Volunteer Exchange Fund
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The volunteers who visit our Foundation to offer their help are not always able to afford the expenses of accommodation and living in the community. This fund is to support a volunteer exchange.
The Issue / Problem
Since 2007, our volunteers have been at the heart and soul of the PAAJAF Foundation’s work by giving a helping hand to orphans and underprivileged children, youth and women in Ghana. Volunteers in our community spend their time teaching, assisting in hospitals and clinics, helping with the after-school program or coaching at the community football club. In addition, help is much needed with administrative and organizational tasks such as fundraising, communication, campaigning, project design and much more.
The volunteers have two choices of accommodation in the community. The first choice is a hotel that is within walking distance from the PAAJAF base and the schools. Volunteers must pay $15 to $20 per night and $13 per day for food. The other option is to be hosted by a family, costing of $9 per night and $9 for two meals every day. Also, there are the extra costs of traveling. As a result, the expenses for at least one month accommodation are high. PAAJAF needs to have accommodation places for our volunteers and we need your support.
The solution includes offering a scholarship to those volunteers who are not able to afford the charges. Interested volunteers can fundraise through our website by creating his/her campaign page and funds can be raised that will go to support volunteer accommodation and food. Any money that PAAJAF is able to raise through this fund will serve as a scholarship in order to provide:
- The accommodation for the volunteer
- The food for staying in Ghana
- 15% of fundraising goes to the development project you want to support
Potential Long Term Impact
Volunteering is a powerful, critical and supportable way to fight poverty and inequality. Volunteers have an enormous impact on the development and well-being of communities worldwide. It is valuable because the volunteer is a self-motivated person with the desire to offer his/her knowledge or time to help for a cause that he/she supports. Also, volunteers have the opportunity to expand their horizons, meet new people from cultures all over the world, and gain self-confidence and professional experience. Through volunteerism much has been accomplished in our society and it is the primary way to sustain global change for a better world.