Below is a list of answers to questions we get asked regularly about volunteering in Ghana. We are sure you will find your question here but if you don’t get your answer here, just send us an email or give us a call or Request a Call Back and we will answer any questions you have.
Our programs location are based on the stability of the government, low crime rates, safety and the integrity of the hosting community. We have a local Project Coordinator onsite in each city for assistance.
Ghana is the number one destination and gateway to Africa today.
Hope Alive Africa Care Foundation (HAACF) is a legitimate NGO operating under Hope Empowerment Africa Relief Trust (HEART) in Ghana by registered number.
Hope Alive Africa Care Foundation offers one of the amazing project and program placement. We cater to individuals gazing at an extraordinary Volunteer Travel experience. Knowing that people often have a limited time frame, we offer both short and long-term placements ranging from 1 week to 1 year and more. We know that people like choices so, for our programs you get to choose where you go, when, and for how long. We do not have fixed start dates; however, we recommend you arrive on a Saturday or Sunday if possible.
We provide you with a complete cross-culture will never forget while making an impact helping others.
We offer short-term programs ranging from 1 week, as long-term placements up to 1 year and more. Most volunteers engage in the 3-week program allowing enough time to adjust to their new surroundings as well as complete orientation and still feel as though they contribute to the program.
There is no deadlines but we advice you to book on time like 30 days before your program starts.
Our programs runs all year long so you decide when your program start and finishes. If you decide last minute, do give us a e-mail or call to see how quickly we can arrange it for you – we sometimes only need a few weeks’ notice.
We at HAACF even though we are non profit and our only source of fund is through board dues and donations, all our placement programs are totally free including accommodation, transportation from and to the airport, orientation and 24hour support from our staff.
But only cost involved in this project is your food, we have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteers, If you are a vegetarian or have any allergies this is taken into account when we arrange your placement. Volunteers pay $250 a month for three meals a day; the cost also covers your laundry, but this isn’t compulsory you can to take care of this by yourself.
We are HAACF aim is to deliver cheap or free volunteer opportunities for people all over the world trying to make an impact in someone’s life.
We are happy to accommodate you or anyone you would like to come with being friend, boy, or girlfriend, family or in groups, just let us know on your application form that you are joining with friends. Our staff will make sure that you are working jointly or close to each other and living in the same place. In many cases, it is also possible for friends to join different programs in the same country while living in the same place.
For most of our projects, no credential are necessary. You just need adequate spoken English. No TEFL or teaching qualifications are necessary.
Affirmative, you need a passport, with an expiration that is no less than 6 months from the time of travel. Visa requirements are based on the length of time and nationality of the volunteer. Volunteers from North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe will have to apply for a tourist visa at the nearest Ghana embassy. We will provide you with documentation to support your Ghana visa application.
Yes, you do. We aim to be as adaptable as possible and allow our volunteers to pick their travel dates, carrier, and times of departure.
HAACF does not provide insurance for the simple reason that we think our participants should be able to decide on the nature of your coverage.
In Ghana, the usual temperature is about 30 degrees Celsius or 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Although it is hot all year round, there are two(2) main seasons, the dry (November to March) and the rainy season (April to June).
Yep! Most of our projects, volunteers only work from Monday to Thursday leaving you a long weekends to travel and what the country has to offer Our project coordinators are always there to help organized your travels.
In Ghana, the main method of transport is either a taxi or “trotro” which is a small minibus. Your project coordinator will be happy to show how to use these methods of transport. If you are traveling long distances you are more like to use the larger buses.
The most project you will be placed in is very under resource. Supplies from home that would be of benefit to you should be taken with you. Or, as most volunteers do, buy supplies locally once they arrive in Ghana. Those who want to be placed in hospitals, clinic’s should bring their lab coats and rubber gloves. You can also bring gifts such as books, pencils, candies for your new pals.
National and local holidays some projects will be closed. For example, school-based projects are closed during school holidays over Easter, Christmas, and summer note*summer holidays differ in each country.
Jan 01: New Year’s Day
Jan 07: Constitution Day
Mar 06: Independence Day
March or April: Good Friday Easter Monday
May 01: Workers’ Day
May 25: African Union Day
Aug 04: Founders’ Day
Sep 21: Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day
1st Friday in December Farmers’ Day1
Dec 25: Christmas Day
Dec 26: Boxing Day
Visa and Mastercard debit or credit cards are accepted in Ghana. Do please notify your bank that you will be using your card in Ghana and the dates you will be away so that they will enable it. Also, bring along around some money in small notes either USD, CAD, EURO POUND, CNY in small notes to get you through your first days in Ghana. During your orientation, you will be shown where your nearest ATM is.
Yes, bring your phone devices or any communication devices. If your cell phone is GSM-compatible and accepts a removable SIM card, then you can use it in Ghana, by simply buying a local SIM card for around $1 and buying credit as needed. Just make sure your phone is not locked to your network. Phone credit is inexpensive and easily available.
you will have access to the internet through local internet cafes, although it may not be daily access depending on the project.
When applying through online portal, we ask for a copy of your resume/CV as well as a personal reference. We review the details you sent to us, we speak to your contact reference and follow up with a phone interview with you to determine you are suitable for a placement.