Childcare / Street Children Volunteer Work Placement

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Program Description

Volunteers show great heart as they help local organisations to improve the living conditions of the most disadvantaged children in Ghana.

Even though Ghana is a growing economic power since there is a wealth of natural resources, there has been a larger disparity between the rich and the poor. A large amount of the population lives below the poverty line and this is even worse for children. Without proper care, their health declines, they lack access to sanitation, they are homeless, and there is a high infant mortality rate as well as a low life expectancy. The social welfare services in Ghana are struggling to care for these street children. Children centres were created to help with the effort, but many are understaffed and lack resources such as adequate food, clothing and education. Child labour, neglect and physical abuse are all issues affecting the street youth in Ghana. Many of these children often turn to criminal activities which leads to substance abuse.

OGVO works with a local organisation in Ghana that provides support, care and the teaching of valuable life skills to underprivileged children. Volunteers will have a direct impact on the lives of these children and will contribute to their happiness by teaching, advocating personal hygiene, play games and being a role model for a bright future. While this is a challenging volunteer opportunity, the emotional rewards are immeasurable.


Street children and orphanage volunteer work placements in Ghana
Learn from the lives of these children as you share your life in turn
Immerse yourself in a new culture


No formal qualifications or previous teaching experience needed. All we require from our volunteers is enthusiasm, compassion and a dash of patience in order to make this opportunity truly worthwhile.

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What`s Included

1. Airport pick-up from Accra International Airport & transfer of volunteers or interns to project site
2. Local meals three times a day
3. Introduction to host family and program
4. Accommodation
5. Placement and supervision in program
6. 24/7 Hotline for support
7. In-country introduction/orientation
8. Regular Culture/Recreational Activities
(Personal spending not included)

Program Locations

Kumasi, Ghana

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Program Details

Our Generation Voluntary Organisation
  • Ghana: Kumasi
Fall, Spring, Summer, Throughout the year, Winter
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
From USD $250 per a week to USD $2320 per 24 weeks
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