Beyond Your Borders Volunteer Program

Our foundation is excited to bring this unique opportunity to our friends and supporters. You can become a volunteer for our organization and travel abroad and assist in our efforts to change the lives of children in Ghana. We’re sure that in the process your life will be changed as well. Here are some of the details for this incredible journey:

Cost Breakdown

(These are estimates based on current costs but may vary somewhat at the time of booking.)

  • Airfare – Volunteer responsibility $2000-up
  • Room & Board – $50 per night
  • Water – $2 per day
  • 3 Meals per day and Laundry Services – $70
  • Hosting and concierge service – $200
  • Airport Transportation – $30
  • Taxi – $5 per day
  • Misc. – $100
  • One By One Administration Fee (Children Fund) – $750

Elective Options

  • Day Trip – $150 (Waterfall and Monkey Sanctuary, or Hiking)
  • Shopping in Accra – $100
  • Cape Coast – $400
  • Medical Insurance – $5 per day (Visit this link for more information: www.quotewright.com)

Preparation List

  • Book Flight – 2 months before planned departure time.  For visa application you must have your verification of return trip, this is will be your flight itinerary
  • Apply for Visa and Visa Instruction site: http://www.ghanaembassydc.org, NOTE****You are applying for a tourist visa, so you DO NOT need to provide “Letter of Invitation” or “Verification of Funds.
  • 1 Month prior to departure.  Get needed shots to travel to Ghana. (Call Jo Hopkins to get phone numbers for local clinics for shots.)
  • 1 Month prior to departure, go to your Doctor and get prescription for Malaria pills.
  • Make sure passport is current and will not expire while traveling. (www.uspassportnow.com)
  • 2 weeks prior to departure.  Orientation with Jo Hopkins.

What to Bring

  • Toiletries to include (Do not put in carry on, per airport security):
    • Shampoo
    • Tooth paste/brush
    • Disinfectant Lotion and Soap
    • Body sponge
    • Insect repellant
    • Travel toilet paper or wipes
    • First aid kit
    • Am odium
    • 2 Towels
    • Sunscreen
    • Power Converter for Africa
  • Check Carry on Rules – http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm
  • Ghana is hot and humid, pack clothing that is comfortable, yet conservative in nature.  We need to respect Ghanaian Culture.  For example, skirts below knee, and longer shorts are appropriate.
  • Rain jacket

Our goal is to make this an experience that you will never forget.  Our staff will work with each volunteer to set up the type of trip that they are most interested in and provide an array of opportunities to experience the local people and culture.  We understand that this may be the first time many people have traveled to Africa and would like to see and do as much as they can while abroad.  Our hope is that the experience will change your life the way it has ours and you will find a way to come back again and again.  Our children love to have visitors and have become quite the ambassadors for our program. They will make sure your stay is comfortable, entertaining and filled with joy and love that you will cherish forever.