Program: Volunteer in Ghana
Project: Conservation Volunteer in Ghana
Start dates: 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month ( dates are also flexible)
Departure and End Point: Accra, Ghana (Kotoka International Airport)
Language Need: Basic / None
Accommodation and meals: Hostfamily and Ghanaian food three times daily Activities: Environmental and Forest Conservation
Working hours: 25-35 hours per wee
R.V.O ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSERVATION PROJECT IN GHANA
A wide range of environmental projects are available to support this goal and they include: forest restoration by incorporating analog forestry methods into farms; sustainable collection of native forest seeds from community seed sources; sustainable collection of seeds and other products for the development of handicrafts; setting up a fair trade market and to sell products produced by local farms; assisting scientists and students with current conservation research projects; and maintenance work. There are also opportunities to initiate your own project.
Morever the aim of this wildlife refuge provides a fabulous location for school groups and independent researchers. An extensive trail system, a large protected bay and pristine beaches, and high densities of many groups of terrestrial and marine animals makes this an ideal setting for high school, college, and graduate students to conduct their class or thesis research trip project is to promote sustainable management of natural resources among local community members through conservation efforts.
Natural Forest Conservation Projects
This project is extremely important in terms of preserving the biodiversity of the cloud forest and protecting local watersheds. The work focuses on protecting existing forests through reforestation, monitoring human activity and its impact, and environmental education. Volunteers can participate in the following activities: forestry program (restoring degraded areas and sustainable wood production), sustainable agriculture, community involvement, research, eco-construction (environmentally-friendly building practices), and environmental education. No particular skills are needed but prospective volunteers should have an interest in conservation.
This project is seeking volunteers for its ecological projects for periods of one to six months. It includes: the re-vegetation of hillsides using native plants to reduce erosion and create habitats; promoting the use of sustainable practices; renewable energy development; and environmental education. An interest in ecological sustainability and knowledge of regional plants is helpful but not necessary. Willing hands and a desire to help restore a damaged biosphere are the most important requirements.
Role of Volunteer
Joining this project means that you will be learning and doing research about trees, the environment, landscape, watering of new trees, help to stop deforestation, to help protect and restore the landscape / rainforests.
Collaborating with the Eco and environmental Experts in raising community awareness on conservation of environmental ecosystems through mobilization and education, form and train community-based youth organizations from forest conservation measures, survey the native plants and bird species of the highlands with active involvement of the local communities etc .
Volunteers who are also interested in the nursery type of conservation are also welcome.
As a volunteer in this project, you would be expected to involved with the following activities.
• Tree Nursery
• Picking of seedlinings
• Filling of the seed bags
• Watering of the nursery
• Fetching of water
There is no special qualification for this project.
Volunteer in Ghana: Project Locations and Free Time Options
All Our volunteer / Internship projects are located in and around cities.
Ghana is a land of cultural diversity and contrast. It has many cultural and unique tourist attraction centres to offer volunteers. Cape Coast is a true cultural and historical town, most tourist love travelling to this town because of the Elmina castle where slave trade begun, the Kakum Canopy walkway, the cape coast castle, and the ancient buildings.
Please you are to inform the country the RVO co-coordinator before travelling.