The 3 Week Ghana Volunteer Advenure / Summer Special Program is the ultimate way of experiencing Africa’s friendliest country firsthand and traveling responsibly. As a participant in the program, volunteers get an opportunity to work hands on in community projects and also visit some of Ghana’s most famous travel spots. You will get the opportunity to witness the Ghanaian way of life, the culture and customs of this beautiful country.
Apart from enjoying the local culture and cuisine, our volunteers get a chance to indulge in lot of extra curricular activities. You can visit local villages and watch the tribes them dance to the tune of folk songs. A trip to the Kintampo waterfalls will fill your mind with a strong urge plunge into the milky white cascade. Another trip to the largest wildlife refuge of Ghana- Mole National Park will get you close and personal with Big 5. Your trip to Ghana would be incomplete without a visit to the Boabeng-Fiema monkey sanctuary which is home to about 700 monkeys.
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Day 2 - Transfer to Project Location - On the second day, volunteers will travel to the project city, Tamale by flight. The flight from Accra to Tamale is of around 50 minutes duration. After arrival in Tamale, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your accommodations.
Day 3 - Local City tour and Orientation - Volunteering Solutions program coordinators will provide important information about the safety, culture and give a tour of Tamale to the volunteers informing about the internet café, banks, restaurants and markets.
Day 4 - Project Introduction – Visit your project, meet the local staff and begin the volunteer work.
Day 5 – 8 - Continue with the Volunteer project work. Evenings are free to travel with other volunteers and explore the shopping markets.
Day 9 - 10 - Visit to Traditional Ghanaian Village to witness local traditions and customs. Over the weekend, volunteers will be visiting the local villages surrounding Tamale to witness local traditions and customs. You will be meeting the local village chief, exchanging greetings and seeing their traditional way of living.During the evening the volunteers will be taking part in learning sessions with regards to the social activities in the village. These include drumming and dancing lessons. In the evenings, the villagers offer an entertainment program for the guests to watch and participate. Among others, there are options which include drumming and dancing with the whole village, or listening to a storyteller who narrates old animal fables around a bonfire.
Day 11- 15 - Volunteer work at the Project
Volunteers will be involved in doing both skilled and unskilled work such as digging, mixing sand and cement, carrying rocks, sand and bricks, fetching water, and painting the school buildings. They will work together with local skilled people who will be providing free labour for the improvement of their communities. The volunteers will be working in hand with the local community members.
Volunteers will also be given options to work in orphanage placement as well as Teaching project. At these projects, volunteer duties will include :
- Teaching the school going children and helping them to do their homework after school. Keeping the children busy and organizing educational and recreational activities for them (games, art, music, etc.)
- Helping with and monitoring the cleanliness of the children.
- Teaching the children common courtesies, moral education etc.
Day 16 - 17 - Weekend Tours
Visit to Mole National Park - Largest Wildlife Refuge in Ghana: - Over the weekend , volunteers will be visiting Mole National Park which is located 135 km west of Tamale. While on the trip volunteers will be accompanied by the local coordinators.
Please note that meals during the stay in Mole National Park are not covered in the fee. Volunteers need to pay for them separately.
Day 18 - 20 - Volunteer work at the Project
Day 21 - Visit to Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary and Kintampo Waterfalls.
Boaben-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary is a community based Sanctuary located at Boaben and Fiema a twin community in the Nkoranza district of Brong Ahafo Region. The sanctuary protects the headwaters of the streams that are consumed in the locality. It has a good number of the Black and White Colobus, Mona, spot nosed monkeys and a variety of birds. The monkeys in the reserve are regarded as the children of the gods of the community; therefore they are neither hunted nor killed. A system of traditional taboos and their community enforcement protected the monkeys for generations.
Day 22 - On the last day of the week, volunteers will be taking their flights from Tamale.
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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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