Volunteer with CLCD


There are always opportunities at CLCD for volunteers, including researchers, students, and ECD practitioners. You can share your creative skills to write articles, stories, create videos, or create software applications. You can also support us in grant writing, fundraising, data collection, data entry, data analysis, or summarizzing research findings for the general public. Send us your contact information and a brief description of what you'd like to work on with us.

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Volunteer for R4P


CLCD-Ghana focuses on early childhood (0-8years) development, particularly in the areas of child health, early childhood education, and developmental delays and disorders. One of our goals is to make research studies about early childhood development more understandable and accessible to educators, health workers, parents and policy makers. To achieve this, we have started a long-term project called Research for Practice (R4P) in order to review child–related research articles and policy documents and summarize their findings to non-researchers. Our hope is that improved understanding of research findings around children’s health and development will advance advocacy and facilitate the translation of these findings into practice. 

Learn more about this project on its project page



Anyone who can read and understand published research articles and clinical guidelines and are willing to volunteer. here is no monetary reward, but we will acknowledge your contribution on our website.


You will be reading a research paper on a topic relating to maternal and child health, early childhood education, nutrition, developmental delay and disorders, and child rights. You will be assigned a paper that is related to your interest or background. You will write at most 350 word summary (abstract) of the paper at a 7th grade reading level using a structured template. t will take, on average, about 2.5-3 hours to read and write a summary of a research paper


The number of papers you will review and summarize per month will vary by your availability. We anticipate you will write summaries for two papers a month. sually, we expect a two week turn around when an article is assigned. If for some reason you are unable to meet this deadline, you can always let us know and we will publish your work another time or find someone else to do it.