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Do desk work at the reception of a guesthouse


Volunteer Abroad Alliance - counter clerk Ghana

Our local partner has a guesthouse as 'Income Generating Activity' in order to be less dependent on funds. The guesthouse has 6 rooms and a reception with a tourist offer and art shop.
As a volunteer you help with the management and promotion of the guesthouse.

What are your duties?

As a volunteer you help with the maintenance of the rooms and with the organization of the bookings and you guide the guests. You also run the shop and the tourist offer.

Conditions of Participation

  • Knowledge of the English language.
  • The necessary international and intercultural competences:
    • communicative and language skills
    • flexible
    • to empathize
    • be open to other norms and values
    • showing respect
    • able to deal with diversity
  • Demonstrate the following professional attitudes:
    • Decision-making power
    • Relationship attitude
    • Critical attitude
    • inquisitiveness
    • Organizational ability
    • sense of responsibility
    • Enthusiasm
    • Entrepreneurial spirit


Possible Challenges

  • The customs in Ghana are different from those in your area.
  • The local guides are not professionals, you sometimes have to be patient.
  • Communication with local guests can be a challenge.


This project runs all year round. You participate in the regular operation of the guesthouse.

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