Childcare Teaching Volunteer in Ghana
Childcare Teaching Volunteer in Ghana
Love working with children? Then our Childcare Teaching Volunteer programme might be just what you’re looking for! Local teaching staff in Ghana are often overworked and therefore welcome any assistance that can be given, helping the children to learn their ABC’s and ensuring the little ones have fun in the process.
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You’ll not just be helping children with their English lessons, though that will be a natural part of your day. Each school day will be different, as you join in fun exercises to help them learn new skills and build their confidence. And if you’re the creative type, all the better! Teachers will be grateful of your input as a volunteer teacher, as you bring your own ideas to the classroom – whether that’s interactive songs and rhymes, or perhaps even materials that you bring with you!
Your Learning Adventure doesn’t end in the Classroom!
Ghana has so much to offer, with its woodlands, savannahs and coastal towns, so you’ll find much to do here during your time off; in fact, you’ll be spoilt for choice! And after your day as a teaching volunteer, you can chill in your free time in our safe, gated-community accommodation or explore the neighbourhood with all its colourful sights and sounds. Don’t forget that there will be other volunteers around too, to make friends with – so you won’t be alone!
Why be a Teaching Volunteer in Ghana?
- Help local children to learn new skills and boost their confidence
- Get valuable experience in childcare teaching for your future career
- Explore Ghana’s beautiful towns, cities and villages with new friends
- Stay in our safe gated-community accommodation
- Enjoy the Ghanaian culture and cuisine, with meals and beverages* included
*tea, coffee and drinking water
As a Childcare Teaching Volunteer in Ghana, you’ll find yourself (literally!) knee-deep in happy children, eager to learn, and to find out all about you! This programme will involve many different activities on a day-to-day basis, and will require that you work closely with the local teachers. For example, you will be expected to help in preparing lessons, as well as finding new ways of helping less able children to get more involved in school activities.
Mandatory Orientation Day
On the Monday of your first week at this location, you will join our orientation day to familiarise yourself with the surroundings, as well as local culture. Your volunteer teaching programme will continue as usual from Tuesday onward throughout the rest of the week.
Orientation Day Schedule
- Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations,
- Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents.
- Ghanian Do’s and Don’ts, Ghanian Culture Lessons and
- Language Lessons.Tour around the local area
- Drive into Accra to visit the museum and craft market,
- Independence Square and Oxford street.
- Visit local shops and amenities.
- Meet some of our academy athletes at our training centre, help with our after school programme or visit the community children we support with our programs.
Tuesday to Friday
- Childcare teaching
- Childcare teaching
Cost of transport to locations is not included, but will usually be around £1.50 per day.
This schedule can be changed depending on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Evenings and Weekends
At the end of your day as a teaching volunteer, you can choose to explore the area or head further afield on the weekends. Many of our volunteers enjoy mixing with their new volunteer friends during the week and plan their weekend adventures as they go!
Places to Visit
There’s so much to see in Ghana – here are some of the destinations that we think you’ll love!
- Cape Coast
- Lake Volta
- Elmina Castle
- Manhyia Palace
- National Museum of Ghana
- Kwame Nkrumah National Park
- Accra Mall
- Bojo Beach
- Aburi Botanical Gardens
Accra is the capital and largest city in Ghana with a population of over two million. The town stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast, extending north.
Our accommodation is located in Teshie, a coastal suburban town on the east side of Accra. It is a quickly growing suburb that’s getting bigger every day. Teshie is rich in its diversity and has its own train station for easy transport to many of Ghana’s landmarks and places of natural beauty.
About the Accommodation
We know safety and comfort are as much a priority for you as they are, for us, and our Centre in Accra is located within a gated community, with dorm-style separate male/female accommodation. The programs are located between 20 to 40 minutes from the centre and transportation is readily available (all transport is extra).
If you’re worried about being on your own, don’t be! There will always be other volunteers to spend time with, and there are staff on-site 7 days a week to help you. Wifi is limited, so we recommend you purchase your own SIM card to help stay connected with friends and family.
Ghanaian cuisine is delicious! Typical meals include rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef, and fish with its distinctive African spices. At our centre, you’ll find a mix of Ghanaian and Western food to enjoy, with all meals, tea, coffee, and filtered water included in your stay. There are 3 meals during the week and 2 meals on weekends.
Our Volunteer Centre is close to all amenities with the closest shops within a 15-20 minute walk. ATMs are 15 minutes away by taxi, and restaurants and bars (including Wifi cafes) are a 20-minute taxi ride from the centre.
Trip Country Info
Population: 27 million
Currency: Ghana cedi (GH?)
Time zone: GMT (UTC +0)
This multicultural nation is in the western region of Africa, south of the Sahara. Bordered by the Togo in the east, Burkina Faso in the north, Ivory Coast in the west and the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana’s President is both head of state and head of the government. They now have one of Africa’s strongest economies, which together with their democratic political system have made them to a regional power in West Africa.
This country has succeeded in keeping its culture alive for centuries making it an amazing place to visit. Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles. Once known as the gold coast, Ghana is the second largest producer of gold in Africa and today Ghana is also the second largest producer of cocoa beans in the world.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
|MUST have a yellow fever vaccination and must obtain a certificate as proof
|DBS, Criminal Background Check
|Under 18, Parental Consent
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Travel insurance