Participating in our overseas volunteer programs in Ghana will offer you the opportunity in helping others and making the world a better place to live. It will also make your CV shine as well as offering you the opportunity in acquiring a valuable work experience in an African country and putting into use your creative skills. You will also have a cultural exchange, cross-cultural exposure, cultural immersion, make new friends, learn the local language, cooking the local food, learn about the rich Ghanaian culture and experience her unique hospitality.
Below is a list of volunteer work opportunities we offer in Ghana and hope you are interested in participating in them. However, please let is also know if there are other areas of volunteer work which you are interested in participating in them but not listed on this page. We will be happy to add such new areas to our programs if we could.
Orphanage Volunteer Work (Social)
Volunteers assist in caring for orphans and abandoned children and also providing them education. Caring work includes, assisting in cooking for the children, bathing them and showing them love. Volunteers can also assist in teaching English language and other subjects and extra curriculum activities at the orphanages and the schools pertaining to them. A local teacher will guide volunteers during the first week of classes at the orphanage in regard to lesson plans, schedules and teaching curriculum. If the volunteer or volunteer-intern is ready at the beginning of the second week, he or she may begin teaching independently.
Teaching Volunteer Work Program (Education)
Volunteers and volunteer-interns assist in teaching English language, mathematics and other subjects or extra curriculum activities at nursery, primary and junior secondary schools. A local teacher in the school will guide volunteers and interns. They will shadow the local teacher to become familiar with the school, the children, and the teaching curriculum during the first week of classes. If the volunteer or intern is ready at the beginning of the second week, he or she may begin teaching independently.
Medical and Nursing Student Volunteer work (Health Care)
Medical and nursing student volunteers observe health care delivery work of local medical doctors and nurses and other health care professionals at hospitals. They also assist in the health care delivery work by being allowed to do minor work under the supervision of the professionals. Volunteers/interns do not offer drug injections or perform surgery.
Media and Journalism/Mass Media Volunteering Program
Participants may volunteer with newspapers and magazines publications, photography, film production or media-based awareness projects. Activities include language editing. Volunteers and intern-student volunteers are welcome.
Law Volunteer Work
Participants volunteer with legal professionals, practitioners and legal Chambers. This placement is for law students. Work involves general office work at legal chambers and observing work activities at law courts. Volunteers and intern-student volunteers are welcome.
Sports and Fitness Volunteer Work
Participants volunteer by teaching soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, swimming and a variety of other sports to local talents at schools and communities.
Christian Religion/Church Voluntary Work Program
(a) Volunteers from any Christian denomination are welcome to serve as singers, musical instrumentalists, prayer warriors, announcement presenters, praises and worship leaders and as part of hospital prayer visitation group. (b)Volunteers who are Christian pastors and ministers from reputable churches worldwide will assist in church work as pastors, prophets, deliverance ministers, preachers and counselors at churches in Ghana and work alongside local Christian ministers. (c) Non-Christians who are willing to learn about the Christian faith are welcome to join this program.
This program is design to enable both Christians and non-Christians to experience Christianity today and Christian ministry in a new country (Ghana) and in a new cultural environment. It is required that a group of 7 or more volunteers participate in this program. The program will occur 2 working days a week therefore participants can use the other working days the week in participating in any one of the other volunteer work programs we offer..
Program Schedules, Requirements and Provisions
Volunteers can participate in most of the programs anytime of year and can also choose their start dates and end dates of participation. Volunteers work alongside local professionals. Intern-student-volunteers observe and assist the local professionals and serve under the supervision of the professionals. People without special skills, professional qualifications or previous experience also volunteer in some of our programs in Ghana.
People with the initiative, drive and compassion to help the under-privileged in overcoming their challenges and their struggle for dignity and experience foreign cultures are welcome to participate in the programs. Volunteers should have strong work ethic, ability to work independently or as part of a team, and willingness to follow direction; and good interpersonal skills, flexibility, and a sense of humor. Their educational level should be at least at the high/secondary school level and should be able to speak English.
The number of daily working hours and weekly working days of the volunteers is flexible. Volunteers work 2 to 8 hours a day, depending on the number of hours they would like to work in a day. Volunteers work 3 to 7 days a week, depending the number of days they would like to work in a week. Participants of the orphanage assistance, community service and Christian religious programs can stay for up to a period of 12 months. Participants of our other programs can stay for a period of up to 12 weeks.
Participants stay with host families (home-stay). The host families are carefully selected, well screened, respectable, caring and friendly people with many years of good reputation. Three meals and two maximum bottled water are provided to each volunteer daily. Room accommodation with lock and bed are provided to the volunteers throughout their visit/stay.
A large group of volunteers with a number of 50 or more people who want to stay together at one house can be accommodated at high school dormitories in Ghana during high school vacations/holidays periods if they wish. An average high school dormitory in Ghana can accommodate as many as 500 to 900 volunteers at a time. It is however not obligatory and compulsory for a group of that size to be accommodated at high school dorms.
The volunteer work and home stays are in the Greater-Accra, Eastern, Central, Ashanti and the Western Regions of Ghana and not more than 200 miles from Accra. Volunteers should be 18 to 70 years of age. Children below the age of 18 who wish to volunteer in our program should have permission from their parents to do so. Children below the age of 16 must be accompanied by one or both of their parents to our program. Three or more days notice is needed by us to organize a volunteer work placement and home-stay accommodation for the volunteers.
Opportunities for tourism abound in Ghana. Cultural tours, historic tours,
educational tours, nature tours and religious tours abound in Ghana.
Volunteer tourism is ideal for you if you are a part of a university,
alumni, religious, fraternal, family, friends or a community service
group. Volunteers who wish to combine their volunteering experience with
tourism can do so on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. For more
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Participants make payment of their fees within 18 hours after their arrival in Ghana. It is payable in US Dollars, Ghana Cedi, Euros or British pounds equivalent. The participation fee for the volunteering or internship-volunteering program we offer in Ghana is as follows:-
(a) US $377 for 1 week
(b) US $477 for 2 weeks
(c) US $577 for 3 weeks
(d) US $677 for 4 weeks
(e) US $77 weekly after the volunteer's first 4 weeks in the program
As part of the participation fees, participants will be provided with volunteer work or volunteer internship opportunity, cultural immersion and cross-cultural exposure, 3 meals daily, two maximum bottled water daily, accommodation, airport pick ups and drop offs, in-country orientation upon arrival, 24 hour x 7 days a week staff support. The participation fee excludes the cost of visa, vaccination and transportation to and from Ghana.
After the volunteer's first 4 weeks of participation in the program they can continue participating in it for a longer period if they wish to do so. They can participate in it for a period of up to 12 months in the social, community development and Christian religious programs and 12 weeks in the other programs. They are to pay USA $77 weekly after their first 4 weeks in the program if they wish to continue participating in it after that time.
Names and contact information of previous participants from Europe and North America are available on request. We welcome prospective participants to contact them for first hand information about their experiences in our programs in Ghana.
Registration and Placement Details
There is a registration form for prospective volunteers interested in participating in our programs in Ghana. Please complete it and send it to us by email or by other means and you will hear from us shortly concerning your participation. To complete and send this form by email, just copy the form and past it into your email compose, complete the questions in the form and then send it to us. Please do not send it by a download attachment.
Click here for a registration form.
Postal: Volunteer in Africa, P.O. Box 602, Osu Accra, Ghana, West Africa
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Phone: 00233-20-8731745 or 00233-20-1983724