Child care Support & Companion

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founded in 2018
YearOut Africa
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Coordinator | Kormi
Coordinator | Kormi
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High­lights

Volunteer and open your mind to new experiences and beliefs
Provide help and support to teachers with large classes and engage with the children
Spend time with teaching the most basic lessons of life to prepare them for their future
Show a fresh approach as well as enthusiasm to entertain and motivate the children
Make unforgettable experiences when traveling across Ghana in your free time
Rural communities in Ghana often don’t have access to proper childcare facilities, and volunteers on the Childcare project can provide education This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Rural communities in Ghana often don’t have access to proper childcare facilities, and volunteers on the Childcare project can provide education, care and attention to children from low-income families. The aim of this project is to ensure these children are given the best possible opportunities and are supported in their health and learning. This is done in an informal manner, with less classroom time and more support outside lessons.

Volunteers on this project contribute to the community by helping with food preparation and meal distribution; ensuring children receive proper meals each day. Work also involves providing care and entertainment by assisting with homework, providing exposure to casual English language and playing games after school. There may also be the opportunity to introduce your own educational activities and lessons

You’re welcome to bring along books, pencils, basic first aid supplies and musical instruments to help you’re volunteering. These supplies can generally be purchased in Ghana, which also supports the local economy.

This project is well suited to volunteers with a warm and caring nature, who love working with children and are passionate about supporting early childhood development.

Please note the school year is broken up into three terms, with four week breaks in between. ​Because you generally work with children in schools, if you apply for the Childcare project during holiday breaks, it may be unavailable. During these times, you’re able to work with school directors and placement staff on school holiday workshops.

Most African children, who run away from their homes, are abandoned, orphaned, or live in deprived areas. Some have special needs, and others face   disability challenges, without access to rehabilitation. YearOut Africa’s childcare project is enables you to interact with these homeless children; in a way of getting familiarized with them and knowing their problems.

YearOut Africa offers you the opportunity to help these children by assisting them at school, training them in arts, drama, providing medical care, helping them to be self-sufficient, or just making them laugh and happy.

If you are dedicated to those adorable smiles and believe that every child deserves basic necessities and attention, then take a step and be part of this project as; it is an opportunity to impact the life of children, while paving the way for a better future.

Typical day

  • 08:00am - School starts
  • 10:30am - 11:00am - Morning Break
  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm - Lunch Break
  • 03:00pm - School closes
  • 03:30pm - Return to volunteer house
  • 03:30pm onwards - Free time
  • Times vary on different schools and term time.
    After school, volunteers are free to go shopping in the local markets, return to the volunteer house or visit the local swimming pools.

Free-time activities

Most volunteers will travel at weekends, across Ghana we have many amazing experiences which you can discover. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Safari
  • Museums
  • Slave Castles
  • Canopy Walk
  • Waterfalls
  • Beautiful Beaches

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding

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, Certificates and Photo
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No Skills Require
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by YearOut Africa

Included

  • Accommodation & Maintenance - 34.5%
  • Airport Pick-Up and Drop –Off - Local Support Staff - 27.6%
  • Electricity Utility Bill - 10.3%
  • Water Utility Bill - 17.2%
  • Gas Utility Bill - 6.9%
  • Admin Fees - 3.4%

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport
YearOut Africa’s Coordinator will be at the airport to pick you up; no matter what time you arrive.
Accommodation

We currently have 2 x three bedroom volunteer houses located in the peaceful town of Accra. Later in the year we aim to move to a larger 10 bedroom house in a nearby town.

Bedrooms -
Bedrooms are shared usually between 2 - 4 people. Most bedrooms are a medium size and come with a mix of single, double or bunk beds. All doors and windows in the house are covered by mosquito netting or covered completely however you are more than welcome to bring a mosquito net for your bed although usually not necessary.

Bathrooms -
There is 1 shared bathroom in the house so offer plenty of space and privacy during your stay. Most of the time we have the benefit of running water which is a local luxury so showers and toilets will work as usual. We ask to consider others when using the water as it's a valuable commodity in Ghana.

Kitchen -
We have one large kitchen with modern facilities such as gas stove, fridge freezer and a range of utensils. It is a self-catered placement however plenty of food stuffs can be bought from the market such as bread, rice, pasta and many fresh ingredients. We also have a cook prepare your meals or teach you how to cook local dishes.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
Volunteers / inters will be served three healthy meals daily – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  Volunteers / interns will enjoy delicious meals and traditional Ghanaian cuisines.
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

All Year-Round

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 30 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$800
5 weeks
$1,000
6 weeks
$1,200
7 weeks
$1,400
11 weeks
$2,200
19 weeks
$3,800
30 weeks (max. stay)
$6,000
Average fees
$200 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. YearOut Africa 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 YearOut Africa 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 Support & Companion

Rural communities in Ghana often don’t have access to proper childcare facilities, and volunteers on the Childcare project can provide education

$200/week

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