Child Care and Orphanage Volunteer

The Exchange

Bring light and happiness to disadvantaged children and youth in Accra, Ghana. IAFRIVO works with orphanages in Ghana to improve the lives of disadvantaged children. Most of these children have lost their parents, or are from impoverished families or disenfranchised minority groups. Volunteers split their time between different duties at the orphanage. Volunteers spend time providing companionship and recreational activities. Apply and experience


30 hours of help per week

Teaching Languages: Teach a language to guests or local communities.

Child Care: Help look after, educate and instruct children.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Surf lessons: Take free surf classes at the local beaches.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Intermediate English or Intermediate English

Between 18 and 80 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

.Pre departure information and support assistance
.Projects or programs preparation and arrangement
.Accommodation and Food arrangement
.Utility bills taken care by IAFRIVO
.Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
.Introduction to life in Africa, Ghana, orientation manuals and Accra tour
.WIFI internet access/ stand-by generator during electricity outage.
.Project T-Shirt, Certificate of Completion and Appreciation
.Our dedicated staffs are always available to assist you with any personal, in-country support and our volunteers are registered at their embassy or consulate, in other for the volunteer to stay informed about news and local happenings.

.Cost of Visa fees , Travel insurance and Vaccinations, All forms of transportation both local and international, All personal expenses.

Activities & Shift

The role of the volunteer.
Orphanages in Ghana focus primarily on offering formal and informal schooling opportunities while offering the children a safe room for both living and studying. There are many areas where volunteers can support the ongoing activities of these orphanages. Depending upon the volunteer's interest and skills, volunteers may usually be involved in any of the following activities.

Teach English in orphanages or schools (when the children of the orphanage go to their respective schools during the day).

Help children with sanitation issues such as: brushing teeth, showering, and establishing and maintaining personal hygiene.

Organize games, drawing lessons, singing sessions, dancing and other creative, educational and extracurricular activities.

Help with homework; monitoring academic progress, and ensuring children complete their next day's homework and others.


Anybody can volunteer in this program as long as you are 17 years or more. Regardless of your profession, skill or experience. You can volunteer as a team or an individual. Your service is highly needed. However you should understand that you would not do anything that may stigmatize any of the children and people you meet in the course of your work. You need to have an open mind and a willing heart to be on this program.