Solutions for Life Initiative-Ghana is recruiting volunt-tourists!
We are a committed community-centered, a goal-oriented organization that has been working with various kinds of volunteers from many countries since 2011 with great reviews from volunteers. Our organization offers different placements in all 16 regions of Ghana and volunteers have the flexibility of joining any of these programs. We have programs ranging from:
- Child care and orphanage work,
- Medical care,
- creative art,
- working with special needs persons
- Rehabilitation program.
- Refugee Camp projects
- Medical program
- Administrative work (social media and website management)
What’s the mission of your community?
We aim to connect individuals and groups with the passion to volunteer and give back to society to the very people whose lives depend on it where both parties benefit. We are a grassroots organization that depends on volunteer support to run our community and needy projects in areas that are of concern and importance to women including quarterly distribution of sanitary towels to girls to keep them in school. Educational support to needy but brilliant girls as well as supporting orphanages and poor families. Volunteers signing up with us help us to achieve all this and together we make an impact in the lives of people.
How many volunteers could you host?
40. We are in need of as many volunteers as possible (individuals, families and groups).
When would you need volunteers?
All year long. Volunteers can sign up anytime and for any duration but we advise a minimum of two weeks if possible.
How many hours of help per day?
How many days of help per week?
5 days per week
Volunteers are expected to be open-minded, able to adapt and innovative since we allow volunteers to modify or redesign their volunteer work. They must be ready to work without any training since our projects mostly need volunteers to be innovative. They are also free to work fewer hours we are flexible with time and volunteers who want to travel out of their regions of volunteering to another can take the Friday off or work a half day so they can travel.
Are accommodation and food included?
What type of accommodation can you provide?
- Private Room
- Dormitory/shared rooms
- Private room for a couple
Most of our foods are a staple. A lot of rice, noodles, spaghetti, potato, yam, meat, vegetables, fruits, egg, different kinds of porridge, chicken, fish etc. We also have food for vegetarians (both strict and partial).
We are offering a special incentive for volunteers joining the summer! Learn more by sending us an e-mail.
As a grassroots organization with no funding nor government support volunteers normally contribute $25 per day this takes care of food, water, airport pickup, documents for visa process, 24/7 in-country support and a donation to our sanitary pad for the girls’ program. In times in which we particularly need volunteers, we can make a discount.
No, we cannot help with Visa but we can offer assistance
Volunteers’ benefits & opportunities
- Volunteers learn about our rich culture of festivals and other social events like the naming ceremony, childbirth rights, funerals, traditional weddings etc.
- They can get a certificate after completion.
- We become a reference for volunteers anytime there is the need for a recommendation.
- Volunteers get the opportunity to participate in all our projects.
- A guide anytime you want to go shopping.
- A surprise present to send home.
What to do in the free time
Ghana has a lot of tourist sites that volunteers can visit, there are beaches, safari rides, visit the historic slave castles, canopy walk, butterfly and monkey sanctuaries, waterfalls etc as well as a visit to West Africa’s biggest open outdoor market in the street.
Volunteers are also free to join the town folks for a conversation on our culture, folktales and playing local games, dance etc. We have many cash machines that accept Visa, MasterCard etc. as well as Forex to exchange money.
We have different languages for each region and ethnic group. We have the Ghana cedi as our currency. Is the friendliest and hospitable country in Africa. Is peaceful and volunteers are secure to walk around on their own.
There really is no “best” time to visit Ghana, as the temperature is always Africa-hot and if rainfall doesn’t soak you, then the humid air will. If you prefer your soaking tropical in nature, stick close to the beaches. Whatever the season, the weather gets more arid the farther inland you go. Village-specific festivals and events occur throughout the year. Ghana is a democratic country with 16 regions with Accra being the capital city.
How to get to your site
We do airport pickup for all volunteers. Depending on the project site, volunteers sleep over in Accra for a day if their placement is out of Accra. They join a luxury bus or taxi to the project location with support from our staff. If volunteers are working within Accra, we take volunteers in a taxi to the project location.
Is there internet access?
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