In Ghana, our association works in an orphanage in Dodowa, a little country village located 1 hour (35 km) away from the capital city, Accra. Ghana is a relatively safe country, with a stable political situation. Dodowa is a safe and quiet village as well, especially during the day, and the locals are very warm and kind people. POTTER'S VILLAGE is the orphanage where the volunteers will cooperate. It hosts about 130 children aged between 1-19. The volunteers will be playing games with the children and help them in educational activities, or they will be helping in support tasks to be discussed privately. The volunteers will be requested to work in the orphanage at least 5 hours a day, for at least 5 days a week. During the week end, they will be free to explore the surroundings. The volunteers will be hosted at a Guest House with a shared kitchen and a night watchman.
If you feel you are ready to take this step and live an experience many other people have already lived successfully, here are some useful links to learn more about it:
This is the our onlus' web site, where you can read about our projects and our mission.
HOW LONG: at least 2 weeks
If you are reading this post, maybe it's time for you to put yourself on the line and face without fear but with an open mind and heart a new life challenge, called "love for other people".
HERE ARE 10 GOOD REASONS TO BE A VOLUNTEER. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!
1. BECAUSE YOU WILL DISCOVER AND PRACTICE YOUR TALENTS
2. BECAUSE IT IS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE THAT ENRICHES YOUR CULTURAL BACKGROUND AND YOUR CV.
3. BECAUSE YOUR HELP WILL TRIGGER A SOLIDARITY CHAIN
4. BECAUSE HELPING OTHERS IS AN EXPERIENCE THAT FILLS WITH JOY AND SATISFACTION, IT IS LIKE A SORT OF "GOOD DRUG" YOU CANNOT STOP TAKING ONCE YOU START WITH
5. BECAUSE HELPING OTHERS WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY
6. BECAUSE IT TEACHES YOU GRATITUDE
7. BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING MORE THRILLING THAN MAKING A CHILD SMILE
8. BECAUSE HELPONG OTHERS ENRICHES YOU AND MAKES YOU A BETTER PERSON
9. BECAUSE IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO LIVE AS A LOCAL AND NOT JUST AS A TOURIST. IN THIS WAY, YOU WILL GAIN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY'S RESPECT AND ESTEEM
10. BECAUSE THIS EXPERIENCE WILL LET YOU CONTRIBUTE TO PRESENT AND FUTURE MANKIND
CONTACT: email to: email@example.com
- Child Development
- Child Care
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- As much as you can