Join our Microfinance Volunteering or Internship Program with Our Generation Voluntary Organization (OGVO) and make a difference by combating poverty in Ghana. Contribute to providing affordable baseline loans to deserving Ghanaian citizens, particularly women, for their small businesses and personal needs.
Are you passionate about making a positive impact and helping combat poverty in Ghana? Our unique internship opportunity with OGVO allows you to do just that. By volunteering or interning with our Microfinance Volunteering Program, you can contribute to reducing urban and rural poverty in Ghana through microfinance initiatives.
What is Microfinance?
Microfinance is the practice of offering affordable loans and essential financial products to individuals or groups who face challenges in securing them from traditional banks. These loans are provided over a set period, and your role as a volunteer or intern will involve supporting this process and ensuring its success.
Empower Women and Deserving Citizens
In Ghana, many women seek these loans to support their small businesses and personal needs. By participating in our program, you will be directly involved in microfinance initiatives aimed at empowering women and other deserving Ghanaian citizens. Your responsibilities will include processing loan applications and assisting with day-to-day tasks to ensure the smooth operation of these initiatives.
Why Choose OGVO?
Our Generation Voluntary Organization (OGVO) is committed to making a positive change in the lives of Ghanaian citizens. With our Microfinance Volunteering or Internship Program, you'll gain valuable experience while contributing to a meaningful cause. Join us and become a part of the solution to combat urban and rural poverty in Ghana.
Make a Difference Today
Take the first step towards making a real impact in Ghana by volunteering or interning with OGVO's Microfinance Program. Your commitment and assistance will pave the way for deserving individuals to seize opportunities and advance women's empowerment within the nation.
Seize this remarkable chance to be part of a more significant cause. Apply today and become the change you aspire to see in the world.
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:
A Microfinance Volunteering or Internship opportunity in Ghana Work with local institutions as well as the government and NGOs Receive hands-on experience
This program is ideal for
Volunteers who have a passion for business development and are interested in subjects like economics and finance. You should have sympathy and understanding for underprivileged citizens and your priority should be to use your skills and knowledge for the benefit of those deserving of loans and microfinance aid. As your tasks will vary based on various factors, you should be open to helping out in any kind of activity that is prioritised while you’re there.
Role and responsibility
Volunteers and interns will participate by looking over loan application forms, filling out and balancing the daily ledger, leading exit interviews for individuals who are doing repaying, keeping track of beneficiary profiles and standing, as well as paying visits to beneficiaries in order to look over their progress and collect payments.
For longer-term volunteers, you will be able to analyze reports in a more in-depth manner as you project long-term financial growth, review microfinance loan policy and procedure and, finally, help to create new microfinance initiatives.
Can I use this program as part of a college or university placement?
It is certainly possible to use one of OGVO’s programs as part of your university or college placement. Project staff can sign off any paperwork required by your course tutors. OGVO regularly receives medical, biomedical sciences, psychology, midwifery, dentistry, veterinary, and nursing placement students at our projects across Ghana.
Volunteering work per day
Wake up each morning at your host family before eating breakfast, donning your daily ablutions, and grabbing a tro-tro or shared taxi that will take you to your volunteer destination. On your first day, our staff will accompany you to show you the way.
You will work 5 days a week, leaving you two free days (Saturday & Sunday) to explore the area. You’ll work around 4 – 9 hours per day.
Time – Your helping hands will be required on 5 days a week (M-F) from 08:00 - 14:00.
At the end of the day, you can head home and enjoy a home-cooked Ghanaian meal with your host family. This is the perfect time to get to know more about their culture. Over the weekends, you can spend time with other volunteers or interns, explore the many historical sites around Cape Coast, or just relax on the beach.
Age – You must be over 16 years of age on the program start date.
Criminal background check
Criminal background check details
This document may be required depending on the placement site.
Yes, volunteers are required to have educational qualifications
Educational qualifications details
Education – Must have a High School/University/College etc. level qualification.
Documents – A Curriculum Vitae/ Résumé must be attached to your application form.
Other Skills – No particular qualification is required.
You need to speak English (basic level).
|2 weeks||$570||Equivalent to $41/day|
|3 weeks||$672||Equivalent to $32/day|
|4 weeks||$775||Equivalent to $28/day|
|5 weeks||$878||Equivalent to $25/day|
|6 weeks||$983||Equivalent to $23/day|
|7 weeks||$1088||Equivalent to $22/day|
|8 weeks||$1191||Equivalent to $21/day|
|9 weeks||$1279||Equivalent to $20/day|
|10 weeks||$1385||Equivalent to $20/day|
|11 weeks||$1490||Equivalent to $19/day|
|12 weeks||$1593||Equivalent to $19/day|
24/7 in-country support
Certificate of International Volunteer Service
In-country program orientation
Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
Important things to note
We pride ourselves on our flexibility. Volunteers or interns can arrive any day of the year with advanced notice. You can volunteer or intern for periods of 1 week to 6 months. The extension can be arranged with advanced notice as well.
Please note that the above-shown program fees are only estimated. Our Generation Voluntary Organization will let you know about the final price during your application process.
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed upon with OGVO during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
Important Things to Note
- Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day, and for returning to the airport when your program finishes.
- Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Ghana generally find US$50 - US$100 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.
- A 5% international banking fee is added at the point of payment.
No refund upon no-show or early departure from the program.
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