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International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is the world's leading volunteer travel organization, providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in over 30 different destinations around the world. With program fees starting from just USD 10 per day, IVHQ is the volunteer organization of choice for thousands of volunteers every year. Established in 2007, IVHQ has supported over 55,0...

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Want to help teach valuable life skills to Ghanaian orphans? Working at an orphanage in Ghana is likely to be one of the most challenging and yet rewarding experiences of your life! In orphanages and children’s homes, volunteers assist in caring for destitute and abandoned children, many of whom have tragically lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. Day to day tasks on this worthy project includ...

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The Public Health in Ghana Alternative Spring Break of Projects Abroad places volunteers in medical outreach projects and public health campaigns. It focuses on two areas: providing care to communities that do not have regular access to medical services and preventing the spread of disease through education. Under the guidance of a professional medical coordinator, volunteers get involved w...

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Our volunteering in hospitals in Ghana placement is based in a hospital in Accra, supporting doctors and nurses as a volunteer as they care for low-income patients. This is a fully functioning hospital supporting a community in northern Accra and like any hospital, there are injuries, ailments and diseases presenting themselves everyday. There are a range of departments such as medical, surgic...

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CrossContinental offers affordable intern abroad, volunteer abroad, culture/language immersion programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Gain hands-on experience, improve your resume, enhance cultural understanding, and build global network. Stay with a host family for culture and language immersion. Affordable program fees start from only USD180 (accommodation & meals included). These vo...

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Volunteer or intern with endangered primates from the forests of Ghana with ELI. Participants will work in a center that offers refuge for the endangered white-naped mangabey and roloway monkey. Volunteers who have experience in zoology or veterinary science are especially encouraged to apply and share their expertise. Participants with other skills and interests are also needed to support the ...

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With more than 400 projects worldwide and with 25 years experience of providing ethical travel placements, Frontier can find you the perfect adventure whatever you want to achieve. We offer placements in more than 50 countries including Costa Rica, Madagascar, Fiji and loads more. Here are just some of the options available: Marine Conservation and Diving Travel to beach paradises, scuba...

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About this project: Volunteers divide their time between administrative and basic support at a hospital, and the preparation of health education workshops at local schools. Some days of the week, under the guidance of nurses, volunteers assist in basic tasks at a hospital. Activities may include weighting children, updating vaccine records, etc. Volunteers also devote some days of the week to t...

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Discover fun, friendly, full-of-life Ghana when you volunteer abroad with uVolunteer. Experience vibrant culture and unique environments while volunteering on teaching or healthcare projects, working in national parks and reserves, or providing care and support for children in need. Personalized, affordable programs designed to make a difference.

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As a volunteer in Ghana, you'll find a unique richness everywhere you look, from the country's cultural history to its varied expanses of wilderness and coastline. Known for its exceptionally warm national character, Ghana, meaning "Warrior King," is a place where visitors are welcomed as friends. In the Volta Region, home to the Ewe people, you will become family. Become a volunteer in Ghana a...

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Gapforce offers an exciting and varied medical elective based in the friendliest country in Africa, Ghana. Work in hospitals and outreach clinics in Accra, Ghana, and help local medical staff deliver essential treatment to patients. Support underfunded clinics and overworked staff to gain an unforgettable insight into medical care in this beautiful country. Choose from a wide variety of special...

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Offering you the opportunity to gain experience in Ghana through the hard working medical professionals in our health facilities and give volunteers an opportunity to learn about how health system is practiced in Ghana. We SAY acquire credit hours whiles having fun. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with clinics and teaching hospitals.Volunteers are given opportunities such as Monitoring ...

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Have the opportunity to volunteer at hospital in Ghana to help the local population! Africa has a significant issue when it comes to medical care. The number of doctors and medical personal per 1000 patients is way out of balance. Take this chance to not only experience what is to volunteer at a hospital abroad but also help with the great need of the local people. Tasks & Responsibilities:...

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Volunteering Solutions provides volunteering opportunities in 20 different countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin/Central America. Our main aim is to provide affordable and meaningful volunteer abroad opportunities across all countries. Our programs include both short-term (two weeks) and long-term (up to six months) placements in every country, as well as our programs are open through...

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Volunteers will work with a locally organized group but with projects in numerous surrounding villages. Projects are in one of two areas: the first is Rural Communities and School Support related. These projects include the building of school blocks for kindergarteners, instruction, or improvement of washrooms and facilities that the children use (often times current conditions are extremely un...

