Childcare Volunteer in Ghana

Volunteer in Ghana playing with children web
Volunteer in Ghana playing with children web

Working as a childcare volunteer in Ghana, you will make a member of the staff, from Monday to Friday. On the weekends you may choose, if you want to make a trip in the country or rather stay and continue working. With your volunteer work you will focus on caring for the children in a loving way. During the day you will nurture the children, play with them and tutor them with vaious activities. Moreover you will support the team and help with various needs, chores, and duties around the children’s home. Upon acceptance into your program, the local staff will provide you with a daily schedule to guide your tasks throughout the day.

Jeanette Warthon from USA enjoyed the Childcare Volunteering

Jeanette Warthon from USA - Child Care Volunteer in Ghana
Jeanette Warthon, from USA: “loving Ghana, the kids are great. Ghanaians are so friendly, everyday is a new experience”

Loving Ghana, the kids are great. Ghanaians are so friendly, everyday is a new experience – Jeanette Warthon, from USA

Childcare Volunteers have Time to Give the Children More Attention

Volunteer in Ghana carrying a boy
Volunteer in Ghana carrying a boy

Childcare volunteers are beneficial supports to the children’s home staff, who often have their hands full with large numbers of youth being cared for in the children’s home. Therefore, volunteers are able to provide a better staff to child ratio. Volunteers who are most successful come with an energetic spirit and can play games or engage in creative fun or educational activities with the youth at the home.

Combine Child Care and Teaching

Moreover, their support in one on one tutoring opportunities with youth at the children’s home is a valuable way to support educational empowerment, since many of the students do not get individualized tutoring attention. It is very common for volunteers to combine programs, and do both childcare and teaching during their service to make the most of their time, as the youth at the children’s home are in school during the day!





Start Dates & Duration

  • Location: 2 villages to choose: Achiase in the central region and Senya on the coast

  • Available all year round

  • Start dates of the volunteer programs: 1st and 15th of the months. Volunteers should plan to arrive one day ahead of the program

  • Orientation

    Volunteers will fly into Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. Volunteers will be greeted at the airport and will be taken to the chosen service site. Service sites are 2-4 hours from Accra depending on traffic. Orientation takes place the first day at your service site with the local staff. Volunteers are given a Ghana guidebook in advance, and this will be used during orientation.




Fees Childcare Volunteering in Ghana

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of  U$ 199.00 on top of the program fee.

Ghana Fees

What is included in the volunteer in Ghana program fee?

  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation plus guided Ghana tour
  • Accommodation for all projects
  • Meals while in the program
  • Daily transfer to and from volunteer project location
  • Full on-going support from local staff & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • In-country administration costs
  • Donation to support the local project

There are no hidden costs. Our programs to volunteer in Ghana are highly affordable and have the best cost x benefit than any other.

IKPVA is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

Participants in our Ghana volunteer programs normally find US$ 100 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country, but please bring more if you intend to travel at weekends, explore the country or if you enjoy a beer or two.

The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.


Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation and meals are provided for all programs. The type of accommodation varies based on the service site. Volunteers will either live directly on site or in a volunteer house near the service site. In all accommodations the rooms for volunteers will be private separated from local youth or staff. Volunteer rooms will be shared with bunk beds.

Acomodações em Gana



Childcare Volunteers in Ghana must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement.

All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to Iko Poran prior to travelling or at orientation.

Language requirements for Volunteers in Ghana

Fluency in English is required in all the projects.


Volunteer safety is our top priority. You will have a competent support and advice from the local team and project leaders. There will always be a member of the local team working with you at the projects. The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.



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