As a volunteer, you will be accomplishing various duties in orphanages and care centres. Volunteers will establish bonds of friendship with the orphans and children as well as help with the organisation of fun activities. You will learn about the obstacles that these children have faced and help them to grow in a healthy way as you act as a mentor. You will be able to share your own life stories one-on-one and serve as a role model.
Volunteers are needed to create a welcoming and friendly environment for all the children by: • Teaching lessons (English, maths, science, etc) • Show them hygiene by teaching them how to brush their teeth • Help the children eat healthy, balanced meals • Help children with their homework • Provide enriching activities to improve the lives of these children • Involve the children engaging activities like games, sports, music and dancing • Help the orphanage or care centre with daily chores • Help make the children’s beds • Help change clothes, especially for younger children • Walk the children to school each day
As a volunteer, you will be accomplishing various duties in orphanages and care centres. Volunteers will establish bonds of friendship with the orphans and children as well as help with the organisation of fun activities. You will learn…
You must be 18 years or over at the start of the program. For these who are 15 – 18 years old, we will need to receive consent from your parents via email or telephone before we can offer you a placement on one of our programs.
You must be able to speak English.
You must at least have a high school education if you want to perform formal teaching activities to the local communities.
Medical placement volunteers must have relevant medical training and certification (to be presented on arrival in Ghana).
Once you’re ready, this is how the planning process goes:
1. Apply or book online at http://www.ogvoghana.org/book-now.php
2. OGVO will review your application and respond to you within 24 - 48 hours.
3. Once you’re sure of your plans, secure your spot by paying the deposit fee of US$200.
4. Your OGVO Program Coordinator will help you prepare for your trip.