Volunteer in Ghana
4 Volunteer Projects in Ghana
Volunteer in Ghana with GapXperience where you can choose from 4 meaningful projects : Teaching English, Football Coaching, Child Care, Medical & Building projects. Create your own schedule and combine the projects without extra costs!
Location: Accra, Ghana
Start Dates: Every Monday all year-round
Projects : 4 meaningful projects
Duration: 1-8 weeks
Age: Join from 18 years old
About the Program in Ghana
Our volunteer projects are run responsibly and have a positive impact on supporting local needs. You need to arrive on Sunday between 09:00 and 18:00 at Kotaka International Airport. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation. You can join the program from 1 to 8 weeks.
There are several volunteer projects available and you can build your own schedule from a short term 1 week to 2 weeks program up to 8 weeks and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects or different locations such as volunteer in Ethiopia
Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana, the city has a population over two millions. Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north. Our accommodation is located in Teshie, a coastal suburb on the east side of Accra. Accra is a quickly growing suburb and gets bigger and bigger for every day. Teshie is rich in it’s diversity and has it’s own train station for easy transport.
You have the option to start with the Culture Week, this will ensure that you get the most out of your stay by learning about the local culture and customs. This week is not compulsory but highly recommended.
There are several volunteer projects available and you can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects!
On your first day you will start your program with an introduction to the area, accommodation, facilities and a cultural introduction.
- Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate.
- You need to have your own travel insurance in order to join the program, including health and 3rd party liability coverage.
- As this is a cross-cultural program it is important to be flexible and open to local customs and traditions.
Participants must have a clean criminal background check and give it to the coordinator on arrival, click here for details
Accommodation & Melas
Accommodation – The accommodation is based on single gender rooms.
Meals – There are 3 meals included from Monday to Friday and 2 meals per day on weekends.
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About the Volunteer Projects in Ghana
You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project you want to join and you can also combine different projects and create your own program!
Volunteer in our Child Care program in Ghana and help to improve the standard of orphanages in Accra. An amazing project to make a difference in Ghana!
Assist the locals with their much needed construction, repairs and renovations, getting your hands dirty and give something back the community in our building projects renovating a school, building a home or constructing a community centre.
Teach subjects like Maths, English, History, Science and foreign languages at schools in Accra. In addition to regular class-teaching, you will be encouraged to introduce your own ideas and get involved with extra-curricular activities which might include art and design, drama, music, sport or the production of a school newspaper.
Teach football in Ghana! Your role will mainly involve running and supervising training sessions and organising matches with other clubs with the help of local coaches.
Experience the day-to-day processes at hospitals and clinics in Ghana and help local medical staff as they deliver essential treatment to patients. This project is for minimum 4 weeks.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.
Are the program fees subject to change?
When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.
What is the average age of participants?
We have participants of different ages. Most are between 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.
What is the support like overseas?
We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.
Can I also join my friend or family member?
Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.
Can I participate for a short period?
Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.
How well should my English be?
Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.
Is travel insurance mandatory?
Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.
Will I be picked up from the airport?
Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.
Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?
Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.
Are your programs suitable for an internship?
yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.
Can I combine different countries?
Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.
Can I still travel around after the program?
Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.
Will other volunteers be present on the project?
The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.
Do I have to reserve my flight myself?
Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.
What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?
In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.
When can I register?
The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.
Prices of the Program
Prices in Pounds
1 week : 485 Pounds
2 weeks : 685 Pounds
3 weeks : 885 Pounds
4 weeks : 1105 Pounds
+1 week : 230 Pounds
Prices in US$
1 week : 595 US$
2 weeks : 825 US$
3 weeks : 1035 US$
4 weeks : 1295 US$
+1 week : 295 US$
Prices in Euro
1 week : 495 Euro
2 weeks : 695 Euro
3 weeks : 895 Euro
4 weeks : 1115 Euro
+1 week : 235 Euro
* There is an extra charge of £65/US$85/€75 per week for the construction project and the medical project
There is NO registration, application or administration fee with us!
What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, daily transport to the project (about 2-10 US$ per day), transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, 5% international banking fee
How to Book your Program
Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £145, US$175 or €150.
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.