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Volunteering Abroad in Accra

Akwaaba! Welcome to Ghana, a vibrant and culturally thriving country often referred to as the friendliest place in Africa. The capital city of Accra is the hub and home to this culture, where upon arrival, you will be greeted with warmth and sunshine. A city that combines a tropical utopia with a teeming metropolis, beckons you to immerse yourself in all of the culture, music, and art that it has to offer. Famous for the National Theatre of Ghana and the overflowing arts and culture markets, those who volunteer in Accra will find an unparalleled experience and sense of fulfillment.

Volunteer Placements in Accra

As the capital city, opportunities to volunteer in Accra are abundant, and offer a variety of extraordinary experiences that put you in hands on situations where you can make an immediate impact and difference. For all intents and purposes, volunteer placements in Accra can be categorized into the following general areas: working with children, education, medicine and healthcare, and wildlife conservation and animal welfare.

Working with Children. For those interested in working with children in Accra, there are several options within the city limits. Volunteering with children most often takes place in local orphanages, where volunteers can help with a variety of tasks; but volunteers will also be able to work with youth in other ways, such as through coaching sports.

Education. For those interested in volunteer placements in Accra surrounding education, there are an incredible amount of teaching opportunities in Accra with all age ranges. Teaching in Accra may come in the form of primary education, adult education, or even fine arts education.

Medicine. For those with a background in health sciences or medicine, who are looking to further their skills and experience, there are many opportunities to become a medical volunteer in Accra. Individuals can take part in medical placements that involve promoting outreach programs, assisting at a local hospital, working in an emergency room, helping in a maternity clinic, and much, much more.

Wildlife Conservation & Animal Welfare. For those interested in hands on volunteer placements in Accra, who have a background in biology or animal sciences and have an interest in working with animals, there are plenty of opportunities. Individuals can volunteer in Accra to help protect endangered primates, assist in the care of animals at sanctuaries for at-risk species, and more.

Life in Accra

Daily life in Accra is a whirlwind of adventure, as it is a buzzing tropical metropolis. While the city is very accessible by foot, the streets are teeming with local taxis or tro-tros ready to take you on your next exciting escapade. The national language of Ghana is English; however, you will need to be very patient when conversing with locals during your volunteer program in Accra, as it may take some time for you to get used to their accent and them to yours. Most locals are multi-linguists, speaking one or many of the indigenous languages of the over 75 ethnic groups estimated to comprise the country.

When not volunteering in Accra, volunteers can head out for a day exploring in one of Accra’s famed arts and culture markets, while making sure to stop along the way for a delicious meal of RedRed, Fufu, or other Ghanaian delicacies. Volunteers should expect to barter for most everything, including meals on occasion. While Accra is the economic hub of Ghana, poverty is still intense, so expect to be approached for money as a foreign volunteer in Accra.

In addition to the endless amounts of music and art, Accra is also home to a wide variety of museums and monuments, and is also a host venue to the Black Stars, Ghana’s World Cup competition soccer team. Take a day off and enjoy some R and R on Labadi beach, one of Accra’s most beautifully maintained beaches where weekend concerts of highlife, reggae, and cultural drumming and dancing are in abundance. Simply put, Accra is a place to get lost, have some fun, and enjoy a rich, deep culture rooted in the arts and musical performance.

Accommodation & Visas

Hotels are the most popular option for lodging for visitors in Accra, boasting cheap prices, modest accommodation, and excellent food. In general, finding a place to stay in Accra is not a difficult task. However, most volunteer programs in Accra place volunteers with host families and pre-arranged and verified hostels, to offer a more intimate and personalized experience.

You will need to obtain a visa in order to volunteer in Accra, however most programs will assist you in this process. Comparatively speaking, the visa process is much easier and simpler in Ghana than many of its neighboring African countries.

Benefits

  • Adjustment Period. Volunteering abroad in Accra will take some getting used to, but once familiar and comfortable with the city and its layout, you will be able to take full advantage of everything this incredible cultural hub has to offer.
  • Central International Hub. As a business district, Accra is a melting pot of cultures from not just around the country, but internationally as well. The general population of Accra is made up of 55 percent Ghanaian citizens and 45 percent non-citizens, so you won’t be the only foreigner in Accra.

Consider the amazing opportunities to volunteer in Accra and don’t hesitate to apply, just get ready for experience you will never forget! 

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