Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

Health Care Apprentice

Kumasi, Ghana show on map
Health is also one of the fundamental needs of a human. come and lets us make changes in Ghanas health sector.
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs
Samba Africa  Volunteer Health projects aim to increase access to basic healthcare for rural people, decrease the prevalence of endemic disease and improve overall village health by providing public health projects and promoting health education in the villages. Volunteers will assist the local nurses at the District Hospital with all aspects of clinical nursing and act as a primary health worker with the community nurses. Volunteer duties may include working in the consultation rooms, medicine dispensary or operating theatre (operating room). Duties consist of helping with physical therapy, treatment of minor injuries, maternal assistance and childcare. Other occasional tasks may be assisting midwives on home-visits, verifying or recording patient's personal/medical information.

A volunteer's role can range from observational to basic assistance, dependent on education, skills, experience and qualifications and also on the community’s current needs. Volunteers are not permitted to perform major exams or surgeries. You will work with a doctor or nurse, spending time in various departments of a busy hospital. Departments you might support include Gynecology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Surgery. Volunteers may change bandages, take blood pressure and contribute to education efforts regarding about basic disease prevention. An important element to these volunteer placements in Ghana is learning about and being comfortable with a different culture’s healthcare practices.

Typical day

Usual working hours for the healthcare volunteering in Ghana project are daily from 8am-3pm.

These are the activities for the healthcare volunteering :

  • Weighing the patients
  • Retrieve temperatures
  • Retrieve bio-data
  • Prepping patients for the doctor visits
  • Assisting lab work: take blood samples
  • Assisting the doctor during consultations
  • Helping out in the delivery ward/delivery room

Details on Arrival

STARTS DATE: Flexible


Airport pickup info:

On the day (or night) of your arrival, Samba Africa Voluntary (SAVO) Staffs will be at the Accra Kotoka International airport to welcome you And transfer you to a hotel with Fan  or air-conditioned rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your Assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to our office in Kumasi.


Free-time activities

Weekends, are free days to volunteers. You may choose to travel out of town to see the many interesting sights and sounds in other parts of Ghana or hang out with your fellow volunteer(s) and/or locals in the neighbourhood.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports

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
Education Requirements
Health at University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
medically certified volunteer,health professionals are needed most. volunteers who have knowledge and experience about health issues.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) (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 Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

The program fee covers:
2. Airport pickup ,Hotel and meals in Accra upon arrival, before transfer to project site.
3. Transportation to project site first day.
6. Accommodation
7. Utilities
8. Three times meals daily.                     

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Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

On the day (or night) of your arrival, SAMBA AFRICA VOLUNTEERING (SAVO) staffs will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to a hotel with air-conditioned rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to your destination (KUMASI).

Accommodation

The accommodation type we arrange for volunteers is the family stay type. This means that volunteers stay with a family as their host. Staying with a host family is very ideal and cost saving for both the volunteer and SAVO-Ghana. The volunteer gets to experience the culture closely and better whilst SAVO- Ghana also comfortably manages the security and safety of the volunteer and properties. In a room, each volunteer has to his/her own, a bed, pillow and bedspread.

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

The foods served are mainly international dishes comprising rice, chicken, beef, tea, coffee, bread, eggs, soup, potato, oaths, fruits, fish, etc. local foods are served alongside and are made mainly from the above, tubers, beans and/or maize. We have to mention that it is very common to find dishes volunteers are familiar with in a restaurant in the cities.

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.
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)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$300.00
3 weeks
$433.00
4 weeks
$566.00
5 weeks
$698.00
9 weeks
$1,230.00
17 weeks
$2,292.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$6,675.00
Average fees
$142.00/week

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

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