Volunteer in Ghana Orphanage!
Are you interested to change lives of orphaned underprivileged children? Do you dream of going to Ghana to help and immerse yourself in their culture? Global Crossroad is offering you the best opportunity through our Ghana orphanage volunteering opportunity.
Ghana is a country located in the rich Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. It is traditionally known as the “Gold Coast” because of its abundance in gold mineral. It is also known for its many social festivals including the annual Chocolate festival, offering you a once in a lifetime travel experience.
At the same time, Ghana is sadly affected by severe poverty and lacks enough opportunities to build a better future. This dire situation has led many children in Ghana to abandon their homes and families in search for prosperity in bigger cities.
Unfortunately, due to the harsh reality of life they more often than not end up on the streets. These innocent and naive young children are struggling to survive on their own in the real world. Most of the times, circumstances are not what they hoped for and these children live on the streets under harsh conditions with society looking down upon them.
Most of the orphanages in Ghana are working to help these children but they lack resources and manpower and they desperately need your help. That’s where you come in.
By dedicating your time and skills to this volunteer work in an orphanage in Ghana, you will gain incomparable life experience while making Ghana a better place for the children. You will not only have the power to make a truly positive impact on their lives but also on your own life.
Become a volunteer and work with orphans in Ghana for a life experience and an opportunity to make the world a better place, contact GCR about this exciting opportunity today.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
When you join orphanage volunteering in Ghana, your work will be a fulfilling endeavor as you help these needy, desperate, and destitute children. You will spend 4-5 hours each day with them. You will help these children by providing basic English education and conducting various sport and creative activities to keep them engaged and feeling positive towards life. You will be part of the orphanage's extended family.
Additionally, you will support a variety of activities as part of this volunteer program in an orphanage in Ghana from school lessons to games. Most of the time, you will stay with the orphans for an at-orphanage stay, much like a family member.
Volunteering in orphanage in Ghana is a very meaningful project. Your work will help the local orphanages in reaching out to more children in need and to provide adequate care to them. This will allow the impoverish children to pursue a normal childhood and a better future.
Skills and Qualifications
No specific qualifications are required to join a volunteering Ghana orphanage project. You should have love for children, empathy for their unfortunate circumstances, and a willingness to share your love with them while being patient and flexible.
Working as a volunteer in orphanage in Ghana, your days will be fun, exciting and full of good experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to share your skills, love and passion with the kids every day and make a positive impact in their lives.
In Ghana we work with several orphanages and each one has its own program, tasks and schedule. You will not have fixed daily itinerary, however, you should be prepared to engage and help at all time.
After orientation, you will be taken to your respective project, introduced to local staffs and children. There is not such a fixed daily schedule as volunteering works vary every day. Here is sample daily schedule:
- First Day: On your first day of volunteering in Ghana orphanage program, you will be taken to orphanage by a local coordinator and introduced to the orphanage staff you will be working with. For the rest of the day you will familiarize yourself with the facilities, the staff, the children and your duties and responsibilities at the orphanage.
- Weekdays: A typical will look something like this:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Start your day with a delicious home-cooked and authentic Ghanaian breakfast.
- 7.45 AM: After a lovely breakfast, you leave home and travel to the orphanage. You will spend the day teaching children, playing with children in addition to performing some administrative duties and tasks
- 12.00 PM: Around noon you will break for lunch, which you’ll enjoy together with the rest of the staff and the kids.
- 3.00 PM: Volunteer hours typically conclude around this time, and you are free to return to your host family, prepare for the next day, or head into town for some shopping, sightseeing and relaxation.
- 6.45 PM: At the end of the day prepare for a wonderful family dinner, giving you the opportunity for some deep cultural immersion as you learn about their culture and way of life.
Volunteer in Ghana Orphanage: 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
Medical/HIV/AIDS volunteer will pay 25 dollars/week suppliment
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)
- 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
During your time volunteering at an orphanage in Ghana, GCR will provide you with safe and comfortable accommodation with one of our vetted host families. You will be very comfortable since the home is permanent fitted with modern facilities including western-style toilets and running tap water. You will also receive three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) of local Ghanaian cuisine. All our host families have extensive experience hosting volunteers and do their utmost to ensure that their home feels safe and welcoming to you.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
The Ghana orphanage volunteer project schedule allows plenty of free time to explore the various sites and attractions of the area. You can expect to spend 4-5 hours per day, Monday through Friday, working on your project, and this allows personal time in the mornings and freedom in the evening to explore the local area. Additionally, you’ll have Saturday and Sunday to travel around the country, and go on longer tours and excursions.
Safety and In Country Support
Your safety is our first priority, and GCR assures the safety of all volunteers by carefully vetting host families, keeping them connected with in-country coordinators. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive insurance and Evacuation plan to ensure your safety throughout your stay.
Volunteer in Ghana Orphanage: FAQs
Arrival and departure
For our work in Orphanage volunteer program in Ghana, you must fly into Kotoka International Airport in Accra city one day before the start date of your volunteer project. Make sure to provide correct flight details to our local country coordinator before leaving.
In case you miss your flight or your flight gets delayed, you should immediately get in touch with our local country coordinator and inform them before it is too late. We will arrange a new airport pickup time schedule in those cases.
We provide airport pick-up services when you arrive to participate in orphanage Ghana volunteer work project. Our local representative will be waiting for you at the airport. However, we do not provide airport drop-off service after at the end of your project, but your in-country coordinator or host family will be more than happy to help you arrange this.
You have to obtain a tourist visa in order to get entry into Ghana. You can visit the official Embassy of Ghana in your home country and apply for a tourist visa. Visa on arrival is also available depending on your nationality. Also, you can extend Ghanaian visa by visiting the immigration office. Visit this link to learn more about Ghana’s visa policies.
Vaccinations for Meningitis (Meningococcal disease), polio vaccine, Malaria, Rabies, Hepatitis B, Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), Yellow fever, Typhoid, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, Hepatitis A, and varicella (chickenpox) are needed before participating in our Ghana volunteer work project.
Why Volunteer in Ghana Orphanage?
Assist local orphanages in their struggle to look after orphaned children
As a volunteer in orphanage Ghana project, you will also get to help and assist the local orphanages in taking care of the children. You can conduct creative programs including games, music, art, and painting and make sure that these children eat well, sleep well and live well.
Develop real and lasting relationships with orphans
When you participate in our project the love and the care that you offer the children with will make them feel loved and help them enjoy their childhood without any emotional disturbance or pressure. This way volunteers will get the chance to develop real and lasting relationships with orphaned children.
Make a positive impact and provide a better future for orphans
Through your dedication and time you spend with the orphaned children during our Ghana orphanage volunteer project, you will get to take care and educate the children. Doing so will provide better future for these orphans who have no one else to depend upon.
Help change the lives of orphaned children
Taking part in this project, you will share your love, passion and time with children deprived of their parents’ love and care. By providing much-needed care and support to these orphaned children, you will help positively change their lives in the most rewarding way possible.
Dedicate your time to create a healthier and safer environment for kids to live in
While working in orphanage Ghana volunteer project it gives you the opportunity to provide children with healthy, secure and constructive childhoods. All of this work has a long-term positive affect on the staff, the children, the families and the local community.
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
HIV/AIDS volunteer program and much more.
For more information on our exciting programs in Ghana, contact us today.
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