Volunteering in Ghana with Go Volunteer Africa, gives you an opportunity to work with the most affordable volunteering and leading volunteer travel organization in Africa, which provides safe and meaningful volunteer programs in Ghana. We offer a vast variety of volunteering opportunities in Ghana including work with street children, Orphanage volunteering, Women Empowerment, Teaching English, and much more.
Go Volunteer Africa offers volunteering in Ghana opportunities to volunteers interested in working with grassroots projects. The projects are set up in various communities across Ghana. Volunteers in our Ghana volunteer program experience traditional Ghanaian life and participate in daily activities such as visiting elderly villagers, collecting water from a well, teaching children in outside classrooms, assisting in the brick making programs, feeding animals as well as health outreach programs.
All our volunteer projects in Ghana and tours allow you to discover the wonders of Ghana, while doing meaningful and rewarding community volunteer work in Africa. Go Volunteer Africa has a number of unique and challenging volunteer placements in Ghana. Whether your passion is sustainable community development or vital healthcare work, Go Volunteer Africa can offer you an unforgettable experience.
Whichever program you choose you will be benefiting from Go Volunteer Africa’s extensive experience in Ghana. No particular skills are required to volunteer with us and training is given locally but if you do have particular experience in areas relevant to your program then this will enhance your contribution.
Volunteering in Ghana with us could help you choose a new direction in life or develop a career path you may already be on. It might be both a personal highlight and a practical stepping stone in a gap year or, for anyone at any time, a great way to go abroad for much more than just a holiday.
We could not do all that we do in Ghana without the help of our interns and volunteers, who are a vital and integral part of Go Volunteer Africa. Volunteer in Ghana with Africa’s leading and largest volunteer travel organization – Go Volunteer Africa.
VOLUNTEER PROJECTS IN GHANA
EXTRAS AND SUPPORT
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.
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.
BEFORE YOU GO
§ Pre-departure support & documentation
§ Travel & medical advice & documentation
§ Advice on visas & equipment advice
§ Project orientation
§ 3 meals a day
§ Airport pickup
§ In-country emergency support
§ 24-hour HQ backup
§ Free GVA t-shirt
GHANA VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
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.
PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:
After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay a placement booking and confirmation administration fee of USD$180 (solo traveler), USD$150 (2-5 participants p/p), USD$125 (6+ participants p/p). This is charged above the program fee quoted which is paid in cash upon arrival to your host country.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up
Visas: Visitors to Ghana require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least one empty page. Check this page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Ghana
Insurance: You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.
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.