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Volunteer in Ghana

Discover International Volunteer HQ’s incredible Ghana volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Ghana volunteer projects, including Teaching, Childcare, Medical and Construction. Volunteers are based in and around the Accra region, on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 138,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Ghana.

Highlights:
  • 7 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from $380 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a dormitory-style volunteer house

  • Projects based in rural villages and townships within the Greater Accra Region

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from $380
Volunteer from 1 - 24 weeks
Ages 18+
Based in the Greater Accra Region
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Go off the beaten track in Africa

Volunteer opportunities in Ghana

Volunteering with nature

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $449

  • 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 $380

  • 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 $449

  • 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 $715

  • Set duration of 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 $449

  • 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 $380

  • 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 $380

  • 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.

What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

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Connie Williamson
08 May 2024

Do it! Volunteering is something I’ve always wanted to do and this experience didn’t disappoint. The integration between locals and the children was something I've not experienced, the love you feel is incredible. The joy you experience is something that is hard to find at home. Everyone on the local team was amazing, they helped us all, taught us lots of things, and went above and beyond. Everyone is so full of love and kindness you cannot not enjoy yourself, the volunteer work makes you feel as if you are making a difference, and the bonds and friendships you make you will carry with you forever.

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Caleb Houser
21 Mar 2024

My Program Manager and the staff at IVHQ were more than helpful when it came to preparation. They were always available to answer my questions and provided me with so much information! I was nervous when I got to Ghana, however, as the days unfolded I developed tight bonds with fellow volunteers and locals, learned about a new culture, and made memories I still catch myself smiling over. By the time I left, I wasn’t going home - I was LEAVING home. Ghana left a monumental impact on me and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. To anyone who is thinking about joining this program, you’ll be in for a life changing experience if you do.

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Keisuke Abe
20 Dec 2023

I participated in the medical program for two weeks. We assisted at a local clinic and visited villages with patients to care for their wounds using limited medical supplies. It is a valuable experience that you cannot have in your own country. I highly recommend participating.

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Michelle McArthur
09 May 2023

The guidance and support I received was very helpful in making me feel secure and comfortable with my decision to volunteer. The local team was also very supportive and I always felt safe my entire stay which was important to me. Being able to help people in remote places with little or no access to healthcare was an amazing experience.

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Alina Palmer
26 Apr 2023

I have volunteered with IVHQ once before and I really enjoyed everything about it, so I decided to volunteer with them again. I was very thankful for the quick and helpful response I got for every question I asked my IVHQ Program Manager!

Everyone was amazing, kind and always there to help with anything we needed! I never once felt like I couldn't ask for anything! I absolutely loved the food the two cooks prepared for us! Being a vegetarian, I wasn't sure whether that would be a problem but the cooks instantly adapted and always made a vegetarian version for me! For that I am very thankful! The food in general was also very good and they even prepared us some local meals, which was amazing!

I loved so many moments, as they were all unique and beautiful! For me, just being around the kids and locals and making new friends there must be my favorite moments. The volunteering trip reminded me about the things that are truly important in life and that there is still so much in the world that is unfair. However, it also showed me, that no matter how small the impact is that one makes to make the world a better place, it is always worth it!

It is a very special experience and the memories you make will stay with you for a lifetime.

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Sheila ODonnell
24 Mar 2023

My Program Manager was fantastic. She was thorough, very responsive and greatly appreciated. I think being there for 6mo, I was able to identify and implement several improvements to the Wound Care program in Ghana which was a big benefit to the patients. Millie is such a wonderful hostess. She works so hard to keep the house clean and comfortable for each and every volunteer. She was very responsive and receptive to giving assistance when needed and she is a kind soul that brightened up our house every day. Elvis was amazing. He could not have been more responsive, receptive, organized and thorough. Not only did he keep our house safe and running smoothly, he also did a tremendous job organizing the weekend getaways. I am extremely impressed with his dedication to his job, the volunteers and his community. I will miss our evening wrap up chats!! Mary is a FANTASTIC cook and a very caring person. She works really hard to provide the best meals possible for the volunteers while working around her food budget and the food options in that community. She met with us regularly asking for feedback and did her best to accommodate us such as increasing fruit and vegetables which are expensive and not always available at the markets as much as we would have liked which is totally out of her control.

My favourite moment was seeing patients in town that had come to our placement for free medical care, then seeing them healthy and thriving again. What a gift we gave to one another-they received the assistance they needed and I received great joy/satisfaction in being able to share my medical skills with these wonderful people. This program impacted me greatly by being finally able to live my dream of helping those across the world who are less fortunate than me just because of the random place of our birth. I truly believe we are all one people on one planet and those of us who have resources have an obligation to help those in need. It is difficult to step out of your comfort zone for sure but the rewards far outweigh the discomfort. Take the step, you won't regret it because it truly can be life-changing for the good! And as an extra bonus, you will meet some really interesting people on this journey from all around the world.

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