VOLUNTEER IN GHANA
Welcome to First Intervention Ghana (FIG)! We are excited for your upcoming trip to Ghana and we hope that this volunteer pack will help you get prepared for your trip and learn a little more about what FIG is all about. At any point during your trip preparation, feel free to contact us with any questions. We understand that travel to a foreign country can be intimidating.
We believe that you will enjoy your time in Ghana a lot. It is a beautiful country with a very interesting history.
We offer a wide variety of options for individuals or groups interested in volunteer opportunities. We can accommodate volunteers with expert knowledge in their field— medicine, nursing, community development, agriculture, sports, teaching, journalism, research, engineering, pharmacy, building, care, tourism, emergency and trauma, fire fighting etc—who would like to utilize their expertise for sustainable, life-changing work.
However, most of our volunteers compensate with their energy, desire to help the underprivileged, and adventurous spirit. While Short-Term Volunteer Vacations are the best fit for professionals, families, and students who can only escape their normal lives for a few weeks, we’re thrilled when volunteers are interested in arranging a Placement in one of our projects.
You’ll have the opportunity to become an integral part of your host community and build friendships that will last much longer than your four-month placement. We offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and are open to exploring additional ideas if you have something in mind!
Volunteers are major source of human capital and key agent for socio-cultural, economic, and political development as well as technological innovation worldwide. Their imagination, ideals, energies and vision are essential for the continuing development; intellectual perspectives and productive ability are key determinant of the progress and future of societies. Volunteer constitute the true wealth and future of First Intervention Ghana.
FIG recognizes cultural integration of its volunteers and to make them feel part of the Ghanaian family, volunteers are hosted in the home-stay form of accommodation. The volunteer stays with home-stay family as sister or brother.
The benefit of staying with host family are of enormous importance to Volunteer because, he or she has the opportunity to learn cooking of local dishes, attend traditional social gatherings, wash locally, sweep and practice local way of life. Volunteer stays in private room, feeding three course meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
FIG place more emphasis on the welfare of the student volunteer staying with a host family: the health needs and safeties’ of the student volunteer luggage, personal safety. Volunteers are also given Identity cards and branded T-shirt for protection and identification. Again, volunteers are picked at the airport and transported to project destination in Ghana with safe manner of transportation.
Volunteers with First Intervention Ghana are briefed with numerous interesting and amazing nature reserves in Ghana. FIG also facilitates with the attraction sites providers for easy access by our volunteers.
our program fee include; accommodation, feeding, airport pick-up and drop-off, placement and in-country induction. Exclude: insurance (medical and theft), flight booking, reservation and arrangement, visa, air ticket, vaccination, and local transportation.
Feedback helps FIG to position itself well in the provision of services to volunteers, furthermore volunteer’s expectation is ensure to be met/achieved. Student Volunteers take part in end of service evaluation and feedback survey and FIG also monitors the activities of host family and that of placement officials to ensure the make the volunteers expectations are achieved.
Volunteer’s end of service recognition is one of top priorities of FIG to make the volunteer part of the appreciative family. Volunteer service Certificate and citation are given to volunteers for their selfless services to the needy society. Admirable gifts are given to volunteers from host family and FIG.