Building a new safe place for our community

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founded in 2005
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High­lights

Learn from the local constructors how to build and construct
From the first stone to the last coat of paint, a unique project for which you can do so much
Always wanted to apply different (construction) techniques and the use of natural materials in practice? Now your chance to do this with the local communtiy
Create a place that many generations will gratefully use
The most special way to practice your communication skills
We're going to build a new house. A house of dreams, a place that is safe and challenges to learn. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
We bought a new piece of land. Our dream has always been to own a building and to stop paying rent. The beginning has been made, we have land. But now there must be a building. A building where children can develop themselves, can dream and always experience the feeling of a home. You can help us with that!

To achieve social impact, we believe we should use the services of the community as much as possible. They know which materials and which techniques are the most effective and sustainable. In addition, as an NGO we want to create employment for the community. Of course we can use volunteers; learning and teaching new techniques, carrying out construction work, painting, working the land, thinking in terms of possibilities and enriching our project in this way.

Does this seem right for you? Don't hesitate and come help because: Many hands make light work.

Typical day

You sleep at our current and famous 'Green Building at the Beach'. You wake up (8:00-9:00 am) by hearing the waves of the ocean and our team will prepair you a local breakfast(9.15 am). You discuss (9.30 a.m.)with the on-site director what the plans are today. You will head toward the new land (10.00), and work with the local workers on what has to be done. The working day will be from 10.00 a.m. to 17.00 p.m. Of course we make sure you get enouh water and a proper meal  during and after all the hard work. Dinner will be serverd after you took shower and are relaxing on our balcony/ at the beach / in our livingroom. This will be around 18.00 p.m. 

In the evening you are free to do whatever you would like to do. You can party or bonfire at the beach, but of course we would also love to welcome you joining our News Hour program. Other volunteers are teaching te children, and you can relax and watch the world news with the kids. 


Free-time activities

At the village of Busua there are many bonfires in the evening, music is played and people come together to enjoy the sky full of stars. 
Moreover Busua is the perfect Surf place! If you would like to hike to historic places like Fort Metal Cross (30 minutes walk) our team can always come with you and make sure you get a nice tour. 

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
relevant working experience in construction or carpeting, etc.
good communication skills.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Teach on the Beach

on-site director 

Airport pick up is included
Unlimited water
Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Airport Pickup at Takoradi Airport

6 hr drive from Kotoka International Airport. 

When you arrive in the night, we prefer you to stay in a hotel the first night, the cost of the hotel would be your own cost. 

Accommodation

We have  bedrooms at our current facility. It could be possible you share the room with other volunteers ( male/female separate) 

There is a private shower en toilet. 

Food & Beverages

Water & Breakfast, lunch and dinner (local dishes like rice and stew/beans/etc).

Vegetarion food is possible. 

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Takoradi Airport (TKD) in Takoradi. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana.
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.
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.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

As soon as possible we need help, we strive to finish the basic construction before September 2021, after that time we still need help!

More painting, mabey you can help to make a kitchen garden, or construct a basketbal court, etc. 
We can use all the help for at least till December 2021. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$144
2 weeks
$288
3 weeks
$425
4 weeks
$563
8 weeks
$1,100
16 weeks
$2,125
50 weeks (max. stay)
$6,750
Average fees
$139 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Teach on the Beach will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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 (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Teach on the Beach during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Building a new safe place for our community

We're going to build a new house. A house of dreams, a place that is safe and challenges to learn.

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