Where program fee goes
Airport Pick Up: Upon arrival, HCI staff will be at the Kotoka International Airport to pick you up. Please send us your flight information to be able to pick you up at the airport in time.
Orientation: Orientation about the local culture, history, safety, religious, and other issues relating to the country.
Accommodation-Utility Bills: You will be staying with a host family, within a rented house and volunteer might stay in a shared room. All our families are middle-class and live in safe neighborhoods. The distance from the project varies. The family will provide 2/3 meals a day.
Compensation: The program fee also covers compensation for local families and hosts who supply accommodation and food for each volunteer. Staying with a host family will allow you to truly be immersed in the local culture.
Food: In most cases your meals are cooked and provided for you by your host family. You will be getting 2/3 Meals per day. Breakfast and Supper is provided during weekdays when volunteers are on placements and lunch is provided some weekends when volunteers are in their host home. If you’re a vegetarian or have any allergies, this is taken into account when we arrange your placement.
Safety: Your well being while volunteering with us is our priority. We make sure your trip is safe and we will provide whatever support you may need at any step along the way.
Marketing & Development: As there are competitions, we have to advertise on the internet by sometimes through pay service. Internet access is expensive here in Ghana and some of the program fee are spent in that respect which also include office rent..
What is NOT Included
Flight, Airport Taxes, Visa, Immunizations, Personal expenses, Soft drinks, Mineral Water, Passport, Travel Insurance, Entrance fees and in-country travel expenses including any excursions the volunteer wishes to take whiles volunteering.
Personal Internet time and long-distance (domestic and international) phone calls. Laundry service.
The program fee does not cover soft drinks, mineral water, and personal expenses.
Volunteers will be traveling on local buses and not air-condition buses.
|Special Family Rates:
1st parent: Full fee
2nd parent: 10% off of 1 full fee
Children under 12: 50% off the full fee
Children 12 and up: 10% off the full fee
Couples: receive 10% off of 1 full fee
Referrals: Introduce someone who signs up for our program and you will receive a 10% discount!
Why Pay to Volunteer?
Your Program Fee Covers Your Costs and Supports Communities in Need.
HCI is a non-profit that works hard to keep its costs and its fees as low as we can. We know that it is a challenge volunteers to pay for their programs. Please note that your money is spent as effectively and proficiently as possible, and we are always working to make it more affordable.
If you are thinking why pay to volunteer, the answer is that volunteering in another country requires a lot of resources and preparation. Volunteers abroad need accommodations, food, in addition to transportation in and around the country and orientation to ensure their safety.