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Overview

Overview

Dream Africa Care Foundation is inviting you to volunteer with us in Africa this year for free. Volunteers are needed throughout the year on A wide range of volunteering placements available in Africa, Volunteers can choose to work with orphans in our orphanages, teach in our understaffed rural and urban community school, volunteer in our over crowed clinics and hospitals, agriculture projects, construction projects and sports coaching volunteer project. Volunteers can choose to Work in the coastal city of Accra or the rural villages in the Ghanaian countryside. We provide volunteers with Accommodation, airport pickup, project placement and 24-hrs support from our staff for FREE. We don’t believe people have to pay a fortune for the opportunity to help others.

Activities
  • Health & Medicine
  • Work Abroad
  • Education & Literacy
  • Alternative Break
  • Children & Youth
  • Internship
  • Community Development
  • Study Abroad
  • Teach English
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Intern Abroad
  • Environment
  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Arts & Culture
  • Disaster Relief
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Countries
  • Togo
  • Ghana
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18 Participant reviews

Ariane

30 Jun 2018

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Volunteering with Dream Africa Care Foundation was an amazing experience. I spend 3 weeks in Ghana and I really wish I could have stayed longer. I am so happy I...Read more

Volunteering with Dream Africa Care Foundation was an amazing experience. I spend 3 weeks in Ghana and I really wish I could have stayed longer. I am so happy I made the decision to travel to Ghana and volunteer with this incredible organization. The foundation has projects of all kinds and do actions that have a strong impact on communities. The coordinators are amazing, reliable and dedicated, they put their heart and soul into the organization, which offers amazing placements opportunities. I had the chance to work in a hospital in Accra, where I learned a lot and saw things I would never have the chance to experiment back home.

DACF takes good care of their volunteers, the staff is so welcoming and friendly, and the volunteer’s house felt like home, a great atmosphere, in all its diversity, with volunteers from all around the world. We were like a big family. It was the best decision I could do and it definitely opened my eyes on many things. Having to know more about the culture, getting to know the locals and being able to understand more about a completely different reality makes you learn and grow. Besides that, the orphanage in Accra, run by the foundation, is located at 1 min walk from the volunteer house so we got to spend a lot of time with the kids. The kids are amazing, so sweet and lovely, and have so much energy!!! but you instantly fall in love with their smiles the minute you meet them. In fact, how can you be unhappy when you are surrounded by amazing people and get to do actions that have positive impacts on the lives of others (Plus you have this amazing weather, ghanaian music and plantain chips). DACF helped me realise how much every little action does matter and are important, even when we can feel powerless in the face of many issues that affect communities: limited access to education, or health care etc.

I really recommend DACF, an amazing NGO that gives you the opportunity to live a meaningful and life-changing experience.

Botond Mischinger

9 Jun 2016

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The best decision in my life was to being a volunteer with DACF. I had a great time there. I just was a kid when I landed in Accra, but...Read more

The best decision in my life was to being a volunteer with DACF. I had a great time there. I just was a kid when I landed in Accra, but after a week I realized I gonna see things what the most of the adults in the 'western world' have never seen and they never will, so I saw more from the real world. Now I know I became a serious adult there :) .The Dream Africa volunteer house is an island in a really poor neighborhood where you can feel a little home if you miss it. I recommend it for everyone.

Nicole A.

18 Apr 2016

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When looking for a volunteering placement to spend a gap year on, I quickly realized that volunteering is a business today! Non profit organizations asked for €2000 for 3 months...Read more

When looking for a volunteering placement to spend a gap year on, I quickly realized that volunteering is a business today! Non profit organizations asked for €2000 for 3 months (excluding ticket)...this is why I was very happy to find Dream Africa which offered everything other organizations did for $350/month.

Personally I had a great experience there. I met some amazing people with whom I am in contact to this day, some of whom have become close friends. I heard a lot of things have changed since I volunteered. The orphanage has closed down for instance but new foster homes are currently being built so I guess the project will resume shortly. As for the teaching placements, when I was in Ghana we taught at Faith Academy and did some tutoring at the Fishing village. The latter still exists but the school has changed and now volunteers get to work with a reduced number of students (even one on one teaching) which must be a blessing because I had a class of 12 kids where a third had the required level for 3d graders, another 4 had huge difficulties and the last group did not know how to read...in those conditions there wasn't much I could teach them. If i had had the chance to work with them individually I believe the results would have been way more fulfilling both for the kids and for me!

In other words, if you want a chilled out atmosphere where no one is here to patronize you and where you share with the children just what you feel they would most benefit from, I can only recommend DACF! if you are hopelessly rigid and want everything to be super scheduled like it's the army then perhaps opt for a christian NGO, and probably one that's not based in Africa because "African time" is a concept you won't agree with.

Another plus with DACF is also the weekend trips because let's be honest with ourselves, volunteering is part doing something valuable and part doing voluntourism and there's nothing wrong with that as long as you respect the host country!

Dani

11 Apr 2016

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It was very my best expience of my life. The house is in good neighborhood and we could go to the proyect walkin no more than 30 minutes. The staff...Read more

It was very my best expience of my life. The house is in good neighborhood and we could go to the proyect walkin no more than 30 minutes. The staff of the NGO take care of us very well they where us part of my family. Iḿ saving money to came back as soon as posible.