At Cosmic Academy we are always happy to welcome volunteers! What is the role of a volunteer at Cosmic Academy? Volunteers are needed to help teach the students of all ages. This includes helping them to develop a better understanding of academic subjects such as English and Mathematics. Volunteers are also involved in organising sports and recreational activities. Do I need to hold a teaching qualification to volunteer? Volunteers just need to have a passion for helping children to learn. No specific experience or qualifications are required just lots of enthusiasm, patience and ideas. How long can I volunteer for? Volunteers can stay for periods of two weeks or longer. To get the most of your experience we would advise volunteering for at least one month. Where will I stay? There is a purpose built bedroom for volunteers onsite at Cosmic Academy. This is a basic but comfortable room consisting of two bunk beds and a bathroom. How will I get to Cosmic Academy? Collection from the airport and transport to Cosmic Academy by car can be arranged for a fee of $35 each way. If you need assistance with finding flights to and from Accra the Volunteer Coordinator can advise you. How much does it cost to volunteer? At Cosmic Academy we try and keep costs for volunteers to a minimum. We are very appreciative that volunteers have decided to spare their time to help our project and do not believe that they should have to pay high fees for the experience. Volunteers need to fund their own flights. The volunteer coordinator can assisting you with finding the most reasonable prices available. Many volunteers participate in some fundraising activities such as sponsored events to help cover their costs. We ask for $450 for the first month and $100 per month for additional months which covers the price of all meals and accommodation. If you are planning to stay for less than one month the prices are $250 for two weeks or $350 for three weeks. You may like to bring extra spending money for weekends away, gifts, phonecalls etc but the cost of living is low in comparison to western countries. I want to volunteer. How do I sign up? If you have decided you would like to come and volunteer at Cosmic Academy. Please use the 'contact us' page to tell us a little bit about yourself and the dates you would like to come and volunteer. Either the Project Manager or Volunteer Coordinator will then make contact with you to make arrangements for your trip.