General Info & FAQs

Frequently Asked Question.

Our FAQ page seeks to answer frequently asked questions about who we are, what we do, and address any concern you might have been volunteering opportunities or donations.

Program Fee’s & Duration – Volunteer Projects

  • Convert the program fees to your foreign/local currencies, please click here.
  • Volunteer packages include:Pick up and drop off at the airport.Volunteer arriving after 5:30pm will pay additional fee of $75 /€75 for sleeping overnight in hotel with early breakfast or otherwise before setting off the your volunteering town, 3 meals a day.We will provide adequate accommodation, care ,security while you stay in Ghana.

  • Volunteer packages NOT include:Visa/Airfare,Tourist fees, Immunization and travel health insurance, In-country transportation and tourism trips.

General Information FAQs

Housing

Volunteers are hosted on the second floor of the Ryvanz-Mia Orphanage. (The orphans are not allowed on this floor.) There are 5 double-occupancy bedrooms with locks on all doors and mosquito nets on all beds. 

At the end of the hall is a bathroom, which is only used by volunteers. The bathroom contains an indoor flush toilet and bathtub shower. Should there be a lack of water pressure, a reservoir of water and bucket are available in the bathroom for force flushing the toilet and bucket bathing in the shower.

Orientation

Volunteers are provided with an orientation upon arriving in Ghana in order to help the volunteer become aware of his/her local surroundings and safety concerns.Volunteers are encouraged to purchase a mobile phone, which is carried on them at all times.

Assistance and Project Support

We provide 24/7 assistance and support from our awesome staff. Volunteers will be given contact number(s) of our local coordinator and staff as part of their airport drop off. During the program, our project coordinator will closely work with you to ensure your safely on the program.Also they will be your direct link, 24 hours a day to address any concerns, questions or needs you may have in a timely manner.

 

Meals

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Electricity

There is electricity, however, there are frequent power cuts. Volunteers are recommended to bring flashlights, candles and matches.The nearest internet café is approximately a 15-minute walk from the orphanage.

 

Security

Ryvanz-Mia is surrounded by a gate, which is locked at night.Additionally, the doors to the home are also locked at night and each volunteer room has its own lock.   Volunteers are not permitted to leave the compound after dark without a Ryvanz-Mia staff member.

Laundry

For $10 USD per month, a volunteer’s laundry (clothing and bed linens) can be done once a week. All volunteers are asked to launder their own undergarments.

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