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Creative Arts with Kids

    Volunteer Requirements

    fan Ice AdvertVolunteers in Ghana should be at least 18 years old and speak English to at least intermediate level. Some experience working with children is preferred, as is a responsible, enthusiastic and compassionate attitude. Medical placements accept pre-med, medical students and professional medical practitioners. On all programs, initiative, self-motivation, and a willingness to help in many areas are qualities that are greatly welcomed.

    Start & Duration

    Volunteers who intends to come on Short Term ( less than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Saturday of the month. Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive on the dates mentioned below.

    Those volunteers who wants to come on Long Term (more than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Friday of the month. Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

    Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

    Food and Accommodation

    enjoyThe volunteers in Ghana are very fortunate as they have the opportunity to live with a local family within close proximity of the volunteer project location. Getting to experience cultural immersion within a Ghanaian family makes one’s stay in Ghana uniquely memorable. The family will be on hand to help you and also show you around the local area. The host family provide breakfast and dinner (or all three meals if you are at your accommodation during weekends). At lunch breaks on working days, you can sample local cuisine at modestly priced cafes and restaurants.

    The cuisine is flavoursome; if simple. The best known Ghanaian staple is fufu, which consists of a basic starchy ingredient such as cassava, yam, plantain or rice. You may also be served different types of stew, be it fish, chicken or vegetable. Fried plantain is another popular local dish.

    Orientation

    SAM_0389On arrival at the airport volunteers will be met by a local representative. From there volunteers will be taken to their accommodation and introduced to their hosts. All newly arrived volunteers receive a full orientation to prepare them for their stay in Ghana, including an introduction at their project site and help with familiarization within the local community. The local team are available to help volunteers withdraw money, buy phone or sim cards, get used to using public transport, and to arrange weekend activities

    A typical week

    beachThe structure of the week varies for different projects, but we aim to be flexible. Provided some notice is given, we will try to accommodate your plans. That said a typical week in Ghana for volunteers may look something like this:

    Weekdays: Between 7am and 8.30am you can expect to have breakfast with your host family. At 8-8.30am you will head to your placement, depending on how far you have to travel. Expect to arrive at work at 9am, where you’ll meet with the local staff and plan your day. You will have a tea and lunch break during the day, the length of which will depend on the particular program. Most work finishes between 2pm and 5pm. At this point you a free to explore the local area, play with the kids (if you’re at a teaching or childcare assignment) or hang out with other volunteers. In the evening, you can have dinner with your host family or visit a local restaurant with friends.


    Weekends:
    The weekends allow you an opportunity to visit local attractions or perhaps take a trip out of the city to some of Ghana’s beaches, the Digya National Park or the famous Lake Volta (the world’s largest lake by surface area).

    Cost Breakdown

    Program fees are a necessary part of volunteering abroad. They help to cover costs associated with your stay, as well as supporting the local organization and projects. Below is an approximate cost breakdown to show you how your program fees are used when you choose to join a volunteer program in Ghana.

    Cost Breakdown

    • 17% Operating and administration costs
    • 19% Awareness, communications and advice
    • 19% Implementation and monitoring of projects
    • 23% Support for volunteers from before start to finish
    • 22% Direct costs on the ground

    NOTE: The above graph is intended to be used as a guide only. Actual cost allocations may vary slightly depending on the program selected and the length of stay. 

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    Creative Arts with Kids
    The Role of Volunteer

    I like thatThis is a great program for creative volunteers as they will have the opportunity to design and implement recreational and educational activities for the children. We encourage volunteers to use their skills and interests to develop fun things for the children to do such as music and dance, arts and crafts, etc.

    This is a highly varied program, which can be tailored to suit the skills and interests of each volunteer. There are several areas of focus and volunteers generally assist in areas where the need is greatest, or where their skills are best suited.

    creative kidsApart from working on projects directly with the children, there are a lot of different ways volunteers can be an important part of this program. Volunteers will also work on interesting subjects such as devising new ideas for the children, preparing lesson plans, helping and organizing fundraising events, and other marketing activities to improve the outcomes of the project. Volunteers will also be encouraged to share opinions, come up with ideas that improve the lives of the children and take responsibility for the outcome of the projects that they work on. A unique and hands-on opportunity that is not often available in other programs!

    Resources on are limited so donations from volunteers are greatly appreciated. This is important for those volunteers who are designing activities that might be new to the centre.

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    Country Info

    Welcome to the Land of Sunshine, also reffered to as an ‘Island of Peace’. Ghana is one of the thriving democracies in Africa, inhabited by the world’s friendliest people.

