Construction Volunteer Project


Cause Areas

When

Sun Jun 25, 2017 08:00 AM - Mon Dec 25, 2017 03:00 PM

Where

P.O.B 415 Teshie Nungua EstateAccra- GhanaWest AfricaAccra, Greater Accra 00233GH


About

Our projects runs throughout the year so you can volunteer with us any time of the year that is suitable for you, for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of one year, all we need is people with the passion and wiliness to help people who are less fortunate than themselves. You need to send us your application at least three weeks before your intended trip to Ghana to volunteer with us. This will give us enough time to send you all the necessary document and information you will need for your visa and make arrangement for your airport pick-up.

In Ghana, most rural communities lack sufficient infrastructure, as the inadequate sanitation and educational facilities directly impede development, hygiene, and progress. Toilets, school buildings, libraries, and potable drinking water are missing in many of our neighboring communities. For over nine years Dream Africa Care Foundation has been connecting international volunteers and committed rural communities to solve these issues. As a Construction Volunteer you can empower rural growth by working side-by-side with local villagers on the project itself! Digging, mixing sand and cement, carrying rocks and bricks, fetching water, painting, and bricklaying are a few of the duties you can take on, as you’re led by, and work with, skilled workers from the village who are also volunteering their time and energy. This experience can provide you with a new perspective of the massive obstacles that prevent growth in these rural communities, where resources are inaccessible and household incomes are low. Participating in the hands-on construction of fundamental infrastructure improves hygiene, education, and overall well-being. We welcome your interest to join our efforts to improve these conditions and educate Ghana’s youth about the mutual benefits of volunteerism!.

you may also help with landscaping the surrounding area, painting local schools, and renovating classrooms. In many areas of Ghana, thousands of families live in inadequate accommodation and children attend school in crumbling buildings. Our construction project allows them to move to new, better quality homes and for the children to receive an education in secure, new classrooms.

The buildings are usually made from mud bricks that are produced by using a press, some mud and water, and then left to harden in the sun. Volunteers help in this process and also with building walls, plastering, and painting. Each building takes an average of a month to construct. Building work takes place early in the morning and late in the afternoon to avoid the hot midday sun, so you'll have plenty of time to get involved in Ghanaian life. Many volunteers immerse themselves in the local community by helping around the kindergarten class or playing soccer with some of the school children once the building work has finished for the day.


This is a great opportunity to get involved in a rural project and become an integral part of the local community. Our full time coordinators live nearby and visit the placements regularly, so you'll always have full support from Dream Africa Care Foundation. This project is available for less than a month if you don't have time to join us for a month or more.

You can choose to stay with the local chief as his guest or or stay in our volunteer house with other volunteers from all over the world, this is an opportunity for your group to make new friends and interact, and the volunteer houses are located in very safe areas in Ghana. We have volunteer coordinators, who will be responsible for your group, your well-being while volunteering with us is our priority. We make sure your trip is safe and our in-country coordinators will provide whatever support you may need at any step along the way. All our accommodation have electricity, clean flitted drinking water from a tap, two student-volunteers will share a room with two beds and the teachers or team leader will have a room to themselves. We always try to accommodate the whole group in one house.

As a volunteer you have to buy your own flight ticket to Ghana, All our project placements are totally free including accommodation transportation from the airport, orientation and 24 hour support from our staff. You can choose to stay with a local host family or stay in our volunteer house with 16-other volunteers from all over the world, this is an opportunity for you to make new friends and interact, and the volunteer houses are located in very safe areas in Ghana. We have volunteer coordinators, who will be responsible for you and the other volunteers, your well-being while volunteering with us is our priority. We make sure your trip is safe and our in-country coordinators will provide whatever support you may need at any step along the way.

