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High­lights

Show your love for animals and the environment by volunteering at a zoo or monkey sanctuary in Ghana.
Perform other tasks, such as administrative chores and visitor education.
Learn a variety of wildlife care skills, such as cleaning and feeding animals.
Live and work in Kumasi or Fiema in Ghana for a few weeks to a few months.
Add to your CV or resume with this great experience
OGVO is asking for volunteers to assist with a unique opportunity to work in animal care and wildlife and environmental conservation projects. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 16+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

About the Program

OGVO is asking for volunteers to assist with a unique opportunity to work in animal care and wildlife and environmental conservation projects. Conservation Project volunteers will have the option to work on a wide range of initiatives including Mole National Park, zoo work in Kumasi, monkey sanctuary work at Boabeng Fiema, and other options. This is a great volunteer option for all people who are interested in animals and want to make a difference in environmental conservation.

Volunteer Duties in Kumasi Zoo

The Kumasi Zoo is home to a variety of birds and other endangered species of animals that are indigenous to Africa. Accra Zoo shifted to Kumasi in September 2006 because of the presidential palace construction. Volunteer daily duties include:

  • Cleaning areas
  • Feeding the animals
  • Moving the animals from one area to another
  • Taking care of sick animals as well as any other duties that will be assigned to you by the officials

Volunteer Duties at Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary is about 22km north of Nkoranza and hosts a lot of families of Mona Monkeys. There are around 600 in the entire sanctuary and are brown. We also have around 250 Geoffrey's Pied Columbus Monkeys which are black and white. Traditional and local beliefs prohibit physical harm to monkey. This sanctuary is the only area in the region where people can see these species in large numbers. We also have a wide range of butterflies, birds, and many species of trees. Volunteers will be daily responsible for: administrative duties, leading tours, teaching visitors about monkeys and the flora and fauna of the surrounding area.

We are looking for volunteers who are hardworking, environmentally conscious, adaptable and open-minded about new cultures, and, of course, passionate.

Volunteer duties can shift daily, so volunteers must be flexible.

Volunteers who are interested in conducting research at the monkey sanctuary will need pay USD $100 for an amount of time ranging from 1 day to 6 months.

Researches and volunteers are expected to teach during their time at the sanctuary.

Mole National Park Volunteer Responsibilities

One hundred and seventy kilometers west of Tamale in the West Gonja District, is the Mole National Park. This National Park offers a great Safari-like experience and is one of the biggest elephant sanctuaries in Africa. The largest of Ghana’s National Parks and situated in the heart of the Guinea savannah woodland ecosystem, it is home to 93 mammalian species, 33 reptiles’, nine amphibians and an estimated 300 species of birds. As a volunteer on this project, you will assist with the research involved in tracking and studying these beautiful and complex animals. You will perform duties necessary to maintaining a natural and compatible living environment for the wildlife inhabiting the reserve. Your daily duties may include: Data entering, French translation to English
, physical work to regenerate natural African bush from recovered farmland, alien plant removal from reserve grounds etc.

Volunteers are expected to teach at the community school during their time at the park.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Usual working days will go from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM and include the following activities.

  • Cleaning areas
  • Feeding animals
  • Relocating animals
  • Taking care of sick animals
  • Monitoring
  • Capturing data

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

During weekends Volunteers/Interns have the opportunity to visit all that Ghana has to offer. Weekend trips available include visits to Mole National Park in the Northern Region of Ghana. This National Park offers a great Safari-like experience and is one of the biggest Elephant Sanctuaries in Africa with the chance to spot Lions, Leopards & Antelopes in their natural habitat.
Volunteers can also take a trip to Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana to relax in the beautiful beaches and see the famous Cape Coast castle, the Kakum Canopy walkway and Elmina castle, where slave trade begun.

NOTE: We do  provide tours, therefore you can add a tour before or after your volunteer program for an additional cost. We can perform quality tours and can offer discounts to volunteers.

Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Safari/
Zoo
Wandelen
Museum/
Opera
Sport

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je ten minste 16 jaar te zijn op de startdatum van het programma.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Opleidingsvereisten
op High School / University /College etc. niveau
Vereiste documenten
CV/Resume
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
No previous experience is required
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag, vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag van 06:30 - 17:30

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Our Generation Voluntary Organization

  • Airport pick-up and transportation from Accra to your project sites 
  • Three times daily local dishes - Introduction to host family and program 
  • Accommodation 
  • Placement and supervision in program 
  • Medical Assistance 
  • 24/7 Hotline for support 
  • Recommendation Letter / Certificate 
  • In country introduction/orientation 
  • Regular Culture/Recreational Activities (Personal spending not included)

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Kotoka International Airport

You will be met upon arrival and you will be transfer to your project site, it's about 4 -5 hours drive from the airport, Accra.

Accomodatie

All accommodation with a Ghana home-stay family is included. Rooms are private (you can share with other volunteers but the price will remain the same) and have all the basic furnishings you could expect, including running water, electricity & clean bathrooms. The home-stay families have been specially chosen by OGVO and have hosted many volunteers over the course of several years. Our home-stay families form some of the most memorable parts of Volunteer Programs and provide amazing insight.....

Gastfamilie Slaapkamer (Enkel) Slaapkamer (Dubbel) Jeugdherberg Camping
Eten & Drank

Three meals a day are provided by the home-stay families and consist mainly of traditional Ghanaian meals with some flexibility for home comforts when available. If you have special eating needs, you can indicate that while applying. Even though special eating needs are not something we can guarantee, we will do our best to meet your needs.

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Ghana.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Ghana biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Ghana dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Ghana.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

This program is available all year round, so volunteers or interns can arrive any day of the week or any month of the year with advance notice!

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 24 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$600
3 weken
$710
4 weken
$820
5 weken
$930
7 weken
$1.150
9 weken
$1.370
24 weken (max. verblijf)
$3.020
Gemiddelde kosten
$213 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Our Generation Voluntary Organization zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Our Generation Voluntary Organization gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Our Generation Voluntary Organization jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Our Generation Voluntary Organization

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Animal Care Supporter

OGVO is asking for volunteers to assist with a unique opportunity to work in animal care and wildlife and environmental conservation projects.

$213/week

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