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Coordinator | Mansur
Coordinator | Mansur
Voluntary teaching assistant work in Ghana is an ideal way to get involved and help improve the welfare and education of children. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Voluntary teaching assistant work in Ghana is an ideal way to get involved and help improve the welfare and education of the children. You can contribute toward this important development work during a gap year or career break, or as a worthwhile way to spend a vacation. Energy, passion, and commitment to the work at hand are all that you need.You will be helping teach children in the local community with a partner school under the supervision of trained Ghanaian staff how to read and write.  Your participation will really benefit the children you work with, while gaining valuable skills yourself. Teaching in community schools with limited resources provides an engaging environment for educating children and teenagers. Your ideas, energy, and presence are exciting for students and invigorating for the teachers and parents. The students are full of curiosity about the world around them and they welcome your perspective, you will also serve or be seen as a positive role models to students. You will be placed in one of our community schools where you can choose to teach a class on your own or assist a local teacher till you are confident or ready to teach solo. You can choose to teach pre-schools (age 1 to 6-years), primary (age 7 to 11), junior high or senior high school. You may also be involved in creative projects and non-classroom based activities which help create a stimulating learning environment. All our community schools are under staffed and this is a common phenomenon in both rural and urban areas of Ghana, hence the need to recruit and place volunteers in communities where there are simply insufficient teachers to cater for the number of children.  You will be effectively placed in rural and urban   

communities where  you will teach solo and assist the few teachers available to teach basic  subjects  like English, Mathematics, Science, French, environmental studies, physical education, creative art, drama, music, and Computer from per-schools(1-year to 6-year), primary (7-year to 12-years), junior high

Your responsibilities will include but not limited to the following


>> Prepare lesson notes >> Organize learning materials >> Develop a

>> teaching method >> Teach classes through lecturing, discussions and

>> Demonstrations >> Discuss output and methods with fellow teachers and

>> Supervisor >> Access the performance of the students through work

>> Assignments, etc. >> Organize recreational games with students.

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.
Please note that your safety is very important to us. We will provide the support and guidance you need to carry out your work. You are also welcome to talk to our coordinators in your home countries.

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



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
Education Requirements
mathematics, English, science, information technology at high school level
Required Documents
CV and Certificates
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
be ready to render your service.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Future4Africa
he 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.
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.
Dorm Room Bungalow
Food & Beverages
3 (three) meals a day with 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.
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

You will arrive at kotoka International Airport or tamale airport and a staff of future4Africa will pick you up from the airport.
Volunteers can join this program anytime throughout the year.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 500
5 weeks
$ 600
6 weeks
$ 700
7 weeks
$ 800
11 weeks
$ 1,100
19 weeks
$ 1,900
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 5,000
Average fees
$ 113 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Future4Africa 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 Future4Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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School Teaching Assistant

Voluntary teaching assistant work in Ghana is an ideal way to get involved and help improve the welfare and education of children.


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