Health Care Assistant At Local Hospital

founded in 2012
Laud Kwaku
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Coordinator | Laud Kwaku
Coordinator | Laud Kwaku
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TANF supports the neediest people within Ghana, by providing them with an education and access to health care. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+

If you are interested in volunteering in the Health sector you will be able to work in the local hospital and help with consultations and public health such as, free health screening of Malaria,Cholera, Tuberculosis etc, Baby weighing,Helping in the maternity with child delivery and basic health assistant. As a health volunteer you also have the opportunity to take part in our health talks, which we organise at schools. Topics we have covered so far include, general hygiene, HIV/AIDS, STDs and Malaria. We are looking for volunteers to help with these health talks and we are open to suggestions on topics they would like to present on. These talks are meant to give primary school children basic knowledge that they can also take home and teach their siblings and friends. We try to make these talks interactive and use practical methods, e.g. demonstrating how to wash ones hands correctly etc. During epidemics, e.g. the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we also try to reach out to entire communities, through health talks open to all, during which we also distribute fliers with more information. Volunteers can also help us organise basic first aid training to local teachers at our partner schools. 

If you have more experience in this area and perhaps even a medical qualification you could be working alongside the nurses and doctors and applying / teaching your skills. During your time, you will be able to identify any problems you see in the health provision in the hospitals and you will be able to help tackle them with any you may have.

One of the good things about volunteering in Ghana is that virtually everyone can speak English and thus there are no communication difficulties and language should not have an effect on your placement. All of the volunteers will, through their project, get to know the culture of Ghana and will also be able to travel through other parts of the country on weekends. As you will be based in the same town as the organisation you will always have a contact person and any problems can be solved immediately. 

There is a lot of work to be done and all volunteers are only placed into a project where their help is really needed and will for that reason, never have a lack of things to do in Ghana. 


Typical day

Wake up around 7.00 am, bath, breakfast. Start work at 8.00 am in assigned institution. Work as your schedule provides. Lunch at around 12 noon at the workplace or a nearby restaurant. Return to work until 3.00 pm. 
The number of working hours ranges from 3 to 4 hours per day; (optional) though the schedule is flexible to suit the volunteer. After working hours, the volunteer plans how he/she uses the remainder of the day. The volunteer can help with other community projects, including first aid training, planning health programs , or sports, games with the school children, or just relax and enjoy some free time. At about 6.00 pm supper is served, warm friendship from colleagues at work and town folk to keep you company and show you around and immerse into Ghanaian culture. Ghanaian's are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality. 

Free-time activities

The volunteer may also wish to spend their free time with other international volunteers in the area. Weekends are for your free time. we will be more than happy to show you around the local area or visit places such as the beach, the capital city, Cape Coast Castle, National Park etc. You may also wish to travel independently or with other volunteers to different parts of Ghana or other neighboring countries.

Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
at high school level level
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Experience in health service, Nutrition, Report writing, blogging, etc

Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 12:30

What's Included

Services by Tanf Ghana

Pre-Departure Handbook (Details on everything you need to know about your arrival to Ghana), Airport transfers from Accra airport (Pick Up and Drop Off), Rent and Accommodation throughout your stay,Breakfast and Supper throughout your stay, Utility bills (extra Electricity, Water and Gas) Compensation to host family,Orientation transportation and tours (first three days of arrival to familiarize yourself with the community you serve) Day Tour to the capital city,Accra (seeing the major sights)

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

Volunteer will be picked up from the airport to their placement 


We have two options, Host family and volunteer house that has flush toilets and bath in most of the towns. In the rural areas, you will have to manage with a pit toilet & bath.You will be living in a host family house and become a member of that family, If you are living in the volunteer house, you will be sharing a room with other volunteers with the same sex. The volunteer house often has up to ten volunteers, so it can be quite fun as you know you room mate.

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Breakfast lunch and supper, Vegetarian food available

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.
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


Details on arrival

We pick volunteers from the airport and drive them to our volunteers house, which is located 30 minutes driver from the international airport. We accept volunteers anytime of the year. Before volunteers arrive in Ghana, we send them a volunteer handbook which contains information they require to prepare for their time volunteering with us.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$174 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Tanf Ghana 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 Tanf Ghana during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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