VolunteerMatch Ghana has special opportunities for volunteers to work side-by-side with local people in healthcare. With small health clinics and understaffed hospitals serving low-income communities, volunteers support the over-worked staff, adding to their efficiency and allowing more people in need to be served. Volunteers provide moral support and reduce anxiety for patients and/or residents in communities where many people still view doctor’s visits as a last resort.
Our healthcare placements offer an exceptional learning opportunity, in addition to a gratifying volunteer experience. For those who aspire to a career in health-related fields, these placements offer an international learning ground where you can not only view healthcare in practice, but healthcare as practiced by professionals in a different country. For anyone interested in social services, observing the administration of health services in other parts of the world is invaluable.
The effects of volunteering abroad in healthcare are plain to see. Medical care is a basic human right, and making it accessible for all is essential. The organizations that we work with are striving to fulfill that need, and can always benefit from an extra pair of hands. VolunteerMatch Ghana continuously provides volunteers for support and offers the opportunity for valuable cultural exchange at the same time. Whether assisting with the daily workload of local health professionals, being a supporter of people with HIV/AIDS who have been shunned by their community, or providing basic sex education and disease prevention to community youth, you can make a difference.
The vast majority of medical facilities in Ghana are crying out for support from qualified international volunteers. VolunteerMatch Ghana welcome qualified healthcare professionals looking to make a difference with their time abroad. As a volunteer, you will work alongside the local staffs that are ultimately responsible for you during your time on the placement. Please note that, as you are not registered to practice in Ghana, you will not be permitted to practice independently or undertake any complicated procedures. If you are studying medically related degree, then you should have more opportunity to undertake some more basic hands-on involvement. Though, please note we can never guarantee hands-on experience, as the decision ultimately lies with the medical staff. Your level of hands-on involvement is dependent on your experience, duration of program and willingness to get involved. Those with little or no medical experience will assume a largely observational role. The doctors will assess your capabilities and assign responsibilities accordingly.HIGHLIGHTS • Earn international volunteering experience by assisting doctors and nurses in treating patients in Ghana. • Get the opportunity to explore different medical specializations, from pediatrics and maternity to mental health and surgery. • Learn skills and techniques from seasoned doctors and nurses. • Spend a few weeks in Ghana and immerse in its rich culture and history. • Add to your CV or resume with this great experience