Why Volunteer

Take a look around where you are sitting. The computer you are using, is it yours? Your families? Your friends? Check for your iPod in your pocket, on the desk. Take a look outside - through the glass windows - what do you see? A house, a garden, tall buildings, cars running. Inside you see personal possessions, four solid - most likely wooden - walls around you. Maybe you see the stresses of people around you striving to excel, striving for possession, striving for something they don't believe in. Maybe this is you.

Did you know that according to Unicef only 65% of the adult population of Ghana are literate and that 34% of children between 5 and 14 years old are subject to some form of child labour. Probably, everyone has heard these 'statistics' before, but what does this mean to you? What sets volunteers apart from the rest is not the care factor, everybody cares, but the unselfish desire to escape the pressures of the modern world and devote time to the people who really need it the most. Some people may call this act courageous or noble. That's exactly what it is.

"Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless"
- Sherry Anderson