Our healthcare placements offer an exceptional learning opportunity, in addition to a gratifying volunteer experience. These placements offer an international learning ground where you can not only view healthcare in practice but effects of volunteering abroad in healthcare are plain to see. Medical care is a basic human right, and making it accessible for all is essential. The Hospitals and clinics that we work with are striving to fulfill that need, and can always benefit from an extra pair of hands. Working on our health projects offers a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to become familiar with the challenges and health issues of developing countries. All our hospitals and clinics are government approved.
We have a number of departments who would appreciate your help. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field in a different culture where practices may differ considerably to what you're used to. We have a variety of Medical placements available in Ghana. You could work in a hospital or a clinic. You can work in a variety of difference medical departments, where you can either assist or shadow the staff members. The type of work you will be allocated will depend to an extent on your own abilities and capabilities, which is understandable given that you will be dealing with patient health and safety.
You will be involved in the day-to-day running of hospitals and clinics directly assisting the doctors and nurses. If you are planning to specialize in a particular field of medicine in your studies, we can arrange to place you in a relevant department to ensure that we benefit from your knowledge in your field of study and you also learning from our local professionals. This project is open to anyone who wants to help improve the lives of the poor in Africa.
Your responsibilities will include some of the following: Going forward rounds with doctors to examine cases and determine the next line of action, following up cases and ensuring that proper medication is dispensed, helping to take patients' histories and subsequent diagnosis, helping with general consultation activities. Observing procedures, Undertake office administration, health data recording and storage, taking care of patients reporting for out-patient care or on admission Changing bandages and monitoring recovery, checking blood pressure, weighing babies helping with first aid treatment.
Many of our health care centers also run different programs on health education, basic prevention, nutrition and sanitation. Volunteer job might cover these areas as many hospitals also work in coordination with the local communities, presenting different programs on health education, basic prevention, nutrition, and sanitation. Your presence is extremely helpful in such programs. Such health projects offer a wonderful opportunity for volunteers and students to be acquainted with the existing health issues and challenges of delivering health care in developing country like Ghana.
You will definitely gain valuable insight into Ghana culture and will have the opportunity to improve your skills in a variety of areas in health care. You will work in the hospital five days a week from 8: am to 1:00pm. You have the rest of the day to yourself; you can explore the city with the other volunteers. The volunteer house you will be staying is very close to the beach, art craft center and the market so there is always a lot to do.
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.
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.
VOLUNTEER GET THE WEEKENDS OFF TO GO ON TRIPS AND EXPLORE GHANA; Ghana 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 and other interesting places to visit. Volunteers who come to Ghana experience these even more fully by getting an insider's understanding of the country. Every weekend we organize trips for our volunteers to travel throughout Ghana to experience the Ghanaian cultural and explore. We have a lot of projects all over Ghana so you can choose to volunteer in the capital city Accra or in the Ghanaian country side.
Our program is an excellent opportunity to combine adventurous foreign travel with a worthwhile job as a volunteer. You will improve your transferable skills such as team-working, presentation and communication. Above all, this is an unrivaled opportunity to gain an insight into a completely different culture and way of life. Our projects are not all about work, volunteers get opportunities to explore this beautiful part of West Africa. Elmina and Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park and Nzulezo Stilt Village are all within few hours from the community you will be staying in, Ghana offers an array of varying cultures and landscapes including national parks and stunning rain-forests.
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 17