We offer unpaid internship and volunteering programmes to both Ghanaian nationals and international applicants to work with us. You can apply to any of the following volunteer or internship programmes. Within your desired project, you will have the opportunity to utilize your unique skills in one of our partner schools.
Clinical Teaching Volunteers
Clinical Teaching is a kind of teaching CLED has adapted to assist children who have a specific learning difficulty in reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, attention problems and other learning disabilities. It is different from normal classroom teaching.
Our major goal of clinical teaching is diagnostic prescriptive teaching in which we identify and tailor teaching/learning activities to the specific needs of a particular child or small group of children in public and private schools.
The age group involved in this project is school children aged 6 to 18 years with reading, writing, spelling, mathematics and ADHD in public and private schools.
Irlen Method Clinic Volunteers
Irlen Syndrome is an educational problem called Irlen Syndrome or Scotopic Sensitivity. This is not an optical problem. It is a problem with how the nervous system encodes and decodes visual information. Academic and work performance, behavior, attention, ability to sit still and concentrate can be affected.
CLED is committed to advancing understanding, awareness, and solutions for Irlen Syndrome in Ghana. With this, we help educators, parents, and medical professionals to learn and understand the signs of Irlen Syndrome. We offer community outreach through our school programs, teacher in-services, and informational seminars to enable them to be more informed and better equipped to address Irlen Syndrome.
The primary goal of our Irlen Method Clinic in partnership with Irlen Syndrome Foundation, USA is to create awareness about Irlen Syndrome, screen for Irlen Syndrome among school children and teachers in Ghana and give advice on appropriate classroom modifications or colour overlays that can be used to support children who suffer from Irlen syndrome in schools.
Educational/ Therapy Volunteers
There are opportunities for therapists, educators, students , medical professionals and pre-med to volunteer with our partner, Special Education Department (Speech and Hearing Centre, Braille Resource Room, Sign Language Unit and CBR unit) of University Education, Winneba.
Teaching Aide Volunteer/Intern
CLED places local and international volunteers in basic schools in Ghana to support the main teachers by providing extra help and attention to pupils with specific learning difficulties , Irlen syndrome and co-occurring difficulties.
CLED Ghana in collaboration with hospitals offers pre-Med, Med, pre-Nursing, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health students or volunteers hands-on practical exposure to medicine and nursing in Ghana.. Nonprofessionals who still want to work at a hospital or a clinic will render support services to the professional health workers in the various sectors of the hospital or clinic.
The volunteer will be supporting in the consulting rooms, pharmacy, laboratory, maternity and records unit.
Special Internship and Volunteering Request
If these aren’t what you are looking for send a special or custom internship/volunteer request through firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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.