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Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

Support Farmers in Rural Villages

Farming project is designed for those volunteers who enjoy the more physical aspect of volunteering and don’t mind getting their hands dirty

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

Farming is the primary economic activity of most people living in rural villages in Ghana, yet many communities are unable to produce enough food. Samba Africa Voluntary Organization  and its volunteers contribute sustainable solutions to communities agricultural issues and help preserve natural resources. SAVO works with volunteers to increase agricultural productivity through improved seeds and farming practices, improve access to markets so farmers can profitably sell their surplus food while integrating projects that often combine vegetable gardening, livestock management and nutrition education.

Voluntary Work

Volunteers on the project will have a lot of freedom to pursue their passion within the field.
The Farming Program is especially suitable for those who are interested in agriculture and food security, environmental science, natural resources, ecology, international development and public health. The specific tasks volunteers carry out  are depending on the project and the season.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Typical day

Volunteers on the project do hands-on work that leaves a lasting impact on farming communities in need. By assisting throughout the numerous steps of the agricultural process, volunteers are able to be immersed in the local agriculture scene, learn about sustainable farming methods and agriculture processes at the rural level.

Typical Weekly Farm Volunteer Tasks in Season

Monday & Tuesday 7:00-14:00 – Weeding, Soil and Field Maintenance

Wednesday 7:00-14:00 – Seeding, Planting,and Watering 

Thursday 7:00-14:00 – Harvesting, 

Friday 7:00-14:00 – Seeding, Planting, Weeding, Field Maintenance

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 15 years old on the program start date.
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 - 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 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 neighbourhood.

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 a couple or pair will not be placed with other volunteers in the same bedroom. The volunteer(s) have their separate room - with a lock .

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)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$600.00
5 weeks
$700.00
6 weeks
$800.00
7 weeks
$900.00
11 weeks
$1,300.00
19 weeks
$2,100.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$3,100.00
Average fees
$106.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kumasi/Ghana between 4 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

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?
Melcom Road, Kumasi, Ghana

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