Programme

Programmes

Volunteers are placed in urban and rural communities in and around the project locations where they would teach English as well as other subjects to the local children. As a volunteer you will be teaching English and other subjects such as Mathematics, Geography and General Knowledge to the children. The knowledge, skills and ideas that volunteers from other cultures can bring to a Ghanaian student is invaluable for the students.

 

Teaching Project volunteers in Ghana mainly teach to local children in village schools. Although English is the official language of Ghana, the children rarely get to learn from non-Ghanaian speakers of the language.

Volunteers do NOT have to be native speakers of English but willing to volunteer in a village to help children who are ready to learn. Volunteers will receive assistance from the local Volunteering Solutions coordinators and the local school regarding the lesson plans and teaching curriculum. You could well find yourself teaching groups of children in an ‘open-air classroom’ where there are no chalkboards and the children have no books or pencils. The need for improvisation & creativity in teaching methods is paramount and can challenge the most experienced teacher, but the rewards are amazing.

Volunteers work for around 5 hours in a day for 5 days in a week. Volunteers can bring along teaching materials such as picture books, instruments, flash cards, art supplies, and songs. Classes are generally in session five days a week.

Volunteer tasks under the teaching program in Ghana

The tasks and daily work of volunteers under the teaching volunteering program in Ghana varies and depends on the requirements at the schools. This may include, but not limited to; Work as a teacher assistant in the placement and assist the current teachers and staff. Teach various elementary subject; such as English, Mathematics, Geography and Science to the students. Bring interesting teaching materials, books, stationery, flashcards and games which can be helpful in teaching students in a play way method. Design a proper study module for the children to follow. Involve students in out–of–the–class activities to teach them the importance of physical activity

Teaching volunteer program volunteer schedule

Volunteering Solutions provide accommodation in Tamale with a local host family. The schedule for the volunteers remains as follows;

Saturday    -    Arrival at Accra 

Sunday        -    Transfer to Tamale + showing around the accommodation neighborhood 

Monday    -    Orientation + introduction to the placement (commute + local staff + kids + places to eat,      etc.). Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Ghana.

Tuesday to Friday    -    Volunteer work Breakfast - 06:00 am onwards (provided at the accommodation) Working hours at the placement - 07:00am to 01:00 pm. Lunch - 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm (volunteers need to manage lunch on their own) Dinner - 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm (provided at the accommodation)The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards 

Weekends    -    Free to explore the city and take short excursions trip to some of the best

hotspots in and around Tamale, such as;Mole National Park Monkey Sanctuary Kintampo FallsLearn about their elaborate festivals, the local cuisine comprising of Banku and Fufu - Ghana's most famous dishes, their colorful dresses and the music and dances.

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Living and Other Arrangements: Volunteering Solutions strives to provide best of the living and other arrangements to its volunteers. Like we keep saying, just pack your bags and arrive at your placement destination. From your airport pickup, stay, meals, weekend tours and other nitty gritties, VolSol manages everything for you.

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 Tamale the next day.

Accommodation: 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.

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.

Meals: Volunteers are provided with 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) at the host family house. Ghanaian cuisine consists primarily of starches, soups, beans, meat and fish. The Starches consist mainly of rice and doughy balls made from mashed cassava, plantain or yams.                         

OPHANAGE Volunteering

OPHANAGE Volunteering with children in an orphanage in Ghana 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 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. Whichever 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.

Volunteering Solutions provides orphanage work placements in Tamale as well as in Mampong and Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

Volunteer tasks under the Orphanage program in Ghana

Volunteer tasks duties depend on the orphanage placement they work in as well as the skills of the individual volunteers. Volunteers joining the orphanage volunteering program in Ghana can help and work in; Assisting local staff and caretakers in daily work to help them run the orphanage in a better way. 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. Design teaching programs for the kids and help in improving their knowledge and understanding by teaching them in a play way method. Help in feeding, dressing and keeping the children active within the homes. 

Orphanage program volunteer schedule: Volunteering Solutions provide accommodation in Tamale with a local host family. The schedule for the volunteers remains as follows;

Saturday    -    Arrival at Accra 

Sunday        -    Transfer to Tamale + showing around the accommodation neighborhood 

Monday    -    Orientation + introduction to the placement (commute + local staff + kids + places to eat, etc.). Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Ghana.

Tuesday to Fri    -    Volunteer work Breakfast - 06:00 am onwards (provided at the accommodation) Working hours at the placement - 07:00am to 01:00 pm and 3:30pm to 5:30 pm. Lunch - 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm (volunteers need to manage lunch on their own)Dinner - 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm (provided at the accommodation)The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards 

Weekends    -    Free to explore the city and take short excursions trip to some of the best

hotspots in and around Tamale, such as;Mole National Park Monkey Sanctuary Kintampo FallsLearn about their elaborate festivals, the local cuisine comprising of Banku and Fufu - Ghana's most famous dishes, their colorful dresses and the music and dances.

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Living and Other Arrangements: Volunteering Solutions strives to provide best of the living and other arrangements to its volunteers. Like we keep saying, just pack your bags and arrive at your placement destination. From your airport pickup, stay, meals, weekend tours and other nitty gritties, VolSol manages everything for you.

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 Tamale the next day.

Accommodation: 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.

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.

Meals: Volunteers are provided with 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) at the host family house. Ghanaian cuisine consists primarily of starches, soups, beans, meat and fish. The Starches consist mainly of rice and doughy balls made from mashed cassava, plantain or yams.                         

The Healthcare facilities in Ghana are not very widespread and due to extreme poverty many people are still unable to avail of the basic medical facilities.

