Health Assistant

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founded in 2014
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Coordinator | Mansur
Coordinator | Mansur
We work with some health centers with the support from the Ghana Health Service to assist in giving medical needs to deprived and sick fellows who need medical attention. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

 Health care: we work with some health centers with the support from the Ghana Health Service to assist in giving medical needs to deprived and sick fellows who need medical attention, something that is ideal for volunteers who work as doctors and/or nurses. Volunteers can help out at local clinics and hospitals. Our healthcare placements offer an exceptional learning opportunity, in addition to a gratifying volunteer experience. For those who aspire to a career in health-related fields, these placements offer an international learning ground where you can not only view healthcare in practice, but healthcare as practiced by professionals in a different country. For anyone interested in social services, observing the administration of health services in other parts of the world is invaluable. A volunteer could either work in the optometry, dentistry and nursing departments of our partner hospital or clinic 

Depending on your specification you will be kept at where your services will be most needed. Our health project over the years have offered volunteers the chance to have first hand experiences in the theater and wards to deliver quality health care to our community members who visit these facilities on daily basis.

Roles

Visit the health facility you are assigned to everyday of the week

Create a good relationship between you and patients that visit the facility

Be helpful and nice to people that are at the facility and other workers around

Maintain the confidentiality of patient’s personal data

Abide by the rules and regulations of the assigned health post

Tasks

Learn something new in the Hospital

You can identify any patients who you have identified with serious illness and offer help

You can also make a donation to support the Health facility

 

 

Typical day

A program/timetable for your stay will be designed by the program coordinator, and you will have the chance to contribute to this program to ensure that you make the best use of your time in Ghana. Depending on what you will be doing, your days will start at 8am and will end at 5pm. You will also have free time for personal explorations and to plan any projects that you would like to implement in the community.

Free-time activities

Volunteering for Future For Africa is flexible. This provides you with great chances to get out and see as much of Ghana as you can. Weekends provide a good time to get into the cites and the countryside  and see the sights or even take an overnight bus to an attraction further afield and you can take a few extra days on to weekend trips to make them worthwhile. Places to visit includes Mole National Park, Kakum National Park ,Paga Crocodile Pond ,Tongo Hills , Green House Eco Village Karimenga and the Cape Coast Castle


Swimming
Concert/
Music
Safari/
Zoo
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)
Education Requirements
Medicine at Degree , Diploma level
Required Documents
CV and Certificates
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
olunteers should possess the following attributes:
1. A reputable background;
2. An ability to work under minimal supervision;
3. Creativity and motivation to implement projects that will benefit the community;
4. Good communication skills;
5. Ability to adapt to different cultures;
6. Friendliness and a desire to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children and their communities.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by FUTURE FOR AFRICA
The services we provide include.
- Accommodation
- Transportation (airport pickups)
- Administrative support by the staff as you volunteer
- 3meals a day

The little participants pay is divided into three parts, where 70% goes to the program-participants costs during the stay. Another 20% goes directly into our development projects. The final 10% will be spent on administrative costs.
Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport
You will arrive at kotoka International Airport or tamale airport and a staff of future4Africa will pick you up from the airport.
A program/timetable for your stay will be designed by the program coordinator, and you will have the chance to contribute to this program to ensure that you make the best use of your time in Ghana.
Accommodation
Future4Africa has a volunteer house located at the Yikene.
The house has almost all the basic facilities you need and there is an opportunity to interact with other participants from all over the world and the wider community.
Food & Beverages
3 meals a day with Drinking Water 
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 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

Our project is avaliable throughout the year. You will arrive at kotoka International Airport or tamale airport and a staff of future4Africa will pick you up from the airport. A timetable will be drawn for your project schedule.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 400
3 weeks
$ 450
4 weeks
$ 500
5 weeks
$ 600
6 weeks
$ 700
7 weeks
$ 800
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,200
Average fees
$ 150 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. FUTURE FOR 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 FUTURE FOR AFRICA during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Health Assistant

We work with some health centers with the support from the Ghana Health Service to assist in giving medical needs to deprived and sick fellows who need medical attention.

$150/week

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