Crossover Volunteer Ghana

Empowerment of local communities

Adaklu Hodzo, Ghana show on map
Empowerment of local communities in realizing they have the ability to make a difference to their own lives they just need to the support to started. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

 Empowerment of local communities

You will be working with a local Community Based Organisation (CBO) within to help build organisational capacity. This mean you would be helping from training members in leadership skills, fundraising and proposal writing, creating an effective accounting system, teaching members computer skills, helping to write bylaws and developing community projects. Volunteers works with the local community to build capacity and ensure changes and improvements are sustainable once they have left.

Inclusive … working in ways which recognise that discrimination exists, promote equality of opportunity and good relations between groups and challenge inequality and exclusion
Organised … working in ways which bring people together around common issues and concerns, in organisations and groups that are open, democratic and accountable
Co-operative … working in ways which build positive relationships across groups, identify common messages, develop and maintain links to national bodies and promote partnership working
Influential … working in ways which encourage and equip communities to take part and influence decisions, services and activities

Free-time activities

- learning of how to play drums and dance with local People the traditionel dance of Volta Region: Borborbor, Agbadza and Kpanlongo Dance.
- learning of how to cook Ghanian Food with your host family
- learn the local language, called Ewe
- participate and visit local Festivals, as the Yam Festival, Kente Festival

- Volunteers get weekends off allowing them in their ample time to explore attractions in and around the city. Here are some exemples for trips which can be organized:
-> Monkey Village in Tafi Atome (close to Hohoe)
-> Wli Waterfalls, the biggest in West Africa
-> go to different beaches, like Busua, Butre, Cape Coast, Emina Castle
-> trip to Accra, the capital City of Ghana, to see the National Museum, Kwame Nkrumah Museum, lighthouse in Jamestown, Markola market, Art Center, Aburi Garden
-> visit Capa Coast Castle and Emina Castle, acient slaves Castles
-> Kakum National Park, where you can do a canopy walt

Places to visit in your holidays:
-> Mole National Park where you can see elephants, bamboos, antilope, warthog
-> Paga Crocodile Ponds, where you can see how crocodiles will be feed

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

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Flexibility to live in a different environment with changes in diet, living conditions, weather.
Volunteer should be able to write proposal, fundraising and flexible to work with Group of People.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:30

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Crossover Volunteer Ghana (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.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Crossover Volunteer Ghana

◦Airport pick-up and transport, Host family- accommodation and meals, Program development and management, 24/ 7 in-country Support and Administrative expenses
CVG will ensure meals and accommodation are provided from the first to the last day of your program. Volunteers arriving earlier than the program start date or staying after the completion of their program will be required to pay their own accommodation and meals for those additional days.

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

An Airport Pickup Guide (APG) will meet you at the Accra Airport.
Please make sure to verify with us the date and time or your flight arrival

Accommodation

Adaklu, Hodzo and volta Region. One bed room and small living hall. Bathrooms are shared and open buckets are used Depending on the volunteer project location;

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be fed three meals a day and save with drinking water.
Your meals will typically consist of traditional Ghanian dishes, including rice, beans, maize meal, root, vegetables, fish, meat and Vegetarian meals.

Internet Access
Limited 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)
$ 900
5 weeks
$ 1,055
6 weeks
$ 1,210
7 weeks
$ 1,365
9 weeks
$ 1,675
11 weeks
$ 1,985
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,000
Average fees
$ 196 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Adaklu Hodzo/Ghana between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Crossover Volunteer Ghana 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 Crossover Volunteer Ghana during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Western Africa Ghana  Adaklu Hodzo, D5/4 Dome

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