Nursery Assistant

Light for Children has ongoing partnerships with a number of orphanages in the Ashanti region. We place volunteers only in accredited orphanages.

Light for Children has ongoing partnerships with a number of orphanages in the Ashanti region. We place volunteers only in accredited orphanages that treat the children well and place a high priority on re-integrating them with family and the community wherever possible. Mampong Babies Home specializes in taking in infants whose mothers have died in childbirth or shortly after. They are able to provide good care for such babies who otherwise would often not survive. They maintain communication with the families of origin and try to reunite the babies with relatives as soon as it is practical and safe. Typical work: · Feeding the children · Bathing and changing diapers of infants · Cleaning and tidying the living and sleeping area · Playing and spending time with the children

Nursery Assistant volunteers with kids and staff of the orphanage babies at the orphanage stine and her babies too many babies? line with several kids a volunteer feeding a baby

Suitable for


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)
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 09:00 - 17:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Light for Children are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Volunteers can go on tours over the weekends to various tourist attractions in Ghana like the Lake Bosomtwi,Castles at Cape Coast,Kakum National Park,Mole National Park,etc



What's included?
Pre-departure information and support
Airport pickup and drop-off
One night in Accra at a guest house
Transport to placement
Accommodation for the duration of your stay
Food for the duration of your stay
Support from project coordinator
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

A representative of Light for Children will be at the Kotoka International Airport to pick up volunteers on arrival.


Accommodations in host families are located in serene,peaceful areas.The volunteers will have their own rooms but bathrooms are shared with the host families.Living conditions vary considerably, depending on whether you will be staying in the city or in a village. Most host families in the city have running water.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Food: Host families will provide breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is usually bread and eggs, or porridge. Dinners are local food, often consisting of rice, yam or plantain with a variety of stews. Fish is often eaten, with chicken, beef and goat being served less often. Ghanaian food can be very spicy but most host families have experience cooking for foreign volunteers, and can modify the food to your tastes and specific needs.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
9 weeks
17 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)

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. Light for Children 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 Light for Children 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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