Volunteering in Ghana with Go Volunteer Africa offers volunteers an opportunity to make a difference in a wide variety of community development volunteer projects that arise from a grassroots level, including sustainable agriculture, environmental protection, helping the elderly and orphans, teaching, sports development, as well as construction

Ghana, commonly known as the ‘Africa for beginners” is a country packed with surprises and has something for every type of traveler. Ghana offers a combination of off-the-beaten path natural landscapes and bustling coastal cities, while offering important traces of harrowing history too.

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the sub-region of West Africa. Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. The word Ghana means ‚Warrior King‛ in the Soninke language.

The volunteering program in Ghana offers unlimited opportunities for making a positive impact in the host community. The volunteer projects in Ghana will provide an unforgettable eye opening volunteer experience for a gap year, vacation, spring break, summer break or career break for groups and individual travelers.

Volunteers in Ghana are needed in a variety of project areas, including but not limited to childcare, administration tasks, community development assistants, environment conservation, sports coaching, English teaching and so much more. Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteering placements in Ghana, last either one or three months and include a one-day arrival orientation. But you can come for as short as one week or two weeks.

Explore Ghana
Explore Ghana

Why Volunteer in Ghana?

The Ghana poverty rate had a slightly contradictory story since 2005. While economic growth steadily increases by about 7% each year, inequality has increased. Poverty remains a consistent problem in specific areas.

Ghana has a huge gap between rural and urban households, which almost doubled since the 1990s. The poverty rate in urban areas at 10.6% is nothing compared to 37.9% in rural areas. Almost four million children continue to live below the poverty line, and poverty reduction is not keeping pace with population growth.

The substantial inequality gap between the richest 10% in the country versus the poorest 10% continues to grow. The economy has increasingly focused on agricultural growth, which has created more jobs. One of Ghana’s greatest challenges for the future is spreading development evenly throughout the country.

***Volunteering opportunities in Ghana with Go Volunteer Africa aren’t about adventures only; it’s about being part of a community of like-minded people. Ordinary people, who want to do something extraordinary with their lives, make a difference in the world and new friends along the way.***

VOLUNTEER PROJECTS IN GHANA

GHANA: Sports Coaching Volunteer Project

GHANA: Sports Coaching Volunteer Project

Volunteer your skills to teach football, rugby, cricket, volleyball, basketball with Go Volunteer Africa’s Ghana sports coaching volunteer project.  If you love sport and adventure, this sports development volunteer program in Ghana, is the best ...
GHANA : Childcare Volunteer Project

GHANA : Childcare Volunteer Project

Discover the colorful culture of Ghana when you volunteer alongside local teachers and caretakers on our Ghana Childcare volunteer project. Your work will include conducting educational workshops and child development programs. Make a vital contribution to ...
GHANA: Community Volunteer Program

GHANA: Community Volunteer Program

Volunteer in Ghana with Go Volunteer Africa’s community development volunteer program. Ghana volunteer projects include childcare, administration tasks, youth projects, environment, conservation, sports coaching, English teaching and so much more. Go Volunteer Africa recruits and ...

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ABOUT GHANA

Ghana, commonly known as the ‘Africa for beginners:, a country packed with surprises and that has something for every type of traveler. Ghana offers a combination of off-the-beaten path natural landscapes and bustling coastal cities, while offering important traces of harrowing history too.

 

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the sub-region of West Africa. Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. The word Ghana means ‚Warrior King‛ in the Soninke language.

 

The country is rich in history especially as the Gold-coast since it was rich in gold resources, lauded with bountiful natural beauty, and renowned for refining its rustic ambience and cultural elegance. As a matter of fact, Ghana may simply be one of the best-kept travel secrets in Africa. 

 

English is the official language and a big number of Ghanaians speak English quite fluently so English speakers have no trouble getting around and communicating their needs anywhere in the country. As many other African countries are, Ghana is a multi-lingual country with over 40 different dialects spoken throughout the country.

 

Capital: Accra (Population: 4,350,000)

Currency: Ghanaian cedi (GH₵) $1 = 5.35 GH₵/ £1 = 6.80 GH₵ (2019)

Population: 30,100,000 (approx)

Official languages: English

Area: 238,535 sq. km

International Calling Code: +233

PROJECT LOCATIONS & QUICK FACTS

Go Volunteer Africa offers short term all year round and  summer volunteer trips and programs in Ghana. We have a wide range of volunteering in Ghana opportunities, for any interested in serving in Africa. With our flexible volunteer trips, you choose when to start and finish. This makes it incredibly easy to fit a volunteering trip into busy calendars.

 

Many of our volunteer programs in Ghana are available from as little as one week or two weeks. Even if you only travel with us for a week, your work is part of ongoing long-term, sustainable goals. Our staff also make sure that all shorter durations are suitable for the local community.

 

If you are looking for somewhere to volunteer in Africa for a short or long stay, Ghana is an ideal destination. Programs are perfect if you want to do something more than sightseeing and would like to see more than the average tourist and truly start to understand this distinctive culture. 

 

VOLUNTEERING IN GHANA QUICK FACTS

  • The program is open all year-round
  • Very flexible start and end dates (arrive any day of the month)
  • Over 12 oustanding sustainable project options
  • Projects are based across the country with major locations being Accra and Awutu Breku
  • Accommodation available at volunteer house & host families
  • We host over 20 volunteers every month across Ghana
  • Program fees include pre-departure support, airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • We are the most affordable organization in Africa, because we are the locals!

 

You will get to integrate into local society, sample the tasty food, experience the vibrant culture and also make a difference. There are summer and year round programs available where you can help people, animals and the environment. Volunteering in Ghana  and helping people is a highly rewarding experience and there are also lots of cultural and sightseing activities you will get to do in your spare time.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate, unless volunteering with a parent or guardian. All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance and provide a criminal background check to Go Volunteer Africa's local Coordinators on arrival in the country.

 

SAFARIS & TOURS

Safaris, day and cultural tours can be organized over the weekends for volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the famous Ghana wildlife. There is a lot to see and do in Ghana.

 

SUPPORT

BEFORE YOU GO

IN-COUNTRY

§  Pre-departure support & documentation

§  Travel & medical advice & documentation

§  Advice on visas & equipment advice

 

 

 

§  Project orientation

§  Accommodation

§  3 meals a day

§  Airport pickup

§  In-country emergency support

§  24-hour HQ backup

§  Free GVA t-shirt

 

 

GHANA VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Immerse yourself in rural, slum, semi-urban & engaging community
  • Promote sustainable community livelihoods
  • Improve the living standards of local people
  • Make friends for life

 

Transport:

Airport pickup

Accommodation:

Volunteer Guest house/ Host Family

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 Kotoka International Airport in Accra and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering.

 

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. This airport services numerous international carriers. Ghana has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.



ACCOMMODATION & LIVING IN GHANA

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.

 

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Ghana has to offer.

 

Some volunteers are also provided accommodation in the project premises itself. For example - Volunteers working in teaching project can be provided accommodation in the project premises itself in a separate room that is allotted for volunteers.

APPLICATION & BOOKING

To participate in this program, you have to fill an online application form, and submit it for consideration. After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay 50% of the program fee within 14 days of your acceptance. Failure to make the placement booking and confirmation payment will lead to cancelation of your program.

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