There are many different volunteer activities you could partake in. We need volunteers to help with teaching in one of our partner schools (any subject of your preferred choice), assisting in local hospitals, holding HIV/AIDS awareness talks, etc. If you have an idea of which area you would like to volunteer in, even if it was not mentioned above, let us know and we will see if such an opportunity is available.
7 AM: wake up, bath, breakfast
8 AM: start work at your assigned institution, work as your schedule provides
12 PM: lunch at the workplace or a nearby restaurant
3 PM: end of work
6 PM: dinner
The number of working hours ranges from 3 to 4 hours per day; (optional) although the schedule is flexible to suit the volunteer. After working hours, volunteers plan how they use the remainder of the day. Volunteers can help with other community projects including first aid training, planning health programs, sports games with the school children, or just relax and enjoy some free time. Warm friendship from colleagues at work and town folk will keep you company and show you around and immerse into Ghanaian culture. Ghanaian's are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality.
You will have orientation on the first three days of arrival to familiarize yourself with the community you serve.
*Please note that we do not work with institutionalized children.
You can choose to live in a volunteer house or with a family. In a host family, you will be assigned to your own bedroom with a lock, flush toilets and bath in most of the towns. You will not always have running water but there will be clean washing water to bath and shower in. A mosquito net can be quite helpful to bring or buy in Ghana at $5. You will be living in a host family house and become a member of that family, which gives you the opportunity to learn their culture, learn a new language, and virtually do everything with them. Host families are carefully selected and are very caring and friendly. If you are living in the volunteer house, you will be sharing a room with other volunteers. The volunteer house often has up to ten volunteers, so it can be quite fun as you get to know your roommates. The house has showers and flush toilets. You can also let us know the type of accommodation you prefer and we will help you get it if you send us advance notice.
Breakfast and supper
The one-time fee covers the following: airport transfers, orientation, transportation, and tours within the first three days of arrival.
Weekends are for your free time. You will have time to explore this beautiful country and learn about its culture and language (while spending a lot less money than the normal tourist). 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.
- Pre-departure handbook (details on everything you need to know about your arrival to Ghana)
- Airport transfers from Accra airport
- Utility bill (extra electricity, water, and gas) compensation to host family
- Day Tour to the capital city, Accra (seeing the major sights such as Independence Square, National Theatre, and the beach)
- Certificate/Testimonial after placement with TANF
- Daily transport to your workplace
- Continual assistance and contact from members of TANF staff
- 24/7 Emergency support
Learning material (pens, pencils, etc.)
Computer laptops (used laptops, etc.)
Box Address: P.O.BOX CT 9853 Cantonment-Accra Ghana)
We work in Ghana to provide impoverished, vulnerable, and street children with healthcare and education.