Welcome to Ghana – Africa for beginners !
Go Volunteer Africa is a specialist volunteer travel operator offering meaningful affordable volunteering in Ghana opportunities. Volunteering opportunities in Ghana include but not limited to childcare, administration tasks, youth projects, orphanage work, sports coaching, English teaching and so much more.
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.
INTRODUCTION TO 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.
TOURISM IN GHANA
Tourism industry has grown to be an important part of the Ghana’s economy with travelers flocking to enjoy the breathtaking, stunning array of sights, sceneries, sounds and wildlife. Ghana is a home to beautiful beaches, good weather, good nightlife and varied and internationally-recognised cuisine are just some of the factors which have been attracting tourists.
GO VOLUNTEER GHANA
Over the last years, Go Volunteer Africa has provided volunteer travelers with meaningful and extremely affordable volunteer placements in Ghana. Go Volunteer Africa, is the largest and the leading top rated volunteer and travel organization in Africa. We are an indigenous organization and we offer professional and excellent local knowledge at the most affordable rates.
Go Volunteer Africa's wide range of ethical volunteer in Ghana projects offer you the opportunity to do highly-rewarding volunteer work on both short term and long term placements. You will not only work on the project but also get immersed in the culture and ways of life of the people, you will also have the opportunity of discovering and learning about the country’s hidden treasures.
EXTRAS & SUPPORT
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 explore 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
Go Volunteer Africa programs are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organizations, local research institutes, academic organizations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.
We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and programs and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.