Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

Home Care Supporter

Kumasi, Ghana show on map
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. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Wheel Chairs

About Us

SAVO-Ghana is one of the fastest growing volunteer organizations in Ghana. We are dedicated to give meaningful and affordable volunteer programs across Ghana.Samba Africa Voluntary Organization has demonstrated its ability to develop and permanently institute long-term solutions to pressing orphanage issues and health problems in the country, the true way of assisting people.

Project Aims

Samba Africa Voluntary Organizations aim is to succeed in sustainable advances in health care as well as in the orphanage homes by implementing health education programs and providing humanitarian assistance.

About the Program 

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

Samba Africa Voluntary Organizations Orphanage in Ghana  is a public, religious, fraternal, philanthropists or a private institution for the care and protection of children without parents.


Role of Volunteer

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.
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





Typical day

 As a volunteer in Ghana, you will be working with children from impoverished backgrounds at an orphanage or childcare. You may also work with volunteers or assistants at the center. Depending on your individual interests and skills, and on the needs of the local staff, your daily activities involve, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching basic English, Math, Science, Physical Education, or other subjects of interest
  • Provide care, love and attention to children
  • Providing daily care to the children such as preparing meals and watching over them
  • Help them with their homework
  • Participate in playtime activities
  • Educating on personal hygiene, and safety rules and precautions
  • Developing stimulating new ideas to interest the children to learn
  • Organizing and leading extracurricular activities such as games, sports, art, music, dancing, story-telling, drama lessons, etc.
  • Assisting the local staff with administrative duties, promoting fundraising activities, and helping to plan events and excursions for the children

 

How You Can Make a Difference

 Due to this project, orphanages are able to stay afloat and provide the children with the necessities. Besides lightening the load of the staff, your participation as a volunteer in Ghana will be helping the orphanage to be financially viable. You'll also be the shining light for the children and bring about a fresh and positive energy in the orphanage. You'll also play the role of a friend and mentor to the children, turning them into confident individuals capable of believing in themselves. The love and attention that these children get from volunteers will uplift their spirits and put a smile on their faces.

 


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
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.
Other Skills
No experience is require but Volunteers with the Passion to work .
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 15:00

Included Services

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Flex Option
Change your reservation at no extra costs
Refund Guarantee
We refund your fees if Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) cancels your trip
Support & Mediation
We cover your back no matter what happens
Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO).

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.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)


.Airport pickup upon arrival.
Hotel and meals in Accra upon arrival, before transfer to project site.
. Transportation to project site first day.
Accommodation
. Utilities
. Meals - Breakfast, lunch and super.       Samba Africa T- Shirt 👚 

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) 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
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)
$ 550
5 weeks
$ 688
6 weeks
$ 825
7 weeks
$ 963
11 weeks
$ 1,513
19 weeks
$ 2,613
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 6,875
Average fees
$ 138 /week

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 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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