Agriculture & Farming Volunteer Project in Africa


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

The Agriculture & Farming Project in Ghana offers volunteers the opportunity to work on a organic farms based in rural region in Ghana. Whether you are on a gap year, career break, or volunteer vacation, you will be able to make a significant contribution to the farm and the community.

This project is in the early stages of development and should be combined with another project like Teaching, Childcare, Building or sport project.

As a volunteer, you will be responsible for helping to maintain all aspects of the farm including animal care, crop growing, flower production, and land management. The farm produces a variety of crops, including plantain, papaya, carrots, onions, yam, coco yams, and sweet pepper.

You will also assist with arranging school trips to the farm to educate local children. Children are then educated on the process of growing crops in a sustainable environment. They also learn how to take care of animals and how to identify seeds. Volunteers receive training from local specialists in the different techniques involved and have an agricultural text-book which is part of the curriculum to use with the school children.

Due to the heat and the physical nature of the work, volunteers on the farm typically work from 8am to 12 noon. Those who want to work in the afternoons are encouraged to help out at the local village school.

In the future we hope to develop the garden into a sustainable, organic farm and we will continue to work closely with the local community, passing on a vital awareness of conservation issues to a new generation of African children.

Gain an insight into agriculture and farming in a tropical environment and lend a much-needed hand by working on a local organic farm. As a volunteer you will help with agricultural tasks like planting and crop-growing, irrigation of the fields, and further processing of products such as cassava and corn.

Our projects are located in several 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. We have a very good support system in Ghana that will give you orientation and all the in country support you will need.

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 form 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. 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.

We are looking forward to working with you to help make a difference in people's lives. Let me know if you need any more information. Like us on Face book to get updates on our various projects. https://www.facebook.com/dreamafricacarefoundation/

Skills

  • Event Planning / Management
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Food Service

Good Match For

Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 17

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