Location
  • Ghana
    • Accra
    • Cape Coast
Length
2 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
16
Age Max
99
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Apartment
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
1240
Price Details
The Basic package includes 4 Weeks of Volunteering. Every project can be extended and has different rates for extension weeks. You will find them at our homepage. Please note: prices may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations!
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airfare Airport Transfers Some Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Activities SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 19, 2021
May 31, 2022
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About Program

The West African country of Ghana on the Gulf of Guinea is home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna in its unique tropical landscape. However, this is threatened by environmental pollution and marine erosion. A lot of garbage ends up in the sea and endangers the habitat of its inhabitants.

Even large sea turtles, which are threatened with extinction in many other regions, have found a protected place to lay their eggs on Ghana's beaches. Besides, Ghana is also inhabited by many other animals such as lions, leopards, elephants, hyenas, buffalo antelopes and various species of crocodiles and monkeys. The tropical rainforests are even more colorful with over 750 bird species and about 1000 different butterfly species.

Get involved with RGV in environmental and nature protection, recycling and education to secure habitats for humans and animals. You can make a lasting impact on local environmental issues and help ensure that Ghana's treasures will last for years to come.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here. Learn more about how Rainbow Garden Village (RGV) is promoting ethical volunteering.

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Program Highlights

  • Experience the diversity of West African Ghana with its unique nature, wildlife & marine life. Get involved in various projects in social and medical work with children, environmental and nature protection and animal care
  • Get individual advice and help with the organization of your entire stay
  • Accommodation and part of the meals are included
  • Receive a T-shirt from the project and an internship certificate for your resume
  • Combine 2 or more projects if you want to try different things and book an optional language course or additional excursions

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Selina
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Internship abroad as a midwife in Ghana - Field report from a hospital in Accra

I spent 4 weeks traveling in Ghana, my project was a midwifery internship in the Lekma Hospital.

Accommodation
My accommodation was a Student House where I was immediately welcomed by the other volunteers. In the beginning, I had to ask many questions, but after about 3 days I felt very comfortable and well taken care of for the next 4 weeks. Even if sometimes we had to live without running water or electricity.
There was always a rich breakfast and also the dinner, which was very different from the European dinner but it tasted very good to me. I already miss some dishes very much, for example Red Red.

The internship
On my first day at Lekma Hospital, I got my "duty roster", a different ward every week, and I even got to watch surgeries. I was looking forward to the opportunity to learn about so many different areas.
My duties consisted of noting things down, taking vital signs, bathing babies, and otherwise looking around a lot and having work procedures explained to me by the midwives and nurses.
The hygiene and general condition in the hospital is of course not comparable to what we know from our home country. But I think that this is clear to anyone who travels to a developing country and works so closely with the people there. And you really get used to everything, that became clear to me in Ghana.

My free time
There are so many options for day or weekend trips that I couldn't possibly do them all in 4 weeks. Boti Falls, Ada Foah, Cape Coast, Mole National Park are just a few of many destinations. Nearby beaches and markets are also not to be missed. There is so much to see, so much food to try and you are always guaranteed to find at least one other volunteer who is happy to accompany you. And you are also guaranteed to always find a Trotro that will take you to your desired destination.

Conclusion
My four weeks in Ghana gave me a lot of new impressions and showed me that you can survive without luxury, running water & Co. You could say that you get grounded again.
It was a great experience to get close to a completely different culture, the people, their life and work.

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