Healthcare and Medical Placements in Ghana

Location: Ghana: Accra, Kumasi, Rural Areas

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

PO Box. 199 Pukekohe, Auckland 2679 New Zealand

Description

Join our medical and healthcare program in Ghana, a professional opportunity designed for pre-med students and practitioners - from doctors to physical therapists. Love Volunteers collaborates with numerous local clinics and hospitals in Kumasi City and the Ashanti region.

Placements are in extremely understaffed and underfunded medical facilities; hence, volunteers with a broad range of experience are encouraged to participate. We welcome qualified medical personnel, medical students and pre-med students.

Attendance on a medical volunteer project is itself a helpful preparation for a medical career, and for this reason, provided they are enthusiastic and truly eager to help in the health sector, even individuals without medical experience can be accepted!

Medical volunteers on this program will get the opportunity to undertake duties according to their own interests and areas of expertise. Medical students will be allowed to shadow local doctors and nurses, assisting them and learning by observing their work on a daily basis. In addition, there are also volunteer roles available in the field of HIV/Aids awareness and education.

Highlights

Here’s why more and more people are choosing to become a LOVE VOLUNTEER!

Need – We work directly with local charities on grass-roots community development projects. Our focus is on providing support where it is really needed - not holidays! We keep volunteer numbers at sustainable levels to meet the needs of each project - not to increase revenue!

Impact – By becoming a Love Volunteer you are saying to the world that you are a REAL volunteer and your focus is on supporting people and communities in need. You’re not just a tourist and your goals include much more than selfies and hangovers. Your contribution with LV will be real and measurable. You will change lives, and one of them will be your own!

Safety – Your safety is our top priority. We have personally visited and regularly audit all of our projects and accommodations so you can rest assured that your needs will be met, whilst getting the most out of your experience.

Support – With dedicated in-country teams, you know you will have 24/7 support right there when you need it – guaranteed! From simply questions to hospital trips, we will ensure you are supported throughout your placement.

Communication – We pride ourselves in our reputation as always being available when you need us, dealing with your questions quickly, and being prompt with all communications. We are here to help you help the world!

Value – We strive to make volunteering abroad affordable and accessible to everyone. Our program fees are lower, our registration fees are lower – and we encourage you to compare!

Security – We have placed thousands of international volunteers in meaningful voluntary service projects around the world. We have the experience and the reputation, so you know you are in good hands!

Friendship – One of the benefits of volunteering is that you’ll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. This is one of the true benefits of volunteering and we encourage you to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.

Free time – We realize that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!

Qualifications

Volunteers in Ghana should be at least 18 year old and speak English to at least intermediate level. Younger volunteers may be accepted if accompanied by an adult. The most important thing is to have an adventurous and generous spirit.

Languages
  • English

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English
  • Twi

Cost in US$:

$300-600

Cost Include Description:

Dedicated pre-departure support
Access to the LV Dashboard
Airport pick-up on arrival
Orientation and safety briefing on arrival
Accommodation
Food/Meals
24/7 local support network
Program supervision
Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
The opportunity to make a REAL difference!

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Dental
  • Social Work
  • Nutrition
  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Human Rights
  • Hospital
  • Health Education
  • Health Care
  • Health
  • Senior Citizens
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Special Needs
  • Counseling
  • Public Health
  • Childcare & Children
  • AIDS
  • Education
Typical Volunteer
Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Age Range
18-25, 25-35, 35+
This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European, American Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Ghana

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
Typically The Application Process Time is
48 hours
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded

2009

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