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Organization: Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana
Contact Name: Reproductive Advocate Health Education-Ghana
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: P. O. Box KN 6026 Kaneshie Accra Ghana
Accra, 00233  
Ghana
Great For: Great for Christians, Great for Families, Great for Groups, Great for Seniors, Great for Teens
Service Area(s): Writing / Editing, Teaching, Social Services, Immigrants and Refugees, Human Resources / Volunteer Management, Health and Medicine, Fundraising, Event Planning, Environment, Education, Directly Serving People, Construction, Agriculture, Administrative / Office Work, Ac
Hourly Commitment:
5.0 per: Day
Number of Positions:
20
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
30
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position
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Description

RAHE GHANA offers volunteer projects for groups and individuals in Ghana. These give you the chance to contribute to one of RAHE GHANA’s valuable projects, whilst experiencing life as part of a community in Ghana. We run a diverse range of projects, so whether you are a professional or a student, you will be able to find a volunteer project in a field that will suit your interests, experience or studies. RAHE GHANA receives a high number of applications each month especially during the summer but we can host up to 30 volunteers at any given time. Please reserve your placement early to avoid disappointment. We are currently looking for volunteers who can help us with the following RAHE GHANA volunteer projects. Project Development Project Development is the bedrock of RAHE GHANA. It ensures community engagement and the sustainability of the projects we implement. If you have the skills required to handle Project Management and Development in the fields of Conservation, Construction, Food Security & Agriculture, or Research & Advocacy, then you are an ideal candidate to apply for this position. Fundraisers / Grant Writers A lack of funding is a major challenge for organisations in Africa. RAHE GHANA is seeking volunteers with experience in fundraising or writing grants to help us raise the needed funds to meet our project priorities. This role could be done onsite at RAHE GHANA’s head office or online from wherever you are in the world. The role involves researching and applying to potential grant opportunities on behalf of RAHE GHANA. It will also involve approaching businesses to encourage them to support RAHE GHANA in line with their CSR initiatives. Marketing / Promotion For our projects to succeed we need to ensure that the people in the local communities in which we work are informed about the projects and can become engaged in them. We need people who can promote RAHE GHANA’s projects and news via appropriate channels to communicate our message at a grassroots level. Event Organisers RAHE GHANA organises a lot of events, such as community workshops and training days. We are especially well known for organising a very successful annual Inter-school quiz and valuable health outreach programmes. We need people who have event management skills to help us with our programme of events. Administrative Assistants Do you have basic administrative skills? If you can use the internet, use MS word, proofread documents and take meeting minutes, you could volunteer at RAHE GHANA’s head office as an administrative assistant. Accounts and Finance Do you have experience in accounting and finance, particularly within non-profit organisations? If the answer is yes, we’d love to hear from you. Volunteer Requirements for NGO Management • At least 18 years or older • Good spoken and written English • Strong interpersonal and communication skills • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment • Ability to adjust to difficult living and working conditions • Strong support and advocate for NGOs • Should be able to work independently and in teams • Ability to respect and abide by the rules of the placement activity Further Details Project Duration No duration limit Dates Placements available year round Cost of Living Refer to Living Conditions and Cost section Visit www.xe.com for the current exchange rate in your local currency Deposit Registration Fee of of 150 Euros required to secure placement Total Payment required 90 days before arrival Location Greater Accra and Eastern Region of Ghana Nearest Airport Accra Airport (ACC) – (also known as Kotoka International Airport) What’s Included in the Project Fees Registration Fee (Non Refundable if you choose not to go) • Application Review and processing • Administration costs • Visa Support letter • 24/7 emergency support from RAHE GHANA • Program marketing costs • Pre-departure information • Travel costs to RAHE GHANA programs • RAHE GHANA Education & Health Fund and communication costs with volunteers Program Fee • Airport pick up • Orientation • Supervision • Accommodation and evening meals during volunteer placement period • In-country 24/7 volunteer support • In-country administration costs What’s Not Included • Airfare to Ghana • Visa Fees • Vaccinations and immunizations (please speak to your local GP) • Personal insurance (required) • Personal spending • In-country travel Accomodation Volunteers working on RAHE GHANA projects live in Central Region. Please confirm your project location with our coordinator. Volunteers live in shared rooms with bunk beds. Couples are advised to inform us if they wish to share a room in advance. The rooms have comfortable beds with pillows and covers, so there is no need to bring sleeping bags. The volunteer apartment has a kitchen with fridge, as well as toilet and shower facilities. Additional Services Based on Availability • Basic TWI language orientation (Special Fees apply) • Mobile phone SIM card number on arrival, so that you can inform family and friends of your number in Ghana • Certificate of Recognition given to hardworking volunteers, as well as the opportunity to serve as RAHE GHANA ambassador in your city, college or community. You need to write a volunteer report covering the period of placement to qualify for the certificate which has the endorsed logo of the United Nations Global Compact. Health and Safety Ghana is one of the safest countries in Africa. In the Global Peace Index it is ranked above both the United Kingdom and the United States of America. It provides a perfect introduction for first time volunteers to Africa. It has a democratic electoral process and a stable economy. Our team will ensure your health and safety at all times and you will have emergency support 24/7. Flights Volunteers must arrange their own flights to Accra Airport (ACC). Please be aware that you should communicate your arrival date and time to Volunteer Coordinator. The following airlines fly into Accra: • Alitalia (Lagos, Rome-Fiumicino) • British Airways (London-Heathrow) • Delta Air Lines (New York-JFK) • EgyptAir (Cairo) • Emirates (Abidjan, Dubai) • Ethiopian Airlines (Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Lagos, Lome) • Ghana International Airlines (London-Gatwick, Dusseldorf) • Kenya Airways (Nairobi, Freetown, Monrovia) • KLM (Amsterdam) • Lufthansa (Frankfurt, Lagos) • South African Airways (Johannesburg) Visa You must obtain a volunteer visa for travel to Ghana. Once you have secured your place on the project and made a deposit we will send you a letter confirming your placement for use in your Visa application.
Initially Posted: 04/15/2017
Last Updated: 05/19/2017

This position is available during the following dates each year:
Start Date:   05/08
End Date:    05/07