Volunteers in the Medical Healthcare program

Volunteers in the Medical Healthcare program in Ghana work along with doctors, nurses and local staff in hospitals and community clinics in different locations across Ghana. Volunteer tasks are determined depending on the volunteer’s qualifications, experience and knowledge. Qualified doctors and nurses can carry full day to day treatment of various diseases. Medical Professionals and Medical students can assist the doctors and nurses in their work and observe their work to gain knowledge and experience. Qualified medical volunteers work in the areas of maternal health, mental health, surgery, laboratories, counseling and testing. 

This program is particularly suited for those volunteers who are interested in health issues and doing ‘hands on’ clinical work. Volunteers work for around 6 hours in a day for 5 days in a week. Volunteers schedule is flexible and can vary depending on the needs of the placement.

Volunteer tasks under medical and healthcare program in Ghana

Volunteers in the Medical Healthcare program in Ghana work along with doctors, nurses and local staff in hospitals and community clinics in different locations across Ghana. Volunteer tasks are determined depending on the volunteer’s qualifications, experience and knowledge. Qualified doctors and nurses can carry full day to day treatment of various diseases. Medical professionals and students can assist the doctors and nurses in their work and observe their work to gain knowledge and experience. Qualified medical volunteers work in the areas of maternal health, mental health, surgery, laboratories, counseling and testing. Wound dressing under direct supervision of nursing staff. Blood pressure, pulse and temperature measurements (if competent).Assist patients with activities such as getting them from one service point to another. Weighing patients, holding babies/adults to be weighed. General assistance to the medical staff wherever required, and wherever experience and expertise allow. Pre Medical students assist the local doctors and staff in doing basic tasks such as checking weight and temperature of the patients, cleaning wounds and also doing administrative tasks in the placement. 

Medical and healthcare program volunteer schedule: Volunteering Solutions provide accommodation in Tamale with a local host family. The schedule for the volunteers remains as follows;

Saturday    -    Arrival at Accra 

Sunday        -    Transfer to Tamale + showing around the accommodation neighborhood 

Monday    -    Orientation + introduction to the placement (commute + local staff + kids + places to eat, etc.). Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Ghana.

Tuesday to Fri    -    Volunteer work Breakfast - 06:00 am onwards (provided at the accommodation) Working hours at the placement - 07:00am to 01:00 pm and 3:30pm to 5:30 pm. Lunch - 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm (volunteers need to manage lunch on their own) Dinner - 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm (provided at the accommodation). The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards 

Weekends    -    Free to explore the city and take short excursions trip to some of the best

hotspots in and around Tamale, such as; Mole National Park Monkey Sanctuary Kintampo FallsLearn about their elaborate festivals, the local cuisine comprising of Banku and Fufu - Ghana's most famous dishes, their colorful dresses and the music and dances.

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Living and Other Arrangements: Volunteering Solutions strives to provide best of the living and other arrangements to its volunteers. Like we keep saying, just pack your bags and arrive at your placement destination. From your airport pickup, stay, meals, weekend tours and other nitty gritties, VolSol manages everything for you.

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 Tamale the next day.

Accommodation: 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.

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.

Meals: Volunteers are provided with 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) at the host family house. Ghanaian cuisine consists primarily of starches, soups, beans, meat and fish. The Starches consist mainly of rice and doughy balls made from mashed cassava, plantain or yams.                         

Health program                        

Girls program with their reading, writing and numeracy skills. There may be occasions when you’ll be asked to teach one of the classes yourself but you’ll be fully supported if this happens.

It is important for the volunteers to note that international volunteers have played a key role in the development of this project and your efforts will be very helpful in the further growth and development of the project. Both male and female volunteers are eligible to take part in this program. The project is very much recommended for volunteers who are looking to make a difference by working at the grass roots level along with the Ghanaian community.

Volunteers working in this program need not be qualified or trained teachers. The project is suitable for individuals who want to volunteer teaching on their gap year, holiday, summer placement or career break.

Volunteer tasks under the Girl Education Program in Ghana

Volunteering for girl education in Ghana requires volunteers to involve themselves in a number of activities, at the school, on a regular basis. This may include, but may not be limited to; assisting the teachers to deliver lessons. Work with smaller groups helping them with their reading, writing and numeracy skills. Teach one of the classes yourself but you’ll be fully supported if this happens. Design a proper study module for the children to follow. Involve students in out–of–the–class activities to teach them the importance of physical activity.

Girl education program volunteer schedule: Volunteering Solutions provide accommodation in Tamale with a local host family. The schedule for the volunteers remains as follows;

Saturday    -    Arrival at Accra 

Sunday        -    Transfer to Tamale + showing around the accommodation neighborhood 

Monday    -    Orientation + introduction to the placement (commute + local staff + kids + places to eat, etc.). Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Ghana.

Tuesday to Friday    -    Volunteer work Breakfast - 06:00 am onwards (provided at the accommodation). Working hours at the placement - 07:00am to 01:00 pm. Lunch - 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm (volunteers need to manage lunch on their own) Dinner - 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm (provided at the accommodation)The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards 

Weekends    -    Free to explore the city and take short excursions trip to some of the best hotspots in and around Tamale, such as;Mole National Park Monkey Sanctuary Kintampo FallsLearn about their elaborate festivals, the local cuisine comprising of Banku and Fufu - Ghana's most famous dishes, their colorful dresses and the music and dances.

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Living and Other Arrangements: Volunteering Solutions strives to provide best of the living and other arrangements to its volunteers. Like we keep saying, just pack your bags and arrive at your placement destination. From your airport pickup, stay, meals, weekend tours and other nitty gritties, VolSol manages everything for you.

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 Tamale the next day.

Accommodation: 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.

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.

 

 

Meals: Volunteers are provided with 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) at the host family house. Ghanaian cuisine consists primarily of starches, soups, beans, meat and fish. The Starches consist mainly of rice and doughy balls made from mashed cassava, plantain or yams.