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 hrs 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)
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 Falls
Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.
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Volunteering Solutions Ghana Reviews
I enjoyed meeting the other volunteers in the house and making friends with the locals, experiencing the local way of living..
I enjoyed my placement very much. It was fantastic and I definitely felt that they liked my presence and my work..
If you want to go to Ghana you don't need to be afraid. There are always people helping you and the medical supply is very good too. I am really happy that I came to Ghana and hopefully I can go there again..
The best thing was knowing another culture and living one month there to see it well. Also I've loved met new people, volunteers and local people. .
I feel as if I would have been far more helpful if there for a longer time and I wish I had been..
I enjoyed my working very much and it made me rich on experience as the children were very happy about my efforts. Yes the children were very happy about my efforts. .
First of all I liked the website as it has loads of information and other companies made it difficult to find information. I really enjoyed the two projects. I would definitely recommend the program..
The pre departure guide was very extensive and helpful. It covered all necessary information. I loved my program placement and the experience was enjoyable..
i love my project and i am glad to have this amazing experience in Ghana. The house was safe and the meals were good..
I had a great time at the placement. It was a great time to learn new things but also the time to share how the things are working in my home country..
I very enjoyed working at my placement and I just wish I had some more time. The highlight of my volunteering trip was the first day when I went to the village and it was just amazing. .
We very much enjoyed working at our placements. We were able to get a nice mix of working at the Tamale Central Hospital as well as teach at a small village school and at the girls school. All placements provided opportunities to do productive work and make a difference..
I loved my program placement. The school girls are amazing and everyone in Ghana is friendly and welcoming. The highlight of my trip was definitely the girls at the program and the village tours/experience..
I Loved my program placement. It was truly amazing once in a lifetime experience and I hope to come back. Everything I did in Ghana was highlight of my trip as it was a great experience. .
I enjoyed working at my placement. Everyone was very helpful and polite. Me and the kids had a lot of fun and learnt a lot about the other cultures. There were lots of highlights in my 3 months with 3 months in Tamale..
I very much enjoyed my placement. The girls were very sweet and eager to learn. The highlight of my volunteer trip was teaching, going to the baby orphanage and the trips during the weekends. It was also great getting to know all the other volunteers. .
I very much enjoyed working with girls and it is a great place as was the orphanage. I really don't think I could say as cheesy as it sounds but I really loved every moment. I wish I didn't have to leave. .
I absolutely enjoyed working at my projects, especially the orphanage. It was very refreshing and rewarding to work with children. The students were very passionate about learning and it was a pleasure to teach them. .
I enjoyed my program placement very much; once I was able to pick the place. I very much enjoyed getting to know the kids. I taught at the village, the moments when I was able to teach them something they have never learned before were extremely rewarding..
I would definitely recommend everyone to volunteer in Ghana. It's a great experience, no one should miss. In no other way you can learn about a foreign culture so well..
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