    Ghana, the gateway to Africa is situated right in the heart of West Africa . Its borders extend from the Gulf of Guinea covering a distance of about 672km from the south to the north, and about 540 km from the east to the west.

    The country is bordered to the north by Burkina Faso , the east by Togo, the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the west by Cote d’Ivoire.

    A narrow grassy plain stretches inland from the coast, widening in the east, while the south and west are covered by dense rainforest. To the north are forested hills, beyond which is dry savannah and open woodland. In the far north is a plateau averaging 500m (1600ft) in height. In the east the Akuapim hills run inland from the coast along the Togo border. The Black and White Volta rivers enter Ghana from Burkina Faso , merging into the largest manmade lake in the world, Lake Volta. Ghana ‘s coastline is dotted with sandy palm-fringed beaches and lagoons.

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    Orphanage Work In Ghana

      Volunteer Requirements

      fan Ice AdvertVolunteers in Ghana should be at least 18 years old and speak English to at least intermediate level. Some experience working with children is preferred, as is a responsible, enthusiastic and compassionate attitude. Medical placements accept pre-med, medical students and professional medical practitioners. On all programs, initiative, self-motivation, and a willingness to help in many areas are qualities that are greatly welcomed.

      Start & Duration

      Volunteers who intends to come on Short Term ( less than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Saturday of the month. Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive on the dates mentioned below.

      Those volunteers who wants to come on Long Term (more than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Friday of the month. Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

      Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

      Food and Accommodation

      enjoyThe volunteers in Ghana are very fortunate as they have the opportunity to live with a local family within close proximity of the volunteer project location. Getting to experience cultural immersion within a Ghanaian family makes one’s stay in Ghana uniquely memorable. The family will be on hand to help you and also show you around the local area. The host family provide breakfast and dinner (or all three meals if you are at your accommodation during weekends). At lunch breaks on working days, you can sample local cuisine at modestly priced cafes and restaurants.

      The cuisine is flavoursome; if simple. The best known Ghanaian staple is fufu, which consists of a basic starchy ingredient such as cassava, yam, plantain or rice. You may also be served different types of stew, be it fish, chicken or vegetable. Fried plantain is another popular local dish.

      Orientation

      SAM_0389On arrival at the airport volunteers will be met by a local representative. From there volunteers will be taken to their accommodation and introduced to their hosts. All newly arrived volunteers receive a full orientation to prepare them for their stay in Ghana, including an introduction at their project site and help with familiarization within the local community. The local team are available to help volunteers withdraw money, buy phone or sim cards, get used to using public transport, and to arrange weekend activities

      A typical week

      beachThe structure of the week varies for different projects, but we aim to be flexible. Provided some notice is given, we will try to accommodate your plans. That said a typical week in Ghana for volunteers may look something like this:

      Weekdays: Between 7am and 8.30am you can expect to have breakfast with your host family. At 8-8.30am you will head to your placement, depending on how far you have to travel. Expect to arrive at work at 9am, where you’ll meet with the local staff and plan your day. You will have a tea and lunch break during the day, the length of which will depend on the particular program. Most work finishes between 2pm and 5pm. At this point you a free to explore the local area, play with the kids (if you’re at a teaching or childcare assignment) or hang out with other volunteers. In the evening, you can have dinner with your host family or visit a local restaurant with friends.


      Weekends:
      The weekends allow you an opportunity to visit local attractions or perhaps take a trip out of the city to some of Ghana’s beaches, the Digya National Park or the famous Lake Volta (the world’s largest lake by surface area).

      Cost Breakdown

      Program fees are a necessary part of volunteering abroad. They help to cover costs associated with your stay, as well as supporting the local organization and projects. Below is an approximate cost breakdown to show you how your program fees are used when you choose to join a volunteer program in Ghana.

      Cost Breakdown

      • 17% Operating and administration costs
      • 19% Awareness, communications and advice
      • 19% Implementation and monitoring of projects
      • 23% Support for volunteers from before start to finish
      • 22% Direct costs on the ground

      NOTE: The above graph is intended to be used as a guide only. Actual cost allocations may vary slightly depending on the program selected and the length of stay. 

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      Orphanage Work In Ghana

      Loveley KidsMany countries in Africa, like Ghana, face the problem of homeless and neglected children due to AIDS, of which only 5% get any kind of support. Due to this problem efforts are being made to help these young ones. This outcome has resulted in the construction of more orphanage homes. Unfortunately, there are children on the streets and corners of the cities and major towns in Ghana who are still homeless, with no place to stay, and no one to show them love and care.

