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Tanf Ghana

Health Care Assistant At Local Hospital

TANF supports the neediest people within Ghana, by providing them with an education and access to health care.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Health sector you will be able to work in the local hospital and help with consultations and public health such as, free health screening of Malaria,Cholera, Tuberculosis etc, Baby weighing,Helping in the maternity with child delivery and basic health assistant. As a health volunteer you also have the opportunity to take part in our health talks, which we organise at schools. Topics we have covered so far include, general hygiene, HIV/AIDS, STDs and Malaria. We are looking for volunteers to help with these health talks and we are open to suggestions on topics they would like to present on. These talks are meant to give primary school children basic knowledge that they can also take home and teach their siblings and friends. We try to make these talks interactive and use practical methods, e.g. demonstrating how to wash ones hands correctly etc. During epidemics, e.g. the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we also try to reach out to entire communities, through health talks open to all, during which we also distribute fliers with more information. Volunteers can also help us organise basic first aid training to local teachers at our partner schools. 

If you have more experience in this area and perhaps even a medical qualification you could be working alongside the nurses and doctors and applying / teaching your skills. During your time, you will be able to identify any problems you see in the health provision in the hospitals and you will be able to help tackle them with any you may have.

One of the good things about volunteering in Ghana is that virtually everyone can speak English and thus there are no communication difficulties and language should not have an effect on your placement. All of the volunteers will, through their project, get to know the culture of Ghana and will also be able to travel through other parts of the country on weekends. As you will be based in the same town as the organisation you will always have a contact person and any problems can be solved immediately. 

There is a lot of work to be done and all volunteers are only placed into a project where their help is really needed and will for that reason, never have a lack of things to do in Ghana. 


Suitable for


Typical day

Wake up around 7.00 am, bath, breakfast. Start work at 8.00 am in assigned institution. Work as your schedule provides. Lunch at around 12 noon at the workplace or a nearby restaurant. Return to work until 3.00 pm. 
The number of working hours ranges from 3 to 4 hours per day; (optional) though the schedule is flexible to suit the volunteer. After working hours, the volunteer plans how he/she uses the remainder of the day. The volunteer can help with other community projects, including first aid training, planning health programs , or sports, games with the school children, or just relax and enjoy some free time. At about 6.00 pm supper is served, warm friendship from colleagues at work and town folk to keep you company and show you around and immerse into Ghanaian culture. Ghanaian's are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality. 

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 Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Experience in health service, Nutrition, Report writing!

Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 12:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at Tanf Ghana are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

The volunteer may also wish to spend their free time with other international volunteers in the area. Weekends are for your free time. we will be more than happy to show you around the local area or visit places such as the beach, the capital city, Cape Coast Castle, National Park etc. You may also wish to travel independently or with other volunteers to different parts of Ghana or other neighboring countries.

Water Sports

Included Services

What's included?
Pre-Departure Handbook (Details on everything you need to know about your arrival to Ghana), Airport transfers from Accra airport (Pick Up and Drop Off), Rent and Accommodation throughout your stay,Breakfast and Supper throughout your stay, Utility bills (extra Electricity, Water and Gas) Compensation to host family,Orientation transportation and tours (first three days of arrival to familiarize yourself with the community you serve) Day Tour to the capital city,Accra (seeing the major sights)
Airport Pickup at Kotoka

Volunteer will be picked up from the airport to their placement and will always be drive to their working sites from Monday to Friday.


We have two options, Host family and volunteer house that has flush toilets and bath in most of the towns. In the rural areas, you will have to manage with a pit toilet & bath.You will be living in a host family house and become a member of that family, If you are living in the volunteer house, you will be sharing a room with other volunteers with the same sex. The volunteer house often has up to ten volunteers, so it can be quite fun as you know you room mate.

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

Breakfast lunch and supper, Vegetarian food available

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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Accra/Ghana between 2 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Tanf Ghana 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 Tanf Ghana during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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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.
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?

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.
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