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Volunteer in a Health Center in Ghana


Ghana: Ho, Rural Areas

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months, 1-2 Years, Multiple Year


* Professional and non-professional health workers
* Desire to help


  • English
  • French

Cost in US$:

568 for one week 740 for first 2 to 4 weeks

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Language instruction
  • Registration fees

Program Fees Include:

* Volunteers will be picked up at the airport to their work place and registered to work with VARA.
* Volunteers will be accommodated throughout their stay in the country.
* Food will be provided for the volunteers on three meals a day basis.
* Volunteers will be given all needed information to make them feel at home in our country.
* The Executives of the organization will be entirely at your disposal while volunteering.
* Quick response will be given to all issues raised.
* While in the country, you will be given basic lessons about the local languages.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Biological Research
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Education
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Human Rights
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Orphans
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Tree Planting
  • Volunteer Management

Age Range

18 +

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living
  • Other

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 2

Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 day

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Job and Internship Network