Home Care Supporter

Orphanage homes are less care in Ghana and samba have taken this opportunity to help these kids with the help of volunteers assisting the orphans with basic needs.

 Samba Africa voluntary Organization (SAVO) welcomes you to Ghana, the land of hospitality, rich culture and traditions.

SAVO is a volunteer driven non-profit NGO based in Kumasi (Ghana) which aims to provide best opportunities for the needy people in under privileged communities through better health, education, and sustainable development.

Our program is based on a collective commitment to support the Goals and thus we defend an integrated approach to sustainable development. That means that our projects not only aim to lift people out of poverty but also:
• Promoting education to reduce illiteracy:
• fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases:
• Helping and creating opportunities for the Orphanages
• promoting culture in West Africa

Orphanage in Ghana (Africa) is a public, religious, fraternal, philanthropists or a private institution for the care and protection of children without parents.
Orphanage homes are usually under resourced and staffed. Your assistance is therefore needed in all endeavors of the home including Teaching, cooking, serving food, sports assisting them to bath etc. by volunteering in the orphanage home; you invaluably leave a positive indelible mark in the lives of these children.

Skills, interest as well as the need of the home determine your role in the orphanage home. Volunteers help in the management of the home, teach English, mathematics, science and computer, counsel kids, exchange cultural views, teach hygiene, cooking, feed children, help have their naps and other recreations.

These orphanages work not only to house and feed the children but also to offer the empowering benefits of education and healthcare. The main responsibility of a volunteer at any of the orphanages is to spend time with the children and give them the attention and love they need. Volunteers will organize games and activities for the children and can help teach in the schools associated with the orphanage. Working in an orphanage requires motivation, energy, patience, and resourcefulness

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Typical day

 Education is a prominent aspect of working with orphanages in Ghana; therefore, volunteer working in orphanage project will also join school (teaching) during the week from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.

The typical school day is:

  • 7:00am breakfast, make kids ready for school
  • 08.00am School Begins
  • 10.00am Break
  • 10.30am 12.00pm Studies Continue
  • 12.00pm 01.00pm- Lunch Break
  • 01.00pm 03.00pm Studies Continue
  • 03.00pm Children are dismissed and return to orphanage with the kids
  • 04. 00PM Volunteers can do variety of job

Evenings are fun times as you organize games, art activities, singing, dancing, helping with cleaning, cooking, gardening and physical maintenance.  and other creative education and extra-curricular activities. You will be there to help with homework and encourage their academic progress.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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) and French (basic level)
Education Requirements
Maths,English,Science, Social,Airts and Painting,History etc at University or High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 15:00

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

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.



What's included?
The program fee cover ,Airport pickup,Accommodation and meals in Accra upon arrival, before transfer to project site.Transportation to project site first day. Accommodation and meals in Accra prior to departure, Drop-off at airport on departure day. Accommodation,Utilities, Meals - Breakfast, lunch and super.

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.
Airport Pickup

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).


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) Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be served three meals daily. Breakfast is usually tea/ coffee/ oats or corn porridge and bread with jam/ butter/ egg omelet. Lunch; plantain or rice or yam with vegetable stew or similar. Dinner; yam, pasta or plantain with vegetable sauce or stew or soup. For dessert you'd be served an orange or pineapple.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
11 weeks
19 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Kumasi/Ghana between 4 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 tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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.

Get ready to volunteer in Ghana

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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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