Child Care and Child Supporter

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founded in 2006
Gloria
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Coordinator | Gloria
Coordinator | Gloria
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High­lights

Volunteer with us in Ghana at our children shelter and Community center .Ghana is renowned for the friendliness and warmth of its people and provides you with a wonderful introduction to Africa.
Experience the rewarding feeling you get by making children happy in their daily life.You’ll also improve their learning environments by doing something practical like painting classrooms and more
Meet like-minded people from all over the world and build life-long friendships.experience the Ghanaian culture and way of life through the eyes of the locals and the children you are helping
Explore other parts of Ghana during the weekend.Ghana has so much to offer volunteers with its rich culture, festivals, art & craft centers, castles, beaches, parks, rain forest and many more
Explore this Elmina and Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park and Nzulezo Stilt Village, Ghana offers an array of varying cultures and landscapes including national parks and stunning rain-forests
Volunteer with us in our over-crowded and understaffed community centers and children shelters in Ghana. Your presences can make a difference in the children's lives. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Your work with children in Ghana will be divided into four main categories:

Help teachers pay attention to children equally

Classes are often full beyond capacity, so teachers and caregivers don’t always manage to attend to each child throughout the day. You will play a huge role in being an extra pair of hands and eyes to help pay attention to children who need it most on any given day.

Give teachers and students a break from regular class routine by offering to lead a fun creative lesson. This could include arts and crafts, reading, or even introducing them to a new game. After classes end and before their parents collect them, you can help children with their homework or arrange sports activities outside.

Work with other volunteers

One of the best things about joining one of our volunteer programs is the fact that you get to meet other volunteers from all over the world. Make the most of this opportunity by sharing ideas for activities, lessons, and games you can play with the children. You can also share these ideas with placement staff who can add them to their existing class routine to add a bit of variety.

Present hygiene awareness workshops

Some of the children you will work with may never have learned about the importance of basic hygiene. You can help improve this by teaching them how to brush their teeth properly and to wash their hands regularly throughout the day. Make this fun with songs, games, and little class challenges.

Assess children and identify specific placement needs

One of the ways in which we keep track of the children’s development and the specific needs of placements, is through specially designed checklists. We will train you on how to use these checklists. You will assess the status of each child on a daily basis in areas related to:

  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Fine motor skills
  • Emotional abilities
  • Social skills
  • Hygiene

Depending on your interests and/or skills, you will work at one of the following placements:

  • Children Shelter
  • Kindergarten
  • Daycare center
  • Special needs schools

The aim of this project is to improve early childhood development in Ghanaian communities by helping give young children a well-rounded educational experience. 

With elementary school classrooms, kindergartens, and daycare centers often being overcrowded, local teachers and caregivers struggle to divide their attention equally. Because of this, certain children may have trouble learning certain skills, depending on their interests, strengths, and weaknesses. 

As laid out in our Childcare Management Plan for Ghana, we’ve identified five sustainable goals we hope to achieve with our volunteer childcare project in Ghana:

  • Promote early childhood development
  • Increase literacy
  • Improve hygiene levels
  • Increase numeracy
  • Improve the quality of life for those living with disabilities 

Help us achieve these long-term goals by joining us as a Childcare volunteer in Ghana. 

Typical day

A typical day will run from about 8am to 3pm, coinciding with kindergarten and daycare center hours. You will be working closely with teachers and caregivers to keep energetic young children fully engaged and entertained. 

Every day at work will be different. On certain days you might help run an arts and crafts program, while others may include outdoor sports activities or basic English lessons. 

During the hours you aren’t working, you’ll have ample free time to explore with your fellow volunteers. 

Since you will be living with a volunteer house with other volunteers from all over the world or with a local host family, breakfast launch and dinners offer great opportunities to get to know them better and fully immerse yourself in their way of life.

Free-time activities

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.Ghana is a very safe country so many of the volunteers usually go out explore the city and community after work.

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. 

Our program is an excellent opportunity to combine adventurous foreign travel with a worthwhile job as a volunteer. 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. Elmina and Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park and Nzulezo Stilt Village 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.

Climbing
Concert/
Music
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Safari/
Zoo
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
Water Sports

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
Education Requirements
at High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You need to be able to handle a great bunch of kids. A calm character and stress resistance will be an advantage. You will get orientation and assistance from our local staff. All you need is basic experience in childcare. And love for children
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Dream Africa Care Foundation

The fees covers your accommodation, three meals a day, transportation from the airport, orientation and 24 hour support from our staff. It also covers laundry, drinking water, toiletries, salary of our local staff and free wifi at the Volunteer house so that you can keep in touch with friends and family back home.

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 at our Volunteer house with 16 other volunteers from all over the world or stay with a local host family. Most volunteers usually choose to stay at the Volunteer house because its close to the beach, local market and city center. So that they can go and explore the local Community with the other volunteers during their free time.

Its a very comfortable house with running water, electricity and every basic thing you will need for a comfortable stay.

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages
If you are a vegetarian or have any allergies this is taken into account when we arrange your placement. we have a cook who prepares three meals a day for the volunteers. It's a combination of both local and western food.
Internet Access
Good 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 Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. 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

You choose when your placement starts and finishes. Placements run all year round. There are no definitive deadlines for application. Please apply as soon as you've decided what you want to do. this will give us enough time to guide you through the application process and help you get your visa on time.  We have a driver who will pick you up from the airport anytime of the day you arrive because the airport is only 35 minutes from the volunteers house where you will be living with 16 other volunteers from all over the world. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$555
5 weeks
$694
6 weeks
$833
7 weeks
$971
11 weeks
$1,526
19 weeks
$2,636
50 weeks (max. stay)
$6,938
Average fees
$139 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Dream Africa Care Foundation 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 Dream Africa Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Child Care and Child Supporter

Volunteer with us in our over-crowded and understaffed community centers and children shelters in Ghana. Your presences can make a difference in the children's lives.

$125/week

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