With Global Clinical Experience Inc, you can travel with purpose and explore the world as a volunteer abroad for a period of time. We offer number of worthwhile projects in more 20 developing countries – you will find that there is a program to suit every skill level and interest! Each project is designed to benefit the community and contribute to sustainable development. Destination for volunteer program is Ghana.
When you volunteering abroad:
.You can start your project whenever you want.
.You can volunteer abroad from one week to a full year and you decide how much time you can commit.
.You will become part of a global network of international volunteers.
.Our trained and resident staff members will ensure that you have all the backup and support you need as a volunteer abroad
VOLUNTEER ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
Care for Humanity Project
Volunteer abroad in orphanages, care centers, kindergartens, and special needs centers around the world. You will help children get ready for the day, play games, assist with homework and mealtimes, and more. These are well-rounded volunteer abroad placements that allow you to share your interests and skills with children in need.
GCEI placements are a chance for volunteers of all ages and experience levels to really make a difference to children who may otherwise have little or no mental stimulation in their lives. People are often unaware of the impact they can have on another person’s life, with even the smallest gesture.
GCEI volunteers don’t need to be qualified or have previous experience. The only qualities that our volunteers need to possess are compassion for fellow human beings and a desire to improve the lives of those with domestic or physical circumstances less fortunate than their own.
General Care Volunteer Options
General GCEI Projects are available in all of our destinations and are separated into various placement categories.
These include: Clinics/Hospitals Work and Schools Special Needs
We also have additional GCEI Projects available in some destinations, such as HIV/AIDS and Child Rights Initiative
GCEI Project Mission and Management Plans
Global Clinical Experience Inc places each of our Care for Humanity volunteers at a placement where there is a need for extra support. Our mission for our Projects throughout the world is to provide sustainable educational support and individualized care and protection to disadvantaged children and vulnerable groups to enhance their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
In order to work towards this mission, in each of our destinations we produce a detailed GCEI Management Plan. The management plan is created based on the needs in each destination. Our management plans establish our goals for the year and list our actions for achieving these goals. Through following these management plans, we are then able to evaluate our impact at the end of each year and set new goals for the year to come. You can read more general information about the Care Management Plans from programs manager, and read the Care for Humanity plans for specific destinations.
Care for Humanity Policies
We take seriously the safety of our volunteers and the children with whom they work. Read more about our policies for care projects and care volunteers
Care for Humanity Childcare Policies
A key function of GCEI is ensuring the health and safety of our volunteers, partners, and host communities.
Our Care for Humanity projects require specific precautions because they often involve working with small children at hospitals and Clinics. These precautions are designed to ensure the best interests of the children and the volunteers, as well as the long-term sustainability and worthwhileness of our projects.
What it’s Like Working with Children
In many cases, the plight of the children we work with is severe. Some have been abandoned by their parents, some have lived on the streets, and some are malnourished. It is right to pay attention to the unique needs of these children and focus our volunteers’ efforts on helping them.
Note: not all of our care volunteers work in orphanages. In each country we adapt to the needs and capabilities of the local community. For this reason, many of our care for humanity projects are based in kindergartens, day care centers, and special needs homes. Although the impact of volunteers in these placements is equally important, it is not correct to say that they work with orphans. Some children in orphanages may also have at least one parent alive, but family circumstances have resulted in them being cared for in an orphanage.
A Longer Project is a more Worthwhile Project
We encourage you to go for as long as you can. Whatever your time frame, consider stretching it just a little more. As you spend each week on your project, you become more acclimatized, the children get to know you better, and you get to know them better. As time passes, you learn how things work and have more to contribute.
Some Care for Humanity projects have a minimum duration of 4 weeks. If a shorter time period is not permitted, you will see that noted on our Prices page as “n/a”. For each project, the minimum required duration is set by our staff in consultation with our local partners with a focus on worthwhileness. Typically, shorter-term volunteers require a more structured environment and work increasingly on physical jobs such as repairs and painting. Not all placements have the need or capacity for such work.
Something is Better than Nothing
When signing up for even the minimum duration, it’s important to maintain realistic expectations. A volunteer who is there for 4 weeks will not achieve as much as a volunteer who is there for 8 weeks. There are cumulative benefits.
However, in general we believe that something is better than nothing. We don’t agree with those who say that service is an all or nothing choice: either devote your life to it or do nothing at all. We are also confident that we can use volunteers of all ages and levels of experience to make a positive contribution at our Care placements.
Our Care Project Mission and Management Plans
Global Clinical Experience Inc places each of our volunteers at a placement where there is a need. Our mission for our volunteer projects throughout the world is to provide sustainable educational support, care, and protection to disadvantaged children and vulnerable groups to enhance their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
In order to work towards this mission, in each of our destinations we produce a detailed GCEI Management Plan. The management plan is created based on the needs in each destination. Our management plans establish our goals for the year and list our actions for achieving these goals.
Through following these management plans we are then able to evaluate our impact at the end of each year and set new goals for the year to come. You can read more general information about the GCEI Management Plans by email Programs Manager for copy.
We follow a few policies to ensure maximum effectiveness and safety for everyone involved with our Care for Humanity Projects. While any specific policy can change at any time – as we learn from experience or as new best practices emerge in our field – the underlying goal of ensuring safety and worthwhileness remains constant.
Care for Humanity Volunteers must:
Submit to a background check if they are aged 21+ .Give a professional or academic reference. Follow the Child Protection Policy document which will be covered by a member of staff as part of the induction process. Participate in workshops and feedback sessions throughout their project. Report any cases or suspected cases of child abuse to GCEI Projects Coordinator or GCEI Office and a locally registered NGO specifically focused on stopping child abuse (designated by GCEI for each country).Never take children out of the placement alone or without the advance permission from the placement supervisor and GCEI Projects staff. Fill out a feedback form immediately prior to their return home.
Care Partner Organizations must:
Be legally registered to operate in their intended use. Sign an agreement with GCEI which covers many topics such as communication and health & safety. Allow GCEI staff to visit the placement regularly for monitoring purposes.