Ghana Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Programs in Ghana

Love Volunteers has volunteer placement opportunities in Accra, Kumasi and Ashanti. Volunteers are needed to assist in schools, orphanages, medical centres and a new creative arts centre.

Deciding to volunteer in Africa means you are likely to be stepping into the unknown. It will be both a challenging and a rewarding experience, one to look back on with a mixture of emotions, but certainly with a new depth of understanding of the human condition. Living among the local Ghanaian people is the perfect way to experience their culture directly.

Often, volunteering in Ghana is the choice of the gap-year student, but it can equally serve as a grounding experience and a break from the norm for anyone, from new graduates to career-breakers, retired and semi-retired individuals, organised groups from churches and other associations, as well as professionals granted a leave of absence to gain experience.

Situated in the west of Africa, the small country of Ghana was formerly known as the Gold Coast. There is evidence of human settlement going back to 1500 BC. Basking in the delightfully warm climate afforded by its location in the Gulf of Guinea, Ghana is home to around 24 million people who speak up to 47 different ethnic languages, as well as, in the majority of cases, English. A cocoa-producer, Ghana has not suffered the conflicts of many other African countries and is reasonably well developed. Nevertheless, much of its population is disadvantaged and badly in need of the help that volunteers in Ghana can give.

Ghana is a colourful and interesting country with many diverse ethnic groups. It has a background in cultural dance and sport, as well as producing eye-boggling textiles. Volunteers in Ghana contribute hugely to the lives of many marginal groups held back by poverty and deprivation.

Programs

4 programs
  • Kumasi, Ghana
  • from 3 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 509
  • Airport Pick Up Included

This wonderful program aims to make the lives of vulnerable children better. Its mission is to simply provide quality care for some of the most impoverished children of Ghana. Working at a children's care center in Ghana is likely to be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of a volunteers life. In community-care centers,…

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  • Kumasi, Ghana
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 399
  • Airport Pick Up Included

The Creative Arts project is based in schools in the city of Kumasi. It was developed as art offers a platform to escape from reality and the hardships of everyday life for vulnerable and disadvantaged children, while also teaching skills that can positively impact their futures. The Ghana Education Service has recently included arts as part of…

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  • Kumasi, Ghana
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 399
  • Airport Pick Up Included

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the education of children in Kumasi City and the general rural Ashanti Region. Volunteers may choose if they want to work in the city or in a rural area. Whichever location and school the volunteer is placed in, they will assist in a range of subjects, including mathematics…

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  • Kumasi, Ghana
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 499
  • Airport Pick Up Included

This wonderful medical program in Ghana plays an important role in supplying additional medical staff to the local area, and welcomes volunteers with a wide range of experience, including qualified medical personnel, medical students and pre-med students. Attendance on a medical volunteer project is itself helpful preparation for a medical…

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