Volunteer in Ghana

Participate in fascinating volunteer projects in the Rural village of Akokwa, Ghana’s Central Region.

"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 Projects in Ghana

Childcare at an Orphanage


Teach the children at the orphanage in Ghana. Some of them are eager to learn, it is beautiful and makes you want to be the best teacher they’ve ever had!


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Teaching English


Volunteer teaching English in Ghana supporting the already established local teachers at the schools run by the children’s homes.


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Sports & Football


Go for a trip to Africa and volunteer with football coaching in Ghana. These boys  in Ghana kicking football are waiting for you to play with them!


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Unique Travel Experience in Ghana

"Ghana is a rich and colourful place, humming with culture and rhythm. If you are in search of an authentic experience, Ghana would be an excellent choice. Experience the Ghanaian society and everyday life whilst making a difference and working along with the local people on their terms.

On many aspects Ghana has been through a lot of development and is a country in progress. On other aspects; the education system, the division of power and the structure of the society – it is a country with some major problems that needs a lot of work and focus. You will have the challenge of a lifetime whilst everyday is a life changing experience that will stay with you forever. Definitely recommendable!" - Mathilde Steiness from Denmark

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.

Project Details

Please Note:

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the programs incur a registration fee of U$ 199 on top of the program fee.
What's included?
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.
Accommodation
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 Dates
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
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
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 Requirements
Fluency in English is required in all the projects.
Safety
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.

Take part in the African Adventure in Ghana

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