Summer Serve and Learn
Applications are now available and review will begin on a rolling basis on December 1st.
GHEI Summer Serve and Learn (SSL) volunteer programs offer participants the chance to be immersed in a rural Ghanaian community and work alongside local staff members in support of a small community development organization’s year-round health and education programs. All volunteers will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their skills in cross-cultural communication, project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and community outreach, all while working in a low-resource environment alongside local and international counterparts to achieve a common goal.
We ensure that that our programs are enriching and enjoyable for our volunteers, local staff, and add to the success of our long-term programs.
This is a unique opportunity to truly experience rural Ghana and also tour our country’s cities. Beyond immediate program activities, we offer workshops in Twi language, traditional Ghanaian cooking, cocoa farming, visits to local education and health institutions, and otherwise free opportunity to interact with our community members. To add context to this cultural knowledge, we will also lead volunteers on tours through important cultural sites at Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast.
All sessions will provide food and accommodation for volunteers, cultural exchanges and group discussions on pertinent topics. Volunteers will also travel to some of the most stirring sites in Ghana: the bright, bustling and historic city of Kumasi, the chilling legacy of Cape Coast, Ghana's modern capital of Accra, and of course, the rural life at GHEI’s base of operations in Humjibre. Read below for more details on what's provided, fundraising, and personal expenses. Please see our FAQ for answers to many more questions.