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Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

Rural Community Supporter

Samba Africa is calling all volunteers by joining hands to help the needy rural communities in Ghana. For best community works come to Samba Africa.

Allow community to be the Change

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

Community development workers at the  Samba Africa Voluntary Organization help communities to bring about social change and improve the quality of life in their local area. They work with individuals, families and whole communities to empower them to:

  • identify their assets, needs, opportunities, rights and responsibilities;
  • plan what they want to achieve and take appropriate action;
  • develop activities and services to generate aspiration and confidence.

A community development worker often acts as a link between communities and a range of other local authority and voluntary sector providers, such as the police, social workers and teachers.
They are frequently involved in addressing inequality, and projects often target communities perceived to be culturally, economically or geographically disadvantaged

Community development work at the Samba Africa Voluntary Organization  seeks to actively engage communities in making sense of the issues which affect their lives, setting goals for improvement and responding to problems and needs through empowerment and active participation.
A good deal of the work is project based, which means that community development workers usually have a specific geographical community or social group on which to focus.

Community work at the Samba Africa Voluntary Organization can be generic or specialized. Generic community work takes place in a particular geographical area, focusing on working with the community to identify their needs and issues, and formulating strategies to address those issues. The setting is either urban or rural, with rural community development work increasingly attracting attention.

Specialized community work focuses on either specific groups within a region (such as the homeless, the long-term unemployed, families with young children or ethnic minorities) or on particular concerns such as:

  • public transport;
  • mental health;
  • tackling drug abuse.
Samba Africa is calling interested volunteers to participates in our communal labor work in under privileged communities.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Wheel Chairs

Typical day

Each working day will vary depending on the scheduled activities for that week. Workers need to be accessible to the communities they serve. This means the work will often include unsocial hours, such as evenings and weekends, so considerable flexibility is required.

Typical tasks can be:

  • Identifying community skills, assets, issues and needs;
  • Ensuring that local people have their say;
  • Developing new resources in dialogue with the community and evaluating existing programmes;
  • Building links with other groups and agencies;
  • Helping to raise public awareness on issues relevant to the community;
  • Preparing reports and policies;
  • Raising and managing funds;
  • Developing and implementing strategies;
  • Liaising with interested groups and individuals to set up new services;
  • Mediating in matters of conflict;
  • Recruiting and training paid and voluntary staff;
  • Planning, attending and coordinating meetings and events
  • Overseeing the management of a limited budget
  • Encouraging participation in activities;
  • Challenging inappropriate behavior
  • General administrative duties.


Part-time, temporary work and career breaks are possible. Short-term contracts are common, due to the nature of funding within the sector.

Details on Arrival

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

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)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No education background is required. volunteers must be strong and have the capacity to work in our weather.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 14:00

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

Free-time activities

Weekends are free days for the 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
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports

Included Services

What's included?

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
Letter of recommendation

Airport Pickup at Kotoka

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 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. The volunteer(s) have their separate room - with a lock and key. Its advisable to come along with a mosquitoes net

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.

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)
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%)
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.
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?
Kumasi, Kumasi, Ghana

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