Volunteer in Ghana

Education and skills training for the youth of Kordiabe
Kordiabe       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers in this project will teach the youth in the town of Kordiabe and help them obtain skills in different areas. Educational support is greatly needed in the area as skillful labor force is lacking and the standard of education is low.

The volunteers will teach English, Math, Information and communications technology (ICT), Animal husbandry and agriculture, and sports. The work activities start at 8.00 am and end at 2 pm.
Volunteers’ help may be also needed in some manual tasks such as farming, carpentry and masonry.

Special requirements: Volunteers should be interested to teach children and youth from different backgrounds and have open mind to understand the students' needs.

Leisure time: There is a possibility for visiting the Shai hills monkey sanctuary where volunteers can come up close to monkeys such as chimpanzee, baboons and other species. They may also visit the biggest manmade lake in the world, as well as Wli waterfalls where volunteers can swim.

Language: English

Orientation: Volunteers will attend a one-day orientation session upon arrival.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be hosted in a hostel.

Location: The project will take place in Kordiabe, Damgbe West District in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 250 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching in a school in Ghana
Gbawe       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers are needed to support the educational programs of a school in Gbawe. The volunteers are welcome to bring different methods and perspectives - this will enable the children to obtain different skills. At the same time, the students will be exposed to different cultures and will be able to expand their global thinking.

Volunteers will teach English, Math, Information and communications technology (ICT), sports, masonry and carpentry according to their qualifications and interests. The work activities start at 8.00 am and end at 2 pm.

Special requirements: Volunteers should be interested to teach children and youth from different backgrounds and have open mind to understand the students' needs.

Leisure time: In their free time, the volunteers can visit the beach (7 km from the school), Accra city central (the old colonial part of Accra), James fort or the Cape coast castle.

Language: English

Orientation: Volunteers will attend a one-day orientation session upon arrival.

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in the school guest rooms. Each room can host 4 volunteers.

Location: The project will take place in Gbawe in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 250 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching and taking care of orphans
Akwapim       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: The project is organized in partnership with the staff of an orphanage home in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The home was established 13 years ago to take care of the growing number of neglected and abandoned children in the region. Today the orphanage hosts 38 children (18 boys and 20 girls). Their ages range from 8 to 16 years.

The main goal of this project is to provide assistance and help the kids have a childhood like any other child. To achieve this, more personnel per child is needed so that more time could be devoted to each child. This will also enable the staff to identify and develop children’s talents to benefit both the children and the society at large.

In the morning, the volunteers can help prepare breakfast for the children. Volunteers will be teaching at the preschool level (Alphabet, 123 numbers, English language, Math, Rhymes, Poems, Songs and Arts & Dance). After school, the volunteers can help with the children’s lunch. Then there’s time for play (football, basketball and other creative games). In the late afternoon, the volunteers will help the kids with their homework. The volunteers will also help with HIV awareness, sexual education, health and hygiene programs.
In the evenings, the volunteers are welcome to participate in cultural activities, drumming and dancing, storytelling, etc. The volunteers will help to arrange excursions for the children and are welcome to join the trips. The work activities start at 7 am and end at 2 pm.

Special requirements: Volunteers should be interested to teach children and youth from different backgrounds and have open mind to understand the students' needs.

Leisure time: Volunteers can go to Tutu Township for a walk. Another opportunity is to visit the Aburi Botanical Garden which is just 10 km from the home. The garden has trees from all over the world, some of which are about 150 years old. Another attraction is the Okomfo Anokye palace in Awukugua. He is a fetish priest who commanded the golden stool from the skies which is the symbol of unity for the people of Ashanti in Ghana.

Language: English

Orientation: Volunteers will attend a one-day orientation session upon arrival.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be hosted at the home. Beds with mattresses are available.

Location: The project will take place in Akwapim in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 250 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Education and skills training for children in Npakadan
Npakadan       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: This project is organized in partnership with the Chief and people of Npakadan village community. The local primary school is suffering from a teacher shortage and this has resulted in lowered education standards for students.

The volunteers will teach English, Math, Science, Information and communications technology (ICT), Animal husbandry and agriculture, and sports to the children of Npakadan. The work activities start at 8.00 am and end at 2 pm.

Special requirements: Volunteers should be interested to teach children and youth from different backgrounds and have open mind to understand the students' needs.

Leisure time: Volunteers can visit the Wli waterfalls and swim there (it is about 80km from project site), Akosombo dam - the largest man-made lake in the world, Mountain Afadjato - the highest mountain in the country, some cultural festivals of the people of the Eastern Region, and the largest tilapia farm in Ghana.

Language: English

Orientation: Volunteers will attend a one-day orientation session upon arrival.

Accommodation: Accommodation will be provided by the Chief himself.

Location: The project will take place in Npakadan in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 250 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Short-term projects in Ghana