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Child Care Support

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4 - 24 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Excellent 4.8  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Excellent response rate

Highlights

  • Certificate or appreciation and recommendation letter is given to volunteers. We become a life time reference organization for any academic or job search
  • Gain confidence and boost your confidence through the teams grouping and circle times
  • Weekends are for social activities like wedding,funeral, naming ceremonies etc.
  • Volunteers can travel around the 16 regions of Ghana for tourism during weekends to learn about the different history, culture and tourit sites
  • Make friends and family for life with the local people and other volunteers on the program

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

About the program

Volunteers work in children centres. Volunteers helps to care for the children especially the babies and toddlers by bathing, feeding, dressing and playing with them.

Working at an children care centers in Ghana is likely to be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your life. At these centres volunteers  assist in caring for destitute children at the creche and kindergarten,

The day to day tasks include helping at meal times with cooking, ...

About the program

Working at an children care centers in Ghana is likely to be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your life. At these centres volunteers  assist in caring for destitute children at the creche and kindergarten,

The day to day tasks include helping at meal times with cooking, cleaning and feeding the younger kids; arranging games and fun activities; helping the school age children with their homework; monitoring the cleanliness of all the children, bathing and getting the younger kids dressed, and teaching good hygiene habits.

Volunteers can also assist with some teaching as many of the school children would benefit from a little one on one tutoring. There may also be basic building and repair work to be done at the centre. Some experience working with children is preferred, as is a responsible, enthusiastic and compassionate attitude. Initiative and self-motivation are important.


Where will I work

This placement is available in Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast. All these locations are safe, secure and friendly to foreigners. Volunteers have the opportunity to choose any of the location and volunteers on long stay of more than a month can do the placement in two different locations.

Accra is the capital and seat of government, it has  a lot of beaches and lot of shopping mall stock with a lot of foreign products. Kumasi is the second capital and the garden city of Ghana. It has a lot of historic centers and the biggest open outdoor market in West Africa. Cape coast has beaches and also the historic center for slave trade.

What You Can Bring

There is a lack of playing materials at most centres. Volunteers can bring materials like paints, pencils and pencil colours, crayon, drawing papers, toys etc. Some of these materials can also be found in the local market for ready purchase. Most importantly you bring a big heart and smile.

What we expect from you

You must be passionate about children,  Ready to assist placement staff to take care of children and ability to work with children from all kinds of background and with specific needs and attention.

What you can expect from us

Our staff is available to you 24/7 to give any necessary support. We will assign one staff to take care of your needs.

Who You will Work with

Volunteers work closely with other teachers and staff and report to the head of the centre on assignments and also when you have any issue at the cemtre. Volunteers are also paired with other volunteers if any to work on similar projects.

How Do I Get to the placement

For the first day, volunteer will be taken to the school. Our staff  will show volunteer how to get to the placement, the direction to take, the particular vehicle and the amount to pay for the transportation. This is repeated the next day if volunteer thinks he still can't make it until the volunteer can make his/her way. The same is done for the returning to the home-stay after the school ends.

 NOTE: As this program involves working closely with at risk children a four week minimum commitment is required to participate.



Typical day

 Volunteer’s  are likely to work for  8 hours with flexibility.  A typical day goes like this:

7:00am Breakfast

7:30am walk or a ride to placement

8:00am Instructions on assignment for the day

8:30am volunteer work begins

12:00am Lunch/Snack break/Rest

1:00pm volunteer work resume

4:30pm Closing( ...

Typical day

 Volunteer’s  are likely to work for  8 hours with flexibility.  A typical day goes like this:

7:00am Breakfast

7:30am walk or a ride to placement

8:00am Instructions on assignment for the day

8:30am volunteer work begins

12:00am Lunch/Snack break/Rest

1:00pm volunteer work resume

4:30pm Closing( Volunteers have the option to continue base on the need)

5:30pm Dinner

Evenings Time to socialize with host family or other volunteers to know the culture, traditions etc


Free-time activities

Volunteers have the weekend to explore the 16 regions of Ghana. Each region has its unique culture and tourist sites. Volunteers are advice to read more about Ghana's tourist sites to help them have a fair idea of where their interest will be. 

