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Dream Africa Care Foundation

Construction Work Assistant

The construction project gives volunteers the opportunity to bring out their talent in the field of constuction.

Some of the most important work that needs to be done in developing communities is setting up basic infrastructure. Helping communities through building lays a foundation that will allow locals to continue with your efforts even after your volunteer work abroad has ended. Building volunteers can work in a variety of destinations contributing to all types of sustainable projects. Whether you want to experience rural or big city life in Ghana, there are different options for you to get the most out of your building work.

You can do volunteer building whether you’re 16-years or 60-years! This project is for volunteers who on summer break, a gap year from your education, or taking a career break. This project run all year round. You don’t need any previous building experience, though you should be physically fit and willing to work hard in order to partake on these projects.

Our building projects really allow volunteers to be immersed in the host community. Volunteers work with locals to make sure these projects get completed and match the needs of the people they’re benefitting. You may find that the way you’re used to working on building projects back home can be very different from this experience; the materials used are often a bit more simple and there can be limited tools for construction. Additionally, work schedules are not always the same as you might imagine them to be in Europe or America, so get ready to test your cross-cultural knowledge!


Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Typical day

As a volunteer you will help at the construction site by

  • carrying concrete
  • assist carpenters with their work 
  • watch over the building process 
You can contribute your skills if you have for example a talent with wood-work or knowledge in a certain field.

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You need to be able to do physical work under the hot sun of africa. You dont need to have a special kind of training, but musst be willing to learn from the native workers.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at Dream Africa Care Foundation are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

Ghana has so much to offer to volunteers, with its rich culture, festivals, food, art & craft centers, castles & forts, long sandy beaches, national parks, waterfalls, rain forest and other interesting places to visit.

The DACF management organizes several trips to discover Ghana’s culture, nature and most relaxing places.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports
Contact & Reservation
$130
/week
$130
/week
2 - 50
weeks
2 - 50
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
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Services by Dream Africa Care Foundation
As a volunteer you pay a monthly or weekly fee. This covers accommodation, transportation from the airport, orientation and 24 hour support from our staff.
The fee also covers your food, housekeeping, laundry service, drinking water and unlimited wireless internet access.
Airport Pickup at Kotoka

Our driver and a staff member will pick you up from the airport and bring you to the place where you will stay. You will visit the project together with other experienced volunteers on the next workday.

Accommodation

You can choose to stay with a local host family or stay in our volunteer house. It depends on the location where you want to be placed. Our main location is the volunteer house in Accra, where you will be living with around 16 other volunteers from all over the world. We have four bedrooms with two bunk beds each and two shared bathrooms. The volunteer house is located in a very safe area in Ghana.

Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages

We have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteers. We will prepare special food for you, if you have to follow a special diet. The food is mostly western, but we also offer local dishes to our volunteers. If you are placed in a host family you might have more local dishes.

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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$350.00
3 weeks
$430.00
4 weeks
$510.00
5 weeks
$591.00
9 weeks
$911.00
17 weeks
$1,553.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$4,200.00
Average fees
$130.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Accra/Ghana between 2 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Dream Africa Care Foundation 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 Dream Africa Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Ghana

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Ghana. Please check the visa regulations for Ghana.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Ghana and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Ghana.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ghana.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Kotoka (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Ghana while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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