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Volunteer Opportunities

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend” Theophrastus


VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT

We are looking for volunteers who wish to spend anywhere from one to six months working in a rural community in Ghana. We have two sites currently open, both in the Volta Region of Ghana. The first is Dodi Island, a small fishing community of about 500 people, located in Lake Volta. The second is the village of Amedzofe, located in the beautiful Avatime hills, and home to approximately 4000 people.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

We have many volunteer opportunities available and are looking for passionate individuals or groups who wish to experience Ghanaian life and culture while working to help develop the communities. We require volunteers to work for at least one month in the community, as it takes time to both acculturate and make worthwhile contributions.

Amedzofe

Roughly four hours from Accra, the town of Amedzofe is home to a community health clinic staffed with nurses and midwives. Volunteers are welcome. Those with an interest in health education can promote HIV awareness at the local schools. The town also affords volunteers the opportunity to participate in local subsistence farming.

Healthcare Volunteer at the local Health Clinic. We need midwives, nurses, paramedics, healthcare workers, medical students, paramedics, doctors

Education Volunteer at one of the local schools for primary or secondary or adult educational. Share your skills, you do not have to be a qualified teacher although we would love to hear from you if you are.

Agriculture participate in local subsistence farming

Dodi Island

Dodi Island is 3 miles off the eastern shore of Lake Volta, the community live in traditional villages of huts and mainly survive from fishing in the lake.

Education Volunteer at our school for primary or adult education. We need people to help teach reading writing and English, sports or music. Whatever your skill come and share it with the people of Dodi Island..

Construction Volunteer to help develop the school grounds and improve the building.

Enterprise We are looking to help the community develop self-sustaining enterprise if you have experience in a similar project and can help we would love to hear from you. Some potential ideas that need to be researched and developed are bee keeping, rabbit rearing, poultry farming, craft making, agriculture and tourism.

Of course whether you choose Dodi Island or Amedzofe you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Ghanaian culture and language. We are happy to organize lessons in traditional drumming and dancing, as well as the local language, Ewe.

Requirements:

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
·     Be over 18 years of age and in good health
·     Possess international health insurance for the duration of their stay
·     Obtain a valid Ghanaian visa & yellow fever vaccination
·     Be self-motivated, patient and flexible
·     Pay a non-refundable program deposit equal to $200, three weeks prior to arrival

PROGRAMME FEES

Fees include room and board for the duration of your stay, but do not include airfare. Prices vary depending on which community you choose to work in and what type of accommodation you desire.

You have the option of living with a Ghanaian host family, camping or in Amedzofe staying at a guest house.

We can also arrange to collect you from the airport in Accra and transport you to the site for a local fee. This option would be most useful for large groups or first time visitors.

Type of Lodging                            month           Each Subsequent Month:

Homestay in Dodi or Amedzofe       $400             $300
Camping in Dodi or Amedzofe         $350             $250

Guesthouse in Amedzofe                $475             $375
Monthly project fee*                      $200             $150

*All proceeds from the programme go towards the communities in which you are volunteering.

 Scholarships are available to those in need. To be considered please explain your situation in your application.

TO APPLY

To be considered for a volunteer position, please e-mail Wisdom Ekissi on wisdomekissi@gmail.com, with a letter of introduction including the following information:

 • Your interests and prior experience
• Proposed date of arrival and duration of stay
• Desired living arrangement, and dietary restrictions (vegetarian?)
• Proof of health insurance
• Any other pertinent details

Send Wisodm an email here

Please note the volunteering programme is run directly with the local community, we at DoDI are happy to facilitate your introduction to Wisdom and the local communities but we do not arrange or take any responsibility for the volunteering programmes