Volunteering in Ghana with HIV Project!
Do you desire to join the fight against HIV/AIDS in Ghana and those suffering from this disease to lead a better life? Are you looking to travel and explore the natural and cultural splendors of Ghana while helping people in need? Then, this is HIV volunteering Program in Ghana is the perfect opportunity.
Ghana is a stunning country with a landscape beautiful to behold, from valleys to mountain peaks and grasslands it is just amazing.
It is the land of historical castles and abundance of natural resources.
AIDS is a leading killer in Africa. Unfortunately, despite major investments in prevention, the rate of HIV infection in many African countries is still on the rise. Ghana has not been able to escape the AIDS pandemic and the far-reaching impact of AIDS is deepening and your urgent assistance is needed.
By participating in volunteer in Ghana with HIV project, your time, energy, and love will make positive impact towards the HIV victims. This will be a culturally eye opening experience that will instill new life perspectives. You will surely gain valuable experience and life lessons, in addition to developing deep relationships with the people whom you work with and help.
Become a volunteer in Ghana working with people affect by HIV/AIDS for an incomparable and fulfilling experience. If you want to change lives and help create a better world, contact us today to begin planning your trip to Ghana!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
As HIV/AIDS prevention volunteer in Ghana, you will take care of HIV/AIDS infected patients and engage them in educational and training activities meant to increase awareness and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in Ghana. Your help is highly useful in the following activities:
- Care and encouragement of HIV/AIDS infected individuals
- Counseling and education in hospitals and communities
- Increase "personal risk perception" among the youth, men, and women by involving them to actively participate in HIV/AIDS preventive education in the community
Assist various HIV/AIDS organizations in their community outreach programs, such as hospice care, recreational and educational programs, voluntary HIV counseling, testing, and educational seminars and conferences.
Volunteering with HIV/AIDS victims in Ghana is a very impactful project. By taking part to provide critically needed care it gives you an opportunity to help and assist a local organization in reaching out to a larger number of HIV victims. You will provide adequate care to the needy, enabling them to lead a normal life and have a secured future filled with confidence and positivity.
Skills and Qualifications
No specific qualifications are needed to join our HIV/AIDS prevention in Ghana volunteer opportunity. You should also be willing to share love, time, and compassion with people, all the while maintaining great patience and high flexibility.
When you are volunteering in Ghana, your day will be fun, exciting and memorable. There will be so many opportunities to learn and share something new everyday. Each day able to share your love and passion with people who really suffering and need extra attention.
There is no fixed schedule, as each day will bring you a new, fun and fulfilling experience. You should be prepared to give a helping hand at all times with tasks and activities that arise during the day.
First Day: On your first day of HIV/AIDS volunteering in Ghana program, you will be accompanied to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the local staff you will be working with. Later in the day you will familiarize yourself with the facilities and rules and regulations of the project.
- Weekdays: A typical volunteer day is as follows:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: The day will start positively and you will share a delicious local Ghanaian breakfast with your host family.
- 7.45 AM: After the lovely breakfast you will set out for a fulfilling day. Here you will teach people how to care for themselves, support local staff as well as running some administrative duties.
- 12.00 PM: Around noon you will break for lunch, which you’ll enjoy together with the rest of the staff.
- 3.00 PM: Your work will conclude around this time, and you are free to head into town for some shopping, sightseeing and relaxation.
- 6.45 PM: You will share dinner with your host family giving you a perfect opportunity for some deep cultural immersion as you learn about their culture and way of life
+ This is a sample schedule and daily schedule varies with each project.
Volunteering in Ghana with HIV Project: Dates and Fees
All volunteer programs in Ghana start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.
Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality Ghana volunteer trips. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Ghana application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?
Airport pick up & transfer (1 hour) $50
Language and Culture program fee $250
Summer volunteer and adventure (4 weeks include Travel) $1899
Program fees cover:
- Accommodation (volunteer house or host family)
- Food (local food 3 times a day)
- Airport pick up and transfer
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foo
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
The volunteer trip in Ghana program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.
Accommodation and Meal
While volunteering to fight HIV/AIDS in Ghana, you will stay with a loving, friendly and safe local host family. You will be very comfortable as the home features many modern facilities. Additionally, they will provide you with three delicious meals a day and make sure that you feel completely safe in their home. With a proven track record of hosting volunteers, they are eager to support you and introduce you to their culture and way of life.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
You will have plenty of free time to explore Ghana during your volunteer project. During the week you will work 4-5 hours a day leaving you enough time to discover all the local area has to offer. Additionally, you will have two full days every weekend to go on longer trips and excursions across Ghana.
Safety and In Country Support
Your safety is of great importance to us. At GCR we take considerable steps to ensure that you always feel safe and comfortable during your volunteer project. We will support you in all the necessary preparations, and once at the project you will have an in-country coordinator available at all times of day should there be any problems or complications. We also offer you a strong orientation about your safety once you are in Ghana.
Volunteering in Ghana with HIV Project: FAQs
Arrival and departure
For Ghana volunteer work program you must fly into Kotoka International Airport in Accra. Ensure that you inform our local country coordinator in Ghana about your flight schedule prior to departure.
In the case that your flight is delayed or you somehow you miss your flight to Ghana, you should contact our office staff or the in-country coordinator managing your volunteer project as soon as possible so that airport pickup time can be changed accordingly.
We provide airport pick-up services when you come for volunteer project in Ghana However, keep in mind that we do not offer airport drop-off service but our in-country coordinator will be more than happy to assist you in making necessary transportation.
Without obtaining a legit tourist visa, you will not be allowed entry into Ghana. Depending on your nationality, on arrival visa is available in Ghana. Also, you can extend Ghanaian visa by visiting the immigration office. Just click this link over here
Polio vaccine, Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), Hepatitis A, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, Yellow fever, Hepatitis B, Malaria, varicella (chickenpox), Rabies, Typhoid, and Meningitis (Meningococcal disease) are some of the vaccinations needed before coming to Ghana.
To be part of our HIV AIDS volunteer program in Ghana, you have to get vaccinated for these diseases. Check out this link for more information about these vaccinations.
Why volunteer in HIV project in Ghana?
Gain professional experience in public healthcare sector
Participating in HIV AIDS volunteer project in Ghana is going to help you gain professional experience and learn new things each day while interacting with patients and local healthcare professionals. It will even help you further develop your knowledge and skills which will surely benefit your career.
Educate locals about HIV AIDS and other viral diseases
While working with HIV AIDS Volunteering Program in Ghana you will get the opportunity to educate local about HIV AIDS, its causes, symptoms, treatment and how to avoid getting sick. You will also teach locals about basic hygiene which help people from becoming sick with HIV AIDS.
Unique chance to learn from local medical professionals
Participating in HIV AIDS volunteer project in Ghana means that you get the chance to not only meet but also learn from local medical professionals who have years of experience handling countless cases. You will greatly benefit from this experience.
Performing diagnosis and treating patients
As a volunteer in Ghana HIV AIDS project, you won’t spend all your time observing various medical procedures and treatments. But you will also get to perform diagnosis and treat patients who have come to clinics and health camps.
Other Volunteer Opportunities Available In Ghana
No matter your passion or interests, we offer a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in Ghana such as
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and much more.
For more information on our exciting programs in Ghana, contact us today.
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