country flag Ghana

Volunteer in Ghana with IKPVA – Cheap Volunteer Programs in Ghana!

    At a Glance:

  • Location: Akokwa, in the Central Region of Ghana

  • Available all year round

  • Start dates: 1st and 15th of the months

  • Cheap volunteer programs in Ghana available:

  • Sports Development,

  • Child Care and Orphanage,

  • Teaching English

  • Programs may be combined

  • Accommodation: volunteer house near the projects; all meals included.

  • Program fee includes airport pickup, transfer to the project site, Ghana tour, orientation, accommodation & meals, placement, 24×7 emergency support, and a donation to strengthen local projects

  • Program fees starting at only $367 for 2 weeks


Our Cheap Volunteer Programs in Ghana may be combined to make the most out of your volunteer program


Volunteerin in Ghana: Unique Experience in Africa!

Volunteer in Ghana
Beatriz Barbosa with the kids at the orphanage

Since I started the preparation for the program, I had all the help that I needed from Iko Poran and their partner Foundation. Everything was made with time and carefully explained to me so that there would be no pressure or mistakes on my trip to Ghana.

From moment one, when the organization picked me up at the airport, I felt extremely safe. From then on, everything about Ghana and its culture was amazing to me: everyone is so friendly and caring for my health and safety. The staff of the organization were very helpful before and during the program and I was given anything I needed. I had good food, good living conditions and tons of fun with them! I was also given as much protection and independence as I needed which is something I truly valued.

The experience with the kids was the best part! Some of them are eager to learn, it is beautiful and makes me want to be the best teacher they’ve ever had! I don’t know if it is like that in every African country (it certainly is not like that in Portugal, where I live in), but the kids in the orphanage made me feel like I was meant to be a kid again and do all the crazy and innocent things that we kids do! I was in such a peaceful state of mind and having so much fun at the same time! I absolutely loved it! Besides, the relationships created with the staff and the kids are so meaningful that it became difficult for me to imagine my life going on without them around.

I hold Ghana very dearly in my heart, I don’t think I could have felt more like home being alone in a completely different reality from the one I’ve always lived in! I am definitely coming back. – Beatriz Barbosa from Portugal

Volunteer in Ghana - Jeanette Warthon USA with the children
Jeanette Warthon, from the USA, in the childcare program
Volunteer Work with the children in Ghana
Volunteer Work with the children in Ghana

Take part in fascinating volunteer projects in Ghana, a country on the west coast of Africa. With Côte d’Ivoire and Togo as neighbors, Ghana today covers 238,533 square kilometers of the African continent.

As a volunteer in Ghana, you can do valuable work in social projects that benefit children and adolescents in particular. You can choose whether you prefer to look after children in a daycare center or orphanage or teach English at a school. If you feel a passion for sports, you can even train a young football team at school.



Ghana was the first country in Africa to break away from British colonial rule

Ghana was colonized by the British Empire, which laid the foundation for the modern country.

The British began exploring Ghana’s rich resources, gold, wood, industrial diamonds, fish, rubber, and even sold Ghanaians as slaves.

In 1957, Ghana finally broke away from colonial rule. As it became the first African country to become independent from foreign colonial rule, it became a historical model for sub-Saharan Africa. Ghana has matured in the present context into a modern society with a constitutional democracy.

What about going on a trip to volunteer in Ghana with IKPVA? This is what Jeanette Warthon, from the USA, said about her volunteer program in Ghana: “Loved Ghana, the kids are great. Ghanaians are so friendly, every day was a new experience.”

Besides caring for children, you may teach English or even coach a young football team at school.


Childcare Volunteers have Time to Give the Children More Attention

Beatriz from Portugal with the children
Beatriz from Portugal with the children

You can support the children’s home staff as a childcare volunteer in Ghana since they often have their hands full with large numbers of children to be cared for. Your work will help to provide better staff to child ratio.

If you bring your energy and creativity, and play games with the children, develop creative fun or educational activities, the children will love you!

And we are sure you fall in love with Ghana too. The country has beautiful beaches and majestic mountains,



Volunteer in Ghana Teaching English

Approximately 20 children smiling in a classroom of one of our Volunteer in Ghana teaching projectsVolunteers will be supporting the already established local teachers at the schools run by the children’s homes. When volunteers pair and team up with the local teachers, they will make great success in the classroom.

Once accepted into our program to volunteer in Ghana, we will work with you to choose the subjects that you are best suited to teach.

Additionally, we will match you to appropriate grade levels based on your interest and the needs of the school. The schools serve students from nursery to junior high school levels.

As a teaching volunteer in Ghana, you will be expected to work Monday-Friday, with the opportunity to travel on weekends or stay on site.

