Orphanages and Children Homes

Published

10/23/2018

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

n
nynanu road
Kasoa
Central

Ghana

Description

RCV works and support three orphanages and children homes in the Volta Region where it is considered the most deprived communities in Ghana.Due to extreme poverty, neglect and abuse, many children in Ghana are forced to leave their homes to live on the streets or forced into child labor and trafficking as recently reported. These children live in the streets under harsh conditions. The society also looks down upon them. Some children who have lost their parents also choose to come to the streets and lead their lives with alms.

The project aims to provide an opportunity for these needy children to live and learn under one roof until they are adopted or placed with family members who can take better care of them.

Most of the orphanages in the Volta Region are resource poor, under staffed, and are facing lots of problems to run the home. The orphanage needs extra pairs of hands to help with the day-to-day running of the project with works like cleaning, cooking and serving food to the children. Volunteers are also required to provide some basic English education to the children, and organize physical and sports lessons and assist the staff in counseling the children.

Role of Volunteer

The job responsibilities of orphanage volunteers in Ghana depend on the need of the orphanage as well as the skills and interests of the volunteers. However, the volunteers will be involved in the following tasks:

Teach basic English Develop creative programs such as dance, arts, music, etc. Clean, cook and serve food Organize physical and sports activities Assist the staff in counseling the children

Skills Needed

The project has no specific qualification required for orphanage project .Volunteers interested to work for orphans must have love for the kids and willingness to share their time and compassion with patience and high flexibility.

The program is year round and Volunteers have the opportunity to come at any date available to them.

HOW TO APPLY

e-departure information:

Volunteers will be provided program information including packing list and comprehensive instruction on health related issues and other detailed information on issues that will concern volunteers such as cultural shocks, safety and many more, which prepares you towards your departure.

Airport Pick Up: Upon arrival, RCV staff will be at the Airport to pick volunteers. Volunteers must send us their flight information. Notice of flight cancellations must be communicated to us.

Orientation and Training: Two days orientation about the local culture, history, safety, religions, and other issues relating to the country will be organized. Practical language as well as job training will be provided.

Transportation to placement: Volunteers will be traveling with a staff by bus to project destinations. We arrange airport drop-off for volunteers only from the project location. Volunteers who decide to travel around Ghana after program will be responsible for their transportation to the airport.

Code of Conduct All volunteers will sign a code of conduct on arrival at the program.Failure to adhere to the code of conduct will result in dismissal or suspension of the volunteer from the program.

Accommodation

We provide two types of accommodation for volunteers. Volunteers are placed with screened Host Families, this is to make sure the family is healthy and do not suffer from any kind of disease. On-site accommodation at the project site is also provided depending on the volunteer’s preference.

Field Supervision and Support 24/7 in Country Support & Supervision:

RCV Project coordinators will also be available to help volunteers when they need it, including a 24-hours support. There will be visits to the project location.RCV is committed to making sure all participating communities and volunteers benefit from the collaboration.

Safety: Volunteer’s well being while volunteering with us is our priority.

Visa Documentations RCV provide support for volunteer visa applications including references being required by Ghana Embassies abroad. Contacts and addresses of Ghana High Commissions will be provided including Letter of Support.

Bottled Water/Soft Drinks: Sachet water is provided for volunteers. Volunteers are responsible for purchasing of bottled water or beverages.

Fee Required

Remote

Ok

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

ruralcommunityvolunteers23@gmail.com
http://www.rcvghana.tripo.com

Safety: Volunteer’s well being while volunteering with us is our priority.

  1. Visa Documentations RCV provide support for volunteer visa applications including references being required by Ghana Embassies abroad. Contacts and addresses of Ghana High Commissions will be provided including Letter of Support.Safety: Volunteer’s well being while volunteering with us is our priority.

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