One of CLED-Campaign For Learning Disabilities greatest assets are its volunteers and interns. CLED provides internships and volunteer programmes for students, professionals, groups and organizations from all over the world to contribute their skills and expertise towards our mission. Individuals with interests to support our cause are welcome at CLED Ghana.
What is the difference between volunteers and interns?
In general, volunteers come to CLED to give their time and skills that they have acquired from their education, profession, or other experiences. Conversely, interns come to CLED to learn more about a field in which they are currently studying, or to gain more experience in a real world setting. Interns are also able to use their experience to earn course credit if approved through their educational institution.
Benefit of Volunteering / Interning with CLED
In exchange for volunteers and interns hard work, they have much to gain from their time here in Ghana. Working with us will help you expand your knowledge and understanding of learning disabilities, children, give you the opportunity to learn about a new culture, and of course, to have a lot of fun! Volunteering or interning with us is also a great way to boost your CV or gain course credit for your degree.
Volunteer & Internship Programs
Below are links to the main projects in which you can work. You can apply to any of these as a volunteer or an intern. Within your desired project, you will have the opportunity to utilize your unique skills.
- Clinical Teaching Volunteers
- Irlen Method Clinic Volunteers
- Educational/Medical Therapy Assistant
- Teaching Aide Volunteers
- Medical/Health Volunteering
- Special Internship and Volunteering Request
For more information on each Volunteer program, visit our Volunteer & Internship Programs
Accommodations for Volunteers and Interns
Volunteers and interns may live nearby with a host family in the community or volunteer house with other volunteers. Your desired programme or placement will dictate what options are open to you. Prospective volunteers or interns should inform CLED of their preference, and every effort will be made to accommodate you.
What is the application process for volunteering?
You will need to fill the online application form and send us your CV and a brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Following this, we will conduct a short Skype interview to find out more about you and see if you are a good fit for the volunteering team.
If you are working directly with children, we will need to conduct a criminal record check (Enhanced DBS check) so it is important that you are aware of this before applying.
We aim to provide as much support as possible to our volunteers. You will receive induction at the start of your role and you will receive support and training through the volunteer manager.