Volunteer in Ghana at a government health center. This very busy, under-staffed Health Center provides general outpatient care, inpatient delivery care and community health outreach education.

By far the most common ailments seen at the health center is malaria and typhoid fever.  Community education topics will include identifying symptoms, treatment, and prevention of malaria, as well as gastro intestinal diseases, hypertension, HIV/AIDS, diarrhea and more.

Volunteers with medical training will have a hands-on patient contact including but not limited to blood testing, health checkups, and giving vaccinations. Medical, nursing and undergraduate student volunteers will have the opportunity to observe and shadow the nurses and doctor & participate in community outreach projects.

Volunteers hands-on support work will depend on their qualifications, and more importantly the needs of the clinic. Volunteers will be instructed to bring their own medical supplies (gloves, mask, scrubs and donations).

Volunteer Opportunities: Medical programs

Overview

  • Project Length: From 1 week to 8 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Accra (Code: ACC)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7 hours per day
  • Requirements: Medical credentials/current enrollment in graduate school. - Tourist Visa. Expect semi-rural living conditions
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Airlines: British Air, Delta, United, KLM, Lufthansa
  • Vaccinations: Yellow Fever, Malaria, Hep A, typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Volunteer house
  • Airport meet and greet in Accra airport
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Typical shift work hours are  8:00am – 4:00pm with breaks
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
  • Orientation: Project Overview and Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Ghana. Entry Visa. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.