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Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

Natural Forest Conservation

Environment Conservation Work

The green environment invites you to join a volunteer program in forest conservation; This project is specially designed to suits volunteers.

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

The green environment invites you to join a volunteer program in forest conservation; This project is specially designed to suits volunteers for its ecological projects for periods of one to five months. This project includes: promoting the use of sustainable practices; renewable energy development; and environmental education and the re-vegetation of hillsides using native plants to reduce erosion and create habitats; participants who are also interested in the nursery conservation can also apply.


What can you bring to support the Program?


1) Pamphlets on environments
2) Environmental friendly materials.
The core aim in this project is to assist and restore the lost forest with artificial forest to conserve the environment.

Our volunteer program offers many opportunities to volunteer in various fields.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Typical day

Usually working days are from Monday to Friday. You will work 5-6 hours per day

Activities expected volunteers to get involved:

  • Picking of seedlings,
  • filling of the seed bags,
  • Tree Nursery
  • Transplanting
  • Fetching of water,
  • Watering of the nursery
  • Weeding,
  • Working on soil 

Details on Arrival

The program is available from January to December. You are welcome to join us all year!

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date. Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic 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 - 12:00

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

Contact Project Coordinator

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 neighborhood.

Swimming
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports
Contact & Reservation
$131
/week
$131
/week
2 - 50
weeks
2 - 50
weeks
16+
age
16+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Services by Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

.Airport pickup upon arrival.
. 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

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

On the day (or night) of your arrival, SAMBA AFRICA VOLUNTEERING (SAVO) staffs will be at the Accra Kotoka International 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

Accommodation belongs to the host-families. There are always other people in the house as well; and they would be willing to give you some assistance. You would be placed in the same location with another volunteer - unless you specifically state that you like to be stayed alone. Participants coming as couple or pair will not be placed with other volunteers in the same bedroom. volunteer(s) have their separate room - with a lock and key. It is advisable to come along with a mosquitoes nets.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Bedroom (Double)
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.
Or you can choose to eat local food!

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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$400.00
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)
$3,100.00
Average fees
$131.00/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.
Deposit (15%)
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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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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 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.
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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?
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