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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.

To regard Ghana as being one of the friendliest countries on the planet, you will have a great chance to discover a fascinating place steeped in history, culturally diverse, stunning coastlines, savannah and rainforest while volunteering to help Ghanaians in need.

In many areas of Ghana, thousands of families live in inadequate accommodation and children attend school in crumbling buildings. Our construction project allows them to move to new, better quality homes and for the children to receive an education in secure, new classrooms.

We are currently expanding all operations in Ghana due to the success of this volunteer building program in Africa.

* Samba Africa Construction work is a volunteer building project in Ghana, which main objective is to help with the ongoing building and renovation projects in Ghana.

* There are normally several projects on the go at once ranging from building brand new learning centers from scratch, to helping update existing sites, things like running in power supplies (both solar and electric) and general renovation work are all possible.

* If you are a fully qualified brick layer or plumber, or just want to lend a hand and don't mind getting your hands dirty then this worthwhile project is for you.

* We are also interested in hearing from architects, civil engineers, etc. as there are also building construction project management opportunities for those who can spare the time.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Wheel Chairs

Typical day

The day starts early with breakfast in the Volunteer home, Host Family, then off to work at your project. They tend to start early so as to make the most of the cooler times of the day and then in the hotter afternoons the time is used to plan for the next day and logistics resupply etc.

Depending on your experience, needs and background, you will be allocated to a project that suits Volunteer. Each volunteer has the opportunity to talk to Daniel, the Project Coordinator before they start their placement. He will ensure that you have a clear understanding of the needs of the projects and that you are fully prepared for your program and life in Ghana.

The buildings are usually made from Sand blocks, mud bricks that are produced by using a press, some mud and water, and then left to harden in the sun.

Volunteers will help improve infrastructure throughout communities, focusing on children’s homes, clinics, community centers, toilet facilities, and schools.  Volunteer tasks will include painting, brick laying, plastering, digging, block shaping, carpentry, steel bending, mortar mixing, and much more.

During your stay, volunteer also may have the chance to meet chiefs and community elders who will teach you about the different cultures within their communities. You should enjoy the outdoors and have a good level of physical fitness to truly enjoy this placement.

Volunteer will join a team of volunteers and local people constructing and renovating buildings in the local communities.

  • Role: Contributing to developing communities by learning how to build walls, plaster, mix mortar, lay blocks, Paintings and more, for schools, libraries, and homes.
  • Requirements: None
  • Placement locations: Cities/Rural Areas
  • Role: Helping to construct and renovate buildings for local communities
  • Requirements: None
  • Accommodation: Volunteer Home/ Host family  


Details on Arrival



Start dates: Flexible

The working week is from Monday to Friday, and you are welcome to explore the surrounding area on weekends, or just relax with your new friends.




Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 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.
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.

Contact Project Coordinator

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
Contact & Reservation
$144
/week
$144
/week
2 - 50
weeks
2 - 50
weeks
17+
age
17+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
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Feb
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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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$450.00
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
$144.00/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.

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
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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?
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