from 320€

Great 4.4rating (66)

Assistant for Medical Work

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2 - 50 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Great 4.4  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Very high response rate

Complete your reservation as soon as possible. This project fills up quickly and is already booked on certain dates.


Highlights

  • Make a lasting impact as a volunteer in local hospitals, offering vital hands-on support to the dedicated staff
  • Gain invaluable knowledge and experience by learning directly from experienced doctors and nurses in an unforgettable setting
  • Utilize your unique skills and compassionate nature to provide care and support to those in need, making a meaningful difference in their lives
  • Immerse yourself in the world of healthcare by exploring various clinical departments and embracing opportunities for hands-on involvement
  • Discover the rich natural and cultural wonders of Ghana through exciting weekend trips, adding an extra dimension of exploration and adventure to your volunteering experience

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

About the program

Join our health projects, gain insight into healthcare challenges in developing nations, and make a meaningful impact! 🩺

The project

Our healthcare placements offer an exceptional learning opportunity, in addition to a gratifying volunteer experience. These placements offer an international learning ground where you can not only view healthcare in practice but effects of volunteering abroad in healthcare are plain to ...

About the program

The project

Our healthcare placements offer an exceptional learning opportunity, in addition to a gratifying volunteer experience. These placements offer an international learning ground where you can not only view healthcare in practice but effects of volunteering abroad in healthcare are plain to see. Medical care is a basic human right, and making it accessible for all is essential. 

The hospitals and clinics that we work with are striving to fulfill that need, and can always benefit from an extra pair of hands. Working on our health projects offers a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to become familiar with the challenges and health issues of developing countries. All our hospitals and clinics are government approved. 

The work environment is way different from the circumstances you are used to work. You need to be open minded and able to deal with the sometimes poor health care options that are given.This project is open to everyone who want to help make a difference in the lives of underprivileged people in Africa in the field of Medical Health Care in Africa  

Available departments
We have a number of departments who would appreciate your help. you can choose to combine different departments at the same time.
  1. General medicine department
  2. Nursing department 
  3. Accident and emergency department
  4. General surgery department
  5. maternity and midwifery department
  6. Out patient department (OPD)
  7. Dentistry department
  8. Optometry department
  9. Laboratory and research department
Volunteer work

This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field in a different culture where practices may differ considerably to what you're used to. We have a variety of Medical placements available in Ghana. You could work in a hospital or a clinic. You can work in a variety of difference medical departments, where you can either assist or shadow the staff members. The type of work you will be allocated will depend to an extent on your own abilities and capabilities, which is understandable given that you will be dealing with patient health and safety.

You will be involved in the day-to-day running of hospitals and clinics directly assisting the doctors and nurses. If you are planning to specialize in a particular field of medicine in your studies, we can arrange to place you in a relevant department to ensure that we benefit from your knowledge in your field of study and you also learning from our local professionals. This project is open to anyone who wants to help improve the lives of the poor in Africa.

Your responsibilities will include some of the following: Going forward rounds with doctors to examine cases and determine the next line of action, following up cases and ensuring that proper medication is dispensed, helping to take patients' histories and subsequent diagnosis, helping with general consultation activities. Observing procedures, Undertake office administration, health data recording and storage, taking care of patients reporting for out-patient care or on admission Changing bandages and monitoring recovery, checking blood pressure, weighing babies helping with first aid treatment.

What you can expect
Many of our health care centers also run different programs on health education, basic prevention, nutrition and sanitation. Volunteer job might cover these areas as many hospitals also work in coordination with the local communities, presenting different programs on health education, basic prevention, nutrition, and sanitation. Your presence is extremely helpful in such programs. Such health projects offer a wonderful opportunity for volunteers and students to be acquainted with the existing health issues and challenges of delivering health care in developing country like Ghana.

You will definitely gain valuable insight into Ghana culture and will have the opportunity to improve your skills in a variety of areas in health care. You will work in the hospital five days a week from 8: am to 1:00pm. You have the rest of the day to yourself; you can explore the city with the other volunteers. The volunteer house you will be staying is very close to the beach, art craft center and the market so there is always a lot to do.



