Lively Minds

6 Week volunteering opportunities in Northern Ghana - Help change lives whilst having the experience of a lifetime. Lively Minds is a small charity working to improve the lives of deprived children through education, health and community empowerment projects. Read on to find out more!

The opportunity:
You will spend 6 weeks in Tamale, Northern Ghana where you will work alongside our experienced local staff to set-up from scratch a community-run educational Play Centre in a deprived rural village. This is a chance to make a personal and lasting difference to the lives of hundreds of children.
You will be involved in planning, preparation and field work - working directly with children and youth. This is a chance to work in the field and immerse yourself in village life.

You will gain first-hand experience of overseas development in some of the world's poorest communities - and you will be making a massive difference to these communities.

You will learn to how to adapt your communication styles working with people from different cultures and learning to respond with flexibility to new environments - Skills valued by employers.

What will it involve?
• You will be in Tamale, Northern Ghana for 6 weeks. Dates of next trips are listed at
• You must raise a minimum donation of £800 –This will go directly into our projects in Ghana and you will see first-hand how your fundraising is making a difference and changing lives.
• You must be aged 18 or over

What will Lively Minds provide?
• Information and fundraising ideas pack
• Pre-departure induction training in the UK
• You will be met at the airport in Ghana and accompanied to Tamale to your accommodation
• Orientation and structured supervision and support whilst in Ghana
• Accommodation in Ghana
• Motorbike transport to field with our local staff
• Post-volunteering debriefing

What Lively Minds will not cover
• Flights and visa (approximately £550-800) - We can suggest flights so that all our volunteers can travel together
• Food/subsistence whilst in Ghana (from £200)
• Travel Insurance
• Any other medical expenses (e.g vaccinations) where relevant
• UK transport for training and to / from the airport in the UK

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