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 your afternoons and evenings will be free after teaching.


Coach Football as a Sports Volunteer in Ghana

Football Coaching in Ghana
Young boys in a football (soccer) team

Work as a sports volunteer in Ghana and help the youth in the rural villages both to foster their talents and to focus on safe and healthy after-school activities.

Additionally, you will help the youth to gain leadership skills and discipline by becoming a part of a team and building stronger bonds with their community.

A sports volunteer in Ghana works alongside the coaches of the football team to help facilitate daily practices.

You do not need to be a sports professional, but rather have a passion and excitement for this program. 


Introducing you to Ghana’s Background Information

Tropical Climate, Majestic Mountains, Wonderful Beaches: a Magic Country

Young teacher in a classroom of a Volunteer in Ghana teaching project
Young volunteer teacher with her students

With great food, a tropical climate, fascinating culture, majestic mountains, and wonderful beaches, Ghana is perfect for your volunteer vacations!

Ghanaians enjoy a rather simple, but tasty cuisine. The majority of meals consist of thick, well-seasoned stews, usually accompanied by rice or boiled yams.

Stews come in a variety of flavors, the most popular being okra, fish, bean leaf (or other greens), forowe (a fishy tomato stew), palava sauce (spinach stew with either fish or chicken), and groundnut (peanut), one of the country’s national dishes. So, you will enjoy experiencing Ghana’s culture and cuisine.


Elephant in Ghana

Soccer is a very Popular Sport as Ghana has won the FIFA Under-20 World Cup

Soccer (British English: Football) became a popular sport in the country. In 2009, Ghana became the first African nation to win the FIFA Under-20 World Cup by defeating the Brazilian team.

You can volunteer in Ghana to coach boys and girls at school and you might even help them to find their own “Messi” to win in 2022.

In 2010, Ghana once again celebrated its glory as the only African team to progress from the group stage to the knock out phase at FIFA World Cup 2010. While they lost to Uruguay in the World Cup, soccer has become a huge sporting event in Ghana since. So, for all soccer enthusiasts, don’t forget to check them out!



Work as a Volunteer in Ghana with Teaching English, Childcare, Sports and more

IKPVA works closely with a local partner organization that offers programs to volunteer in Ghana in several areas such, as Teaching English, Childcare and Sports Volunteering.


Join our cheap volunteer programs in Ghana for the experience of your lifetime!


Most Affordable Fees to Volunteer in Ghana


Please Note:

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the programs incur a registration fee of U$ 149 on top of the program fee.

Ghana Fees

What is included in the program fee?

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

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

IKPVA is an NGO based in a developing country. Our work is to help you help others, at the lowest possible price.

We are interested in making the programs to volunteer in Ghana more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

Participants in our projects to volunteer in Ghana normally find US$ 100 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.

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


Volunteer in Ghana – Project details

Location of our cheap volunteer programs in Ghana

All projects are currently in the Rural village of Akokwa, Ghana’s Central Region.


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 privately separated from local youth or staff.

Volunteer rooms will be shared with bunk beds.


Start & Duration

All the programs start on the 1st and 15th of each month. Volunteers should plan to arrive one day before the program start date.

You can choose to volunteer from 2 to 24 weeks


Orientation for Volunteers in Ghana

Volunteers will fly into Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. Upon arrival, you 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. 

We will send you a Ghana guidebook in advance, and you should bring it with you because it will be used during orientation.


Requirements to Volunteer in Ghana

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

Volunteer in Ghana playing with children web
International Volunteers caring for the children

All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance. Also, you must provide a criminal background check to Iko Poran before traveling, or during orientation upon arriving in Ghana.


Language requirement

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 as a volunteer in Ghana.


Read about Volunteer Experiences in Ghana:

Mathilde Steiness Teaching in Ghana

Mathilde from Denmark enjoys Teaching at School in Ghana

Mathilde Steiness, a volunteer from Denmark, has been teaching at a school in Ghana: I’m super happy with the work ...
Beatriz - playing in the Afternoon

I felt home like never before: Beatriz from Portugal

Beatriz Barbosa from Portugal felt home like never before while she was teaching children at an orphanage in Ghana. Since ...
Help providing proper education for each child in Ghana

Proper Education for every Child in Ghana

Every child has the right to receive proper education. Sign up to volunteer in Ghana and help to achieve this ...
Jeanette Warthon from USA - Child Care Volunteer in Ghana

Loving Ghana, the kids are great! – Jeanette Warthon, from USA

Jeanette Warthon's Chid Care volunteering in Ghana: "Loving Ghana, the kids are great. Ghanaians are so friendly, everyday is a ...