Working at an orphanage in Ghana is likely to be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your life. In orphanages and homes, volunteers assist in caring for destitute and abandoned children and orphans, some of whom have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. The care tasks include washing, assisting in cooking, bathing the children, feeding, dressing and organising activities. Volunteers in Ghana can also assist with English language teaching and other subjects. There may be building and repair work to be done at the orphanage or school, volunteers assistance with this will be greatly appreciated.
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.
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: # 2220
- 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 ProjectsWomen's & Youth Programs
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