Volunteering with CFWOVA is an entirely customizable experience, and we pride ourselves on our tailor-made, life-changing affordable volunteer programs abroad. Whether you are hoping to make the most out of two weeks in Ghana or you are eager to relocate to a rural Ghanaian village for three months of teaching, we can put together an itinerary for you. Due to this flexible program structure, we do not have set-in-stone pricing: there are baseline prices for your meals, bottled water, airport pick-up, homestay, etc., but the total costs will be determined by the program we put together for you.
As we plan out your trip together. We strive to make the program fee cheaper. Although some organizations rely on external funding to cover such costs, Center For World Outreach Volunteer of Ghana (CFWOVA) relies only on funds raised through volunteer program fees and donations. Ghana is considered a cheap or budget country to volunteer in, but local non-profit organizations are facing higher costs due to the rise in transportation and utilities fees.
We will provide you with the itemized costs for each additional eco-tourist destination or day-trip. Our cost-model is 100% transparent. If you are interested, here is a quick overview of our program staples and examples of our most popular volunteer programs! Remember, we offer discounts for large groups and students!
What is Always Included?
Airport Transportation: Pick up and Drop off – Kotoka International Airport in Accra
Homestay in your host community with mosquito netting and linens
Three meals per day and bottled water
CFWOVA Staff Support (CFWOVA staff on-site 24/7 during Volunteer Vacations)
Complimentary CFWOVA Gift (it’s a secret!)
PROGRAM FEES AND DETAILS OF SUPPORT AND SERVICES WE PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS APPLY TO ALL PROJECTS EXCEPT THE COMMUNITY WORK AND TRAVEL PROGRAM.
Below is the duration and price list. This is Fee for all CFWO programs in 2014.
OUR AFFORDABLE PROGRAM FEES
LENGTH OF STAY
Cheapest volunteer abroad program fee
Family Program fees
1-Weeks - Language and Cultural Program - 300 USD
the program fee covers:
2014 Registration /administration fees,
Airport meeting upon arrival.
Host family Accommodation and meals during your stay at project.
Meals - Breakfast, lunch and super
Letter of recommendation and/or certificate of participation after completion of program.
The program fee does not cover
Transportation to and from your home airport
Air travel cost to and from Ghana
Holiday to places and events of interest.
Any expenses including transfer from one project to another
Insurance cover (you need to purchase one.
Expenses on meals and drinks from restaurants during outings
Host family is not responsible for your feeding and accommodation cost if you travel outside home on weekends. It is your own cost. If it has to do with work authorized by the local organization, the local organization shall be responsible for your feeding and accommodation.
Transportation, Accommodation and meals in Accra first night of arrival. (CFWO staff will beat the airport though )
Drop-off at airport on departure day.
You might find yourself washing clothes with your hands, cooking with a firewood and discussing politics or religion behind candlelight. It is a unique opportunity to become deeply immersed in Ghanaian culture. Stay in hostels and dormitories are organized for volunteers who so desire but in groups of not less than six working on similar project(s). After you have compared figures and services with other program offered by other companies /organizations, speaking with past volunteers, you shall come to conclusion that, our services /programs are far better, well packaged, organized and affordable for volunteers. Unlike others, there are no extra fees to be paid upon arrival in Ghana. A volunteer does not end up spending beyond what He/She has budgeted for after signing up with us and arriving in the country. This is a relief and welcoming news for many volunteers. Comparatively, you eventually spend less in Ghana on our program.
Accommodation and feeding is pre-arranged for all volunteers by CFWO .The cost of accommodation and feeding are the total program fee to be paid.
The accommodation type arranged for volunteers are the CFWO Hostel and family stays /home stay type.
This means that volunteers stay with a family as their host that is if the CFWO Hostel is far from the placement center.. The families offer volunteers their own private room in the family house, and provide breakfast, lunch and dinner all days for the volunteers. In some instances, due to the distance between project site and home, volunteers go along with a lunch pack. In most cases, it's one volunteer to one room. Other times, there may be two volunteers to one room. Matching volunteers to host families and pairing volunteers in a room is done by picking needed information from the volunteers. The host families are consistently screened with their information updated on regular basis to make sure they meet our standards and also match to volunteers we send over to them.
The foods served are mainly Ghanaian local foods and are made mainly from, tubers, beans and/or maize. International dishes comprising rice, chicken, beef, tea, coffee, bread, eggs, soup, potato, oaths, fruits, fish, etc are served occasionally alongside. We have to mention that it is very common to find dishes volunteers are familiar with in a restaurant in the cities.
Staying in CFWO Hostel and with a host family is very ideal and cost saving for both the volunteers and CFWO. The volunteers get to experience the culture closely and better whilst CFWO also comfortably manages the security and safety of the volunteer and properties. In a room, each volunteer has to his/her own bed, pillow and bedspread. In the home of the host family, volunteers have access to toilet and bath, kitchen, lounge, television, radio, electricity, water, dining table and table sets. We pick families with a man, wife and children. There are some places of work and residence without electricity and running water. However the volunteer's safe health is well guided Sometimes volunteers could request to be paired in the same room or host family.
Drinking water for our volunteers is an issue we take seriously and make sure that volunteers drink well treated water. Some companies are into the manufacture of such water that are well treated and hygienically bottled.
The benefits to you
A CFWO travel experience offers you much more than the opportunity to work on a volunteer project overseas. It offers you the simplicity of a package holiday with all the rewards of independent travel.
Safety and support
When you pay for the services of an organization like the CFWO, you can be sure that whatever happens, there’ll be someone nearby to help you out. This means that you can travel with confidence to Ghana that you might not otherwise have considered.
Finding a suitable project where you can assist takes time and is often impossible to do from home. This can be frustrating, especially if you only have several weeks or months in the country. Because of our constant relationship with the projects, we can ensure you hit the ground running and make full use of your time abroad.
BANK NAME: ACCESS BANK GHANA LIMITED
ADDRESS: STARLRTS 91 ROAD OPPOSITE ACCRA STADUIM
SWIFT CODE: ABNGGHAC
CORRESPONDING BANK:CITI BANK NEW YORK
BENEFICIARY: CENTER for WORLD OUTREACH
BENEFICIARY ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0091282359341
BOX RF 57 MADINA-ACCRA
Families who want to volunteer on our one week and two weeks special programs should kindly check each special family program page for pricing. Family Programs
What Can I Add on to my Itinerary?
Check out Get to Know Ghana for in-depth descriptions of the many amazing Ghanaian destinations that we recommend for Program Add-ons. Prices vary depending on the number of people in your group and the other Cultural Destinations that you choose. Some of these destinations, such as those included in the standard CFWOVA program agenda, are located close to your host community and can be visited as a day trip. Other destinations are several hours away, require overnight stays and require slightly higher program fees. Please reach out to us with any questions!
Please contact us with any questions about our pricing and volunteer programs at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer discounts for college students and large groups!
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