Office Administration Volunteer
Public Health Volunteering
Special Needs Volunteering
Sports and Leadership Volunteering
Vocational Training Volunteer
Youth Work Volunteering
Once your application has been accepted, you will be able to view a list of volunteer placements that your Country Coordinator has selected specifically for you. As you review these options you should read the background informati
on about the organization and the specific volunteer placement description to find the most appropriate fit.
If you have any questions about the options you are given, or if you are looking for a placement that is different than your current options, you should contact your Country Coordinator. They will be able to work with you to explain specifics regarding each placement or to help seek out new placement options more in line with your goals. Once you register for the program you will be able to choose up to your 1st, 2nd and 3rd preference from your list of options.
As you review your options, you will want to keep in mind the following considerations:
Volunteer Placement Location
The location of your placement has a significant impact on several aspects of your program. This distance of any given placement from center for world outreach Ghana can impact on your accommodation, daily commute, amenities available in the area and the time it would take for our staff to provide on-site support.
If you are further than 1 hour from center for world outreach Ghana you will need to stay in either a home stay or other accommodation that might be available which is closer to the work place. If you choose a placement in a city, you would be able to choose between a home stay or a hostel.
During your orientation and language training, you would be staying in a hostel of CFWO with other international volunteers. After this training, you will move to the accommodation that is appropriate for the placement you have selected that is if your placement is an hour or more ride to the place.
You can read about accommodation and location details as you review each placement.
Some placements are in rural areas where you will have access to internet cafes, international calls, restaurants and other conveniences. However, several placements are in more remote villages and communities where you may have limited access to these services. These are important details to consider as you select your placement preferences.
The distance of your placement from your accommodation will also influence your daily commute. Your Country Coordinator will find the most appropriate accommodation / homestay match for your placement location to minimize your daily commute. However, you should be aware that placements in cities will generally have longer daily commutes and placements in smaller communities will often be within walking distance from your accommodation. As the cost of your daily transportation to your placement is not included for independent volunteers, you will want to keep this in mind as you choose your volunteer placement preferences.
Our staffs are available to assist volunteers 24 hours a day. This support would begin with a phone call and depending on the situation; our staff will come to provide personal assistance for any of our volunteers. In an emergency, the staff from the hosting organization would provide the immediate assistance. However, the further a placement is from CFWO, the longer it will take for our staff to meet a volunteer on-site. As such, distance of a placement from the CFWO location will influence the speed of in-person support from one of our staff.
Volunteer Placement Fees
For some placements, there are costs that the organization would have to incur to host a volunteer. A volunteer conducting community outreach may have expenses related to transportation and accommodation while traveling with the organization's team. In such cases, you will be able to view what fees a specific placement may charge and what those would be used for.
Unlike Program Fees which are paid online, these Placement Fees will be paid directly by volunteers when they arrive on the ground. This minimizes the cost of transferring these funds and ensures transparency in how and when organizations are charging money to host a volunteer