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Volunteer Abroad Missions Ghana Africa Volta Region & Western Region Oprhanages Building teachin, A Broader View Volunteer Corp, Volta Region & Wester Region - Ghana, Ghana


Organization: A Broader View Volunteer Corp
Contact Name: A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: 1001 dell lane
Volta Region & Wester Region - Ghana, Pennsylvania  19095  
Ghana
Great For: Great for Groups, Great for Seniors
Service Area(s): Social Services, Health and Medicine, Global Relief, Children and Youth Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
40.0 per: Week
Number of Positions:
30
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
100
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position
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Description

Ghana is located in West Africa bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Togo and the Ivory Coast. Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana won its freedom from Britain over 50 years ago, becoming the first black African colony to achieve its independence. Ghana is a proud and safe country steeped in rich cultural history and tradition. The country still boasts 42 European forts and castles including Elmina and Cape Coast Castles which are all recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Monuments. Vibrant traditional festivals full of pomp and pageantry can still be seen and heard throughout the country. Traditional open markets provide the sounds and sights of the African bazaar. Ghana has a diverse natural heritage which is rich in dense tropical rainforests, unique eco-systems, crocodile ponds, coastal wetlands, botanical gardens and the world largest manmade lake, Lake Volta. We have programs available in the HoHoe and Ho Districts of the Volta Region and in Agona Nkwanta of the Ahanta west District. In these districts, 95% of its population lives in rural areas, and subsistence agriculture is the major activity. The poverty experienced in these rural areas is not just a lack of money but also the inability to access basic needs, such as health care and health facilities as well as voluntary HIV counseling and testing.Despite having a lack of such basic needs, the Ghanaian people are world-renowned for their friendliness. Most volunteers are humbled by the everyday happy attitudes of the local people. Our programs allow you to take part in meaningful community service work, while discovering the people, sights, smells and tastes of Ghana. Volunteering in Ghana is a way to totally immerse yourself in West African culture and gain a broader view of the world. This is a great opportunity to make life-long friends, learn a new culture from the inside out and discover that one person really can make a difference. Volunteer with us and see A Broader View of the World. Volunteer projects are available in rural villages and urban towns throughout the Western and Volta Regions. Location pages: * Volta Region * Western Region Requirements: Program Length: From 1 to 12 weeks Program Date: Flexible Start and End Date Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day Accommodations: Home stay or onsite lodging in orphanage. Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day Requirements: 18 years or older, an open mind to new adventures http://www.abroaderview.org Watch our Video: http://www.youtube.com/abroadervieworg


Short Term Mission Trip Details



References from people who have done Short Term Missions with this organization before are available upon request. Submit "Send Inquiry or Apply" to receive more information.

Additional Detail



Get Involved - Contact Us: Please email your inquiries to us at: volunteers@abroaderview.org You can also contact us at: A Broader View Volunteers Corp P.O Box 14 Wyncote , PA 19095 USA 1001 Dell Lane Suite B, Wyncote, PA 19095 USA Toll Free: (866)-423-3258 Tel: 1-215-780-1845 Fax: 1-215-887-0915 Email: volunteers@abroaderview.org A Broader View office is open 9am-5pm (ET) Monday to Friday.

Benefits Offered:


  • Room & Board

This cost includes:


Our program fees include the following services: * Prompt customer service answering your call and emails. * Pre-departure orientation guide with detailed travel, safety & cultural information * Detailed fundraising guide * Accommodations: Home stay, shared volunteer residence, guesthouses * Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily * Airport meet and greet * First night hotel accommodation *some programs * Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency * Orientation/briefing on arrival * Placement in a volunteer project * Transportation to project site on arrival * Departure transfer * Letter of completion

Application Deadline (MM/DD/YYYY)


12/30/2015

Length of Trip


1 to 2 months

Initially Posted: 03/25/2009
Last Updated: 02/26/2018