Volunteer Art & Design Teacher in Ghana
Volunteer Art & Design Teacher in Ghana
Calling all creatives! This programme is a fantastic way to improve your skills as a volunteer art and design teacher, whilst enjoying the colourful sights and sounds of Ghana.
Each school day, you will work with local Ghanaian children who will be excited to see you and take part in your fun art classes. And during your stay here, you will find yourself knee-deep in all things Art, encouraging children to express themselves in creative ways, and creating a unique bond with them in the process.
Learn Ghanaian Crafts from Local Artisans!
What makes this programme particularly special, is the opportunity you will have to get some hands-on experience of developing your own African art pieces, from local Ghanaian artisans who will teach you the skills of batik, jewellery making, painting, and wood-carving, amongst many other local crafts. There is nothing quite so inspiring as learning a craft directly from those who have been passed the skills over generations!
Fill your Weekends with Adventure!
At the end of a rewarding day, volunteers can relax in our Volunteer Centre, get to know other friends, or simply chill in their dorm accommodation and catch up with family and friends back home, relaying their adventures! With a little more time to explore, the weekends can be spent travelling further afield, discovering all the beauty that Ghana has to offer, from coastal beaches to shops and palaces. Our programme as a volunteer art and design teacher in Ghana will be an experience you will never forget!
Why be a Volunteer Art and Design Teacher in Ghana?
- Help young children to build their confidence and artistic abilities
- Learn how to plan and deliver exciting art projects
- Take part in craft sessions with local artisans and learn new skills
- Explore the colours and creativity of Ghanaian culture
- Experience true Ghanaian cuisine (meals and beverages* included)
*tea, coffee and drinking water
This is a one-of-a-kind cultural exchange, where no two days will be the same! During your time as a volunteer art and design teacher in Ghana, you will be working in different Art Clubs and with children of varying ages. Be aware that your schedule may change, dependent on the availability of local artisans and the clubs you are working with.
Mandatory Orientation Day
On the Monday of your first week at this location, you will join our orientation day to familiarize yourself with the surroundings, as well as local culture. Your program 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
- Teaching at the school
- Teaching at the school
- Preparation time for the next day
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
After a day of creative exploits, you can choose to explore the area or simply chill. Many of our volunteers enjoy mixing with their new volunteer friends through the week and plan bigger outings at the weekends!
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. 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.
About the Accommodation
Our volunteers love our accommodation! It’s within a safe gated community, and around 20 – 40 minutes away from the programmes. Your room will be within a male/female separated dorm and will usually have between 2 – 8 people in each room. During your stay, we are sure you won’t get lonely – with other volunteers around and staff on-site 7 days a week, there will always be someone around to spend time with! WIFI is available, but in very limited supply. A personal SIM card is recommended.
We hope you have a good appetite! Typical Ghanaian food includes rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef, and fish with African spices. Tea, coffee, and filtered water are available all day and there are 3 meals during the week and 2 meals on weekends.
Our volunteer house is close to all amenities, with shops within a 15-20 minute walk, and restaurants and cash machines, a 20-minute taxi ride away.
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