Orphanage Assistant - Children's Home of Hope

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founded in 2017
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Coordinator | Albrin
Coordinator | Albrin
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High­lights

Travel with us during free time, see all of the beauty that Ghana has to offer
Stay together with the other volunteers in a dedicated guest house, making bonds that will last a lifetime.
Contribute to the sustainable development of Ghana by taking part in grassroots projects that fill gaps identified by the community.
Make an impact where it is needed while expanding your skillset.
Live in a beautiful seaside town with so much history to take in.
The Children’s Home of Hope orphanage in the village of Asebu, close to Cape Coast. The home cares for 30 to 40 children, ages of 4 to 16 years old. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Volunteers support the children in their daily needs at the orphanage, helping them in their studies and guiding them. Volunteers will act as staff support to help with daily tasks that the local staff is overwhelmed to complete.  The volunteer will also inspire the children by creating exciting activities for the children to do in their spare time, keeping them motivated and helping to create a safe and nurturing environment for the children to flourish. The workers and the volunteers are working together in a team, so you need to be a team player and open minded to the Ghanaian culture. As a good volunteer, you should be friendly, creative, spontaneous and for sure interested in the Ghanaian culture. Every day is different with new and exciting tasks and challenges. The children are looking forward to playing games and spend time with you!

Typical day

Children will return to the orphanage beginning around 1 pm when the volunteer’s day starts. Volunteers will help to prepare lunch and rest time. The timetable for the rest of the day always includes exciting activities, such as sport, dances, art, cultural activities and watching films. To ensure success in their studies, volunteers will also take time to help individual children with their homework. Volunteers will then help the children wind down from an exciting day and help to prepare them for the next busy morning.

Free-time activities

Cape Coast is one of the most culturally and historically significant places in Ghana. Visit sites such as the Cape Coast Slave Castle or one of the many forts in the area.


History not your thing? Instead travel around the area and take in the beautiful scenery, learn to surf, play football with the locals, hike, or just hang out on the beach. With so much to do filling your free time will not be hard! 

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
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
Required Documents
CV
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 13:00 - 20:00

What's Included

Services by Volunteer With Ghana
The amount paid above covers the documents for applying for the visa, project fees, accommodation, transportation, and food. Part of fees will also go towards donations, paying for school fees and school supplies for children who can not afford it so that they can stay in school and paying for hospital bills for those who can not afford it.
Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport
Volunteer will send us their flight details and we will be at the airport waiting for their arrival. We will pick up the individual from the airport and take them to the hotel if  arrival is in the late evening. If the volunteer arrives during the day they will be taken directly to the volunteer house in Cape Coast, unless otherwise requested.
Accommodation
Volunteers stay in a fully furnished house, typically 3 or 4 to a room, but rooms can be adjusted for privacy if desired but will incur extra fees. The house can hold up to 30 volunteers at once. The house is equipped fully, with electricity, Wi-Fi, piped water and a fully stocked kitchen. The house is a 10-minute drive from the center of town.
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
Food will be provided for breakfast and dinner, volunteers are responsible for their own lunch. The menu can be adjusted based upon dietary restriction. Local and continental food will be provided at all times.
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

Volunteers will be met at the airport in Accra and taken to the volunteer house in Cape Coast. Before going to Cape Coast volunteers will have three days of orientation where your coordinator will help acclimate the volunteer to Ghanaian culture,  tour the capital city and give a project introduction. The volunteer house is equipped with all furnishing and amenities including consistent Wifi. The complete stay at our volunteer house includes breakfast and dinner for the duration of the stay. Transportation is also provided for the duration. Upon completion of the volunteer program, a certificate of completion will be awarded. Start and end dates are extremely flexible as we work with volunteers to find the best length for them while supporting the continuous nature of the program.

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)
$1,150
6 weeks
$1,650
12 weeks
$3,150
50 weeks (max. stay)
$10,000
Average fees
$244 /week

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

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Orphanage Assistant - Children's Home of Hope

The Children’s Home of Hope orphanage in the village of Asebu, close to Cape Coast. The home cares for 30 to 40 children, ages of 4 to 16 years old.

$244/week

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