Medical volunteers in Ghana get to undertake duties according to their own interests and areas of expertise. Medical student volunteers shadow local doctors and nurses, assisting them and learning by observing their work at clinics and hospitals. Additionally, there are volunteer roles in the field of HIV/Aids awareness and education.
What to Expect?
Love Volunteers is a not-for-profit organisation and is one of the most affordable ways to help out in a developing country while being immersed in the local culture.
Fees for volunteer programs in Ghana include accommodation, food, an airport pick-up, orientation and 24/7 in-country support.
A Love Volunteers registration fee is charged in addition to the program fees and covers any placements you undertake for twelve months from the start of your first placement. The fee is refundable if you choose not to volunteer more than three months prior to the start of your initial placement. This fee ensures 24/7 pre- and post-placement support from Love Volunteers, checking and vetting of local organisations, a comprehensive information pack, as well as administration and marketing costs.
All transaction costs pertaining to online, bank or wire transfers are additional to the program fee and must be covered by the volunteer.
The volunteers in Ghana are 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.
- Program ID: # 2223
- duration: 1 to 2 Weeks2 Weeks to 1 Month1 to 3 MonthsMore than 3 Months
- location: GhanaGhanaGH
- Fitness level: Light ImpactModerately FitVery Fit
- Closest Airport: Various locations - please contact program
- Costs From: $500 to $1000$1000 to $1500$1500 to $3000
- Program Type: Community Development ProjectsTeach OverseasWomen's & Youth Programs
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