NGO Development Assistant

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

To help local project staff working to develop small businesses
To gain hands-on business experience in the context of a social enterprise / NGO
To share your creativity and problem solving skills, while learning from others
Discover a new country and a new way of life
Learn about the local community
As a volunteer you can support many established Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) struggling to help their communities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

As a volunteer in NGO development project you will work closely with the organization helping them in many different ways. Volunteers may both work with general administration and organizational development. Moreover, activities include writing reports and proposals or developing ideas for income generating activities. If you can bring your IT skills or choose to teach English, that is also a great help!

Volunteers’ work have been helping our partner NGOs to achieve more and better results meeting their goals and broadening their reach in their communities.

Activities might include but not limited to:

  • Develop fundraising projects or write Gant letters
  • Create presentations of the social projects that motivate local residents
  • Write Strategic growth plans
  • Establish and loyalty new partnerships
  • Develop new communication channels
  • Others that add to the partner organizations objectives and goals

Skills needed for NGO Development

Volunteers from any background are welcome in this project. There are different NGOs working in many areas. All projects need help and there is always something you can do, but volunteers will go a much longer way if they can grasp the local language.

The most important skill needed for this kind of volunteer work is a positive attitude, creativity, and flexibility. The most successful volunteers have been self-starters who are willing to chart their own goals and objectives, while serving the needs of the partner organizations.

Role of Volunteer / Intern

  • Development of strategies for marketing, including website design and social media use
  • Creation of policies and procedures to manage human resources and finances
  • Assistance with business development and identification of growth areas
  • Development of monitoring and evaluation tools to identify the impact of business on the lives of the local community and customer engagement

Potential study related learning outcomes from this internship include:

  • Creating and implementing practical policies, protocols and strategies
  • Conducting research for business growth and strengthening market position
  • Designing and using websites and social media in order to market and generate income
  • Managing and running a small business, including finance and personnel management

Typical day

A typical day is difficult to describe as a volunteer's role is very much influenced by the projects and volunteers roles that are occuring at the time. 

Free-time activities

Volunteering in Ghana is an ideal way to explore this colourful West African country. There’s a huge variety of different activities to do while you’re there, giving you plenty of exciting ways to spend your free time.

Music is a central part of Ghanaian culture. In the bigger towns, especially Accra, you will hear some great live bands and have some memorable nights out. Evenings spent at buzzing restaurants will also give you a taste of some of the delicious local cuisine.

For a look into Ghana’s history, you can tour the slave forts of Cape Coast and visit museums. Nature lovers will relish trekking through the rainforests of Kakum National Park or Mole National Park.

We run a wide range of projects in Ghana so there’s sure to be other volunteers there during your trip. This means you can explore the country solo or connect with other volunteers and travel as a group. 

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School / Secondary School level
Required Documents
CV, Certificates and Photo
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by YearOut Africa

What Is Included

  • Pre-departure support
  • Airport pickup and Drop-Off
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals a day
  • Wi-Fi internet access

What's NOT Included?

  • Plane Ticket (s) /Air Fare
  • Visa fees 
  • Travel insurance
  • Local transportation to and from program placement

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

A member of YearOut Africa staff will be at the airport to pick you up.

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 Guest Family Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers / interns in Ghana are served three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Breakfast generally consists of tea and coffee, and a hot breakfast. A typical lunch and dinner can include meat and vegetables with rice or noodles​.​ If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you.

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

The project runs Year-Round

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 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
50 weeks (max. stay)
$10,000
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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NGO Development Assistant

As a volunteer you can support many established Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) struggling to help their communities.

$200/week

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