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Gap Semester in GhanaSee this project
- Fixed dates throughout the year
- Anyone aged 18-22 can join
- From 6 weeks
- From £3,295
Volunteer with Children in GhanaSee this project
- Completely flexible dates
- Anyone aged 16 or over can join
- From 1 week
- From £1,270
Volunteer Work with Children in Ghana for TeenagersSee this project
- Fixed dates during school holidays
- This project is only for 15-18 year olds
- From 2 weeks
- From £1,570
What will I gain from working with children?
As a volunteer working with children, you’ll give back to a community that needs extra support while developing your own skills.
Here are just some of the benefits that our previous volunteers talk about:
- Soft skills like teamwork, leadership, resilience, organising, planning, and time management.
- Experience in childcare and Early Childhood Development (ECD).
- The ability to work and empathise with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a ‘global mindset’.
- Confidence from pushing past your comfort zone.
All of the above will enhance your CV, UCAS applications, and your personal development.
Why does volunteering with children matter?
Early childhood development, educational support, and specialised therapy can be areas of real need in developing countries. In many communities around the world, children and those with special needs – some of the most vulnerable groups in society – lack access to these services. By working with children abroad, you can be part of our long-term mission to change this and make the world a better place.
Where can I volunteer abroad to work at an orphanage?
With Projects Abroad, you won’t be able to volunteer at an orphanage. In the past, our volunteers have worked with children at orphanages and residential care homes. They’ve done incredible work at these placements and helped improve living conditions there. They worked hard to create opportunities for children by supporting their education and care.
However, we’ve decided to move our focus away from orphanages and homes toward community and family-based care. This is because we believe stable family environments are best for the children we work with.
This means that instead of volunteering in orphanages, our volunteers work in placements like:
- Daycare centres
- Support groups for the elderly and mothers and babies
This helps Projects Abroad build stronger relationships with local communities and – most importantly – help families stay together and flourish.
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