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.
Reading Clinic Assistant
Reading Clinic Assistant facilitates individualized or group- based (2-5 children) tutoring for students with a suspicion or diagnosis of dyslexia (reading, spelling and writing difficulty). That is, children who struggle with reading and spelling.
Irlen Clinic Assistant
The Irlen Clinic Assistant facilitates awareness about Irlen Syndrome (the brain’s inability to interpret visual information), identify it in school children, and provide appropriate intervention to ameliorate the condition. A secondary goal of this clinic is to educate teachers about the condition and appropriate classroom modifications that can be made to support students who suffer from it.
Math Clinic Assistant
The Math Clinic Assistant facilitates a math programme designed for primary –Junior High School students with specific math-related learning differences. Students in the programme receive one-on-one or small group (2-5) instruction from volunteers. The Math Clinic is focused on improving skills and performance with math facts, calculations and problem solving.
Art Clinic & Energy FC Assistant
The Art Clinic Assistant facilitates art therapy programme designed for students with learning disabilities. Students in the programme receive one-on-one or small group instruction from volunteers. The instructional areas include beads making, drawing and painting, graphic design and sports such as football, hockey and other games. The goal is to improve on motor skills, attention, unearth potentials and employable skills depending on the child’s specific learning differences.
Educational/Medical Therapy Assistant
There are opportunities for therapists, educators, students , medical professionals and pre-med who want to assist children and young people with learning disabilities and attention issues, hearing and visual impairment, autism, intellectual and physical disabilities to access and enjoy a diverse range of activities and experiences. You can have the privilege to work with us ( CLED) or our partners: St. Joe’s hospital, Special Education Department (Speech and Hearing Centre, Braille Resource Room, Sign Language Unit and CBR unit) of University Education, Winneba in the following areas.
Research And Editorial Assistant
There are opportunities for therapists, educators, students, and professionals who want to assist our research and editorial team in performing research to advocate or design programs for improving the life of children and young people with learning disabilities and their communities. You can have the privilege to work with us (CLED) in the following areas:
Organizational Development Volunteer/Intern
CLED also welcomes volunteers/ interns to assist the development of our campaign for children and young people with learning disabilities in Ghana. You have privilege to work with us online or on-site in the following areas:
General Teaching Volunteer
As a volunteer in CLED Ghana’s general teaching programme, you will be assigned to one or more local schools where you can use your skills to improve the education of Ghanaian children. You may choose any age of children, including primary school, junior high and request specific subjects depending on your knowledge or interests.
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.
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.