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Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

Health Care Apprentice

Kumasi, Ghana

Health is also one of the fundamental needs of a human. come and lets us make changes in Ghanas health sector.


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

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
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
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

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Any questions? Just ask. We at Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) are happy to help you.

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The program fee covers:
2. Airport pickup ,Accommodation and meals in Accra upon arrival, before transfer to project site.
3. Transportation to project site first day.
4. Accommodation and meals in Accra prior to departure.
5. Drop-off at airport on departure day.
6. Accommodation
7. Utilities
8. Three times meals daily

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)
$250.00
3 weeks
$500.00
4 weeks
$600.00
5 weeks
$700.00
9 weeks
$1,100.00
17 weeks
$1,900.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$7,500.00
Average fees
$138.00/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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