Yes, GFDHA takes every necessary precaution to ensure the safety of our volunteers.
GFDHA volunteers reside in a compound mission house.
Yes, no experience required to volunteer.
Yes. Children ages 17-and below can participate, however, they should be accompanied by an adult. We highly discourage traveling with children under 5-years of age.
Yes, private rooms are available at additional cost.
Three volunteers occupy one room
No, males and females have separate rooms.
Yes, there are two shower stalls and two bathrooms in the compound mission house.
There are restaurants near that have traditional American foods; chicken, burger, fries, rice, etc.
Average food pricing ranges from $7.00 and up per meal (local dishes).
It is recommended to bring enough clothes to last throughout the duration of the 7-day mission trip.
Phone and Internet services are available with your current cellular device with the removal of your SIM card to replace with a local SIM card (very inexpensive). We highly encourage volunteers to download the free communications app (WhatsApp-Free) to keep in touch with family and friends; available for IPhone and Android. (GFDHA has local SIM cards available to volunteers during the 7-day mission trip - at volunteers request at no charge)
Volunteers are welcome to reside in the compound mission house for extended stay at no additional cost; however, breakfast and in-country transportation will be at the expense of the volunteer.
GFDHA outreach programs generally serve 300 to 500 patients per day.
Volunteers can take as many breaks as needed; for whatever duration needed. However, the entire team takes a 45mins to 1-hour break for lunch.
GFDHA outreach projects start at 9 A.M and ends at 4:00 P.M.
The climate of Ghana is tropical and there are two main seasons: the wet and the dry seasons. North Ghana experiences its rainy season from April to mid-October while South Ghana experiences its rainy season from March to mid-November. June daily high temperatures are 84°F, rarely falling below 81°F or exceeding 89°F. Please consider bringing a rain jacket.
No, bottled water is recommended for drinking and teeth brushing.
Volunteers are asked to email airfare itineraries to Felicia Williams (Director) @ firstname.lastname@example.org after purchasing. GFDHA teammates will meet all volunteers at the Kotoka International Airport (Ghana). Teammates will be holding a sign that displays organization’s name and volunteer’s name. Example: GFDHA (organization) Felicia Williams (volunteer)
GFDHA ask that each volunteer communicates with GFDHA teammate via WhatsApp if delays are expected. GFDHA teammates will also be in contact with expected airline.