT.org