Discover the colorful culture of Ghana when you volunteer alongside local teachers and caretakers on our Ghana Childcare volunteer project. Your work will include conducting educational workshops and child development programs. Make a vital contribution to the lives of children as Ghana childcare project volunteer.
Volunteer in Ghana on a Go Volunteer Africa’s childcare volunteer project and provide ample care to children in need of support. Through Ghana childcare volunteer project you get to help needy children from teaching English and coaching sports in underprivileged areas to taking care of children at orphanages and providing support for street children.
Go Volunteer Africa offers a meaning volunteer experience in Ghana on the childcare volunteer project. At this volunteer project in Ghana, you assist under-resourced and understaffed daycare centers with educational programming, English instruction, and fun activities. Each day, you get the chance to help give children the education they deserve and restore lost hope.
- Help with breakfast and prepare the children for school
- Assist with lessons and teach English 3-4 hours a day in the local school
- Lead sports, art, games, picture books, music activities
- Organize fun activities when the children return from school
- Prepare food for dinner
Naturally, volunteers working with children must possess a fair amount of flexibility and patience. Ideally, volunteers should have some experience in working with children – whether it be baby sitting, or something in a more formal context of working in a day care or pre-school.
By helping with childcare and routine tasks like cleaning up, painting and grounds keeping, volunteers ensure that the full time staff have time to fulfill their duties or even take an overdue day off when appropriate. The main goal is to provide needy children with access to better education and help them develop emotionally so they can have the self-confidence and strength to pursue their dreams. It’s a truly great volunteer project in Ghana, and your impact will be felt immediately.
Accra is the capital of Ghana, on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. Accra is the most densely populated city in Ghana. The central business district of Accra contains the city’s main banks and department stores, as well as an area known as the Ministries, where Ghana’s government administration is concentrated. Economic activities in Accra include the financial and commercial sectors, fishing and the manufacture of processed food, lumber, plywood, textiles, clothing and chemicals.
Tourism is becoming a thriving source of business for those in arts and crafts, historical sites and local travel and tour agents. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park honors Ghana’s first president, who helped lead the country to independence. The park contains Nkrumah’s mausoleum and a museum charting his life. Makola Market is the city’s vast, colorful bazaar. Popular seafront spots Labadi Beach and Kokrobite Beach offer golden sand and high-energy nightlife.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Ghana will meet you on arrival at Airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering. This airport services numerous international carriers. Ghana has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Ghana you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.
Due to extreme poverty, ill health, hundreds of children in Ghana are given refuge in community-care centers and shelters run by various non-governmental organizations. The children who find themselves at one of these facilities have often come from tremendously difficult and traumatic circumstances, leaving them distressed and detached from the joys of childhood we so often take for granted.
The aim of this wonderful childcare volunteer program in Ghana then is to assist in helping with, and caring for these neglected children, and the assistance of volunteers is desperately needed. Volunteers in Ghana will participate in the daily routines and can make a great contribution just by being caring and giving the children some much-needed attention. By being there to offer care and compassion, volunteers are making a huge impact on the lives of these wonderful children.
Go Volunteer Africa offers you the opportunity to work with our Ghana childcare volunteer project in Accra and neighboring areas. The reason to starting this project is to the aim of helping and supporting the children in difficult circumstances especially runaways, orphans, and street children in Ghana. Our local teams provide community based rehabilitation and child development support.
The Ghana ChildCare volunteer project support daycare centres, community outreach projects and schools to promote education and break the cycle of poverty within the communities of Ghana. As a volunteer in Ghana you will work alongside the local team to create exciting sessions to develop children’s creative and communication skills. Developing their English vocabulary and experiencing a classroom environment sets the groundwork before they start school.
Go Volunteer Africa’s Volunteers in Ghana also design creative and fun games and lead arts and craft activities at community outreach projects and a disabled school which the children would not usually have the opportunity to take part in.
GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:
Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Ghana volunteering program.
LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:
Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Ghana. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.
Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.
The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.
Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!
Visitors to Ghana must obtain a visa from one of the Ghanaian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the countries or territories that are either visa exempt or whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival. If special requirements are satisfied, the citizens of countries without diplomatic or consular mission of Ghana travelling on short notice may obtain a visa on arrival. Visa is granted on arrival for holders of a copy of a pre-arranged approval from immigration. Ghana plans to introduce e-Visas in 2019.
You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:
Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Ghana has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!
|Availability:||Project open all year round|
|Duration:||Minimum 4 weeks commitment|
|Age Limits:||Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.|
|Minimum Age:||Families are welcome|
|Start Dates:||Flexible start and end dates|
|Arrival dates:||One day before the start date|
|Airport Arrival:||Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative|
|Working Days:||Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 5-8 hours in a day|
|Weekends:||Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost|
|Accommodation:||Orphanage Volunteer Accommodation (Host Families or volunteer house, if you prefer so)|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily|
|Support:||Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7|
PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:
Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. Have an inquiry? Contact Us