The Mighty Roar

Assistant - Childcare

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As a volunteer you will become a big brother or sister to the children, working alongside local staff to assist with teaching and caring for the 40 or so children.

You will be involved with the operational running of the day care centre where you can give extra support, attention and one-to-one time that so many children are deprived of.

You’ll be involved in a variety of activities such as playtime, meal times and basic teaching and you can be sure that the children and community you help will be extremely grateful for having someone there to support and care for them.

You’re sure to feel right at home in this wonderful country, where you will experience a true Ghanain welcome and be fully integrated into a friendly and hospitable culture.

With smiles aplenty from the children at the centre, you’ll be overwhelmed by the energy that they show visitors and eachother – you won’t be able to resist them! This exciting and rewarding programme is perfect for someone with a big heart and who has the desire to do something meaningful with their time abroad.

Ghana has a growing number of care centres that are all full to bursting point with children who are in need of your help. Staff are often over-worked and stretched to their limits and are unable to give the children the extra support and care they need and deserve.

This is where you come in – as a volunteer you’ll be giving some much needed support and assistance to the children at our day care centre. We encourage you to get as involved as possible by helping with all of the day-to-day activities where you will primarily be acting as a carer.

Typical day

There is no better way of helping than by volunteering at our community run day care centre. Every day will be different, but as you get to know the children and their routines, as well as develop special relationships with them, you will soon reap the rewards and benefits.

With children from as young as 6 months to 3 years old and with over 40 children attending everyday, you can be sure that your time and effort will not go unnoticed. With limited resources and overcrowding, we desperately need volunteers to help take some of the burden from our staff to ensure that the proper care and attention can be given to everyone.

You will typically be at the day care centre Monday to Friday from 8am to 2pm where you will be involved with all aspects of the centre. These can include:

  • Provide care and attention to all children
  • Organise and run fun games
  • Assist with meal times, washing and cleaning
  • Plan and deliver creative activities
  • Teach basic English
  • Teach the children life skills and health management
  • Participate in our community after school programmes

It is important to understand that discipline styles can be quite different to those in the UK.

Details on Arrival

You should arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra (ACC) on your selected start date, being the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. You will be met by one of our local team members or an appointed driver who will be holding a named sign. They will take you to the nearby accommodation for you to settle in.

Free-time activities

Ghana is one of the most secure and friendly destinations where you can relax, get to know the locals and explore this beautiful country at your leisure. Being so close to the beach (2-minute walk) means your free time can be spent seeing the sights, lazing on a sunny beach or partying with your new-found friends. You will also have the opportunity to learn to surf, watch the sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs or simply sit and watch the sun go down at one of the small beach bars. You can also head further afield and visit the famous Cape Coast, Elimina, Kakum National Park or Dixcove!
Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Safari/Zoo
Hiking

Program 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 (fluently)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English at High School level
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 08:00 - 14:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by The Mighty Roar.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
The Mighty Roar (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by The Mighty Roar

Fees include meals, accommodation and the registration fee of $180

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

You should arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra (ACC) on your selected start date, being the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. You will be met by one of our local team members or an appointed driver who will be holding a named sign. They will take you to the nearby accommodation for you to settle in.

The programme ends on a Saturday of your final week and you should depart the accommodation on this day. Our local team will be happy to help organise any onward journeys or book transport back to the airport.

Accommodation
You will be sleeping with up to 1 other person within your spacious bedroom with nice comfy beds, a basic en-suite bathroom, mosquito nets and a ceiling fan. Volunteers can come together in one of the communal areas and play some card games, although everyone chooses to spend their time on the beach – and why wouldn’t you!
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

All meals are provided at the volunteer house or in the local restaurant and are included within the programme fee. Meals are aimed to be as varied as possible across the week and you can expect some of the following meals:

Breakfast – Oats, sandwiches, tea, coffee
Lunch – Rice, fish, vegetables, fruits
Dinner – Rice, banku, fufu

Internet Access
Sorry, no 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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$750.00
5 weeks
$838.00
6 weeks
$925.00
7 weeks
$1,013.00
9 weeks
$1,188.00
11 weeks
$1,363.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2,500.00
Average fees
$146.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Busua/Ghana between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. The Mighty Roar will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ghana.
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 {project.name} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Western Africa Ghana  Busua, House Number BU79/01P

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