Patriots Ghana will also do our best to find internship and volunteering opportunities to anyone who does not see their desired positions on our website. If you would like to pursue an internship in a specific field and do not see it above, please communicate your interests to us and we will gladly assist you to find potential placements.
We have contacts, partners and relationships with numerous members and organizations in the community that offer international internships, and would be glad to accommodate you when possible.
Patriots Ghana may also provide internship and volunteering positions based on current or upcoming projects. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your interests or requirements.
Patriots Ghana welcomes volunteers or interns who want to use their skills to improve the operations of the organization. Development interns work on projects such as grant writing, fundraising, micro finance, strengthening the organization’s structure, spearheading new initiatives, website management, human resources, and working to build partnerships with other organizations as well as strengthening the capacity of member/affiliate organisations. Development volunteers may also be assigned to assist in the creation of new projects in some selected communities of Ghana. Development volunteers and interns are welcome to come to Patriots any time of the year.
Volunteers work 5 to 6 hours a day to assist the local staff in a partner orphanage to care for orphans ranging from infants to adolescents. Volunteers partake in different daily activities including encouraging good hygiene habits, help children do their homework, play games with the children and many more roles and responsibilities. Volunteers also spend part of their time assisting in teaching the children subjects including English, Mathematics, basic Science and Computer Studies, French and other games or educational activities that can be introduced by the volunteer to create a wonderful learning environment for the orphans.
Requirements to participate
Basic level in English is good
The energy to keep children stimulated.
A very caring and open attitude.
No educational or professional experience required but can be an added advantage to your work.
A minimum of 2weeks is required and can stay as long as preferred
Patriots Ghana organizes free medical health screening at least once every year in deprived rural communities to give equal opportunities to the less privileged and remote communities who are hard to reach in-terms of healthcare services. This project is organized in partnership with local and international organizations that have interest in improving the healthcare in Africa.
If you are a student or professional in healthcare delivery or public health, Patriots has several opportunities for you to contribute your skills or to learn more about health care delivery in a developing country. We provide health volunteering and internship opportunities in partnership with the Ghana Health Service and private health institutions in Ghana.
In addition to opportunities in direct healthcare delivery, Patriots Ghana offers positions to work in public health, working towards better access and health awareness in several communities in Ghana. The public health team is involved in several projects, including giving educational talks at local schools on health topics including HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, reproductive health and performing research projects on various public health topics. Research projects vary from communities based on the needs that Patriots Ghana would like to address.
Home visits: other activities of the volunteer includes community home visits where the volunteer visits homes within a particular or selected community to mainly check the health status of infants, adolescent, the aged and pregnant women. With the help of a local interpreter, volunteers can also provide health education or advice in several health topics including family planning, personal hygiene, nutrition, exclusive breast feeding for lactating mothers and many more depending on the need of the particular household.
Health screening in schools: Duties within schools could include the physical examination and weighing of the kids, dressing of wounds, deworming, checking for malnourished children and making referrals and follow ups where necessary.