GHANA: Community Volunteer Program

Ghana Volunteer Projects
Ghana Volunteer Projects

Volunteer in Ghana with Go Volunteer Africa’s community development volunteer program. Ghana community volunteer program include construction and building, arts and culture projects, agriculture and urban farming, women and youth empowerment projects, environment conservation project and so much more.

Go Volunteer Africa’s primary objective is to facilitate the social development process in Ghana communities through community volunteer work. Our Ghana community volunteer program encompasses several sectors of sustainable social development, from education, healthcare, social service projects and livelihood support with cultural exchange opportunities.

PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Construction & Building
  • arts and culture projects
  • Coach sports and games
  • Work with childcare projects
  • Agriculture & Urban Farming
  • Work with women & youth empowerment projects
  • Teach English languages at local community centre
  • Get involved in our environment conservation project

You just have to let us know which project you want to do and we will organize it and information is available for you. The type of volunteer work in Ghana you are involved with will be dependent on your interests, abilities, level of experience as well as your comfort levels. Every volunteer placement in Ghana with Go Volunteer Africa is tailored to match a volunteer’s abilities to the needs of the project. 

PROJECT LOCATION

Accra: is the capital of Ghana, on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. Accra is the most populated city in Ghana. The central business district of Accra contains the city’s main banks and department stores, as well as an area known as the Ministries, where Ghana’s government administration is concentrated. 

Tourism is becoming a thriving source of business for those in arts and crafts, historical sites and local travel and tour agents. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park honors Ghana’s first president, who helped lead the country to independence. The park contains Nkrumah’s mausoleum and a museum charting his life. Makola Market is the city’s vast, colorful bazaar. Popular seafront spots Labadi Beach and Kokrobite Beach offer golden sand and high-energy nightlife.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Ghana will meet you on arrival at Airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering. This airport services numerous international carriers. Ghana has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Ghana you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

PROJECT DETAILS

With our volunteer program in Ghana we allow you to discover the beauty of this country, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in Ghana, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.

Volunteer on Healthcare Projects

Knowledgeable and able-bodied medical volunteers are in great demand. Help assist doctors with several health-related activities. If you are interested in helping to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic that has ravaged Ghana, then help create hope among the sick in Ghana and to assure them that they can live productive lives by joining our healthcare volunteer projects.

Volunteer on Community Sanitation Projects

Go Volunteer Africa engages into programs and projects which improve on the sanitation of poor people and these include clearing of drinking wells, building of dry racks and the digging of latrines as well as education of healthy living practices. Join the teams and help in improving the poor communities.

Volunteer on Building / Construction Program

Help in the construction of the new children’s centre and schools. Carpentry, builders, porters and helpers, group volunteering is welcome. Volunteer work side by side the locals’ on-going brick construction and water building projects in the community. Volunteers are needed for manual labor jobs working alongside skilled and unskilled local workers.

Volunteers do not need prior experience, but skilled workers are very welcome. This is a very hand on, hands dirty sort of program. Enthusiasm, a good sense of humor and helping spirit are required.

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GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS

Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Ghana volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Ghana. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.

Volunteering in Ghana

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION

Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.

AGE REQUIREMENT

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!

Ghana Sports Volunteer Project

VISAS

Visitors to Ghana must obtain a visa from one of the Ghanaian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the countries or territories that are either visa exempt or whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival. If special requirements are satisfied, the citizens of countries without diplomatic or consular mission of Ghana travelling on short notice may obtain a visa on arrival. Visa is granted on arrival for holders of a copy of a pre-arranged approval from immigration. Ghana plans to introduce e-Visas in 2019.

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Ghana has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!

Ghana Sports Volunteer Project

PROJECT QUICK FACTS

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 1 week commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 16yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: Families are welcome
Start Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival dates: One day before the start date
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Host Families or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Accra
Language: English

IN A NUTSHELL

Volunteering in Ghana with Go Volunteer Africa is affordable, low cost and budget friendly.  The volunteer opportunities in Ghana are meaningful and life changing both to the volunteer and the host community.

Go Volunteer Africa was ranked as the best volunteer organization in Ghana. All volunteer programs in Ghana are community driven and managed by the local coordinating teams and this will give you a chance to get to know local people and really help those in need.

Ghana Sports Volunteer Project

Go Volunteer Africa is among the top NGOs looking for volunteers in Ghana. Most volunteer projects in Ghana are located throughout the country in places like Accra and in more rural areas.

Volunteer in Ghana with Africa’s leading and largest volunteer travel organization. Volunteer Jobs in Ghana are available throughout the year. Do volunteer charity work in Ghana, empower communities and vulnerable individuals, change both your lives and the recipients’ of your generosity.

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

1 Week
One Week
$160
Minimum Duration
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-country Support
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3 Weeks
Three Weeks
$360
Our Most Popular
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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Any Extra Week
Weekly
$100
Any additional Week
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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Program Fee Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $120 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement. 

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up.

HOW TO APPLY

To start the process fill Volunteer application form and submit it for consideration and book your placement. For more information on how to get enrolled for the volunteering experience of a lifetime contact us. Or Give us a call | WhatsApp | Telegram | Viber | Imo at +254-796-786292 to talk to a Program Specialist.

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