What Volunteers Do

Trained teachers

Volunteers with a teaching background and experience who could help with any of the following during the school term (see below):

  • Mathematics, English, Science, IT and sports
  • Introduce reading culture and help kids with reading
  • Introduce best practices in teaching and new methodologies
  • Sports, Music or Drama, Art & Craft (as means of conveying serious educational message), for those without teaching skills.

Atorkor School Calendar – Typical academic year

TermStart  – End
FirstMid SeptembertoMid December
SecondEarly-Mid JanuarytoMid April
ThirdEarly-Mid MaytoLate July

Volunteering at the Atorkor school shall be during term i.e. the times when school is in session .

IT Specialists

Volunteers who could help with one or more of the following:

  • Introduce the teachers and kids to use of computer, email, Microsoft office and internet
  • Teach how to print, scan, upload and process images & video, laminating
  • Enhance the IT centre and undertake some basic IT administration and maintenance work
  • Hands-on coaching in basic computer repairs and maintenance
  • Teach basic web design

Medical Professionals

Volunteers with medical background and experience who could help with some of the following:

  • Public health & health screening
  • Preventive health education including hygiene
  • Health demographic survey
  • Assist the local staff in examination  and treating patients

Business or management students or entrepreneurs

Volunteers (or interns) with business, management or entrepreneurship background, who could help us with our micro-finance project and address some of the following:

  • Facilitate the steady growth of the micro-finance initiative
  • Basic business and management training to people with very little or no education, who cannot read and write (translators shall be available)
  • Hands-on coaching of the micro-finance groups
  • Raising funds for the micro-finance project
  • Promote products made by the micro-finance groups

Project Management

Co-ordinate ADF cooperation with Ghana based NGOs, and institutions:

  • Support and monitoring of ADF projects in Atorkor
  • Project Management coaching
  • Help execute and initiate new projects

Fishing expert

Fish farming feasibility:

  • Raise funds to set up a pilot fish farming
  • Analysis of existing fishing processing in the village and recommendations
  • Evaluation of setting up fishing cooperative in Atorkor

Other Areas

Documentary, Cultural Preservation, Performing Arts

For more information on volunteering email us at Admin

  • Mathematics, English, Science, IT and sports
  • Introduce reading culture and help kids with reading
  • Introduce best practices in teaching and new methodologies
  • Sports, Music or Drama, Art & Craft (as means of conveying serious educational message), for those without teaching skills.