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Creative Art Teachers

Kumasi, Ghana show on map

Volunteers will assist children to develop their cognitive abilities through creative methods using constructive materials, paints, clay and drawing.

The project

The Creative Arts project is based in schools in Kumasi, Cape Coast and Accra. The Ghana Education Service have recently included arts as part of the curriculum at the basic schools to build the creativity of pupil before they get to the Junior High school and since is a new to our education system, there is a lack of creative art teacher and there is the desperate need for volunteers to help staff teach the subject. When school is not in section the project is carried out at the orphanage homes as an after school program.

Volunteers will assist children to develop their cognitive abilities through creative methods using constructive materials, paints, clay and drawing. They will also help to keep the classroom clean, teach basic English and report on daily activities to local teachers. In addition to creative arts lessons, volunteers can spend time assisting the teachers in other subjects.

This is a great program for creative volunteers as they will have the opportunity to design and implement recreational and educational activities for the children. We encourage volunteers to use their skills and interests to develop fun things for the children to do such as music and dance, arts and crafts, etc.

Though there is a curriculum to follow, volunteers are allow to also teach any creative subject or activity that will be helpful that they know.
Resources are limited so donations from volunteers are greatly appreciated. This is important for those volunteers who are designing activities that might be new and need a lot of materials

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 lack of creative art materials in the school and most often the subject turns to be theory more than practical. Volunteers bringing creative materials like paints, pencils and pencil colours, crayon, drawing papers etc. Some of these materials can also be found in the local market for ready purchase. Volunteers who have specific creative ideas to teach may find out from us if the materials they need for it are available here to purchase.

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 medical 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.

Typical day

Volunteers are likely to be at the placement  between 6 and 8, hours  but can be sometimes long or short base on certain activities of the school like games day and excursion day etc. A typical daily schedule is likely to be,

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

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.

This placement is available through out the year. It runs as a school curricular and as an after school program.

Free-time activities

Volunteers have the weekend to explore the 10 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.


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 (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English, art at HIgh School minimum level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Ability to think outside the box,
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Suitable for


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On-site services

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)

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.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
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 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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
13 weeks
20 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Kumasi/Ghana between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. SFLIG volunteers 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%)
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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.
  Africa Western Africa Ghana  Kumasi, Asokwa Road

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