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Volunteer in an Orphanage in Ghana


Ghana: Accra, Ho

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


Any time


The volunteer at the orphanage in Ghana, Africa should be caring, patient and committed to work with children at the orphanage. He or she should also have love for the children.

No experience is required to do volunteer work at the orphanage. The volunteer's desire and passion to make things happen is sufficient.


  • 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
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Orphans
  • Tutor

Age Range


This Program is open to

American, 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
  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 day

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network