PROGRAM COST AND FEES
We have opportunities for potential skills volunteers such as
Vocational trainers, etc.
We also in need of administrators with experience with the following: Strategic planning, Time management, Accountancy, Human Resource, Project Marketers, and Communication (writing proposals for the grant, writing a comprehensive report on studies, publishing results to contributors)
The communities you are going to serve are already in need of infrastructure and support. Therefore community members and our partners are unable to pay foreign volunteers to come and assist, or able to provide financial support for visiting volunteers whilst they help to improve the quality of their lives and communities but they do help in many other ways.
Volunteering with us is free of charge, however, for a 3 week Work Camp Program there is a nominal fee of $700 covers the following:
For the 3 month Home Stay Option the fee is only $1000
Accommodations: Homestay, shared volunteer residence, guesthouses: Safe, clean, comfortable local housing, inspected by our local coordinators.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Special meals are available upon request.
Airfare and travel expenses; passports, entry/customs requirements, all applicable visa fees, airport departure taxes, travel medical insurance, extended sightseeing, and free-time expenses, items of personal nature (such as laundry, medicine, emails/phone calls).
However, we provide;
Guidance and support through our local project coordinators, 24/7 in case of emergency.
Orientation/city briefing on arrival by our project coordinator includes detailed travel, safety & cultural information, and many tips that will make your trip planning easier.
The airport meets and greets by our staff (At any time, any day!)
Transportation arrangement to project sites
Departure transfer to the airport by our staff.
Culture and Language Immersion Programmes: Includes 20 hours a week of local Language, Drumming, Dancing, and Singing Lessons.
Volunteer service awards (Certificates, Letter of completion, a letter of introduction, and recommendation are provided detailing the activities developed and participation by the volunteer during his or her stay
Host Family Programme,
We provide superb host families who will make you feel extremely welcome and comfortable, helping you to understand and experience their colorful culture. Our host families are trained on how to handle and deal with their new family members (students/volunteers). The host families are also provided with all the needed resources to cater properly for their guests and to be able to accommodate vegetarians and other specific or peculiar nutritional needs of volunteers.
Your homestay is likely to be the highlight of your visit to Ghana. There is no better way to learn first hand about life in Ghana than by living among the local people and participating in their lives through helping with chores, cooking and other activities, and being treated as a member of the family. The friendships made while living with a family can last a lifetime. Many of our participants have felt they will remain a member of the family for the rest of their lives. The host families are located in both rural and urban areas and you will be placed according to your preference.
This program can be incorporated into any of our many other inbound programs such as drumming and dance, language, internship, or teaching and study programs.
Recommended minimum duration:
work camps (3 weeks) and Family Homestay (3 months).
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF A VOLUNTEER
Half-day (6 hours only) work except those teaching, they have to do normal school hours;
To be friendly with all other volunteers, members, and our communities (especially our children).
Feedback on our website (news section) with pictures of participation and trips.
Full participation, contribution, and achievement.
Developing projects, raising funds to support projects, etc.
WHERE DO PROGRAMME FEES GO?
Our program donations are dispersed to all projects, including monetary grants and material supply donations made throughout the fiscal year. Overseas Management, office/internet/mobile expenses, Community physical project, host family compensation, meals and hosting, transportation expenses, orientation costs, Language and Immersion cost, 1st-night hotel accommodations when applicable, and program donations;
Recruitment / Marketing 10%
Program Research / Project Assessments 10%
Administrative / Office / hosting 15%
Community physical projects 65%
Please contact us by calling or by email if you have any questions about our programs.
Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation programs allow anyone wishing to volunteer overseas the opportunity to do so. We welcome volunteers who want to participate free of charge but on conditions (that the success of our projects largely depends on volunteer’s contribution in many different ways and membership fees as we are not funded by any donor agency at this time). Volunteers help raise funds, donate clothes, shoes, cash, books, computers, and other logistics for the success of our projects. Our team uses the maximum percentage of donations to contribute general materials and other resources to the project communities.
Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation are always looking for talented and experienced individuals to join our team. We work very differently to most organizations and are focused on such things as home/work balance, utilizing technology, and bringing on board typically disenfranchised groups. Simply tell us what you can bring to Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation as a volunteer.