Volunteering with children in an orphanage is the most rewarding experience for volunteers. Volunteers work alongside the existing staff to care for the children in orphanages. The work in a children’s home involves feeding, dressing and keeping the children active within the homes. Volunteers will also be assisting local staff and caretakers in daily work to help them run the orphanage in a better way. You can also assist in the office of the orphanage if you think you can contribute to make them more organized and run in a more efficient manner. Volunteers can design teaching programs for the kids and help in improving their knowledge and understanding by teaching them in a play way method.
Volunteer tasks duties depend on the orphanage placement they work in as well as the skills of the individual volunteers. Volunteers get to experience the local culture and the hospitality of the people of the Ghana, for which it is renowned all over the world. You can carry different volunteer supplies with you which will be helpful for the orphanage where you will be volunteering. Which ever orphanage and childcare placement you work in, you need to be ready for the challenge. As a volunteer you need to give special love, attention to the children and bring smile on their faces.
Many of the volunteers working in the Orphanage program choose to combine it with the Teaching program wherein they can work in School project in the morning and work in the orphanage in the afternoon. This is also a great way to make a larger impact in the community. Projects Location: VACI-Ghana provides orphanage work placements in Aflao. Orphanage Work Program Description
Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the beginning of the program. Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference in the lives of Ghanaian children.
Project Locations: Denu, Afao, Dzodze During your Free Time On the weekends, volunteers can go and visit the different places of interest in and around the city. During the weekends, you can visit tourist attractions like Wli Waterfalls, Tafi Monkey Sanctuary, Kakum Canopy Walk, Togo.
Volunteers also take a trip to Cape Coast to relax in the beautiful beaches and see the famous Cape Coast castle.
Program CostsVACI-Ghana strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference.
Program CostsApplication fee $ 100 Program fee 2 weeks $ 300 Program fee 3 weeks $ 450 Program fee 4 weeks $ 600 Orientation fee $ 150
What are you Paying For?
- 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff
- Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
- Airport Pickup from Accra
- First night hotel stay in Accra, if required
- Transportation from Accra to Project city by Bus
- Food - 2 meals a day
- Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)
What's NOT Included?
- Local Transportation
- Return Airport Drop(Can be arranged at an extra cost)
What we provide
Airport Receive/ Transfer: You will be met by our representative at Kotoka International Airport in Accra from where you are transferred to your project location. Volunteers will stay overnight in Accra at hotel accommodation provided by Volunteering Solutions and travel to the respective locations the next day.
Orientation: A half day orientation will be provided by your local coordinator. Areas like culture, safety, locations, transportation are covered in the Orientation. After your orientation is over, you will be introduced to your project.
Lodging: Volunteers will be staying with a standard Ghanaian Host family. Accommodation is either provided in an individual or shared room along with other volunteer. By staying with a family you will experience the local Ghanaian culture, language customs and traditions.
Food: Volunteers are provided with 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) at the host family house. Ghanaian cuisine consists primarily of starches, soups, beans, and meat and fish. The Starches consist mainly of rice and doughy balls made from mashed cassava, plantain or yams.
Pre-departure information: After we receive full and final payment all participants are provided by a pre-departure information booklet by e-mail which will have all vital information about your program. The Pre Departure Information Booklet provides the complete details of the country, project locations, Things to Pack list, Accommodations, Contact Information etc.
In-country support: 24 hours support provided by our local staff. You will be provided with the contact details of the local coordinator and staff that will be contactable 24 hrs once you are in country.