Our Volunteer Program

Become a volunteer and help SCEF to empower street children and give them the chance to a better future. Be part of our energetic team in Accra.

SCEF Volunteers and Ghanaian children

Your Responsibilities

  • Monitoring / Interviewing the children in their schools to find out about their life circumstances and their struggles.
  • In special cases: Accompany children to medical check-ups in the hospital or to court cases about sexual abuse
  • Helping in our Sports Club, Read Right Club and Arts Club to encourage more strengths and talents of the children.
  • Teaching about sexual awareness in different schools.
  • Planning and hosting events for the children in Jamestown, such as Easter and Christmas Parties, Career Workshops and delivering important messages in AIDS or Right Workshops.
  • Arranging national and international fundraising activities to help support the children and their education.

We offer

  • Before your departure to Ghana, we will provide an information package for you that also includes advice on visa affairs, health-related questions and other issues.
  • Airport pickup and drop off: A SCEF team member will meet you at the airport upon your arrival and help you get to your accommodation. We want you to feel welcome and at ease right on your first day! Also, when the time comes to leave Ghana, a SCEF team member will accompany you to the airport for departure.
  • City Tour: On your first day, we will show you where you can get on public transportation, buy food, where the bank is, how you get to work and some other places in Accra that you should know.
  • Volunteers Housing: SCEF can help you arrange housing for the period of your stay. We are in contact with people who rent furnished apartments to volunteers. Housing is not included in the volunteer’s fee but is arranged separately.
  • Monthly trips: SCEF’s partner organization BraveHearts offers a special deal for SCEF volunteers to explore beautiful areas in Ghana. If you like we can arrange for you to go on affordable trips with them.
  • Service: A SCEF contact person will help you with all the questions and difficulties you might face.

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Fees

500 € / 670 $

The duration of our program is minimum 4 weeks, maximum 1 year. The fee is the same regardless of the duration of your stay. The fee will go straight to SCEF as a general donation. You can tell us your wish for how the money will be used, for example for one of our clubs or for a specific project.

How to Apply

If you want to apply to our volunteers program, please email us your C.V. and a motivational letter with the explanation why you want to volunteer with SCEF.

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Questions? Contact Us

If you want further information or if you have specific questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can either sent us an email or call us:

Street Children Empowerment Foundation