Child Care Support

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founded in 2011
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Volunteers work in orphanage home. Volunteers helps to care for the children especially the babies and toddlers by bathing, feeding, dressing and playing with them. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Solteiros
Casais
Famílias
Grupos
50+

Working at an orphanage in Ghana is likely to be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your life. In orphanages and children homes, volunteers assist in caring for destitute and abandoned children and orphans, some of whom have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS.

The day to day tasks include helping at meal times with cooking, cleaning and feeding the younger kids; arranging games and fun activities; helping the school age children with their homework; monitoring the cleanliness of all the children, bathing and getting the younger kids dressed, and teaching good hygiene habits.

Volunteers can also assist with some teaching as many of the school children would benefit from a little one on one tutoring. There may also be basic building and repair work to be done at the orphanage. Some experience working with children is preferred, as is a responsible, enthusiastic and compassionate attitude. Initiative and self-motivation are important.

With any of the locations volunteers will stay with a host family or at the placement; some of the orphanage homes has volunteer accommodation, which are all safe and secure.

Where will I work

This placement is available in Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast. All these locations are safe, secure and friendly to foreigners. Volunteers have the opportunity to choose any of the location and volunteers on long stay of more than a month can do the placement in two different locations.

Accra is the capital and seat of government, it has  a lot of beaches and lot of shopping mall stock with a lot of foreign products. Kumasi is the second capital and the garden city of Ghana. It has a lot of historic centers and the biggest open outdoor market in West Africa. Cape coast has beaches and also the historic center for slave trade.

What You Can Bring

There is a lack of playing materials at most centres. Volunteers can bring materials like paints, pencils and pencil colours, crayon, drawing papers, toys etc. Some of these materials can also be found in the local market for ready purchase. Most importantly you bring a big heart and smile.

What we expect from you

You must be passionate about children,  Ready to assist placement staff to take care of children and ability to work with children from all kinds of background and with specific needs and attention.

What you can expect from us

Our staff is available to you 24/7 to give any necessary support. We will assign one staff to take care of your needs.

Who You will Work with

Volunteers work closely with other teachers and staff and report to the headteacher of the school on assignments and also when you have any issue at the school. Volunteers are also paired with other volunteers if any to work on similar projects.

How Do I Get to the placement

For the first day, volunteer will be taken to the school. Our staff  will show volunteer how to get to the placement, the direction to take, the particular vehicle and the amount to pay for the transportation. This is repeated the next day if volunteer thinks he still can't make it until the volunteer can make his/her way. The same is done for the returning to the home-stay after the school ends.

 NOTE: As this program involves working closely with orphaned and at risk children a four week minimum commitment is required to participate.

Typical day

 Volunteer’s  are likely to work for  8 hours with flexibility.  A typical day goes like this:

7:00am Breakfast

7:30am walk or a ride to placement

8:00am Instructions on assignment for the day

8:30am volunteer work begins

12:00am Lunch/Snack break/Rest

1:00pm volunteer work resume

4:30pm Closing( Volunteers have the option to continue base on the need)

5:30pm Dinner

Evenings Time to socialize with host family to know the culture, traditions etc

Free-time activities

Volunteers have the weekend to explore the 16 regions of Ghana. Each region has its unique culture and tourist sites. Volunteers are advice to read more about Ghana's tourist sites to help them have a fair idea of where their interest will be. 

We help volunteers to choose tourist sites and give advice on safety check, accommodation and recommend tour guide if the need be.  There is a monkey sanctuary, mole safari ride, waterfalls, open street market, museum etc that volunteers can visit.

During the week days too, volunteers can go to the shopping and market centers after volunteer duties ends before dinner.

Climbing
Concert/
Music
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding
Safari/
Zoo
Sports
Swimming

Requi­sitos

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 minimum level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You need to have love in childcare, an open heart to love and care for kids
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Serviços incluídos

Services by SFLIG volunteers

Our main focus   as an organization is to support girls education. Volunteer fees therefore help us to put girls through school at different levels.

  •  Pre-departure support
  • Airport pick-up on arrival 
  • Orientation and safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation (as specified above)
  • Food/Meals (as specified above)
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Program supervision
  • Donation to placement
  • Donation to  girls support


Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

Our representative will be at the airport arrival hall with a sheet of paper with your name on. If you arrive in the morning or late morning he will drive you straight to your placement location but  if volunteer arrives late evening, our staff will take the volunteer to a hostel facility to spend the night. (cost for the hotel not include in fee)

Accommodation
Volunteers will stay with a host family that will be provided by SFLIG, which is very safe for volunteers and this will help them to adjust, adapt and know the Ghanaian culture and that of the community intern will be doing the volunteer work. The selection of a host family will deepen on the information that will be provided on the application form the volunteer will fill and submit. 

These host families are people who have been investigated and have good record and have good health. There are periodic checks to see if they are still u to standard. The accommodation is part of the program fee. Accommodation in hostiles and dormitories can sometimes be organized for group of interns from 6 upwards working on same or similar project or working at the same project site. Volunteer will have a room of her own or mostly likely to share a room with a fellow volunteer. A bed will be provided and any other necessary things like a table and chair will be provided and volunteer will have access to T.V, radio, electricity, kitchen, toilet and bath, clean water.

Food & Beverages

Host families are responsible for providing breakfast and dinner everyday. Due to the distance between project area and home lunch can’t be provided and volunteers are advice to go with a snack. The foods served mainly consist of continental dishes comprising rice, chicken, beef, tea, coffee, bread, eggs, soup, potato, oaths, fruits, fish, etc. Local food

That is mainly made from the above, tubers, beans and/or maize is served alongside. It is also very common for an intern to find a familiar dish in restaurants in different cities. Volunteers are provided with well treated water which is purchased from certified producers of hygienically bottled or bagged water.

Volunteers with special dietary needs like vegetarian should let us know, so we can prepare their preferred meal. Those with allergies should let us know too.

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 Gana.
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 Gana provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Gana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Gana.

Datas & Custos

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Volunteers are advice to arrive on weekends to adjust to their environment before volunteer duties start on Monday  Also morning flights or late morning flights are mostly helpful to avoid a night stay in Accra. Volunteers arriving in the evening will lodge at the AGOO HOSTEL in Accra for the night for them to be taken to the bus terminal the next morning to their placement destination. Our representative will meet you at the airport with a sign with your name on it and  from they take you to the bus terminal or the hostel.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$920
9 weeks
$1.420
11 weeks
$1.620
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2.920
Average fees
$176 /week

Por favor, note que as taxas acima indicadas são estimadas. SFLIG volunteers informará o candidato sobre o preço final durante o processo de candidatura.
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 SFLIG volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Child Care Support

Volunteers work in orphanage home. Volunteers helps to care for the children especially the babies and toddlers by bathing, feeding, dressing and playing with them.

$176/week

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