Typical day

Medical Health Care Volunteers work at the hospital from 8am to 1pm or 2pm, from Monday to Friday. You can choose to work morning shifts or evening shifts. The working hours are very flexible. In the morning after breakfast you will go to the hospital with the other volunteers. You can choose ...

Typical day

Medical Health Care Volunteers work at the hospital from 8am to 1pm or 2pm, from Monday to Friday. You can choose to work morning shifts or evening shifts. The working hours are very flexible. In the morning after breakfast you will go to the hospital with the other volunteers. You can choose which department you want to work in. You can choose to work in a different department each week so that you can experience everything.


Free-time activities

Volunteer get the weekends off to go on trips and explore Ghana!

Ghana has so much to offer volunteers with its rich culture, festivals, food, art & craft centers, castles & forts, long sandy beaches, national parks, waterfalls, rain forest and other interesting places to visit. Volunteers who come ...

Free-time activities

Volunteer get the weekends off to go on trips and explore Ghana!

Ghana has so much to offer volunteers with its rich culture, festivals, food, art & craft centers, castles & forts, long sandy beaches, national parks, waterfalls, rain forest and other interesting places to visit. Volunteers who come to Ghana experience these even more fully by getting an insider's understanding of the country. 

Every weekend we organize trips for our volunteers to travel throughout Ghana to experience the Ghanaian cultural and explore. We have a lot of projects all over Ghana so you can choose to volunteer in the capital city Accra or in the Ghanaian country side.

Our program is an excellent opportunity to combine adventurous foreign travel with a worthwhile job as a volunteer. You will improve your transferable skills such as team-working, presentation and communication. Above all, this is an unrivaled opportunity to gain an insight into a completely different culture and way of life. 

Our projects are not all about work, volunteers get opportunities to explore this beautiful part of West Africa such as: 

  • Elmina and Cape Coast Castle
  • Kakum National Park
  • Nzulezo Stilt Village 

They are all within few hours from the community you will be staying in. Ghana offers an array of varying cultures and landscapes including national parks and stunning rain-forests.


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (basic level)

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

Someone who is passionate about helping others and helping make medical health care accessible to the poor in Africa.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 13:30

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Dream Africa Care Foundation

Program fees include: 

  • food! we have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteer. 
  • your accommodation
  • transportation from the airport
  • orientation and 24 hour support from our staff
  • laundry, drinking water, toiletries and wireless internet access 24-hours a day in the volunteer house so that you can keep in touch with friends and family back home.

Our aim is to provide cheap and affordable volunteer opportunity to people like you so that you can help make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in Africa. There is no any hidden cost, apart from the project fees which covers everything.

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

After you have book your flight let me know your arrival date, time, flight name and flight number so that we can send our driver to pick you up at the airport. The airport is 35 minutes drive from our Accra volunteer house. Our driver will pick you up from the airport.

There is only one international airport in Ghana call Kotoka international airport or Accra international airport so you will be flying into this airport. Our driver will pick you up from the airport whatever time or day you arrive at the airport

Accommodation

You can choose to stay:

  • in a volunteer house with other volunteers from all over the world and make new friends.
  • with a local host family. This offers you the opportunity to get a deeper sight into the Ghanaian culture and to get a closer relation with your patients.

You can also do both, spend half of your time in a volunteer house and another half with a local host family. We are very flexible.

Food & Beverages

We have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteer, If you are a vegetarian or have any allergies this is taken into account when we arrange your placement. We provide volunteers bottled drinking water. 

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ghana provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Our projects run throughout the year so you can volunteer with us any time that is suitable for you. Our minimum volunteering period is two weeks and the maximum of one year. You need to send us your application at least four weeks before your intended trip to Ghana to volunteer with us. This will give us enough time to send you all the necessary document and information you will need for your visa and guide you throughout the process.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

2 weeks (min. stay) 320€
3 weeks 480€
4 weeks 640€
8 weeks 1,280€
16 weeks 2,560€
50 weeks (max. stay) 8,000€
Average fees 160€/week

Program fees

160€ per week 2 - 50 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

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NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

2 - 50 weeks

Deposit

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment

Your final payment will be agreed with Dream Africa Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Dream Africa Care Foundation

Great 4.4 rating (66 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2006

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Gloria

Spoken languages: English

About the project

A teaching project in one of the poorest districts of Accra. You can can either teach in the preschool or the primary school or work as a care giver.

