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Midwifery Elective

On a midwifery internship you’ll gain perspective on techniques that will be entirely new to you, while cleverly setting yourself apart from other midwives.

We can make it happen’ - words we live by. Tell us the areas of midwifery you’re interested in and we’ll carefully craft an internship, perfectly customized to your needs. Please also keep in mind that these are not standard placements that position you as a volunteer midwife; they’re structured learning experiences designed for your own personal development, and to help you steer your life in the direction you want it to go. Once you’ve signed up, one of our Internship Experts will immediately begin customizing your placement.

These experts are responsible for your entire experience, and will be there to support you every step of the way, from arranging your experience in the hospital to organizing your visa. They’re also in charge of our operations on the ground, meaning they oversee everything from A to Z. There’s really no one better for the job.

 

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Typical day

From the moment you step off the plane you’ll be in the care of our experienced ground teams. They’ll pick you up from the airport, take you back to our private, fully catered, and security-guarded house, and begin providing 24/7 support (this continues for the duration of your stay). You’ll also be granted access to our personalized online internship tracker.

Our mission is to design midwifery internships abroad that deliver an experience that has a quality superior to anything else available. After a decade of work are proud to be able to offer you precisely that. Take your future into your own hands and get in touch with us today. We’re ready to talk when you are.

 

Details on Arrival

Our volunteer and internship placements are available all year round and open to anyone irrespective of gender or age; A life-changing experience you don't want to miss!. You decide when you intend to be part of the project and how long you want to stay.

 

 

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, Certificates and Photo
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers should have medical backgrounds.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:30

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

Free-time activities

Accra has developed a fairly western social scene in the recent years, mainly because of the large expatriate community in the city. On Friday night, singing karaoke in the champs sports bar at the Paloma Hotel, you would be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped back into Europe. And this has its place-after a month living in the village, a cocktail and some fluent English conversation can be just what you need.

There are some great deal of bars in Accra with much more feel, and much more opportunity to interact with Ghanaians, one popular place with volunteers is ’By well’ at the southern end of Osu Oxford street, where the house band plays every Thursday evening, Royal Palm (Nungua-Cold store) where on every Fridays-Sundays, you will experience a great scene of spinning. It is a real mix of music, with everything from Bob Marley to the Beatles, and of course, plenty of our own high-life and hip-life.

Cape coast also has good bars, ‘Oasis’ on the beach near the Castle is popular and sometimes has impressive live drumming and dancing shows. The night club at Cape Coast Hotel has ladies Night on Fridays; with free for lady’s entry (gents pay GHS 40). On almost every street in Ghana, you will find at least one spot bar, which is anything from a few plastic chairs outside a shack selling beer and local gin, to large garden bar serving a wide range of food and drinks.

Spot bars are usually relatively inexpensive, and the sorts of places local people to for their beer after work. Learning some Twi or Ewe and some Ga from the locals as the sun goes down and sip an ice-cold star or club beer can be a great and very cheap evening out. Labadi beach is also a place where volunteers go swimming and horse riding.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Hiking
Riding

Included Services

What's included?

What's included?

Arranging your Program
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Accommodation and Food
Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
Orientation
WIFI internet access/ stand-by generator during power cuts.
Local in-country team support and backup
Certificate of Completion

 

What's Not included?

 International/Domestic Airfare

Visa fees 

Travel insurance (available at nominal cost)

Local transportation to and fro program location

Departure transfer to airport (can be arranged at additional cost)

Vaccinations

Any personal expenses, TIPS, extra meals, beverages, laundry and any other services which are not mentioned (approximate personal expenses for food and traveling per week would be USD 40 to USD 50 per week)

 

 

VolunteerMatch Ghana strives to provide best of the living and other arrangements to its volunteers. Like we keep saying, just pack your bags and arrive at your placement destination. From your airport pickup, stay, meals, weekend tours and other nitty gritties, VMG manages everything for you.

Airport Pickup at Kotoka

You will be met by our representative at Kotoka International Airport in Accra from where you are transferred to your project location. Volunteers will stay overnight in Accra at VolunteerMatch Ghana homestay.
Accommodation

Accommodation

VolunteerMatch Ghana strives to provide best of the living and other arrangements to its volunteers. Like we keep saying, just pack your bags and arrive at your placement destination. From your airport pickup, stay, meals, weekend tours and other nitty gritties, VMG manages everything for you.


Dorm Room Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be staying with VolunteerMatch Ghana Homestay. Accommodation is either provided in an individual or shared room along with other volunteers. By staying with a VMG Homestay you will experience the local Ghanaian culture, language customs and traditions.

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)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$600.00
5 weeks
$750.00
7 weeks
$1,050.00
9 weeks
$1,350.00
20 weeks (max. stay)
$3,000.00
Average fees
$150.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Accra/Ghana between 4 weeks and 20 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. VolunteerMatch 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 VolunteerMatch Ghana 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

Check out first

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.
Budgeting
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?

Airport
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.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Ghana while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Teshie Road, Accra, Ghana

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