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VOLUNTEERS in Ghana - KEDSAS LODGE and WATERSPORT-CENTER

Would you like to get to know Ghana? Would you like to have an even closer glimpse into Ghana’s culture and people besides the usual tourist attractions? If that’s the case we can give you a great opportunity to come to our lodge and dive center to participate in our volunteer program for 6 -12 months.

Possible areas for volunteers:
1. DIVE-CENTER
2. TOUR-GUIDINGS
3. SERVICE & KITCHEN
4. ENGLISH LESSONS
5. OFFICE / ACCOUNTING / PROCESSING / MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE

Depending on your education and experience, language skills and the current situation here, we will try to find an area best suited for you to volunteer in. Basically, you need to be flexible and willing to take on a variety of different tasks. One thing we can already promise: It will be an unforgettable experience for you. You will learn to work under conditions you might not have worked before and you will benefit from the impressions you will get here, regardless of the project or tasks you will be allocated to. Voluntairy work is a great opportunity to get to know people and culture from a different perspective.

Eligibility:

25yrs+
Good language skills in English: written and spoken
Practical experience: Depending on the area, apprenticeships are mandatory or at least very good knowledge and experience regarding your allocated area as you will need to be able to convey your knowledge to others.

Other expectations:
You need to be able to adapt to a whole new working environment regarding different cultures and people. You have to be able to work independently and being patient is definitely an advantage. If you already travelled a lot, it might be easier for you to adapt. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is really looking forward to working in our resort with lots of commitment and flexibility and who is showing honest interest in learning further skills in order to teach the Ghanaians.

On request, we can send you a more detailed job description per e-mail. (info@kedaslodge.com)

Depending on the area we offer you the following:

Transfer from the airport to our resort
Advice and help in order to get a VISA or VISA extension
Certificate at the end of your stay
You will be part of a team of 2 German managers/dive instructors and our Ghanaian employees
You will dive or learn how to dive in order to clean reefs and beaches
You will get certain discounts for dive courses
You will get the opportunity to explore lots of different places in Ghana
We will provide accommodation and food free of charge
You will get certain discounts on watersport equipment
We will provide all the support you need in order to get used to Ghana and surroundings
We are a certified resort and dive center. Safety comes first, therefore you can be sure, that we will act responsibly in case of emergency

We will provide the following accommodation for you:

You will be living in our resort sharing an air-conditioned bungalow with 1 or 2 other volunteers.
You will have your private room. A little kitchenette is provided, as well as shower, toilet and TV and wireless Internet.
The bungalow is situated directly at the beach. Next to our resort is the little fishing village called Miemia. The distance to the next bigger city “Takoradi” is approx.1.5 hrs by car. You can expect a beautiful beach, surrounded by rain forest and a nice and peaceful environment. Our kitchen provides traditional African and International dishes.

Preparation and requirements for Ghana:

Visa (the visa will cost approx. 50.00 Euro. For more information please check www.ghanaemberlin.de)
Yellow fever vaccination
Insurance: Prior to departure proof of health insurance, third party liability insurance and general accident insurance is mandatory. Regarding diving you also need to bring a medical certificate (RSTC medical statement, preferably by a physician specialized in diving. Already certified divers need one, too!!!!!! Also, please don’t forget to bring your dive certificate.)

Volunteers have to carry the following costs by themselves:

- Inbound and outbound Flight to Accra
- Insurances, medical statements, Visa and necessary vaccinations
- Excursions on your off-days (1 day weekly)
- Alcoholic drinks

For further information or questions, please contact us per email: info@kedaslodge.com

To apply for this position, please send us your CV and a brief resume mentioning the reasons for your choice.