Volunteering with Children in Ghana

Do you think little kids are the cutest thing ever?  Obviously!  If spending time and caring for the littlest of humans makes you absurdly happy, then this project was made for you!  You’ll spend your volunteering with children in Ghana helping underprivileged kids with their communication skills and overall development.  It’s guaranteed to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

Volunteering with Children in Ghana

If you want a hands on experience working with children then this is the opportunity for you!  Volunteers help children from extremely disadvantaged homes around Accra.  You’ll work with kindergarten students in our foundation school ages 2 and up.  Your days will consist of playing games, singing songs, and teaching basic skills and interactions.  Or you can work at an underprivileged children’s center doing 1-on-1 teaching with nursery and kindergarten children. You will work on teaching them the alphabet and numbers while making learning fun!

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Room & Board

Your project fee for projects in Ghana covers your room and full board in the NGO’s volunteer house.  Here, you’ll be living in a large, beautiful house located a short taxi ride from your placement.

  • Shared, single-sex dorm rooms with en-suite bathrooms and ceiling fans
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast: self-service | lunch & dinner: local chef prepared in-house)
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Hot water is available
  • NGO staff lives in the house with volunteers for 24/7 support

Fees

As with all GOAT Volunteer projects, there are 2 primary fees associated with volunteering: the application fee paid to GOAT and the project fee paid directly to the NGO after they accept your application.

Ghana Projects

DurationProject Cost
1 week£250
2 weeks£400
4 weeks£800
Additional weeks (each)£200
Prices for projects in Ghana are in British Pound Sterling; please check the current exchange rate for costs in your local currency (www.xe.com).

There are additional fees for the medical internship (£100) and veterinary care (£200) projects.

Included: Airport arrival transport • Orientation on arrival • Shared accommodation in volunteer house • 3 meals per day and purified drinking water • 24/7 on-site staff support

NOT Included: Flights • Visas • Vaccinations • Travel insurance, • Local transport • Return airport transfer • Personal expenses • Bank/wire transfer fees

Additional weeks cost a flat rate of £200 each.

 

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Special Considerations | Volunteering with Children in Ghana

Ghana

For special considerations regarding all projects in Ghana, please visit the Ghana page.

Criminal Record Check

GOAT Volunteers requires a criminal record (background) check for all projects working with children.  Inquire with your local police department to see if they offer this service (many do for free or a small fee).  U.S. citizens can visit the U.S. Department of State website for additional information.

The criminal record check must be submitted to GOAT Volunteers after the prospective volunteer’s application is accepted and at least 30 days prior to the project start date.

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