School Volunteer

650 USD + $125/month accommodation

January, June or September for 5-11 months

Are you seeking an extraordinary opportunity that will push your boundaries, uplift others, and leave a lasting imprint?

Our Ghana placement is perfect for individuals more excited about supporting disadvantaged communities than conventional tourism. As a school volunteer, you can share your enthusiasm for education to students eager to absorb knowledge; this gives volunteers a unique perspective into a different culture while effecting lasting change in the lives of those less fortunate.

In these under-resourced schools, antiquated chalkboards take precedence over modern IT equipment. Volunteers are tasked with crafting bespoke lessons spanning many subjects, be it mathematics, English, science, creative arts, or sports, drawing upon their expertise and passions to make a meaningful impact.

Locations

The schools are in small towns near Cape Coast, one of the country’s most historic cities and a World Heritage Site.

Work Schedule

Volunteers work Monday to Friday, usually with a morning and afternoon shift, and can explore during weekends and school holidays.

Age Requirements

Visa requires volunteers to be at least 17 years old at the point of application.

Fundraising

Volunteers are encouraged to fundraise through their friends, family, and wider networks, to cover their costs and raise money for the school.

Teamwork

Volunteering at a school means working closely with a diverse team of all ages. You’ll always have at least one fellow volunteer by your side while collaborating with the entire local staff team.

Food & Accommodation

Traditional Ghanaian meals are provided by the host family. Staying with a host family in a private or twin room shared with another volunteer can provide a more immersive experience, allowing you to learn more about Ghanaian culture and customs first-hand.

Community Volunteer

650 USD + $125/month accommodation

January, June or September for 3-12 months

Are you looking for a meaningful experience that will allow you to grow personally and uplift others?

Our community volunteer placements in Ghana are tailor-made for individuals excited by the chance to support disadvantaged communities. Embark on a journey that promises not only to broaden your horizons but also to leave a positive imprint on the lives of others

Medical Centre
At the heart of our placements lies the opportunity to assist with health campaigns and education, all while acquiring new skills through shadowing and observing doctors. Given the under-resourced nature of the medical centres, the presence of willing volunteers is truly invaluable.

Football for Hope
Engage in a unique initiative where football serves as a vehicle for reconnecting school dropouts with education. Volunteers play a pivotal role in this endeavour, alongside opportunities to contribute to the IT centre and participate in a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene project.

Locations

The schools are in small towns near Cape Coast, one of the country’s most historic cities and a World Heritage Site.

Work Schedule

This placement differs from a standard 9-5 and requires flexibility. Volunteers get at least two days off per week.

Age Requirements

Visa requires volunteers to be at least 17 years old at the point of application.

Fundraising

Volunteers are encouraged to fundraise through their friends, family, and wider networks, to cover their costs and raise money for the projects.

Teamwork

At our community placements, volunteers will usually be part of a wider team of similar-age volunteers, so you can support and socialise with each other while collaborating with a diverse and multi-generational local staff team.

Food & Accommodation

Traditional Ghanaian meals are provided by the host family. Staying with a host family in a private or twin room shared with another volunteer can provide a more immersive experience, allowing you to learn more about Ghanaian culture and customs first-hand.

Volunteer Experiences

Programme Manager

Supporting volunteer journeys

The Ghana Programme Manager, Kweku, prepares volunteers for their placements and provides ongoing support.

Based in Cape Coast, Kweku lives with his wife and two kids. Kweku developed a passion for young people’s development when volunteering in 2013, where he gained considerable life skills. He now helps others have the same experience. When he’s not assisting volunteers, Kweku plays the guitar and organ at church and occasionally sings. Kweku loves his country and has travelled to all the major regions of Ghana. Above all else, Kweku enjoys family time and dreams of becoming a farmer.

Fee Details

Why there’s a fee
New Ventures Worldwide is a UK-registered nonprofit charity. The fee contributes to our operating costs and allows us to continue our mission of arranging volunteering placements for our global network of nonprofit organisations. A financial report is published annually to the UK Charity Commission.

 

Included in the fee
The fee includes a sponsored visa, a thoroughly vetted placement, an appropriate volunteer role based on age, experience and interests, a placement mentor, preparation guidance, ongoing support and a placement that provides any necessary training, accommodation, food and a spending allowance.

 

Additional costsย 
In addition to the placement fee, volunteers pay for flights, a visa, and travel insurance, usually costing around $2,500 USD (depending on the departure destination). Volunteers are reimbursed weekly towards their costs during placement, and the reimbursement amount varies.

FAQs

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What is the enrolment process?

After completing the application form, our team will check if you are eligible for your chosen program before inviting you to a Welcome Video Call. The interview is where you get to know the New Ventures Worldwide team, ask questions and get matched to your perfect program. Various background checks are then conducted before you are officially enrolled in the program.

What are the benefits?

  • See the world while experiencing a new culture
  • Experience personal growth, becoming more confident and independent
  • Make an impact working with international non-profit organisations
  • It looks great on your CV
  • Learn new skills for life
  • Gain perspective and understand what life is all about

Do I need flights and travel insurance?

Yes, you will need to arrange your own flights and travel insurance. Youโ€™ll need to send us your travel insurance policy details before starting a program.

Can a friend and I enrol on the same placement?

Being on a volunteering placement means youโ€™ll always have a network of people around you, including locals and other volunteers. Providing a readymade community with local knowledge to explore, share, and create incredible memories. However, if you want to travel with a friend from home, let us know, and we can usually arrange for you to be on the same placement.

What happens if there is a problem during the placement?

New Ventures Worldwide has a Ladder of Support so you can see who to contact if you need help. Your placement will assist you in almost all situations. However, we also offer background support, mainly if a more serious issue arises.

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