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Sports Development

    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
    Sports Development
    The Role of Volunteer

    The dream TeamVolunteers can assist with a community sporting program during the school holidays and after school hours. This is held at the local community field and is a way to bring the community together and teach sporting and athletic skills that the local children would otherwise not learn.

    At the heart of this program the main objectives are:

    • Developing community spirit through sports.
    • Teaching children who may have had no sports experience.
    • Building relationships throughout the community.

    Skillful KidsAs with most of Africa football is the favourite sport but volunteers can arrange games, competitions and tournaments in any sports they would like. As this is not a full time placement volunteers would need to be prepared to spend time in either the school or the orphanage as well. Volunteers could also teach sports and physical education at the school.

    Volunteers in Ghana on the sports development program work in rural parts of Ghana coaching specific sports at local schools, the most popular being volleyball, football and cricket etc. As a volunteer on this program, you will help provide a platform to school children to not only improve their fitness and health, but also to enjoy more play time with their friends.

    Activities include conducting training drills and games and arranging inter-school/community competitions and tournaments. Volunteers will have the opportunity to bring their skills and interests to this program.

    NOTE: This program has a minimum commitment time of eight weeks. Volunteers must be at least 20 years old, but do not need specific skills and/or past experience to participate in this program.

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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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    Community Youth Sports

      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
      Community Youth Sports
      The Role of Volunteer

      fuc39fballfieber-20Volunteering on an After School Sports project with GHV is a great way to contribute to the development of children from disadvantaged areas. In Ghana, our projects combine aspects of sports, education, and social care. All volunteers can make an impact on these projects, whether you are a gap year student, career breaker, or simply looking for a meaningful summer vacation experience.

      As a GHV After School Sports volunteer in Ghana, you will work in Agona Swedru on a children’s sports project, providing soccer and physical education training for girls and boys who wouldn’t normally get the chance to play sports. Your presence alone will help encourage more children to participate in sports.

      ballfieber-22In addition to the daily sporting activities, volunteers do social presentations every Friday on various topics like child labor, malaria, personal hygiene, STDs, teen pregnancy, and HIV. Volunteers also visit the children at their homes and speak to the families about their behavior, school grades, etc.

      The project needs volunteers with skills in physical education, coaching, leadership, and discipline, and would welcome any volunteers with youth counseling experience. You can combine sports with weekly sessions to discuss social issues relative to the needs of the children. As this project is mainly in the afternoons, it is best combined with another projects.

      At the heart of this program the main objectives are:

      • Developing community spirit through sports.
      • Teaching children who may have had no sports experience.
      • Building relationships throughout the community.

      As with most of Africa football is the favourite sport but volunteers can arrange games, competitions and tournaments in any sports they would like. As this is not a full time placement volunteers would need to be prepared to spend time in either the school or the orphanage as well. Volunteers could also teach sports and physical education at the school.

      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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      Sports Coaching

        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
        Sports Coaching
        The Role of Volunteer

        20106_10155757013440212_3589674051836440021_nIn addition to the physical benefits of sports education, this project helps in developing the mental discipline of the children, as well as heightening their alertness and coordination. The Sports Coaching project will generally involve physical training, coaching the children how to work as a team, bringing the best out in the players, and encouraging children to have more self-confidence. Football/soccer is a popular sport in Ghana, however volunteers are also encouraged to introduce new sports to the children.
        Our voluntary sports coaching projects allows the volunteer opportunities to coach football, basketball, net ball teams and other creative physical activities. In accumulation to the obvious physical and mental benefits that regular exercise provides, there are many inherent life-skills to be l
        earned, such as the
        importance of team-work, communication, and discipline. This project has been set because GHV wants to use sports and fitness to promote peace, unity, and development among schools and within communities.
        gamesProvide sports coaching and physical education assistance in under-resourced schools, and make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children in Ghana.

        We are now offering this Community Upliftment Program as a Budget Volunteering experience, to make it as affordable as possible for travelers looking to make a difference in underprivileged communities. Together with our passionate volunteers, we are making a huge impact in the community on this well deserving project, and volunteers can expect the same level of experience as our regular volunteer programs.

        The sports initiatives project consists of the following:

        Physical Education (P.E.) within schools 

        jumpAs a GH volunteer, you will spend some of your mornings based in various community schools offering P.E lessons, not only to the students, but also to their teachers!  P.E. is featured in the national curriculum and volunteers will prepare lessons using text books supplied by GHV Ghana, educating kids both in a theoretical and practical sense on topics which will appear in their examinations.  In order to make this sustainable and continue without the ongoing assistance of volunteers, we want to “teach the teachers” the necessity of P.E. and a healthy life style as a result of it.  P.E. is unfamiliar to community schools and attitudes still need changing towards its importance; however, the children absolutely love it and thoroughly enjoy their time with the volunteers. As class time is very limited, not much attention is focused towards the P.E. syllabus (teachers are trying to ensure they get through the material for core subjects such as English, Maths, and Science) However, P.E. and sports is important to the holistic well-being of the kids, thus, we certainly believe in the importance and benefit of these sessions.

        Training Teams 

        20141207_152918GHV works alongside various community partners in Ghana, co-operating with their coaches. These teams have been established for a long time and continue to make solid progress often in youth leagues in Ghana. The members can vary in age and ability enormously. We believe sport and soccer should be accessible to all individuals, even those who do not attend school or will never play on a team. Volunteers’ regular help and commitment ensures consistent training is provided, with their international backgrounds providing a wealth of skills. Volunteers are providing an opportunity for escape and give direction in a structured manner while providing friendship and sense of teamwork.

         

        AFTERNOON COMMUNITY PROJECTS

        Volunteers will spend their mornings focused on the sports program we are working with, and afternoons you will enjoy one of many exciting Community Development initiatives:

        • Build / paint / refurbish schools and clinics
        • Home Based Care / Farming
        • Reading Club
        • Art Club
        • Adult Literacy Club
        • Study Group

        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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