Why RVO?

R.V.O Services –Ghana offers the most affordable fee as compared to other international and local volunteer organisations, reliability, very active and above all safety of its volunteers being one of their main priorities.

RVO works with friendly and hard working staffs who always make sure volunteers have a memorable stay in Ghana.

 
RVO Duration and Fee

Program fees and details of support and services we provide volunteers apply to all projects except the community work and Travel Program. 

Below is  the price This is Fee for all RVO programs in 2015.

€400 Euros per month


The program fee covers:

1. Orientation and preparation in Ghana by RVO staff upon arrival in our
Office, project, visitation.

2. Participant pick-up from the airport in Accra

3. Transportation to project site/host family and RVO office first day
of arrival.
4. Free SIM card on local mobile telecom network

5. 3 times daily local and continental meal

6. Host family accommodation and Utility

7. Project guidance, local transport and security/ regular visitations
8. Letter of recommendation and/or certificate of participation after completion of program.
9. Utilities

The program fee does not cover:
1. Transportation to and from your home airport
2. Air travel cost to and from Ghana
3. Holiday to places and events of interest.
4. Any expenses including transfer from one project to another
5. Insurance cover (you need to purchase one.
6. Expenses on meals and drinks from restaurants during outings
7. Host family is not responsible for your feeding and accommodation cost if you travel outside home on weekends. It is your own cost. If it has to do with work authorized by the local organization, the local organization shall be responsible for your feeding and accommodation.
8. Transportation, Accommodation and meals in Accra first night of arrival. (RVO staff will beat the airport though )
9. Drop-off at airport on departure day.

About Accommodation

The accommodation type we arrange for volunteers is the family stay type. This means that volunteers stay with a family as their host. Staying with a host family is very ideal and cost saving for both the volunteer and RVO-Ghana. The volunteer gets to experience the culture closely and better whilst RVO-Ghana also comfortably manages the security and safety of the volunteer and properties. In a room, each volunteer has to his/her own, a bed, pillow and bedspread. In the home of the host family, volunteers have access to toilet and bath, kitchen, lounge, television, radio, electricity, water, dinning table and table sets. We pick families with children in the house. There are some places of work and residence without electricity and running water so you may do without television, and the likes. However the volunteer's safe health is well guided. The cost of accommodation is part of the total program fee. In most cases, it's one volunteer to one room. Occasionally, there may be two volunteers to one room. Matching volunteers to host families and pairing volunteers in a room is done by picking needed information from the volunteers. The host families are consistently screened with their information updated on regular basis to make sure they meet our standards and also match to volunteers we send over to them.

About the food

Host families are responsible for providing the volunteer breakfast, lunch and dinner all days. In some instances, due to the distance between project site and home, volunteers go along with a lunch pack. The foods served are mainly continental dishes comprising rice, chicken, beef, tea, coffee, bread, eggs, soup, potato, oaths, fruits, fish, etc. local foods are served alongside and are made mainly from the above, tubers, beans and/or maize. We have to mention that it is very common for a volunteer to find a familiar dish in a restaurant in the cities.

Drinking Water

Drinking water for our volunteers is an issue we take seriously and make sure that volunteers drink well treated water. Some companies are into the manufacture of such water that are well treated and hygienically bottled or bagged.

Laundry

Generally, your host brother, sister or mother assist you with your laundry but it is not an obligation, learn to wash your clothing’s with your hands in several buckets, enjoy the sun drying your clothes and smell the African aroma in your clothes

General living

You might find yourself washing clothes with your hands, cooking with a firewood and discussing politics or religion behind candlelight. It is a unique opportunity to become deeply immersed in Ghanaian culture. Stay in hostels and dormitories are organized for volunteers who so desire but in groups of not less than six working on similar project(s). After you have compared figures and services with other program offered by other companies /organizations, speaking with past volunteers, you shall come to conclusion that, our services /programs are far better, well packaged, organised and affordable for volunteers. Unlike others, there are no extra fees to be paid upon arrival in Ghana. A volunteer does not end up spending beyond what He/She has budgeted for after signing up with us and arriving in the country. This is a relief and welcoming news for many volunteers. Comparatively, you eventually spend less in Ghana on our program.

Accommodation and feeding is pre-arranged for all volunteers by R.V.O. The cost of accommodation and feeding are part of the total program fee to be paid.
The accommodation type arranged for volunteers are the family stays /home stay type.
This means that volunteers stay with a family as their host. The families offer volunteers their own private room in the family house, and provide breakfast, lunch and dinner all days for the volunteers. In some instances, due to the distance between project site and home, volunteers go along with a lunch pack. In most cases, it's one volunteer to one room. Other times, there may be two volunteers to one room. Matching volunteers to host families and pairing volunteers in a room is done by picking needed information from the volunteers. The host families are consistently screened with their information updated on regular basis to make sure they meet our standards and also match to volunteers we send over to them.

The foods served are mainly international dishes comprising rice, chicken, beef, tea, coffee, bread, eggs, soup, potato, oaths, fruits, fish, etc. local foods are served alongside and are made mainly from the above, tubers, beans and/or maize. We have to mention that it is very common to find dishes volunteers are familiar with in a restaurant in the cities.

Staying with a host family is very ideal and cost saving for both the volunteers and R.VO. The volunteers get to experience the culture closely and better whilst R.V.O also comfortably manages the security and safety of the volunteer and properties. In a room, each volunteer has to his/her own, a bed, pillow and bedspread. In the home of the host family, volunteers have access to toilet and bath, kitchen, lounge, television, radio, electricity, water, dinning table and table sets. We pick families with a man, wife and children. There are some places of work and residence without electricity and running water. However the volunteer's safe health is well guided Sometimes volunteers could request to be paired in the same room or host family.

You might find yourself washing clothes with your hands, cooking with a firewood and discussing politics or religion behind candlelight. It is a unique opportunity to become deeply immersed with Ghanaian culture.

Drinking water for our volunteers is an issue we take seriously and make sure that volunteers drink well treated water. Some companies are into the manufacture of such water that are well treated and hygienically bottled.

The benefits to you

An R.V.O travel experience offers you much more than the opportunity to work on a volunteer project overseas. It offers you the simplicity of a package holiday with all the rewards of independent travel.

Safety and support

When you pay for the services of an organization like the r.v.o, you can be sure that whatever happens, there’ll be someone nearby to help you out. This means that you can travel with confidence to Ghana that you might not otherwise have considered.

Save time

Finding a suitable project where you can assist takes time and is often impossible to do from home. This can be frustrating, especially if you only have several weeks or months in the country. Because of our constant relationship with the projects, we can ensure you hit the ground running and make full use of your time abroad.

PAYMENT MODE:

BANK NAME: BARCLAYS BANK OF GHANA
ACCOUNT NAME: RICHMOND AMOAKOH
ACCOUNT NO: 0231072888
SWIFT CODE: BARCGHAC
BRANCH : ASAFO – KUMASI
COUNTRY : GHANA

BENEFICIARY ADDRESS: Box RY 655 railways Kumasi-Ghana
MESSAGE: Payment of project fee.


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