Volunteer

Volunteer

We have a range of exciting volunteering opportunities in Ghana offering you the opportunity to share your skills and make a real difference.

If you are a looking to travel to Ghana as an individual please click here to see our brochure full of useful information.

If you wish to travel as a group of 6 or more people click here for more information.


TEACHING

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”

State education in Ghana is free, however the costs incurred by parents (registration fees, uniform, shoes, books and stationery) means that school is out of reach for many families living in acute poverty.

We work with The Future Leaders School in Accra that gives children from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to get the education they deserve by providing classes, meals, transport, uniform and books at no cost to the students.

As a teaching volunteer, you will assist in the classroom in any year group from nursery to high school. You may work one-to-one with students who need extra input for a number of reasons, including having started school late, or they may be excelling and in need of extension work.

The school is directly supported by our volunteers and we have opportunities for everyone regardless of teaching experience.

DURATION – 2 – 12 weeks

SPORTS COACHING

We have a wide range of rewarding sports coaching opportunities available in Ghana. You will work with local teams, clubs and schools to develop the sport, skills and the players you will be working closely with.

“Sport has the power to change the world. It speak to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair”

Football – Football is Ghana’s number one passion. Every child grows up playing football anywhere and everywhere they can. Because of this we use football as a tool to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children and create better opportunities in the communities that we work with.

As a football volunteer you will have the opportunity to work with our enthusiastic coaches to help inspire the next generation, bring new drills to develop skills and technique, make football fun and provide a safe and supportive environment for the children.

The opportunities include:
• An academy of elite players aged 13- 18 in Accra,
some of who go on to achieve scholarships abroad.
• Our “Street to School Soccer Project” from U8 – U15
• Football training run by our qualified coaches at five schools in Tema, including Academy classes for those showing particular talent.

To find out more about our “Street to School”  soccer project please click here.

Netball – Netball is still a developing sport in Ghana. The introduction to the sport in schools, colleges and universities has seen a huge rise in female participation in sports and created a pathway for interested volunteers to make an impact through their coaching experience.

We have been working hard to train coaches across Accra and use Netball as a tool to teach girls about sexual health education to help prevent common problems of teenage pregnancies, abuse and dropping out of school.

You will work alongside local coaches to improve the quality of coaching and to provide a better understanding of all aspects of the game to allow hundreds of enthusiastic and passionate girls in
our community to play.

To find out more about our Netball Project please click here

Other sports that we have opportunities for include Boxing, Tennis, Rugby, Hockey, PE and Basketball.

DURATION 2-12 WEEKS

MEDICAL 

If you are looking to study medicine at university or to further your experience applying to this programme can really make your application stand out!

Working on this internship you will be shadowing a doctor in one of Accra’s biggest hospitals. Each week you will get to experience a different ward within the hospital dependent on your experience and interests. The doctor you will be shadowing will ensure that you are learning about every aspect of the hospital and medicine in Western Africa during your internship.

We also have Physiotherapy placements available working in clinics, with professional sports teams and within the local community.

DURATION – 2- 12 weeks

VETERINARY CARE

If you have a passion for working with animals, particularly in the field of Veterinary medicine then this voluntary project is the perfect way to gain some knowledge or put your skills into practice.

You will work in local clinics and practices to help deal with walk in patients and learn about the problems that people in Ghana are faced with when dealing with animals. The aim is to be involved in one surgery each week and one outreach trip outside Accra. You will work closely with, or shadow members of the veterinary team who will encourage you to get involved, be inquisitive and to learn.

DURATION 2 – 12 WEEKS