Construction, Building & Renovation

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

Develop your confidence and resourcefulness
Improve sanitation
Give an old building a fresh coat of paint.
Go on safari to see Africa’s famous wildlife in Mole National Park
Community building
Volunteer on our construction project (s) in Ghana within local communities in and help lay the foundations that will set up basic education. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Volunteer on our construction project (s) in Ghana within local communities in and help lay the foundations that will set up basic education and infrastructure in deprived communities.

Contributing to building or renovation work is a great way to see the direct impact you will have on disadvantaged communities, while having the unique opportunity of experiencing life inside these communities. Get your hands dirty in exciting local communities.

Location:

The project is based in Accra – Ghana, the capital city, with shops, banks & Internet cafes and all amenities at your finger tips. Ghana, a country endowed with breathtaking landscapes, changing terrain and exotic coastline. The diversity of culture and people is beautiful and Ghanaians are known to be very welcoming.  

About this project:
The flexibility and variety of the project enables us to match your skills to a suitable area of interest.

This project helps build classrooms, health or recreational centers for the local children and youths;

  • Improve sanitation
  • Give an old building a fresh coat of paint.

YearOut Africa’s construction volunteering project will give new meaning to hands-on, practical skills with our rewarding construction efforts around the country.

YearOut Africa works to build or improve key infrastructure, and thereby, improve the communities’ access to healthcare, education and children’s development.

Typical day

Work Schedule,

Monday to Thursday 7 hours per day, 40 hours in a week.

First Day: On the first day of volunteering, volunteers will be escorted to their placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff they will be working with. A typical daily schedule would be as follows:

7.30AM Breakfast at the volunteer house.

8.00AM Volunteers can expect to leave home and walk to your placement, where you’ll join the placement staff. Volunteers will be given a duty roster and plan for your work. There is usually a tea break and a lunch break.

2.00PM - 5.00PM Work at the project usually ends. Volunteers are free from this point to go sightseeing or do some shopping.

6.30PM Dinner at the volunteer accommodation.

Please note, this schedule can vary depending on the project you’re participating on.

Free-time activities

YearOut Africa volunteers are in luck as their host country is unique and has a lot to offer. You can get your wildlife fix at Mole National Park, where you’ll glimpse the iconic animals which have made Africa famous. You’ll see 90 species of mammals that make their home there, including elephants, hippos, cheetahs, baboons, and antelope. Kakum National Park boasts a suspension bridge canopy walk, and Wli Waterfall offers great hiking with spectacular views. For water lovers, you will find a number of unspoiled beaches and world-class surfing.

Ghana is steeped in history, its impressive buildings a testament to a sad and tragic heritage tied to the brutal slave trade and architecture buffs will have their fill of a variety of structures. Be sure to visit Cape Coast Castle, an impressive white-washed seaside fort where you can learn about the poor slaves who were held there and then carried away from their homes on great ships.

Volunteers in Ghana will also have the chance to explore a vibrant colorful culture. Bustling markets like Kajetia with its 11,000 stalls, are a great place to meet locals and pick up a variety of goods such as the renowned and beautiful wax print Kente cloth fabrics. Ghana also offers delicious cuisine, and a wealth of restaurants, bars and grills to taste the local fare and experience a little nightlife while you are out and about.

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
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)
Required Documents
CV, Certificates and Photo
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No skills needed
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:30

What's Included

Services by YearOut Africa

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Pre-departure support
  • Airport pickup and Drop-Off
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation
  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Volunteer T-shirt
  • Certificate of Participation

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Plane Ticket (s) /Air Fare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Local transportation to and from program placement
  • Weekend Trips

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

YearOut Africa provides a decent, clean and safe accommodation for all our volunteers / interns. All volunteers / interns will stay in YearOut Africa’s volunteer house accommodation consisting of comfortable rooms in a safe, conveniently located neighborhood. Lodging arrangements consist of modern toilet facility and running water. volunteers / interns will share a room together in gender-segregated group lodging.

 

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
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

Throughout the year

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 19 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$800
5 weeks
$1,000
6 weeks
$1,200
7 weeks
$1,400
9 weeks
$1,800
11 weeks
$2,200
19 weeks (max. stay)
$3,800
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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Construction, Building & Renovation

Volunteer on our construction project (s) in Ghana within local communities in and help lay the foundations that will set up basic education.

$200/week

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