      Ghana Volunteers has recognized that a lot of help is needed to solve this problem. Due to this problem the Ghana Volunteers calls for volunteers from worldwide to volunteer in the orphanage homes by giving a helping hand to most of their daily activities. P.Y.V.O-Ghana volunteer placement is established in order to revitalize the passion and confidence in the lives of forsaken and abandoned Children by joining hands with other volunteers to bring a worthy smile on the faces of these children.
      These children’s ages range between 1 to 13 years. Facilities are being provided, so the volunteer would sleep in a separate room at the orphanage. Living onsite will help to get a much better feeling for what is needed and how life in an orphanage is.

      ACTIVITIES OF VOLUNTEERS IN THIS PROJECT

      • Helping with the teaching of the children regarding manners, English language, daily chores, hygiene, and anything to better their lives. Volunteers are helping to develop better learning materials and lesson plans as well.

      • General care such as cooking for the children’s meals or organizing sports and play activities to promote the well being of the children.

      • Building/improving the facilities to make it feel more like home for the children: by painting pictures on the walls etc. Some of the orphanages we partner with are building to expand and improve their facilities. Your pair of hands will be greatly appreciated in this practical work.

      • Assisting orphanage workers in offering moral support and guidance to the children, training of basic life skills and any activities for various rehabilitative programs in the orphanages.

      • Creating and teaching the children various arts and sport activities that make creative use of their time and hone their hidden skills and talents!

      happy kidsThe kids are very energetic and will gladly challenge you to a game of basketball or soccer. You will have a chance to make a huge impact on these children’s lives by spending time with them, and contributing to their learning and development.

      PROJECT LOCATIONS

      The volunteers’ work could be at any of the orphanage homes that we support in the following towns: Koforidua, Agona Swedru, Akwetia, Kasua etc.

      WHAT YOU CAN BRING TO SUPPORT

      Children’s clothing, shoes, books, pens, crayons, pencils, erasers, story books, toys, footballs (soccer balls), handballs, volleyballs etc.

      The Role of the Volunteer

      • Teach them how to wash their face and brush their teeth
      • Guide them to learn their lessons
      • Serve their food or sit beside them while eating so that they may feel the societal environment
      • Help them in preparing to go to school, check their uniforms, shoes, neatness and cleanliness of the kids.
      • Volunteers would also help the children to draw pictures as well as playing games with them.
      • Volunteers would also help with the cooking of the orphan’s food and engaged in various related activities requested by project staffs.
      • Develop creative programs such as dance, arts, music, etc.
      • Organize physical and sports activities
      • Developing creative free-time programs such as dance, arts, music and other physical activities
      • Helping the children with various health and personal hygiene needs
      • Teaching life-skills
      • Housekeeping as well as cooking and serving food to the children

      There are no special qualifications for Orphanage project in Ghana but people with kind heart for children, compassion and love for the children are required for this placement.

      A typical day of a volunteer in the Orphanage Project

      Morning :( 7 AM– 8 AM: Breakfast)  
       Help the children to brush their teeth and get them dressed. Serve breakfast and clean their beds. Teach the children about health and hygiene, bath them, check their neatness and accompany them to school.

      Day: Serve Lunch.
      Take care of the children in the orphanage. Help them to learn some basic English whiles playing with them. Arrange activities like games, music, drawing, etc. Bring children back from school and help them in their homework

      Evening: 
      Serve dinner to the children. Help in the kitchen and also in washing dishes, wash their clothes, cleaning of the orphanage premises and guide them to sleep.

      Skills/Qualification Needed

      There are no special qualifications for Orphanage project in Ghana but people with kind heart, love, compassion for children especially the vulnerable are required for the orphanage project.

      Accra

      Country Info

      Welcome to the Land of Sunshine, also reffered to as an ‘Island of Peace’. Ghana is one of the thriving democracies in Africa, inhabited by the world’s friendliest people.

      Ghana, the gateway to Africa is situated right in the heart of West Africa . Its borders extend from the Gulf of Guinea covering a distance of about 672km from the south to the north, and about 540 km from the east to the west.

      The country is bordered to the north by Burkina Faso , the east by Togo, the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the west by Cote d’Ivoire.

      A narrow grassy plain stretches inland from the coast, widening in the east, while the south and west are covered by dense rainforest. To the north are forested hills, beyond which is dry savannah and open woodland. In the far north is a plateau averaging 500m (1600ft) in height. In the east the Akuapim hills run inland from the coast along the Togo border. The Black and White Volta rivers enter Ghana from Burkina Faso , merging into the largest manmade lake in the world, Lake Volta. Ghana ‘s coastline is dotted with sandy palm-fringed beaches and lagoons.

