Teacher In Rural Schools

Work in Ghana to provide impoverished, orphaned and street children in one of partner schools (Any subject of your preferred choice).

If you are interested in the education sector you could work as assistant teacher at one of our partner schools. You will be able to teach any of the classes and any subject, so it would be good if you could indicate your preference when applying so that you can be allocated to something that interests you most. To become a volunteer teacher you do not need to be a professional teacher and will have no problem teaching if you have just finished secondary school. The children are all very excited and curious. They want to find out more about the volunteer and their home country. By providing them with an overview of life at home, you are expanding their world awareness. In addition, volunteers reaffirm the value of education and motivate the students to concentrate on it. In addition, volunteers are a great assistance to the teachers that often have to teach the students for many different subjects and for the entire day. They can also share their teaching ideas with the teachers and show them how schools are run elsewhere.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Typical day

Wake up around 7.00 am, bath, breakfast. Start work at 8.00 am in assigned institution. Work as your schedule provides. Lunch at around 12 noon at the workplace or a nearby restaurant. Return to work until 3.00 pm. 
The number of working hours ranges from 3 to 4 hours per day; (optional) though the schedule is flexible to suit the volunteer. After working hours, the volunteer plans how he/she uses the remainder of the day. The volunteer can help with other community projects, including first aid training, planning health programs , or sports, games with the school children, or just relax and enjoy some free time. At about 6.00 pm supper is served, warm friendship from colleagues at work and town folk to keep you company and show you around and immerse into Ghanaian culture. Ghanaian's are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality. 

The volunteer may also wish to spend their free time with other international volunteers in the area.
Weekends are for your free time. We will be more than happy to show you around the local area or visit places such as the beach, the capital city, Cape Coast Castle, National Park etc. You may also wish to travel independently or with other volunteers to different parts of Ghana or other neighboring countries.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English, Maths, science,ICT etc at High school level level
Required Documents
CV
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 12:30

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Ghana? Volunteer World directly connects you with Tanf Ghana

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Free-time activities

The volunteer may also wish to spend their free time with other international volunteers in the area.
Weekends are for your free time. we will be more than happy to show you around the local area or visit places such as the beach, the capital city, Cape Coast Castle, National Park etc. You may also wish to travel independently or with other volunteers to different parts of Ghana or other neighboring countries.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Services

What's included?
Pre-Departure Handbook (Details on everything you need to know about your arrival to Ghana), Airport transfers from Accra airport (Pick Up and Drop Off), Rent and Accommodation throughout your stay,Breakfast and Supper throughout your stay, Utility bills (extra Electricity, Water and Gas) Compensation to host family,Orientation transportation and tours (first three days of arrival to familiarize yourself with the community you serve) Day Tour to the capital city,Accra (seeing the major sights)
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

Volunteer will be picked up from the airport to their placement and will always be drive to their working sites from Monday to friday.

Accommodation

We have two options, Host family and volunteer house that has flush toilets and bath in most of the towns. In the rural areas, you will have to manage with a pit toilet & bath.You will be living in a host family house and become a member of that family, If you are living in the volunteer house, you will be sharing a room with other volunteers with the same sex. The volunteer house often has up to ten volunteers, so it can be quite fun as you know you room mate.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast lunch and supper, Vegetarian food available

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$559
5 weeks
$699
6 weeks
$839
7 weeks
$979
12 weeks
$1679
20 weeks
$2799
50 weeks (max. stay)
$7000

You can volunteer at the project site in Accra/Ghana between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Tanf Ghana will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$140/week
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 Tanf Ghana 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?
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Ghana upfront.
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