Hear from a Volunteer – Why you Should Volunteer in Ghana

by Sarah Harris|Aug 24 2017|Ghana
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So you’re thinking about volunteering in Ghana? That’s great news! Volunteer Invest offers a number of programmes, in everything from teaching to sports to medicine. You can use your own unique talents and skills to help the people of Senya-Beraku and really become a part of the local community. While all of this is very exciting, we know you’re probably feeling some mixed emotions; uncertainty and anxiety are common for people considering volunteering abroad, especially if it’s their first time. And that’s totally normal! You’re going off into a new country and new culture, it can be a bit overwhelming! But we know from experience that it is well worth it. If you’re feeling a bit unsure, here’s what a few of our past volunteers had to say about their time in Ghana:

Luisa (Colombia):

“I’m a teacher right now in Colombia. I had just started working as a teacher; I started in February and I went to Ghana in July, so it was nice because it gave me a different perspective of some other classrooms and some other types of kids that we could teach. It was a very good experience; it was very challenging. Looking back, it was so different in Ghana.

When I came back, I started seeing things here in my country differently. Luxuries we have here I didn’t have there. When I came back, everything was different, I saw things from a different perspective. I would love to volunteer again.”

Charlotte (Switzerland):

“I didn’t expect I would have so much fun with the children; there was so much laughing. It was great to meet so many different people, either in the clinic or in the orphanage, and to get to know a different culture. The village was so nice and welcoming to us.

I think Ghana is a really good place to stay because you feel really safe and the people really want you to have good time with them. In the end, I felt like I did something useful for the kids and they really taught me a lot.”

Our staff in Ghana greatly appreciate all the help volunteers bring as well. Here’s what Seth, director of The Foundation, had to say about our volunteers in Ghana:

We hope these first-hand accounts helped show how great volunteering can be – and of course, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at any time!


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