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      Pre-School Education

        Volunteer Requirements

        fan Ice AdvertVolunteers in Ghana should be at least 18 years old and speak English to at least intermediate level. Some experience working with children is preferred, as is a responsible, enthusiastic and compassionate attitude. Medical placements accept pre-med, medical students and professional medical practitioners. On all programs, initiative, self-motivation, and a willingness to help in many areas are qualities that are greatly welcomed.

        Start & Duration

        Volunteers who intends to come on Short Term ( less than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Saturday of the month. Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive on the dates mentioned below.

        Those volunteers who wants to come on Long Term (more than 3 months) can begin their project placement on any Friday of the month. Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

        Arriving over the weekend is always a good option as it allows time to adjust before starting at the placement on Monday morning.

        Food and Accommodation

        enjoyThe volunteers in Ghana are very fortunate as they have the opportunity to live with a local family within close proximity of the volunteer project location. Getting to experience cultural immersion within a Ghanaian family makes one’s stay in Ghana uniquely memorable. The family will be on hand to help you and also show you around the local area. The host family provide breakfast and dinner (or all three meals if you are at your accommodation during weekends). At lunch breaks on working days, you can sample local cuisine at modestly priced cafes and restaurants.

        The cuisine is flavoursome; if simple. The best known Ghanaian staple is fufu, which consists of a basic starchy ingredient such as cassava, yam, plantain or rice. You may also be served different types of stew, be it fish, chicken or vegetable. Fried plantain is another popular local dish.

        Orientation

        SAM_0389On arrival at the airport volunteers will be met by a local representative. From there volunteers will be taken to their accommodation and introduced to their hosts. All newly arrived volunteers receive a full orientation to prepare them for their stay in Ghana, including an introduction at their project site and help with familiarization within the local community. The local team are available to help volunteers withdraw money, buy phone or sim cards, get used to using public transport, and to arrange weekend activities

        A typical week

        beachThe structure of the week varies for different projects, but we aim to be flexible. Provided some notice is given, we will try to accommodate your plans. That said a typical week in Ghana for volunteers may look something like this:

        Weekdays: Between 7am and 8.30am you can expect to have breakfast with your host family. At 8-8.30am you will head to your placement, depending on how far you have to travel. Expect to arrive at work at 9am, where you’ll meet with the local staff and plan your day. You will have a tea and lunch break during the day, the length of which will depend on the particular program. Most work finishes between 2pm and 5pm. At this point you a free to explore the local area, play with the kids (if you’re at a teaching or childcare assignment) or hang out with other volunteers. In the evening, you can have dinner with your host family or visit a local restaurant with friends.


        Weekends:
        The weekends allow you an opportunity to visit local attractions or perhaps take a trip out of the city to some of Ghana’s beaches, the Digya National Park or the famous Lake Volta (the world’s largest lake by surface area).

        Cost Breakdown

        Program fees are a necessary part of volunteering abroad. They help to cover costs associated with your stay, as well as supporting the local organization and projects. Below is an approximate cost breakdown to show you how your program fees are used when you choose to join a volunteer program in Ghana.

        Cost Breakdown

        • 17% Operating and administration costs
        • 19% Awareness, communications and advice
        • 19% Implementation and monitoring of projects
        • 23% Support for volunteers from before start to finish
        • 22% Direct costs on the ground

        NOTE: The above graph is intended to be used as a guide only. Actual cost allocations may vary slightly depending on the program selected and the length of stay. 

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        Pre-School Education

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        Accra

        Country Info

        Welcome to the Land of Sunshine, also reffered to as an ‘Island of Peace’. Ghana is one of the thriving democracies in Africa, inhabited by the world’s friendliest people.

        Ghana, the gateway to Africa is situated right in the heart of West Africa . Its borders extend from the Gulf of Guinea covering a distance of about 672km from the south to the north, and about 540 km from the east to the west.

        The country is bordered to the north by Burkina Faso , the east by Togo, the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the west by Cote d’Ivoire.

        A narrow grassy plain stretches inland from the coast, widening in the east, while the south and west are covered by dense rainforest. To the north are forested hills, beyond which is dry savannah and open woodland. In the far north is a plateau averaging 500m (1600ft) in height. In the east the Akuapim hills run inland from the coast along the Togo border. The Black and White Volta rivers enter Ghana from Burkina Faso , merging into the largest manmade lake in the world, Lake Volta. Ghana ‘s coastline is dotted with sandy palm-fringed beaches and lagoons.

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