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Loving Ghana, the kids are great! Child Care Volunteer in Ghana

Loving Ghana, the kids are great. Ghanaians are so friendly, everyday is a new experience. – Jeanette Warthon, from USA

Loving Ghana! Jeanette Warthon

Child Care Volunteering in Ghana

When you volunteer in Ghana working with childcare, you will be considered a daily staff member, working Monday-Friday. On the weekends you may choose, if you want to make a trip in the country or rather stay and continue working. Your volunteer work will be focused on caring for the kids by nurturing, playing, tutoring, and teaching them. Also, you will be expected to help with various needs, chores, and duties around the children’s home. Upon acceptance into your program, you will be provided with a daily schedule to guide your tasks throughout the day.

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Teaching English in Ghana

Volunteer teaching English in Ghana and support the local teachers at the schools run by the children’s homes. The volunteer work teaching English to the children, is best fun and will give the bes result, when the volunteers are paired with local teachers. Once accepted into our program, we will work with you to choose the subjects that you are best suited to teach. Additionally, we will match you to appropriate grade levels based on your interest and the needs of the school. The schools serve students from nursery to junior high school levels.

Volunteer Work during the Week, leaving the Weekends Free

Teaching Enlgihs in Ghana - Young Teacher at School

Young Teacher at School

As a teacher, your working schedule will be Monday thru Friday, leaving the weekends free to travel. In addition to teaching, you will support the tutoring efforts of youth at the children’s home in the evenings on weekdays. It is very common for volunteers to combine programs, and do both childcare and teaching during their service to make the most of their time, as your afternoons and evenings will be free after teaching.

Want to Volunteer Teaching English in Ghana?

Find out everything about volunteering in Ghana here.  You will find all the detailed information, what is provided with the program, requirements and costs. From there, you may proceed with your application as a Ghana volunteer.

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Ghana Sports Development Volunteer Program

The sports development program in Ghana helps youth in the rural villages to foster their talents and focus on safe and healthy after school activities. Additionally, it helps youth to gain leadership skills and discipline by becoming a part of a team, and building stronger bonds with their community.

Volunteer on the Ghana Sports Development Program

Ghana Volunteer Porgrams

Children in Ghana playing soccer

As a volunteer on sports develpment in Ghana, you’ll work alongside the coaches of a young football team to help facilitate daily practices. On weekends, the soccer team will play matches, where you will assist the coach. Volunteers do not need to be professionals in sports, but rather have a passion and excitement for this sports program. Though you will work on the weekends, you can arrange with our staff to take off certain weekends for travel if you want to see other parts of the country. Volunteers in the sports program are most successful if they combine it with another program, such as childcare or teaching, to fill their days with more activities and build stronger bonds with the community.

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Ghana Childcare Program

When you volunteer in a Ghana childcare porgram, you will be considered a daily staff member, working Monday-Friday, with the opportunity to travel on weekends or stay and work. Your efforts will be focused on caring for the kids by nurturing, playing, tutoring, and teaching them. Also, you will be expected to help with various needs, chores, and duties around the children’s home. Upon acceptance into your program, you will be provided with a daily schedule to guide your tasks throughout the day.

Give Love and Joy to Children of Ghana

Ghana Childcare Program

Volunteers with children in Ghana

Childcare volunteers are beneficial supports to the children’s home staff, who often have their hands full with large numbers of youth being cared for in the children’s home. Therefore, volunteers are able to provide a better staff to child ratio. Volunteers who are most successful come with an energetic spirit and can play games or engage in creative fun or educational activities with the youth at the home. Moreover, their support in one on one tutoring opportunities with youth at the children’s home is a valuable way to support educational empowerment, since many of the students do not get individualized tutoring attention. It is very common for volunteers to combine programs, and do both childcare and teaching during their service to make the most of their time, as the youth at the children’s home are in school during the day!

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Volunteering in Ghana on the Sports Program

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Sports Volunteer Program in Ghana

The sports program helps youth in the rural villages to foster their talents and focus on safe and healthy activities after school. Additionally, it helps youth to gain leadership skills and discipline by becoming a part of a team, and building stronger bonds with their community. As a sports volunteer, you’ll work alongside the coaches of the soccer team to help facilitate daily practices. On the weekends, when the soccer team plays matches, you will assist the coach. Volunteers do not need to be professionals in sports, but rather feel passion and excitement for this program. Though you will work on the weekends, you can arrange with our staff to take off certain weekends for travel if you want to see other parts of the country. Volunteers in the sports program are most successful if they combine it with another volunteer program, such as childcare or teaching, to fill their days with more activities and build stronger bonds with the community.

Volunteer Program Details

Location

All volunteer programs currently take place in Ghana’s Central Region, along the coast in two locations.

Achiase, Ghana

The village of Achiase is located 15 minutes away from the larger town of Swedru, Ghana, about 3 hours from Accra, Ghana’s capital.

Senya, Ghana

Senya, Ghana is located directly on the coast, about 2 hours from Accra.

Volunteer Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation and meals are provided for all programs. The type of accommodation varies based on the service site. Volunteers will either live directly on site or in a volunteer house near the service site. In all accommodations the rooms for volunteers will be private separated from local youth or staff. Volunteer rooms will be shared with bunk beds.

Start & Duration

Volunteer in Ghana programs start on the 1st and 15th of each month. Volunteers should plan to arrive one day ahead of the program

You can choose to volunteer from 2 to 24 weeks

Orientation

Volunteers will fly into Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. Volunteers will be greeted at the airport and will be taken to the chosen service site. Service sites are 2-4 hours from Accra depending on traffic. Orientation takes place the first day at your service site with the local staff. Volunteers are given a Ghana guidebook in advance, and this will be used during orientation.

Requirements for Sports Volunteers

Volunteers in Ghana must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement.

All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to Iko Poran prior to travelling or at orientation.

Language requirements for volunteering in Ghana

Fluency in English is required in all the projects.

Safety

The safety for our Volunteers is our top priority. You will have a competent support and advice from the local team and project leaders. There will always be a member of the local team working with you at the projects. The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.

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Feel inspired? – start your volunteer experience!

Go ahead and enroll as a volunteer with this program.

We will take you step by step through the enrollment process, and you will learn also about everything provided with the program, costs and requirements.

Have fun!

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Ghana needs volunteers

Ghana needs volunteers! It will be your best travel experience at the most affordable fees with Iko Poran!

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