Work in an Orphanage

Children they say are our future leaders. As a care volunteer working with children in orphanages, you can have a lasting impact on a child's well-being by helping the children to learn life-skills that parents would normally teach. The care placement is ideal for volunteers interested in working with children, caring for their needs and welfare.

The Orphanage volunteer work in Ghana is an ideal way to get involved and help improve the welfare of vulnerable children. You can contribute toward this important development work during a gap year or career break, or as a meaningful way to spend your vacation.

Most orphanages in Ghana are resource poor, understaffed and are facing many problems as they try to run their programs. Our orphanage needs extra help with the day-to-day activities like cleaning, cooking and serving food to the children. Volunteers also provide Basic English education to the children and organize physical and creative activities, as well as assist the staff with counseling the children.

Role of Volunteer

As a volunteer in orphanage in Ghana, your work will be a fulfilling endeavor, helping these needy, desperate and destitute children and spending 4-5 hours each day with them. You will help these children by providing Basic English education and conducting various sport and creative activities to keep them engaged and feeling positive towards life. You will be part of the orphanage's extended family and share helping hands with cleaning, cooking and serving food. You can also assist the staff in counseling of the children.

Our volunteers support a variety of activities - from school lessons to games. Most of the time, volunteers stay with the orphans for an at-orphanage stay, much like a family member. Although this is not an official teaching placement, you may teach conversational English during your stay. Our volunteers also engage the children with educational activities and games, and may be asked to help with various health or sanitation needs.

  • Teaching basic conversational English
  • Developing creative free-time programs such as dance, arts, music and other physical activities
  • Helping the children with various health and personal hygiene needs
  • Teaching life-skills
  • Housekeeping as well as cooking and serving food to the children
  • Details

    Program: Volunteer in Ghana
    Project: Work in Orphanage in Ghana

    Location: Accra, Volta Region

    Departure and End Point: Accra, Ghana (Kotoka International Airport)

    Language Need: English, basic to intermediate fluency

    Accommodation and meals: Home base and Ghanaian cuisine three times daily

    Activities: Provide love, care, education and free time activities to orphans & support orphanage Operations.

    Start Dates: Flexible

    Skill/Qualification Needed

    No specific qualifications are required to volunteer in orphanage in Ghana project. Volunteers should have love for children, empathy for their unfortunate circumstances and willingness to share their passion with them while being patient and flexible.