Trip | Volunteer in Ghana
Volunteer work in Day-care Centre in Ho, Ghana
about this position
About this position
Overview: volunteer work in day-care centre in GhanaGhana fascinates with its tropical rain forest and an impressive flora and fauna. 79 different languages are spoken by over 100 different population groups. Christians, Muslims and African indigenous religions coexist in a balanced way: Ghana is one of the pioneer countries in Africa. And yet, locals suffer from the typical problems such as low access to education, a high HIV rate, a lack of medical care and very little employment opportunities. Thus, volunteer work in Ghana is also needed in the area of child care, as so many families cannot afford to feed or accommodate in a fair way.
What to expect
Description: volunteer work in day-care centre in GhanaOur partner organization in Accra is very experienced in dealing with assisting international volunteers and know their needs, wishes and concerns. Our agent answered our questions on volunteering in the day care center: What daily work can be expected? – Teaching the children the alphabet and the numbers, some administrative tasks, playing and singing songs with the pupils, handcrafting and pottering if necessary. Is there a curriculum, which has to be followed? – Yes, the volunteers will receive a curriculum and there will also be an instruction in the teaching methods. Are telephone and internet available and if not, where can the next telephone / internet café be found? – The volunteers live close to an internet café and public telephones. We do recommend bringing a cellular phone. Give us an example of a typical day on the project. – Monday through Friday it can get quite hectic between 8 am and 3.30 pm. What kind of accommodation can volunteers expect? – A host family, your own place or a guest house. Volunteers are free to share a house or flat. Will men and women be accommodated together or separated by gender? – Men and women will always be accommodated separately. How are the accommodations equipped? – Running water, electricity, bed, bathroom and toilet, kitchen. How do volunteers get to the projects and back to their accommodations? – You can walk there or with public transportation. How can the volunteers wash? – Volunteers do their own laundry by hand. How many meals per day? - Twice a day. Volunteers eat lunch at work. On the weekends you will receive three meals a day. What is the approximate temperature? – Between 16° the lowest and 32°C the highest. When is dry and when rain season in the country? – Rain season starts in April and ends in Augist, dry season runs from September till December. What kind of clothing shall be brought? – Summer clothing. Name of the currency? – Cedis. Can Credit cards and Traveller Cheques be used in the country? – Credit cards can surely be used. Traveller Cheques are not recommended. Is there an ATM close by? – Yes, you will find ATMs in the banks close to the project. Will volunteers have free time for extra activities? – Yes, they will be off work on Saturdays and Sundays.
Itinerary of your stay abroad
Volunteer abroad program
Start date of project
The volunteer projects run throughout the year. Therefore, we are open for your individual suggestion, which we are going to propose to our partner organisation.
Time of arrival
We recommend to arrange an arrival a few days prios to the start of the volunteer project. You can move in to your guest family up to 3 days before the official project start at no additional costs. You then have enough time to recover from the long flight, get to know your host family and make your first trips.
Arrival at the Airport
Arriving in a new country is always exciting. We want your arrival to be as relaxed as possible. One of the staff members of our partner organization will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your host family or your shared flat. He/she will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign with your name on it. If you cannot find a flight at the desired date, don’t worry. You can choose another one a few days earlier or later.
Within the first days of your arrival one of the team members of our partner organisation will pick you up and show you around. You will get to know the country and its people and you will be informed about Do’s and Dont’s. The program will be held with more volunteers at the same time. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know like-minded globetrotters. Your local contact person will provide you with further useful hints for a good starting point into a new lifestyle.
The project starts
On the first day of your project, you are usually accompanied by a member of our local partner who will answer all of your questions. The further project days your local contact person will always be available for you via phone if you have any concerns or issues to share with somebody.
Free time & weekend
The weekend is totally yours! You may ask your local contact person from our partner organisation about upcoming events, sights, shopping tips or other must see’s. On some days there will be field trips organized by our partner organization. We recommend you to join them as it is always fun to experience a new country with others.
You shall contact your local contact person a few days prior to your departure to inform about options for your airport drop-off. It will not be included in the services of the volunteer projects, but our expert will help you organize it.
Accommodation volunteer abroad in GhanaYou can either stay with a host family or live in a homeshare with other volunteers. Most of the accommodations provide electricity, toilets, bathrooms, phone, kitchen and dining room. If you prefer to stay with a host family, you will get an own room and usually 3 meals per day (breackfast, lunch, dinner) are covered. Become a part of the family and their everyday activities. You will get an insight into the culture, society and improve your language skills. All host families underwent a selection procedure to ensure quality and safety. Please make sure before registration which option will be covered by your selected volunteer work and state whether your want to stay in a host family or in a homeshare.
Service volunteer abroad - what's in and what's not inServices for your volunteer work abroad include the active support in the preparation of your entire stay abroad. The team of our partner organization in each country supports you, wherever you require it: What's included:
- Placement in a volunteer project according to you demands
- Assisting visa application
- Information about cheap flights, travel insurances and other important travel documents
- Airport transportation with direct transfer to your accommodation
- Accommodation (host family or shared flat or apartment)
- 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Organization of a rental car or scooter if demanded
- Orientation on site through a staff member
- Tips and information about freetime activities
- Prepaid SIM card for your phone
- Contact person during your stay abroad
- 24-hour emergency number
- Regular meetings with all volunteers or interns