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Many Volunteer Opportunities in Ghana!

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month, 7-12 Month


At your host project, your success will depend on teamwork, creative problem solving, patience and openness to other points of view. Your co-workers will expect you to be a dependable, resourceful, motivated contributor who works well with others. Your contributions will be much appreciated, even as you learn further from the skills and life experience of your host family. As you listen and adapt to circumstances, your friendships with local people will grow. They will welcome you and the goodwill you bring.

Some specific qualifications usually apply:
* The minimum age is 18; for US citizens, the minimum age is 19
* You must be healthy and fit enough to adapt to living and working where host project conditions may be strenuous
If you are applying to work with minors or others with special needs, background record checks may also be required
* Volunteers interested in joining a health program must have proof of their qualifications and/or experience in the health sector.


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Program Fees Include:

* A 4-day orientation including activities, rooms and meals
* Round Trip Travel to and from Host Community/Project
* Homestay with a host family including 3 meals on weekends 2 on weekdays, or appropriate accommodation with meals in the regions except Accra (In Accra we provide homestay only)
* Community Service Placement tailored to suit the skills and interests of the participant
* On going supervision and support

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Health Education
  • Microfinance
  • Orphans
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Teaching

Typical Volunteer

While specialized training is not usually required for VIP, we look for many qualities that make a successful volunteer: maturity, flexibility, common sense, enthusiasm, reliability, and sensitivity.

Age Range

18 and over, except US citizens who must be 19

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network