As a volunteer you experience a foreign culture and learn what it really means 'to widen ones horizon'. You get introduced into our ways of thinking an living while multiplying such knowledge after your return to your home country. In this way you can help to create an awareness for international and local problems, reduce prejudices and contribute to a world that is open for all different ways of living.
A Voluntary Service will give you a lot of experience and exercise in the area you are working. Even if these do not match with you future career aims, the past proves that those experiences blessed every volunteer so far. Moreover, you will go through a massive personal development.
Why do we deploy volunteers?
Volunteers pay an amount of attention to the individuals in our projects that we alone could not provide. Our workers can assure that important duties like office work and organization are taken care of, because the volunteers help us in the very important area of recognizing everyone as a special human being with its own talents, problems and ideas. The children gain friends, role models and teachers in our volunteers, all at the same time. We think that this individual care is inevitable if we want to meet our demands on sustainable support.
Next to these practical reasons, cultural exchange and interaction is part of our christian philosophy. We think that those elements contribute to a open minded and human-friendly world.
How to volunteer
Are you interested in a voluntary service with Firm Lifeline Ministries? Great! Just contact us and we will be happy to inform you about all the possibilities that we have in the moment. We will discuss your expectations and organize the service with you.
If you are from Germany you might be interested in a voluntary service with the government-supported 'weltwärts'-program. In this case please contact out partnerorganisation 'Kinderhilfe Westafrika'. They arrange meetings before, during and after the service to prepare the volunteers and reflect on experiences made. They will organize everything else for you and with you.
We really hope to be able to welcome you to Ghana soon!