The cost of volunteering is significant both in time and money. We work closely with potential volunteers to determine that this is a good fit – one that will benefit the volunteer and the organization. Preference is given to those ready to commit in excess of 6 months.
For volunteers making a long-term commitment: We recognize that many volunteers do not have the required resources to cover all of their expenses for extended stays. We ask that volunteers undertake a fund-raising campaign and commit to making a minimum contribution of $1,000 to the organization prior to departure, and that maintain an effort to solicit additional funds during their stay.
We will be happy to assist in all fund-raising efforts and can provide ideas and material to help in outreach. We have found that a strong email and letter-writing campaign to friends, relatives and friends of family are very effective. People who believe in the importance of this work are happy to do their part and lend support.
- Program Fee $275 * (due upon acceptance and refundable from your fundraising efforts)
- Accommodations for Volunteers staying less than 3 months: $50/week.
- Accommodations are free for volunteers staying more than 3 months.
- Cost of food and in-country transport range from $5-20/day depending on specific tastes and dietary needs.
- Transport to/from Ho estimated at $100 each way by private car.
- RT Airfare
- Visa $100 for multi-entry from USA
- Travel /Emergency Evacuation Insurance
- Visit to Travel Medicine Clinic / Yellow Fever shot
- Accommodations for your last night in Ghana (Accra) if early morning flight
*The Program Fee covers costs both directly and indirectly relating to your visit. Direct costs this fee covers include:
Pre-trip Guidance and Support (orientation, handbook, etc.), assistance with visa process, arrangements for transport (not including a private car), letters of reference, etc.
Please note: This is a non-refundable fee.
** Payment for trip expenses are due 6 weeks prior to travel. If specific arrangements have not been determined the fee will be predicated on $50/week