Rural Integrated Relief Service-Ghana

Volunteering at the organization

Request for Volunteers

Volunteering at the Organization

Volunteers can make a significant contribution to the life of the children and the operation of the Rural Integrated Relief Service-Ghana If you are interested in undertaking a volunteering session, please contact rirsgh@gmail.com at the home to help make the arrangements.  Prior to doing this you should consider the following: 

1.    You need to arrange and pay all your travel, We provide free accommodation and you only need money for your food and travel expenses.

2.    There is no organized program, or set routine, for volunteers - you may choose to do whatever work you find fit. There have been many great volunteers, who only come and spend time with the children on weekends. Having patience, a sense of humour, a willing smile, being enthusiastic and being a resourceful self-starter are essential elements for all volunteers to possess. 

3.    You should be prepared to travel to tourist centers.

4.    Volunteers are encouraged to share their orphanage-visiting experiences, photos and guidance for future volunteers. So don't forget your camera!

Volunteering at Organization can be a life-changing experience.  Contact either Emmanuel Dzadeyson to find out more about their volunteering experiences.

Note: Program Start dates are open. Fees are quoted in US $ Dollars.

Note: Payment is by cash only in USD or GHC and all programs fees are received before your volunteer placement begins.

All fees paid are not refundable.

DURATION (WEEKS)

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

LANGUAGE      & CULTURE LESSONS

2-4 weeks

$200

$300

$400

Want to stay longer?

$50 for each additional week  

$70 for each additional week   

$100 for each additional week   

WHERE THE PROGRAM FEE GOES:

Airport Pick Up& Departure

21.5%

Registration

7.7 %

Administrative Expenses

15.4%

Program Devt. & Mgt.

4.6 %

Host Family

30.8%

Cooperate Souvenir to volunteers.

4.6 %

Professional staff allowance

15.4%

Airport Pick Up: Upon arrival, our in country coordinator and a staff will be at the Airport to pick you up. Please do not forget to send us your flight information and we guarantee, you will never miss us at the airport.

You will be spending the first night in Accra the capital city of Ghana if your flight comes in later than 06:30pm in the night , before proceeding to the Office the next day but when your flight comes in earlier then we may proceed straight away to Kasoa in the central Region  our base before you proceed to the project site.

Cooperate souvenir for volunteers: Organization will give to you a souvenir on your arrival and departure.

Transportation to placement: You will be travelling with our In-Country coordinator or a staff by Car, Cab, Tro-tro (mini-van) or bus to your destination. Rural Integrated Relief Service-Ghana their personal and return travel. Where your placement demands you travel a distance to and from the house to the place of work,the volunteer have to pay that cost themselves.

Accommodation: You will be staying with a host family, within a rented house or a hostel and volunteer will stay either in a single or shared room. Our host families are carefully screened and selected base on Rural Integrated Relief Service-Ghana The family will provide three meals a day usually except on some unforeseen circumstances.

Food: In most cases your meals are cooked and provided for you by your host family. You will be getting 3 Meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Traditional but very nutritious. If you're a vegetarian or have any allergies, this is taken into account when we arrange your placement.

24/7 in Country Support & Supervision: There are field offices and staffs all over our projects sites and our country co-ordinator will also be available to help you when you need it, including a 24-hour support team. Rural Integrated Relief Service-Ghana is committed to making sure all participating communities and volunteers benefit from the collaboration.

Safety: Your well being while volunteering with us is our priority. We make sure your trip is safe and our in-country coordinator will provide whatever support you may need at any step along the way.

Administrative Charges: Our staff works every day to take care of our volunteers: Emails are answered; phone calls are taken; coordination occurs between projects; and most importantly volunteers are placed within areas of their interest in villages. Although most of our staff works on a volunteer basis, there are always costs to any organization. We try hard to keep these administration costs to a minimum so that your money can be used most effectively.

What is NOT Included?

Flight, Airport Taxis, Visa, Immunizations, Personal expenses, Soft drinks, Mineral Water, Passport, Travel Insurance, Entrance fees and in-country travel expenses including any excursions the volunteer wishes to take whiles volunteering except our programs that include traveling.

Important information

I. The program fee does not cover soft drinks, mineral water, and personal expenses. Rural Integrated Relief Service-Ghana does not offer luxury holidays and accommodation. Volunteers will be traveling on local buses and not air-conditioned buses.

II. Rural Integrated Relief Service-Ghana will offer meals and lodging from the first to the last day of the program. Volunteers arriving earlier than the program start date or staying after the completion of the program may be ask to pay additional fee of $16 per day to cover food.

For more information contact: rirsgh@gmail.com