• Program: Volunteer Ghana
  • Location: Koforidua
  • Minimum Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Language Requirement: English
  • Airport Pick-up: Yes
  • Suitable for Groups: Yes
  • Travel Insurance: No, but mandatory
  • Local Language Class: 1 Week Included
  • Region: Eastern Region
  • Project Site: Orphanage
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Accommodation: Volunteer Dormitory
  • Meals Included: 2 meals
  • Suitable for Families: Yes
  • Start Dates: Every Other Friday
  • Closed Dates: See program guide

Overview

In Ghana, factors like the lack of sanitation and limited access to advanced healthcare mean life expectancy is much lower than in Western nations. More than a million children are orphaned by disease, financial struggle or abandonment at a young age, and many receive board, meals and an education at orphanages throughout the nation. Join the uVolunteer project and work with children at small, private orphanages in Koforidua, making a difference by supporting children in all areas of their lives.

Orphanage volunteers assist staff at three dedicated facilities in Koforidua, organizing the children, helping out with homework, planning fun activities and playing sports. You’ll encourage routine and help the children develop educationally by teaching in the on-site school, as well as by inspiring youngsters to learn through play, arts and crafts. Download the brochure to find out more.

Your Role

As an orphanage volunteer in Ghana, you’ll support children orphaned by poverty, disease and abandonment. Working at small, private orphanages in Koforidua, volunteers help children with their daily schedules, organizing fun activities and teaching basic skills in the on-site school to aid development.

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Work Schedule

Orphanage volunteers work four days per week, from Monday to Thursday, for between four and six hours per day. Your schedule will be finalized on arrival but is liable to change depending on where you’re based, the time of year and how many other volunteers are helping out at the same time.

Journey to Project

The orphanage is located around a 30 minute bus ride from the volunteer dormitory.

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