The only cost involve in this project is your food, we have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteer, If you are a vegetarian or have any allergies this is taken into account when we arrange your placement. Volunteers pay a flat rate of $350 each for a month for three meals a day, the cost also covers your laundry, drinking water, toiletries and wireless internet access 24-hours a day in the volunteer house so that you can keep in touch with friends and family back home, Our aim is to provide cheap and affordable volunteer opportunity to people like you so that you can help make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in Africa. There is no any hidden cost, apart from the $350 for your three meals a day. You only pay for your food when you arrive in Ghana and start your project.40% of the money you are paying for food goes to feeding and educating the children in our orphanages.

Highlights
* Travel to Ghana and help construct a school or a library etc. for rural and semi-rural communities.
* Experience working independently or as part of a team in a multicultural environment.
* Spend 2-4 weeks in rural Ghana and immerse in the local culture.

We are planning to build a new school for the children of the community this summer, its expensive to build a new six classroom school but we hope with the help of our volunteers we will be able to accomplish it. If you are interested in helping us fundraiser for the project we will be very grateful. This is optional if you don't have the time that's okay.

Our projects are located in all the ten regions in Ghana, West Africa.
Ghana is an exciting and popular country to spend time in.
The country was once a British colony know as the 'Gold Coast' but became independent in 1957. However, English is still the official language.
Ghana is renowned for the friendliness and warmth of its people and provides you with a wonderful introduction to Africa. It is politically-stable, safe, affordable, and rewarding to visit.
We have volunteer coordinators who will be responsible for you and the other volunteers, your well-being while volunteering with us is our priority. We make sure your trip is safe and our in-country coordinators will provide whatever support you may need at any step along the way.

The project:

Our projects run throughout the year so you can volunteer with us any time that is suitable for you. Our minimum volunteering period is two weeks and the maximum of one year. You need to send us your application at least four weeks before your intended trip to Ghana to volunteer with us. This will give us enough time to send you all the necessary document and information you will need for your visa.You can choose to stay either with a host family or in a volunteer house together with other volunteers from all over the world.

Leisure time:

Our projects are not all about work, as a volunteer you get the weekend off to go on trips, relax and explore Ghana. The country has so much to offer volunteers with its rich culture, festivals, food, art & craft centers, castles & forts, long sandy beaches, national parks, waterfalls, rain forest, beach resorts and so on.

Every weekend we organize trips for our volunteers to travel throughout Ghana to experience the Ghanaian cultural and explore. Our organization gives you an excellent opportunity to combine adventurous travel with a worthwhile job as a volunteer. You will improve your transferable skills such as team-work, presentation and communication. Above all, this is an unrivaled opportunity to gain an insight into a completely different culture and way of life.

Cost /accommodation

We are a local NGO with limited financial resources, as a volunteer you have to buy your own flight ticket to Ghana and traveling insurance. You can choose to stay with a local host family or stay in our volunteer house with 16-other volunteers from all over the world, this is an opportunity for you to make new friends and interact with new people from all over the world. Our volunteer houses are located in very safe areas in Ghana. The most important vaccination you need to enter into Ghana is yellow fever vaccination.

We have volunteer coordinators, who will be responsible for you and the other volunteers, your well-being while volunteering with us is our priority. We make sure your trip is safe and our in-country coordinators will provide whatever support you may need at any step along the way.


The only cost involve in this project is your food, we have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteer, If you are a vegetarian or have any allergies this is taken into account when we arrange your placement. Volunteers pay a flat rate of $350 each for a month or two weeks stay. This means if you are staying one month or two weeks you pay the same amount of $350)


The costs also covers your three meals a day, accommodation, airport pick up, laundry service, drinking water, toiletries and wireless internet access 24-hours a day in the volunteer house so that you can keep in touch with friends and family back home, Our aim is to provide cheap and affordable volunteer opportunity to people like you so that you can help make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in Africa. There is no any hidden cost, apart from the $350 which covers your three meals a day and other expenses. You only pay for your food when you arrive in Ghana and start your project.50% of the money you are paying for food goes to feeding and educating the children in our orphanages.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 17

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