Physiotherapy Volunteering in Ghana

If you’re a current student of physiotherapy or physical therapy; or an experienced professional in either field, we need you for this project!  Physiotherapy Volunteering in Ghana involves working with medical clinics and local sports teams.  You’ll help to rehabilitate individuals suffering from injuries, accidents, and disabilities.  Football (soccer) fans will have the opportunity to work with some of the best local talent in Ghana; giving these athletes the potential to pursue professional careers.

Physiotherapy Volunteering in Ghana

Physiotherapy volunteering in Ghana will give Physiotherapists or Physical Therapists the opportunity to work in clinics, with the local community, or with sports teams.  You’ll be tasked with helping to improve mobility in athletes, senior citizens, or children with disabilities.  This project is a terrific opportunity to get hands-on clinical or field experience working with professional therapists in Ghana.   Participants in this program have the added benefit of knowing that their skills are being utilized to help some of the most disadvantaged individuals in the Accra region who normally wouldn’t have access to this type of care.

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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 & limited WiFi 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£300
2 weeks£500
4 weeks£1,000
Additional weeks (each)£250
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 £250 each.

 

All projects incur a $250 application fee.  Please see the The Fine Print page for more information.

Special Considerations | Physiotherapy Volunteering in Ghana

Ghana

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

Physio / PT Background

An educational background or experience in physiotherapy or physical therapy is required to volunteer on the Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy project.  New high school graduates intending to pursue a degree in either of these fields are welcome as well.

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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