Volunteering at B.A.S.I.C.S International has been described as a life-changing experience, providing you with a chance to make a truly positive impact on the lives of the children in Chorkor, as well as discover and experience a community bursting with life and culture.
What kind of work will I do?
That depends on you? What skills do you have, what are your interests? Let us help you find a place within the organization or tell us what you would like to do.
Many volunteers work at Nana’s House which is a multipurpose center in Ghana, West Africa and a safe haven for the children of Chorkor. Volunteers you do not need a teaching degree to volunteer with us; all you need is enthusiasm, determination, and mosquito spray! The children who attend “Nana’s House” are sponsored to go to their local Ghanaian school through our BACK2SCHOOL program, and then attend Nana’s House to engage in after school activities.
Our after school program is an intervention program, ensuring that each child stays in school. Each activity is created to mentor, stimulate and motivate the children to continue their education and break the cycle of illiteracy.
Volunteering at Nana’s House will include tutoring students with the homework they have received from their school teachers, expanding on their curriculum at their local school, and introducing them to creative learning, such as art, music, dance and sport. Volunteers will not only tutor but will be mentors to the children. The students at BASICS each have a story to tell, so it is our job to inspire and encourage them to work hard and shoot for the stars!
Not ready to travel to Ghana? Volunteer in your hometown. You might be like many who are not quite ready to take the journey to Africa. BASICS International offers opportunities right in your hometown to be involved. BASICS can use any skill ( accounting, administrative, fundraising, grant writing, consultants, lesson planning, serving on board, etc), all you have to do is say ” I want to help”.
Read about Chorkor, the village in which B.A.S.I.C.S International is located.
Read about past volunteer experiences here
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill in this online enquiry form http://goo.gl/forms/Lzpl5i550XR8G8ge2