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VOLUNTEER IN GHANA

 

 

Volunteer in Ghana and discover the “Africa for beginners” with its beautiful beaches, colonial cities, and natural treasures. Dive right in to learn more about the people and the Ghana culture in a different way. Join an education volunteer project or a healthcare project. Whatever your skills are, you will surely find the perfect opportunity to use them while volunteering in Ghana!

 

Do you love working with children and have plenty of experience to offer? Perfect! Many volunteer projects in Ghana are understaffed. Volunteer and travel to Accra where they need the help of professionals and volunteers to care for underprivileged

 

children.

 

 

Medical Volunteering in Ghana

 

 

 

This is your chance to gain valuable first-hand experience of the healthcare system in Ghana. You will get a real insight into the difficulties faced and meet some of the amazing people trying to help make a difference to the lives of the local community. During your time on the placement, you will get to shadow and assist the professional medical staff where you will get an unparalleled experience. You will be involved in the day-to-day activities of the hospital, observing the doctors and nurses where you can help out in simple but practical ways, vastly increasing your own knowledge and understanding of medical practice.

 

 

You will have the opportunity to be placed in many different departments so that you can gain a broad overview of the hospital. Your time in the clinics can be spent in a variety of ways including on maternity wards, operating theatres and recovery wards. You will get to see first-hand how cultural factors, scarce resources and a lack of education / health awareness cause an alarmingly high number of preventable cases admitted each day.

 

 

 

 

Volunteering in an Orphanage in Ghana

Volunteers support the children in their daily needs at the orphanage, helping them in their studies and guiding them. Volunteers will act as staff support to help with daily tasks that the local staff is overwhelmed to complete. The volunteers will also inspire the children by creating exciting activities for the children to do in their spare time, keeping them motivated and helping to create a safe and nurturing environment for the children to flourish. The workers and the volunteers are working together in a team, so it is necessary to be a team player and open minded to the Ghanaian culture. Being friendly, creative, spontaneous and for sure interested in the Ghanaian culture is essential for volunteering in the orphanage. Every day is different with new and exciting tasks and challenges. The children are looking forward to playing games and spend time with you!

Sports Development & Coaching

Schools in Ghana not only need your help to cope with the growing size of classes, lack of a 'substitute' teacher process but also to bring a fresh approach to lessons which are traditionally very dictation focused. Physical Education is not common in the majority of schools; they often have school football teams for example but nothing to include the whole class/school. We aim to improve on the standard of physical education for the youth to maintain physical fitness, improve concentration during school hours as well as skill and motor skill development to name just a few. 

School Support & Teaching Volunteer

Volunteers help in a range of subjects, including Mathematics, Science, Geography, Social Science, History, Business Education, Art and Music, as well as English. The teaching takes place in Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools where volunteers initially either shadow or teach under the supervision of a local teacher. Once acquainted with the school and the curriculum, volunteers in Ghana get the chance of teaching independently. It is important that volunteers are flexible as there are a number of other tasks they can help with. These might include helping children with their homework, arranging games and activities, cleaning the classroom and assisting teachers with administrative duties.

 

 

It is not compulsory to have prior teaching experience or to have completed formal teacher training to volunteer in Ghana for this program. Volunteers level of involvement within the classroom can be tailored to suit their skills and interests. A willingness to share and an ability to be proactive is important and will make volunteers a valuable addition to any classroom.

NGO Management, Media and Administration Support 

 

We often struggle to run our programs and to raise funds from international donors. Many staff members are volunteers themselves and receive no or a very small salary. We urgently need support from our volunteers to work in funds-raising, proposal writing, organizational development, administration, reports, and case studies. It is also a great opportunity to meet people from around the world who constantly visit us, and exchange experiences. 

Your experience volunteering with us will not only allow you to positively impact the world, but you will also have the opportunity to become fully immersed in Ghanaian culture. 

 

 

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