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Volunteer Abroad in Ghana with IVHQ

Volunteer in Ghana

Volunteer in Ghana with International Volunteer HQ on a wide range of trusted volunteer abroad projects, including Teaching, Childcare, Medical and Construction. Volunteers are based in and around the Accra region, on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. With low volunteer program fees and top rated volunteer projects, you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organisation in Ghana.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 7 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in rural villages and townships within the Greater Accra Region
  • Accommodation in a dormitory-style volunteer house
  • Between 20 and 50 volunteers start in Ghana each month
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from US$270 (approximately AU$385) for 1 week

Words cannot describe how unbelievably amazing my experience was! I spent my time between the local clinic and helping with the children at the school. The people and children I met have changed me, they were the most welcoming people you could meet. The IVHQ team were an amazing team.

IVHQ Volunteer - Emma Graham
Emma Graham
Nationality: Scottish
Age: 26
Destination: Ghana

Volunteer opportunities in Ghana

Volunteering with nature

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$455

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in rural Ghana
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help farmers become more sustainable in all aspects of their operations, with the resulting food and produce going towards local childcare placements.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$385

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based at schools in Ghana
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Volunteer with young school children in rural parts of Ghana before and after school, assisting with meals, providing care, assisting with homework, and informal teaching English through play therapy and games.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$455

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in rural Ghana
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Make a lasting impact in rural towns by contributing to construction and renovation projects at a range of community facilities including schools, centers and clinics.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Set Program Fee of AU$743

  • Duration: 1 week
  • Programs start on the 15th of every month
  • Based in rural Ghananian communities
  • Volunteers aged 18+

A medical project with a difference. This is a one week roving medical campaign, visiting rural communities and helping to provide malaria treatment and prevention, as well education around nutrition, sexual health and hygiene.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$455

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in clinics and communities in rural Ghana
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Help bring better healthcare to rural clinics and on mobile wound care outreach in Ghana. Duties are a mixture of hands-on, administrative and observational tasks.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$385

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in Ghanian schools
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help local schools and sports teams in Ghana with physical education lessons, playing games with students and encouraging them to enjoy being active.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$385

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based at schools in Ghana
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Provide a valued perspective as a fluent English speaker in schools that are often under-staffed. Assist with English, music, Math, geography and arts lessons in rural areas around Accra.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organisation in Ghana to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Ghana will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organisations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travellers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Ghana with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!