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Building in Ghana – Gold Residential with Pod Volunteer

Join Pod Volunteer to improve access to education and health by building vital facilities with the Building team in rural Ghana

How can I help?
You will be working in a team on projects which may be building a school, a health clinic, rain water harvesting, or improving sanitation by building a toilet block or hand dug wells – playing a vital role in the charity’s life changing development work.

You don’t need to have any specialist experience, just enthusiasm, energy, an open mind and patience! Experienced local masons, carpenters and craftsmen will lead the group, teaching you the required skills and supervising your work.

When can I join?
Fortnightly Saturdays throughout the year for placements of 1-12 weeks.

Where will I be living?
Volunteers live in simple bunk-bed dormitories with shared bathrooms. The project is based in a friendly village in the heart of rural, tropical Africa, 2.5 hours’ drive from the capital city Accra.

Volunteer live in the village which is home to a very welcoming community and who love having volunteers helping in their village. In your free time you can explore more of vibrant and friendly Ghana. Whether that’s Shai Hills nature reserve, historical Cape Coast and Elmina Castle or the tropical Volta Region – there is plenty to see!

Placement fee
Volunteer placements start from £795 for 1 week. This includes your airport pick up in Accra and transfer to the project, accommodation, all main meals, induction and training and local language lessons + planning your trip support from the Pod team.

To learn more about the Building project and the next steps on how to apply you can visit our website: www.podvolunteer.org/projects/building-ghana

Pod Volunteer has a range of opportunities from 1 – 12 weeks at animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. You can see the full range projects that are available for your Gold Residential Award here.

You can get in touch with the Pod Volunteer team by email [email protected] or give them call on 01242 241 181.

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Volunteer placements start from £795 for 1 week.