Ghana Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Programs in Ghana

Love Volunteers has volunteer placement opportunities in Accra and townships in the surrounding region. Volunteers are needed to assist in schools, community care centers, medical centers and a new creative arts center.

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

6 programs
  • Accra and Kumasi, Ghana
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 249
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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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  • Accra and Kumasi, Ghana
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 249
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

The Creative Arts project is based in schools, homes and disability centers in Accra, Kumasi and Central Region. 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…

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  • Accra Region, Ghana
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 279
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Working with children with special needs is a truly worthwhile volunteering experience. This essential program supports children in Senya-Beraku, on the coastline of Ghana. Ghana is a developing nation, which experiences great poverty and many health and social issues. As in many countries, those with disabilities can be…

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  • Accra Region, Ghana
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 279
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the education of children in Senya Beraku, Accra 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, science, geography,…

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  • Accra Region, Ghana
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 309
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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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  • Accra Region, Ghana
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 279
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

If you love ‘the beautiful game’ and want to give back to those less fortunate, this volunteer program in Ghana will prove to be the winner! The aim of this important program is to support local youth and keep their energies focused on positive team sport and physical activity. Based in Senya-Beraku, on the coastline of Ghana…

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