Volunteer Opportunities at Challenging Heights
Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer experience overseas? As a local, grassroots NGO in Ghana, the expertise and experience that volunteers bring can be enormously helpful in building our capacity. We recognize the value of internships as not only a learning opportunity for our interns but also as a chance for use to help create the next leaders in the anti-slavery world. Additionally, international internships are increasingly a valued part of a well-rounded resume or CV.
internships are available for two to six months. Internships are unpaid, and interns are responsible for their own costs while at Challenging Heights.
Applications are rolling and based on the needs of the organization. As our needs change over time, the descriptions below are examples of some of our needs
Our guiding values for our volunteer programme are:
Prioritizing the children’s well-being Needs-led programming Pride in our local staff A truly meaningful experience for our visitors. If these values resonate with you, check out the possible volunteer positions we have a need for and fill out an interest form. In line with our child protection policy, we require all short-term volunteers to provide a background check from their home country.
Using data to advise Challenging Heights and community members on local economic needs, cooperative development, and community-scale sustainability in order to prevent child trafficking/child.
The volunteer Psychologist/Social Worker, who should hold a minimum of MPhil Degree in an appropriate Psychology/Social Work field, will review/develop tools for assessing children, train case workers, and establish systems for managing abused children, from when the arrive in the safehouse, to when they leave to their homes.
Monitoring & Evaluation Expert:
Training management on best practices for improving organizational effectiveness through provision of data harvesting systems and tools.
Challenging Heights school (Odobirba Academy) is looking for volunteer teacher trainers, mentors, and volunteers who could produce training contents.
Challenging Heights operates a 50-seater capacity library. Volunteers will help and guide children in reading, shelve books, teach children how to shelve books, and support children to register as members and borrow books from the library.
English, Mathematics, and Science and Teachers:
Challenging Heights is looking for volunteer English, Mathematics, and science teachers who would teach our elementary school children. The ages of the children are not regular, but their educational levels are equivalent to pre-high school adolescents.
Challenging Heights is rolling out musical programs for over 1,000 school children who are in its schools. We are therefore looking for volunteer Voice Trainers, Choir Directors, Music Teachers, Pianists/keyboardists, Guitarists, Flute, and other musical instrument players who would teacher the children how to sing, and how to play instruments.
We are looking for volunteers who could use local information/content to teach/train/direct children in drama performances.
Challenging Heights is looking for volunteer coaches for the following sporting activities for children: Soccer (Ghanaian football), volley ball, tennis ball, Tae Kwando, Athletics, and so on. Apart from the Challenging Heights schools, Challenging Heights also runs football teams for juveniles up to divisional football full-time football. Therefore football coaches for all ages are welcome.
Group Volunteerism visits: We welcome small groups who can plan and execute short-term programmes designed to tackle the driving factors of trafficking or to build our infrastructure.
Designing and conducting an intensive research project either with our staff or in the field. While we have specific research needs, we welcome proposals from all.
Partnerships & Fundraising:
Cultivating partnerships in Ghana and abroad, contributing to fundraising proposals, and designing fundraising tools, as well as setting up online fundraising programs.
Working as a reading and literacy tutor for small groups of students at the library. Organising indoor & outdoor play activities and facilitating child rights clubs after school.
Providing human resource or secretarial support and helping with human resources activities.
Assisting our communications and advocacy programme by researching, writing policy papers, and meeting with stakeholders.
Volunteer Opportunities at Challenging Heights
Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer experience overseas? As a local, grassroots NGO in Ghana, the expertise and experience that volunteers bring can be enormously helpful in…