CARE AND ORPHANAGE PLACEMENT, Africa, Ghana
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by INSIDE AFRICA VOLUNTEER (IAFRIVO)
Times of day
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
P. O. Box TN 2151
Teshie Nungua Estate
Good morning! Bring light and happiness to disadvantaged children and youth in Accra, Ghana. Premier Volunteers of Ghana, works with orphanages in Ghana to improve the lives of disadvantaged children. Most of these children have lost their parents, or are from impoverished families or disenfranchised minority groups.
Volunteers split their time between different duties at the orphanage. Volunteers spend time providing companionship and recreational activities. Additionally, volunteers assist in teaching basic English language and mathematics. In the orphanages, you will not only assist but also a mentor and a friend while having the unique opportunity to experience the activities of the orphans and staff.
The role of the volunteer. Orphanages in Ghana focus primarily on offering formal and informal schooling opportunities while offering the children a safe room for both living and studying. There are many areas where volunteers can support the ongoing activities of these orphanages. Depending upon the volunteer's interest and skills, volunteers may usually be involved in any of the following activities.
Teach English in orphanages or schools (when the children of the orphanage go to their respective schools during the day).
Help children with sanitation issues such as: brushing teeth, showering, and establishing and maintaining personal hygiene.
Read More at our website.
OUR SAFETY MEASURES.
Your well being while volunteering with us is our priority we make sure your trip is safe and our in-country coordinator will provide whatever support you may need at every step along the way and making necessary contacts on your behalf, including an in-depth volunteer handbook and in-country informational materials and regular visits as required by participants. Program Managers also provide extensive telephone support from enrollment to departure.
Arrival Orientation Our always available program Directors will coordinate a city orientation and tour at the beginning of each program to familiarize volunteers with their new surroundings and host family.
During the orientation process, program Directors will take you through reviews about health and safety information as well as cultural customs.
We operate programs in carefully chosen areas that offer a safe environment for the volunteer. Although Ghana is a very peaceful country we take great strides to ensure the safety of our volunteers.
Our staff are always available to assist you with any personal, in-country support and our volunteers are registered at their embassy or consulate, in other for the volunteer to stay informed about news and local happenings. Our host family are carefully researched and chosen.
Hospitals & Doctors If you require medical attention, our Directors will take you to an Accra base Hospital which is popular with foreigners and provides a reasonably good standard of health care. It is about 30 minutes drive from your host family.
THE PROGRAM FEE IS $600 F0R THE FIRST 1 WEEK TO 3 WEEKS, EACH ADDITIONAL WEEK IS $150
What is included in your program fee;
Airport transfers ( Pick up and Drop of )
All accommodation ( Home Stay )
Your meals and Utility bills
Orientation (everything you need to know about Ghana or Africa)
Accra Tour for Orientation
Country and Emergency Support
This program is ongoing and therefore all dates can apply. Visit our website for more information on this placement opportunity.
Location of Programs: Various locations in Accra and other parts of Ghana
Arrival Airport: Kotoka international airport, Accra (airport code ACC)
Working Hours: Flexible; Monday to Friday approximately 30 hours per week, all other times are free and flexible
Getting to the project: Dependent on location, 30 minutes to 1 hour multi-people taxi ride or commercial bus transporter (budget approximately US $10 per week)
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers