Volunteer in Africa with us because we pursue and sustain projects and programs of change, making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable persons. We have provided safer water for communities, run free mobile clinics in villages without health facility, helped children learn to read and have a computer, built sanitation and study blocks for children, and more. Volunteers work side-by-side with local people deepening cross cultural understanding and sharing perspectives. We need you on our projects, volunteer in Africa with us. Gain hands-on-experience, knowledge and new skills for school, career and life.
The Financial aspect of the trip:
Planning for your trip to volunteer in Africa includes one of the most challenging parts, finance. It is a big cost for many who desire to travel to volunteer in Africa, especially when most are fresh in work or still in school. The experience and the impact, though, far outweigh the cost of volunteering in Africa. We have helped reduce the burden by providing fund raising opportunities to some regions. The cost to volunteer in Africa is also reduced by providing and pre-arranging some services including
Host family for a volunteer in Africa
Host Family abroad, volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa
A host family abroad is a family who will provide a spareroom for our volunteer to volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa. This family also provide meals, three times daily for the volunteer and welcomes the volunteer as part of the family. The volunteer has own room in this home. The families we pick abroad are couples who have lived together for a good period of time, with no criminal record, with good social standing, who are active members in the community, who have at least one child under the age of 18 in the house. These families are trained to know and deal with cross cultural issues, providing food for volunteer, immersing the volunteer into local culture and providing support for the volunteer as well as handling issues of conflict during your time volunteering abroad. volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa.
volunteer house accommodation for volunteers
Accommodation for Volunteers in Africa
If you volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa, we provide three types of accommodation. Family stay with a host family, stay in our volunteers' house or stay in guest house (for groups only). Host families we choose are background checked, trained and selected with strict criteria, to provide our volunteers, if you volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa with us, families that are open to learn and share cultures and perspectives.
if you volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa with us, each accommodation facility give you access to a living room, dining area, a family made of a couple and child(ren), bath, safe water, toilet and electricity. In some homes for volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa, there is internet service. You will have your own room or share depending on the numbers in a community on a project. In your room there is a bed, sheets and wardrobe. Some rooms have television, fan, air-condition, own bath and/or toilet. volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa, with Sem Fronteiras
Meals and drinks while you volunteer in Africa
MEALS ABROAD - 3X DAILY to volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa
a volunteer's host family abroad provides the volunteer with breakfeast, lunch and dinner. We have trained them and constantly guide them in how to prepare and make available to the volunteer the foods familiar and to softly introduce the volunteer to some popular dishes abroad and if there is any the volunteer come to like, it becomes a part of the volunteer's menu chart. Volunteer in Africa and have the best of organic foods. All countries, volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda, volunteer in Liberia, you will have rice, chips, chicken, bread, eggs, tea, coffee and truly fresh and organic fruits regular in your chart. Three meals daily, all days. volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa
Travel and Health Insurance to volunteer in Africa
Insurance cover abroad, volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa
Our insurance provider is a US based company - volunteer in Africa cover volunteer with insurance inclusive in fees paid.
$50,000 medical maximum @ $100 deductible. In addition to the EXCELLENT major medical benefits, the plan also provides the following
STRONG additional features: * $300,000 for Emergency Medical Evacuation! * $10,000 for Emergency Reunion! (brings your family to your bedside in the event of a medical emergency evacuation) * $5,000 Trip cancellation benefit * $250 Lost checked luggage benefit * $25,000.00 of Accidental Death
* Terrorism Coverage (see brochure for details) and more. Freedom of mind to volunteer abroad, volunteer in africa, as hospital volunteer, nurse volunteer, midwife volunteer, medical volunteer, orphanage volunteer, orphanage work, teach abroad, teaching volunteer, volunteer teacher, wildlife volunteer, to volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda, volunteer in Liberia
VISA TO THE COUNTRY OF PROJECT ABROAD, Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
If the volunteer's nationality requires that the volunteer apply for a visa before entering the project country abroad, Elghana provides the supporting documents for the volunteer to apply for visa to travel abroad to volunteer in Africa. Elghana has a wonderful relationship with the missions abroad so even if it happens for any reason a volunteer is not able to apply for a visa before departure, Elghana can arrange for the volunteer to pick visa upon arrival. Such a process cost more to the volunteer and could be time consuming. The volunteer should therefore apply for the visa before arrival, normal time is two weeks for a volunteer to receive your passport back with your visa to volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda, volunteer in Liberia. So applying three weeks to one month prior to departure to volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa is ok. Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
Flight Booking to volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa
With our help to volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa, volunteer is more likely to get the cheapest flight to travel abroad to the project country, to the nearest international airport. volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa without worry about flights because we have a couple of travel partners who provide discount for our volunteers. We compare their offer with the open market and there are a couple of means we are able to secure a volunteer a less expensive flight. A volunteer can always compare the deals we get with their own findings. But if a volunteer makes own arrangements, we are always happy to help the volunteer anyway needed. And remember anytime and day you can get a cheaper flight arriving, we shall be at the airport abroad to meet and pick the volunteer up. volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa
Airport meet & pick-up when you arrive to volunteer in Africa
Airport Pick-up, volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa
when you arrive to volunteer Abroad, to volunteer in Africa, there will be someone waiting at the airport. We will take your luggage and pack them in a car and take you to your accommodation. We have homes abroad at airport cities so in cases where volunteer's baggage may have been left behind, there is no problem staying a day or two to wait and claim your baggage if it happens to you. From the very moment you arrive to volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa, you are our responsibility. So you do not need to spend on hotel accommodation, because we pick you straight from the airport soon as you arrive to volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa. We will pick you up anytime of the day and any day of the week. Even if you are coming ahead of your time for any purpose, we will meet you at the airport. If you need a hotel accommodation for any reason, we are glad to prearrange a suitable hotel. volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa,
TRANSPORTATION, Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
If transportation in project country abroad to and from work and home is required, the cost is taken up by Elghana. Transportation to and from the airport abroad and your host home or any elghana accommodations abroad in the capital upon your arrival or prior to your departure is at Elghana's cost. In Africa and also for a volunteer in Africa, the major means of transportation is via mini buses within cities and towns and via coaches between cities. More information on transportation is provided in the pre-departure documentation and it is important a volunteer read to know the kind of transport means available to the volunteer abroad.
Phone for communication
MOBILE PHONE FOR YOUR USE to Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
Each volunteer is giving a pay as you go mobile phone service, mobile phones are provided to volunteers upon arrival which should be returned in its good shape upon departure to abroad at the airport. If there is going to be more than one volunteer in a host house, we may choose to provide one mobile phone for the household volunteers. All our projects abroad towns and villages have a mobile phone coverage. A volunteer could go abroad with own phone and we shall provide the volunteer the pay as you go service abroad in the project country, be it volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda or volunteer in Liberia.
Security and Support in times of sickness or emergency
SUPPORT for volunteer when you go abroad, Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
If you volunteer in Africa, be it volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda or volunteer in Liberia, countries are cut into zones mapped by a radius of between 45minutes to 90minutes drive. Staff are stationed within each zone beside the staff at our regional and country offices abroad, the project supervisors on site of project with the volunteer and the host families abroad a volunteer live with, are all trained to competently execute the vision and services of Elghana to our volunteers and project beneficiaries. In the event of any emergency abroad, a volunteer is guaranteed a staff or partner service provider will reach the volunteer whereever the volunteer is, in not more than 90 minutes. Each volunteer when abroad, has 24hours, all days direct call to our support staff who are able to deal with any situation you might have, be it a trouble at a party, too drunk to find your way home or conflict at home abroad.
SUPERVISION ABROAD, Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
At each project abroad site, there is a supervisor who works directly with the volunteer. Where a volunteer need supervision, or wants someone who can explain something to the volunteer, the supervisor abroad is responsible for this. The supervisor abroad is responsible for releasing any material the volunteer need for the volunteer abroad project that ELghana has provided and helping the volunteer perform better on the project. Their report is vital to our final assesment of your volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa work which is done earliest 10 days after a volunteer's departure. These are kept on our records as a guide in knowing the responses we offer to people who may contact us in the future about the volunteer's work abroad and to help us know who we can recall under full sponsorship if there are needs we must fund. Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
Planning trips to places of interest
SAFARI AND PLACES OF INTEREST ABROAD, Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
Explore new things and places abroad when you volunteer abroad, and discover fascinating wildlife abroad, discover more of the culture of the people abroad and gain a deeper cultural immersion abroad that makes your trip abroad one of a lifetime. We help a volunteer plan a safari and trip to places of interest abroad. In some occassions, Elghana is able to arrange for the volunteers to join a packaged tour. Elghana provides information on the interesting places and things to do abroad in the pre-departure documentation. And Elghana also helps in reserving hotel accommodation abroad and any booking that should be done in advance if the volunteer wish to take a trip alone. If a volunteer wishes for a staff to escort the volunteer to places of interest abroad or safari abroad, our suport staff team is there for the volunteer. Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa, Airport Drop-Off
When you finish your volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa project, we arrange with you, pick you up, and drop you off at the airport, departing only after you commence boarding. If you were working far from the airport city, we pick you to the airport city and host you at least a day before your departure so you do not miss your flight. Regardless of your departure time, we go with you to the airport. So in case there is a problem we can help there and then. In case a flight is cancelled, you are not stranded, we take you home to our accommodation and host you till you can catch your flight the next time. volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa with us.
Furthermore, we have provided flexible options for the payment of the fees involved. You pay a small amount to hold your spot, pay the remaining balance 10 weeks before your trip or pay at our office upon arrival.
Other Services and Support we offer:
project or group placement
PROJECT PLACEMENT ABROAD, Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
If a volunteer application to volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa is accepted, Elghana arranges the volunteer work placement abroad for the volunteer, including needed project materials and supervision so when the volunteer arrives, the volunteer start the project immediately. In making the placements abroad, Elghana places the volunteer in the country choosen, be it volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda, volunteer in Liberia, we consider the current needs of the chosen project abroad and among them, we consider the volunteer's requested areas of placement, skills, needs and special interests. If there are any details the volunteer wishes to discuss directly with the volunteer abroad supervisor, Elghana is able to connect the volunteer to have such discussions directly on phone. So before a volunteer arrives, the volunteer is already into the project abroad.
ORIENTATION UPON ARRIVAL TO Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
When a volunteer arrive to volunteer abroad, volunteer abroad in Africa, there shall be an orientation to brief the volunteer and throw more light on the pre-departure information the volunteer had received earlier before travelling abroad. There shall be an orientation at the work place, on the volunteer's first day, the volunteer shall have a familiarization tour and orientation. Depending on the work the volunteer shall be doing, and the volunteer's current skills and length of stay, orientation periods shall differ. Orientation shall also introduce the volunteer to major issues about the country, shopping, getting around reaching a staff in emmergency, what do do at important times, etc. volunteer abroad, volunteer in africa, as hospital volunteer, nurse volunteer, midwife volunteer, medical volunteer, orphanage volunteer, orphanage work, teach abroad, teaching volunteer, volunteer teacher, wildlife volunteer, who decides to volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda, volunteer in Liberia
Pre work training
TRAINING FOR THE VOLUNTEER PROJECT ABROAD, Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
If your chosen work abroad requires some training before the volunteer can play an active role or work independently, the training is provided when the volunteer arrives to volunteer abroad. The supervisor abroad or a competent person chosen by the supervisor abroad, trains the volunteer. The volunteer is actually trained on the job so in a short time period, the volunteer will have enough experience to make an impact on working un-supervised.
Certificate, Attestation, reference letter and souvenirs
volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa participant Certification
We provide all who volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa, a certificate. For those who are seeking academic credits, a qualified academic supervisor will supervise your volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa work and provide a report we send to your college or academic advisor on their guidance. We send that directly to your academic institution or your supervisor.
We also provide reference and testimonials for our volunteers who volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa, and need it to pursue employment, promotion or college application whenever it is requested. There is no limit to time or number of requests you can make. And there are no charges for these services.
Approved as an Official Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Awards program, participants who are Americans or permanent residents of America volunteering with us will have the volunteering hours counted towards the Presidential recognition award which includes a medal, personalized certificate and congratulatory letter from the President of United States.
VISA EXTENSION ABROAD, Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
If there is the need to extend a volunteer's visa whilst abroad, Elghana sponsors the volunteer's application thus guaranteed to secure extension when the volunteer needs it. If a volunteer signed up for a stay period beyond the visa period offered the volunteer to volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa, Elghana shall arrange for the extension when it is due but the volunteer shall pay for the extension fee if you volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda, volunteer in Liberia.
Local language lessons
THE LOCAL LANGUAGE PACK to volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa
We provide both documents and audio formats of phrases and words commonly used in daily intereactions of local people so as to help a volunteer meet people who cannot speak english half-way in communication. it helps a volunteer who volunteer abroad, volunteer in africa, as hospital volunteer, nurse volunteer, midwife volunteer, medical volunteer, orphanage volunteer, orphanage work, teach abroad, teaching volunteer, volunteer teacher, wildlife volunteer, who decides to volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda, volunteer in Liberia to learn a few of them, a volunteer can become a darling to many people if the volunteer can utter some few local syllabus to their dismay. so why don't a volunteer take the chance to learn something before arriving. The local language catalogue come inclusive to the package we offer you, no additional fee. volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa
Cultural Immersion programs
volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa, Cultural Immersion
This is one reason behind our option of host family stay accommodation abroad if you volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa. We have trained host families who integrate the volunteer into their family and the community, volunteer will attend social events like traditional weddings, birthday parties, visiting other family and friends abroad, etc. They help you learn most of the common phrases quickly and explain to you most of the new things you will see abroad each day. Just ask them. We organize activities like drumming and dancing, language lessons in the volunteers house accommodation and the guest house accommodation to help keep the cultural immersion aspect of the program in our work. We choose communities abroad which are notably hospitable and rich in culture. volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa, hospital volunteer, nurse volunteer, midwife volunteer, medical volunteer, orphanage volunteer, orphanage work, teach abroad, teaching volunteer, volunteer teacher, wildlife volunteer, volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda, volunteer in Liberia, in all our projects and places, a volunteer will have cultural immersion as part of the program
Pre-departure documents and support
Pre Departure Documentation, Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa
Inclusive in each volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa pre-departure document are; Country overview, How to make the most of the volunteer placement, Vaccinations required before the volunteer travel, Packing for volunteer abroad trip, Staying in touch with family and friends whilst abroad, Food and drinks, Abroad transportation information, Climate, Safety measures, Money and Budgeting for volunteer's trip, Applying for visa, Planning a Safari and places to visit abroad, useful websites and information resources for volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa. Commonly used local language phrases and their meanings and more.
Remember a volunteer can talk to Elghana at no cost to the volunteer so if any questions about volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa, volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda or volunteer in Liberia, call Toll-Free.