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Volunteer in Ghana with United Planet: 6 or 12 months

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ORGANIZATION: United Planet

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Be prepared to celebrate as a volunteer in one of Africa’s most stable countries, known for lively festivals and hospitality. Ghana's economic development is largely due to its export of gold, diamonds and cocoa. It is home to people from a vast array of backgrounds, and more than 250 languages are spoken across the country. Volunteers will also find that Ghana has a rich history. With a tropical climate and abundant natural beauty from sandy coasts to dense rain-forests volunteers here enjoy immersing themselves in this bountiful culture.

United Planet is the US and Canadian member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange, or ICYE. As a volunteer in Ghana, you will be hosted by ICYE Ghana, ICYE's partner organization here. ICYE Ghana was the first ICYE volunteer organization in Africa, and they have more than 50 years of experience with volunteers and volunteer projects in Ghana alone.

Possible volunteer projects include:
- Working with the local schools to help teachers and improve the experience for the children, including tasks such as developing games and activities
- Tutoring children, particularly helping at-risk students stay in school
- Assisting an organization with fundraising

Please visit our website for more information about the projects!

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About United Planet

Location:

361 Newbury Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, US

Mission Statement

United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission to create a global community, one relationship at a time. We connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in over 30 countries, where they learn, teach, work, engage, and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. For many, it’s the most fulfilling experience of their lives.

Description

Established in 2001, United Planet offers personalized, immersive, international experiential learning, service-learning, volunteer, and internship experiences to an extensive network of partners in more than 30 countries. Volunteers and interns have helped address important global issues while broadening cross-cultural understanding, developing leadership and other 21st century skills, building bridges across divides, and forging cohesive and productive cross-border relationships.A United Planet Quest is truly the ultimate educational adventure combining all elements of cultural learning, exploration, and humanitarian service. By working closely with the local people, United Planet volunteers make a positive difference in a range of areas, such as community development, healthcare, education, healthcare, environmental conservation, and more.

United Planet Quests enable volunteers to broaden global perspectives and cross-cultural understanding, improve foreign language skills, work in international teams, develop leadership skills, and most importantly, build lifelong friendships

Please visit United Planet at unitedplanet.org, email: quest@unitedplanet.org, or call 1-617-874-8041 to learn more.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

361 Newbury StreetBoston, MA 02115

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Fundraising
  • Child Welfare
  • Teaching / Instruction

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 or 12 months
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen

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