Orphanage Care Volunteering

Our projects are located in Ghana West Africa; Ghana is an exciting and popular place to spend some time on a volunteer project or internship. Ghana is an intensely colorful land on the West coast of Africa.

family project

The concept of volunteering abroad with your family is growing in popularity. Some people, while taking a career break or pause in full-time education, cannot or do not want to leave their families behind while going overseas. Other people see their service trip as a great way to teach their children to grow emotionally, learn a new skill, or explore a new place. Regardless of motivation, our volunteering families find that living and working together on an international service project brings them together in a way that nothing else could. When setting up arrangements for a family to volunteer together, we always keep in mind that there is no such thing as a “normal” family and work hard to personalize your project and accommodations to your personal situation. To find out what we can set up for you, give us a call or email to discuss your personal circumstances.
We have many projects where you can bring your kids – if they are at least 4 years old. The appropriateness of each project depends on the age of your children, your needs, and the details of the placement on-the-ground.
Ages 0-3: DACF cannot allow volunteers to travel with children younger than 4 years old.
Ages 4-14: Children aged 4-14 can usually be accommodated with a parent or guardian on any project
Ages 15+: Children ages 15+ may volunteer with their parent or guardian at the standard per-person program fee. Siblings who are aged 16 or older may volunteer without the accompaniment of a parent or guardian.
Depending on the individual needs of your placement and family, your children can either go to work with you on a daily basis, or we can suggest options for convenient local day care.
Couples: Can I Bring my Spouse or Significant Other? Yes. Friends, significant others, and husbands/wives are certainly welcome and, if you like, we can arrange placements where you can live and/or work together.

Volunteer Projects