Volunteering

Introduction

Volunteering with Enliven Mama Africa you’ll have the opportunity to work on several development projects and experience everything Ghana has to offer. Working 5 days a week you’ll gain an understanding of what the project is, why it exists and the outcomes it will deliver.

Ghana boasts incredible tourist attractions and we want to make sure you get the chance to see and do everything you can. We help organise excursions and join you on them, time off is given on evenings and weekends.

Enliven Mama Africa staff accompany you and your group from when you arrive at the airport until we drop you back off to ensure you are safe and have the best possible experience. You are welcome to travel independently if you wish.

The Experience

What you'll be doing

Building Libraries

Enliven Mama Africa Partner with Thrive Africa to work in partnership with Ghana Education Service to research & locate schools that would benefit from having a library within the Ashanti region of Ghana.

Educating Young Single Mothers

This project is based in Besease which is a village in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Enliven Mama Africa empowers young Ghanaian mothers to thrive through trade education and small scale entrepreneurship in the village.

Hand washing Project

Hygiene practice is integral in the development of children. Enliven Mama Africa aims to improve hygiene education and encourage behaviour change to ensure maximum health benefits.

Why Us?

Ghana – one of the beauties of Africa with its vibrant cities, stunning beaches, animal parks, rich history and energetic culture. It is known as one of the friendliest countries, with Ghanaians being extremely hospitable, particularly the children who will no doubt put a smile on your face.

Enliven Mama Africa’s key objective is to make a real difference to communities and therefore we work closely with local stakeholders to develop projects that provide as effective support for the communities. We have a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who will welcome you. As a volunteer, you will work on a number of different projects and we can guarantee your volunteering experience will be extremely rewarding and eye-opening.

Enliven Mama Africa is an NGO in Ghana and although we ask for a donation, this is to cover volunteers’ expenses and to support our projects. Our values are to be transparent with how the donations are being spent and we try our utmost to keep expenses to a minimum so that a significant proportion of the funds are used to support those in need in the projects we work on.

Looking after Volunteers

Before the trip: We appreciate that for many of our volunteers this may be your first time volunteering and therefore we see how important supporting you is. We will be able to fully advise you on flights, insurance, visas, the culture and language, money and any other questions you may have.

In Ghana: We have knowledgeable staff on hand to deal with any queries and they will be with you from the minute you step off the plane to the time you return to the airport.

Food – Our cooks will provide 3 meals a day, with a mixture of local and international dishes. There will also be fresh drinking water accessible at all times.

Post-trip: We will provide any support you require once you are back home, whether that be writing a reference for you, or perhaps finding out how you can stay involved in Enliven Mama Africa’s projects.

What is included?

Project Accommodation
3 Meals per day and Safe drinking water
Return Airport Transfers
Airport Hotel if needed on Arrival
All project related Transport
All project Materials & Equipment
Project T-Shirts
24/7 Team Leaders & Project Managers
Volunteer Area

Fundraising

We ask every volunteer to raise a minimum sponsorship amount towards their trip, to help we provide an online fundraising page and downloadable fundraising materials so you can fundraise this cost. Minimum sponsorship is due 4 weeks before departure; giving you plenty of time to fundraise. Enliven Mama Africa is 100% funded by volunteer fundraising and it pays for everything you are involved in and everything provided to you.

Having the Best Experience

As well as making a significant impact on the lives of people in Ghana, we appreciate Ghana is an amazing country to explore, with so much to do and see.

Volunteers are based in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region of Ghana, which is a vibrant city with lots of attractions, such as the King’s Palace and colourful markets. Our team of staff will escort you to these during your free time in the evenings and weekends.

The location of Enliven Mama Africa also means it is perfect for reaching top tourist attractions in Ghana.We provide voluntary tourist excursions to the following places:

• Kintampo Waterfalls – one of Ghana’s many natural wonders. Volunteers will be able to swim and cool off by spending a few hours here as water cascades over a rock fixture.

• Mole National Park – the largest nature reserve in Ghana, and home to one of West Africa’s few elephant herds. Besides elephants, the park abounds with monkeys, baboons and antelopes. With our tourist package, volunteers will be able to sleep here for two nights and enjoy safaris to see a wide variety of animals.

Kakum National Park – located in a lush rainforest in the Central Region of Ghana. Here, volunteers can walk along the forest’s canopy, which provides a unique birds-eye view of the forest.

• Cape Coast – the walls of Cape Coast Castle tell one of the most tragic stories in history, the deportation of African slaves to the Americas. It is important to visit such places and be aware of the grim realities of the world we’ve inherited. On our excursion to Ghana’s Central Region, volunteers will have the opportunity to tour this castle and hear the story of those who suffered here, as well relax on the stunning beaches.

• Lake Bosomtwe – a 30km drive from Kumasi sees you at some amazing crater lakes. Here you’ll stay for a couple of days in lake huts; swimming and relaxing in the lush waters or taking a walk into the mountains.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

We have limited accommodation & transport and can only accept a certain amount of volunteers at one time, we therefore ask you apply early and if accepted confirm your place as soon as possible.

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