We help volunteers to choose tourist sites and give ...

Free-time activities

Volunteers have the weekend to explore the 16 regions of Ghana. Each region has its unique culture and tourist sites. Volunteers are advice to read more about Ghana's tourist sites to help them have a fair idea of where their interest will be. 

We help volunteers to choose tourist sites and give advice on safety check, accommodation and recommend tour guide if the need be.  There is a monkey sanctuary, mole safari ride, waterfalls, open street market, museum etc that volunteers can visit.

During the week days too, volunteers can go to the shopping and market centers after volunteer duties ends before dinner.


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)

Education Requirements

at HIgh School minimum level

Criminal Background Check

required

Nationality Restrictions

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

Other Skills

You need to have love in childcare, an open heart to love and care for kids

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by SFLIG volunteers

  • As an organization which value volunteers support, we do not charge volunteers to volunteer. Volunteers only pay for their up keep whilst in Ghana and a token given to support girls to stay in school. Volunteering with us means giving a poor girl the chance to get education.

    •  Pre-departure support
    • Airport pick-up on arrival 
    • Orientation and safety briefing on arrival
    • Accommodation (as specified above)
    • Food/Meals (as specified above)
    • 24/7 local support network 
    • Internet sim card
    • Certificate of recognition 
    • Reference or recommendation letter any time the need arise after volunteering
    • Program supervision
    • Donation to placement
    • Donation to  girls support

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

Volunteers are requested to send a full picture of themselves at the airport  during departure, to make easy identification and our local representative who will pick the volunteer also send the volunteer a picture of him/herself at the airport. This is to help make the pick up process easy. There is a free wifi at the airport for communication when volunteer arrives. Volunteers are advice to connect to the wifi and communicate with the rep doing the pickup, this also helps the volunteer to go through immigration process easily. 

Accommodation

Volunteers will stay at the Sflig Volunteers house or  with a host family that will be provided by SFLIG Volunteers, which is very safe for volunteers and this will help them to adjust, adapt and know the Ghanaian culture and that of the community intern will be doing the volunteer work. The selection of a host family will deepen on the information that will be provided on the application form the volunteer will fill and submit. 

These host families are people who have been investigated and have good record and have good health. There are periodic checks to see if they are still u to standard. The accommodation is part of the program fee. Accommodation in hostiles and dormitories can sometimes be organized for group of interns from 6 upwards working on same or similar project or working at the same project site. Volunteer will have a room of her own or mostly likely to share a room with a fellow volunteer. A bed will be provided and any other necessary things like a table and chair will be provided and volunteer will have access to T.V, radio, electricity, kitchen, toilet and bath, clean water.


Food & Beverages

Host families are responsible for providing breakfast and dinner everyday. Due to the distance between project area and home lunch can’t be provided and volunteers are advice to go with a snack. The foods served mainly consist of continental dishes comprising rice, chicken, beef, tea, coffee, bread, eggs, soup, potato, oaths, fruits, fish, etc. Local food

That is mainly made from the above, tubers, beans and/or maize is served alongside. It is also very common for an intern to find a familiar dish in restaurants in different cities. Volunteers are provided with well treated water which is purchased from certified producers of hygienically bottled or bagged water.

Volunteers with special dietary needs like vegetarian should let us know, so we can prepare their preferred meal. Those with allergies should let us know too.

During weekends volunteers can make their own special foods or eat in a nearby restaurant or order for any continental food to be delivered to them.

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

Volunteers are free to arrive at any day of their choice but we advice volunteers arrive on Fridays or Saturdays, for them to have some rest and settle in before volunteer duties start on Monday (Volunteers are also allowed to determine when they want to start upon arrival). Volunteers can arrive at any time of the day but arriving in the evenings means volunteer will have to spend long time at the airport due to long queue because most  flights arrive in the evening. Therefore volunteers can look for flights that arrives mid morning or early afternoon.

