VOLUNTEERING GHANA (WEST AFRICA)
We currently have 20 opportunities for those who enjoy helping others less fortunate than themselves.
We also need volunteers with various skill sets and ideas who enjoy more the physical aspects of volunteering and want to get their “hands dirty” to join our rural development and expansion project through Agriculture, Arts and Social Enterprise.
The main aim of this program is to address the difficulties facing our rural community when it comes to development projects without appropriate tools. We are looking for volunteers who will use their initiative to create alternative solutions and ideas.
If you believe you have the qualities we are looking for then please feel free to register your interest and any additional information for a consideration into our programme.
You can contact us or send us your CV by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you with information on how to take your interest forward.
ACTIVITIES ON THE FARM
AGRICULTURE AND FARMING ACTIVITIES
- TROPICAL PLANTATION MANAGEMENT
- LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION
- ADDED VALUE LOCAL FOOD
- LOCAL FOOD TASTING WORKSHOP / SESSIONS
- LEISURE AND PLEASURE ACTIVITIES FACILITATORS
AGRICULTURE ARTS AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
- DECORATIVE ARTS & CRAFT STALLS
- PERFORMING ARTS
- DECORATICE ARTS WORKSHOP
- STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
- EXHIBITION AREA FOR LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
OUR CREATIVE AND PIONEERING ARTS EXPOSURE
RURAL REGENERATION PROJECT
- ROOFING THE HOSTEL
- GUEST ACCOMMODATION
- VISITORS CAFÉ
- DEVELOPING A LOCAL CHARITY SHOP (Not for profit local affordable rate ) to promote our dignity buying project
The Ghana hands on Agriculture program is designed for those who enjoy the more physical aspect of volunteering and want to get their “hands dirty”. The main aim of this program is to address the difficulties facing our various rural community when it comes to development project with appropriate tools.
Due to lack of tangible economic activities, our innovative social enterprise model could enable potential partners to join our rural development and expansion project through Agriculture, Arts and Social Enterprise.
Our project will assist local participating Farmers and Artists to provide more sustainable food sources for their children and in some cases able to facilitate a better market source leading to a healthier level of income. Artist and farmers could sell their products to local, national or international visitors who would find a reason to visit the farm as a destination point and contributing to the local economy.
NB: While previous agricultural experience is not a prerequisite for participating in this project, the more experience you have, the more you will be able to assist with developing the program and teaching techniques to local participants. It is also important to note that resources and machinery are extremely limited and most work is very labour intensive. You can and are encouraged to work at your own comfortable pace.
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
Volunteers are accommodated on the Wumenu community farm.
Your fees will support, food and board. It is exciting to stay with local Ghanaians; that way you will learn the Ghanaian way of life, meet local people, eat local food, speak the local language and engage in local customs and traditions.
Living on the farm is basic, we have no electricity or running water.
Volunteers can expect to share a room with one or two other volunteers.
We have a cook who prepares meals. Ghanaian food is tasty, diverse and volunteers can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their Ghanaian experience.
If volunteers wish to eat out, there are a large number of restaurants and diners 8 miles away starting from coca cola junction, to suit all tastes and budgets. If you have any allergies or special eating needs, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you.
However, we need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home.
We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.
Orientation will begin on the 1st and 15th (dates) of each month and last for approximately half a day. Orientation will be conducted by staff in Accra and cover everything you need to know for your volunteering placement in Ghana – Introduction to Ghana, Ghanaian Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Basic Ga, Twi, Ewe or Hausa lessons.
Travel Opportunities in Ghana and introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.
Once orientation is complete, volunteers will be transported to their accommodation and introduced to all relevant parties – hosts and program placement staff.
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