In general terms, volunteering is the practice of people willingly agreeing to offer service to a community to meet a particular cause without payment for their time and services.

Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life, but people also volunteer for their skill development, to meet others, to make contacts for possible employment, to have fun, and a variety of other reasons that could be considered self-serving.

Volunteering takes many forms and is performed by a wide range of people. Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work in, such as medicine, education, or emergency rescue. Other volunteers serve on an as-needed basis, such as in response to a natural disaster or for a beach-cleanup.

Why volunteer with CHRAD?

As an organization, CHRAD sees it as a core duty to improve the lives of refugees and other disadvantaged in society.

Currently, we are implementing a Refugee Rehabilitation Program (RRP) under its short term initiative.  We are recruiting volunteers from all over the world to facilitate the program

Who is qualified to volunteer?

Young graduates/undergraduates, male or female, from any part of the world who can speak and write English language either as an official language or a second language or with a passionate desire to help the disadvantaged diversely and have attained the age of 18 years and above can apply.

Retired professionals with specialization in various fields such as Medical, Education, Counseling, Administration, Legal Service, Media Practice and Advocacy, Child Care Development, Fund Raising, etc. who wish to share their experience or assist the less privileged in society are warmly welcome to apply.

When to apply?

We accept volunteers throughout the year in all aspects of the services described above. Interested persons whose area of interest or specialization does not fall under the above professions may discuss their intention with the Director for possible placement. Intention to donate could also be communicated to the director or simply visit our donation column.

How to Apply

Please fill in the application form with your accurate information and submit. You may also write to the director via the following contacts below:

Lawrence Saah Varnie

Director,

Cradle of Hope for Relief and Development

  1.     P. O. Box NB 754,

Nii Boiman, Accra – Ghana.

E-mail: info@chrad.org/ volunteer@chrad.org   / saahfoya@gmail.com

+233 (0) 270 143 568  / +233 (0) 262 143 568 / +233 (0) 243 143 568

Available Services

Potential volunteers may opt to volunteer either on a part-time (for those foreign students studying in Ghana at a stress-free schedule) or full-time bases for International Volunteers.

We also accept online volunteering from persons wishing to assist our organization in the comfort of their homes in their home country.

The following vacancies are available for On-line volunteers:

On-Line Volunteering

We accept on-line volunteering from persons wishing to assist our organization in the comfort of their homes in their home country. The following vacancies are available for On-line volunteers:

Research:-

Online Volunteers shall be required to make research on information on development topics, funding sources, potential partners, best practices, etc. as this will help CHRAD to grow and support more communities.

Project development and management:-

Online Volunteer shall be required to write project proposals, share expertise, develop fundraising strategies, draft grant applications, etc. to certify requirements of grant organizations.

Coordination and facilitation:-

Online Volunteers shall be required to manage teams of other online volunteers, co-ordinate campaigns; moderate online discussions, act as board members, etc. and this will certainly help our organization reach out to the global audience and potential partners.

IT was development:-

Online Volunteers shall be required to develop and maintain websites, design databases, set up blogs, do Search Engine Optimization (SEO), write Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), create flash animations, etc. to add value to CHRAD’s site.

Writing, editing and translating:-

Volunteers shall be required to draft newsletters and articles, translate presentations, summarize survey results, proofread reports, develop website content, etc.

Training and coaching:-

Volunteers shall be required to develop training material, teach online courses, and provide guidance to our organizations

Consulting:-

Volunteers shall be required to access projects, provide advice on communication strategies and legal issues, evaluate software solutions, etc.

A volunteer shall be required to provide teaching service to school children from kindergarten through High School in all subject areas.

Cradle of Hope for Relief and Development (CHRAD) is in partnership with institutions at the settlement on which behalf its recruit volunteers to offer them services. At the Buduburam Refugee Settlement, more than 20 schools are serving an estimated 11,000 refugees from Liberia.  All the schools are very much willing to accept volunteers. This means that we are expected to recruit as much as 50 volunteers to meet the demand for volunteers’ service by these institutions.

School days run from Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. The schedule is however flexible for volunteers such that they will be needed at post (except otherwise decided by themselves) only at their scheduled time. A volunteer shall be expected to spend two (2) to five (5) hours daily at the post. Arrangements are made for part-time volunteers to visit at least once weekly.

The following detailed teaching opportunities are constantly available throughout the year:

PRESCHOOL (KINDERGARTEN):

This involves singing, playing and taking general care of children between the ages of 6 months – 5 years. One does not need much experience to work with them, interest in children is more important. The volunteer must be between the ages of 18 years and above and must be fluent in the English Language.

PRIMARY SCHOOL (ELEMENTARY):

Primary (Elementary) school children are normally between the ages of 6-12 years. Teaching them to involve normal classroom work (such as Arithmetic, poem recitation, reading, singing, etc) in line with the Ghana Education Service Syllabus. Volunteer’s interest in handling disadvantaged children is paramount here.  Must have attained the age of 18 and above with at least a Diploma. Undergraduate currently on study programs are encouraged to apply.

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL:

Junior High school children are teenagers mostly between the ages of 13 – 16 years.

Specific subjects such as Mathematics, Social Studies, General Science, and Technical Skills are taught using the Ghana Education Service syllabus. Students are prepared for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) of the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Successful candidates gain admission into Senior High School. Volunteers are required to possess a Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree to teach any of the subjects above.

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL:

Senior High Schools students are teenagers normally between the ages of 15- 19 years. Recommended for trained teachers or people mastered in a particular field of study. Subject such as Economics, Mathematics, Literature, Business Management, English Language, French, Accounting, etc. is taught at this level to prepare a student for National exams (West African Examination Council).

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