Join Pod Volunteer to work alongside teachers in the local school to help inspire a passion for learning and run fun and educational after school sessions in rural Ghana.
How can I help?
Volunteers inspire a passion to learn and since the projects began, many of the children have shown an increased enthusiasm to attend school. You will work with the local team to help develop the children’s English skills and confidence as well as promoting the importance of hand washing to schools.
During the school term you will teach at the local primary and middle school, as well as running after school and lunch time English lessons for the students. These lessons help develop the children’s English skills and confidence. You can teach vocabulary, music, art and sometimes other academic subjects such as maths, science or geography. When the schools are on holiday, volunteers organise popular school holiday classes and activities for the local children.
When can I join?
Fortnightly Saturdays throughout the year for placements of 2-12 weeks.
Where will I be living?
Volunteers live in clean, 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. The village is home to 400 members of the community, most of whom are subsistence farmers. It is a very welcoming community and they love having volunteers helping in the village.
In their free time, volunteers 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!
Volunteer placements start from £895 for 2 weeks. 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 Teaching and Community Work project and the next steps on how to apply you can visit our website: https://www.podvolunteer.org/projects/teaching-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.