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NGO Internship with ARA-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. 

    NGO Internship with ARA-Ghana
    The Role of Volunteer

    namensgebungszeremonie-5ARA stands for “Agricultural and Rural Development Association”, and is a non- profit and non- governmental organisation (NGO) under the registration No. G.306 of the Republic of Ghana. It was funded in 1995 in Ghana. ARA aim is to empower rural communities in Ghana to strive for sustainable development in terms of environmental integrity, social equality and economical growth. In realizing these objectives ARA undertakes projects in the areas of environmental protection, agricultural development, rural infrastructure, renewable energies, health, education, youth mobilization/ international youth work camps and internship placements.

    ARA use innovative approaches in agriculture, environmental protection, renewable energy, leadership development, and policy to increase long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management. ARA has established partnerships with a number of Africa-based and abroad NGOs to promote the vision of sustainable development in rural communities.

    ARA  is a community development agency operating especially in the marginalized and poverty-stricken rural areas of Ghana. We pursue an integrated socio-economic and cultural development approach in the fight against poverty and social exclusion of Ghanaian communities under the maxim “development by people”.

    Our COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT activities focus on the areas of  Agriculture and Food Security, Education, Vulnerable Children & HIV/AIDS, Good Governance and Youth development Relief in order to mitigate the effects of hunger, environmental degradation, diseases and mismanagement of public resources.

    The Role of Volunteer

    Volunteering in the field of NGO affords an especially deep insight into Ghanaian culture. Volunteers who contribute their labour to NGO will be raising awareness about the work of the NGO (HIV/AIDS), women’s and human rights and democracy.

    Those involved in the project may carry out some or all of the following activities:

    • checking and correcting English;
    • writing reports and newsletters;
    • researching and writing articles;
    • website development and fundraising.

    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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      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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      Ecological Farming

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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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      Afforestation

        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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        Afforestation
        The Role of Volunteer

        Volunteers on this program will be working in environmental projects, natural reserves and parks where they can have a positive impact on the environment, and the local flora and fauna of Ghana.

        With the help of motivated volunteers, we hope to bring togTraining ether knowledge and experience from around the world to address important environmental issues confronting our rural communities in Ghana, including the reversal of extensive historic deforestation of the region. In dealing with these issues, it is hoped to provide a unique learning environment where volunteers are encouraged to provide insight and ideas to meet the challenges confronting the the rural communities in Ghana.

        In addition to environmental goals, we are also dedicated to improving the lives of local farmers through education, while striving to protect a traditional Ghanaian way of life.

        DSC_0516During their stay volunteers will have plenty of opportunities to “learn by doing.” You will be able to dig in the dirt in the project vegetable garden, explore the surrounding rainforest, learn about the local flora and fauna, talk and collaborate with local farmers, pitch-in with the construction of new facilities, learn about tropical forestry.

        Day to day task may vary, but in general volunteers participating in the Environmental Protection program in Ghana can expect to be involved in the following tasks:Make projects out recycled materials.

        Help devise ecological solutions for resource management.
        Helping to build and maintain trails.
        Helping catalogue plant species.
        Give workshops regarding eco-friendly practices to locals.
        Promoting eco-tourism.
        Helping in organic gardens.

        This program is suitable for volunteers who like the outdoors, volunteers that are enthusiastic and don’t mind getting their hands dirty, volunteers that like wild flora and fauna, and volunteers that like eco sustainability.

        Participants must be physically fit and enjoying being outdoors, as there is a real element of ‘roughing it’ to this amazing 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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          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. 

          Volunteer
          Working on a Farm
          The Role of Volunteer

          DSC_0532Volunteer work on the Agriculture Project involves both crop farming (eggplants, plantains, palms etc.) and animal farming (rabbits, goats, chickens etc.). The work available is dependent on the season and where volunteers are placed. Volunteers will be involved in clearing land for growing crops, assisting with fertilizing the land, developing land for cropping, planting crops, nurturing crops, teaching farming techniques to local staff, assisting with purchasing stock, caring for stock, and fencing and moving stock. To support the orphanages where our volunteers work, the produce grown through the Agriculture project is donated to these orphanages, thus supplementing the children’s food intake.

          plantainsWork on the Agriculture ​p​roject ​usually stops during the​ hottest period of the​ day​ and ​during this time ​​volunteers will assist with teaching in local schools to ensure they have sufficient volunteer work.​​ While previous agricultural experience is not a prerequisite for this project, more experienced volunteers will be able to assist in developing the project and teaching techniques to the staff and older children at the orphanages, helping them to farm their crops and animals more effectively.
          Please note, resources and machinery are extremely limited on this project and most work is very labour intensive. Volunteers should bring gloves, flash light, light weight scarf for sun protection or hat, insect repellent, working boots, water bottle (all can be purchased in Accra).

          Our programs in Ghana have been very successful and the volunteers have made significant impact in the lives of local Ghanaian communities.

          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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