Meet your organization

Who we are

Dream Africa Care Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan; volunteer NGO (non-governmental organization) registered in Ghana under number G24, 482. Dream Africa Care Foundation (DACF) seeks to promote the general wellbeing and the development of Ghanaians through humanitarian work; we seek to practically and effectively initiate, implement and enhance programs and activities that would in the long run go to benefit the communities that we choose to work with. We provide diverse range of opportunities to people around the world who want to become part of our volunteer community in Ghana.

Dream Africa Care Foundation assists rural and urban communities by providing support and services in such areas as education, health, and the environment, as well as help in times of natural or man-made disaster. Dream Africa Care Foundation enables volunteers through motivation, encouragement, and support to initiate and implement projects for communities in need.

Mission and Purpose

Our mission at Dream Africa Care Foundation is to support sustainable development initiatives around the world through life-changing volunteer and responsible adventure travel programs that educate, inspire and result in more active global citizens.

Why Dream Africa Care Foundation?

Our volunteer programs are unique in every way. Our staffs are working year-round, ensuring that you are volunteering with a project that interests you and is contributing directly to the goals of each community. No other short-term international volunteer program has such a global presence and community-centered approach toward volunteering abroad.

To most effectively support you and the local projects we work with, Dream Africa Care Foundation is part of the community, working in partnership with grassroots organizations. With so many hundreds of people relying on us worldwide, we are excellence in everything we do. It's what every volunteer and each local community we work with deserves.

What makes Dream Africa Care Foundation so unique?

  • Program Quality
  • Dedication to Safety
  • Volunteer Impact
  • Pre-Departure Support
  • In-country Support
  • Our Approach

Our Volunteers

Dream Africa Care Foundation wants you to be more than a tourist; we want you to interact with the local culture and community you are visiting. 
Whether you are a student trying to gain academic credit and working experience, or a professional looking for that meaningful vacation or corporate team building retreat, or a retiree that wants to revive your life in another exotic destination. We offer volunteer, intern & travel programs that will fit anyone's schedule, interests and passions.

66 reviews · rating4.4

Tamina Post rating4.4

2023 at Assistant for Medical Work

If you think about doing this volunteer project, just do it! You will not regret your decision! This organization is very welcoming and all employees will help you throughout your whole stay. I stayed for 10 weeks and worked in the Lekma Hospital in Teshie and in the Lakma Poly Clinic in Teshie ...
Aron Storme rating3.2

2023 at Assistant for Medical Work

This project can be a great experience. However, it's not meant for everyone. Upon arrival most people experience a culture shock. Most people get over it and grow to love the place, others take a plane home a few days later. Before you choose this project, check with yourself if it's the right ...
Kashfa Malik rating4

2023 at Assistant for Medical Work

Firstly I thank Dream Africa Care Foundation for a great experience. Jamal, Gloria and Serafina are friendly and helpful and want that we have a good experience. But be prepared for basic living and sharing a relatively small space with too many other people. I was the oldest at 52, most volunteers ...
Noemie Nullen rating5

2023 at Assistant for Medical Work

It was my first time experiencing traveling alone, despite that, It immediately felt like home because of it’s kind, loving people. Being able to help medically with the little knowledge I have. I have always wanted to do volunteering, travel with a purpose, and help others where I can. However, I ...
Nicolaas Ruiter rating4

2022 at Assistant for Medical Work

What an amazing time I had in Accra! I learnt loads in the community clinic and the Lekma hospital and I felt welcome in the midst of the true African culture. The country is beautiful, the dry North where we did safari’s, the Eastern Volta region with waterfalls and lakes and gorgeous coastal ...
Stefan Holzmann rating5

2022 at Assistant for Medical Work

I was part of the DACF fam from 01.01.2022 till 01.03.2022. All i can say is: it is just amazing. Everybody is so heartwarming and everything was perfect. Maybe it is just a matter of time how your experience in Ghana is. but as soon as you accept the ghana conditions and get attatched to the kids ...

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