Our representative will pick up volunteer to the his /her host family's accommodation. 

This program is all year round and volunteer can extend length of stay upon arrival.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 768€
9 weeks 1,248€
11 weeks 1,440€
24 weeks (max. stay) 2,688€
Average fees 152€/week

Program fees

152€ per week 4 - 24 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 24 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 SFLIG volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

SFLIG volunteers

Excellent 4.8 rating (19 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2011

Verified by Volunteer World

  Excellent response rate

Coordinated by

Sally

Spoken languages: English

About the project

Solutions for Life Initiative Ghana (SFLIG) connect passionate people seeking to “give back” to the very people whose lives depends on it where there is mutual benefit

Meet your organization

SFLIG Volunteer and Internship program is an initiative developed to improve the lives of children, especially girls from orphanages and broken homes and to provide support to single mothers. Our aim is to improve the lives of people from difficult backgrounds through school enrollment, housing provision, medical care and start-up capital for single mothers. Through these endeavors we hope to alleviate poverty and promote community growth.

We are committed to achieving first six Sustainable Development Goals of the UN:

  1. No poverty
  2. zero hunger
  3. good health and well-being
  4. quality education
  5. gender equality
  6. clean water and sanitation.

We introduce volunteers to our rich hospitality and culture. Ghana cannot be compared to any other country in Africa,
We are dedicated to the concept of volunteering within our organisation. We welcome and celebrate the skills, knowledge and passion of people who are committed to making a change. We are proud to be part of their journey of self-discovery – a journey where, we find, the rewards are tangible and memorable.

SFLIG offers volunteer experiences in many different categories. These include teaching, medical, working with children and creative art centres. Any one of these categories provides the volunteer with countless opportunities to see first-hand the challenges that exist for the less privileged in Ghana and to, more importantly, have a positive impact on the lives of those they meet.

Mission

Our mission is to help connect individuals and groups looking for the opportunity to give back to society to the very people who needs their support where both parties benefit. Volunteers experience new culture and life whiles helping to better the lives of the community. 

Vision

We envisage a voluntary journey where volunteers discover themselves and receives more than they give.

Objective

Our main objective is to mobilise resource to educate and empower the less privilege especially women and girls through volunteering and internship support.

19 reviews · rating4.8

Luca Elisa Baumgartner rating5

2023 at Child Care Support

My husband and I spent 4 month in Ghana from June - September 2023. Originally we wanted to stay for two month, but we extended our stay twice because we loved it so much 🥰 Sally is the perfect host and took wonderful care of us. We quickly became close friends (we always call her our ...
Laura Borchers rating4.8

2022 at Child Care Support

I had a great experience in Ghana! Sally is an amazing woman who will make sure you have everything you need and get as much out of your time there as possible. I felt very comfortable at my accommodation, I always felt safe and even though it wasn't always easy I still enjoyed my work at the school ...
Annaël Ada rating5

2022 at Child Care Support

Spent 3 months teaching French to some beautiful kids. Was a great experience I’ve learned a lot. I will never forget that! I have also been able to learn and discover Ghanaian culture and food. I have met a lot of nice people ...
Julie Gavelle rating4.8

2022 at Child Care Support

For the arrival, the family was on time to pick me up and directly really joyful about me being here and it was touching. The orientation before the program start was I think necessary for me. Being aware of the city’s context and how people can react with they see me is important. Know about ...
Annael Ada rating5

2022 at Child Care Support

Spent 3 months teaching French to some beautiful kids. Was a great experience I’ve learned a lot. I will never forget that! I have also been able to learn and discover Ghanaian culture and food. I have met a lot of nice people ...
Laura Vermes rating4.4

2019 at Child Care Support

I work in a school who be orphenage in the same time. I was French teacher and I helped also in other topics. The children were between 6 to 16 years old. So the lessons changed a lot and I was very interesting to teach my own language. After school I played with the kids... ..

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