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Volunteer Work in Ghana: Best Volunteer Opportunities, Most affordable programs with IKPVA!!

Participate in one of the volunteer programs in Ghana. Projects include volunteer work with children in daycare centers and orphanages, and English teaching. You can even train soccer with the students of a school! Iko Poran is committed to offering quality volunteer programs at a very affordable price. You will see such volunteer and rewarding work and live a wonderful experience in Ghana!

All Volunteer Programs in Ghana at a glance:

  • 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

  • Wide range of volunteer projects to volunteer in Ghana, including:

  • Sports,

  • Child Care and Orphanage,

  • Teaching English,

  • The volunteer programs may be combined

  • Volunteer house near the projects; all meals included.

  • Program fee includes: airport pickup, orientation, accommodation, meals, Ghana tour, placement, transfer to and from the project, and 24×7 emergency support

  • Program fees starting at only $367 for 2 weeks

  • No transfer fees on top

Volunteer Programs may be combined to make the most out of your time


Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities in Ghana – Overview

Volunteer in Ghana - Jeanette Warthon USA with the children
Jeanette Warthon (USA) with the children

What about going for a trip to volunteer in Ghana with IKPVA? Jeanette Warthon from USA enjoyed her stay in Ghana, she said: “Loving Ghana, the kids are great. Ghanaians are so friendly, everyday is a new experience.” Besides caring for children, you may teach English as a volunteer in Ghana or even coach a young football team at school. Maybe you will fall in love with Ghana too? The country has beautiful beaches and majestic mountains, some of our programs to volunteer in Ghana are located in Senya on the coast, and some in Achiase, in the central region.

Introducing you to Ghana

Volunteer Work with the children in Ghana
Volunteer Work with the children in Ghana

Ghana is a country located on the west-coast of Africa – neighboring Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. It covers 238,533 square kilometres of the African continent. The British Empire colonized Ghana and laid the foundations for the modern country. The British started exploring Ghana’s rich resources, gold, coca, timber, industrial diamonds, fish, rubber and even sold Ghanaians as slaves. In 1957, Ghana finally freed itself from the colonial rule. As it was the first country in Africa to gain independence from the foreign colonial rule, it became a historical model for the Sub-Saharan Africa region. In today’s context, Ghana has became a modern day constitutional democratic nation.



Volunteer projects in Ghana

Childcare Volunteer in Ghana

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

When you volunteer in Ghana working with childcare, you will be considered a daily staff member, working Monday-Friday. On the weekends you may choose, if you want to make a trip in the country or rather stay and continue working. Your work as a childcare volunteer in Ghana will be focused on caring for the kids by nurturing, playing, tutoring, and teaching them. Also, you will be expected to help with various needs, chores, and duties around the children’s home. Upon acceptance into your program, you will be provided with a daily schedule to guide your tasks throughout the day as a childcare volunteer in Ghana..

Childcare Volunteers have Time to Give the Children More Attention

Volunteer in Ghana caring for the children at the orphanage
International Volunteers at the Childcare and Orphanage Project

You can support the children’s home staff s a childcare volunteer in Ghana, since they have often have their hands full with large numbers of children to be cared for. As a childcare volunteer in Ghana your work will help to provide a 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!

Combine Childcare and Teaching as a Volunteer in Ghana

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!

Volunteer in Ghana Teaching English

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

Volunteer in Ghana supporting the already established local teachers at the schools run by the children’s homes. When the volunteers pair and team up with the local teachers, they will make 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.

Approximately 20 children smiling in a classroom of one of our Volunteer in Ghana teaching projectsAs a teacher, you will be expected to work Monday-Friday, with the opportunity to travel on weekends or stay on site. As a volunteer in Ghana, you can also support the tutoring efforts of youth at the children’s home in the evenings on weekdays. 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.

Coiach Football as a Sports Volunteer in Ghana

Volunteer in Ghana to coach the boys and girls
Young soccer team at the sports development project

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.

Help Coaching a Young Soccer (Football) Team at School

As a sports volunteer in Ghana, you’ll work alongside the coaches of the football team to help facilitate daily practices. At the weekends, you will assist the coach, when the team plays a match. As a sports volunteer in Ghana, you do not need to be a sports professional, but rather have a passion and excitement for this program. Though you will work on the weekends, you can arrange with our staff to take off certain weekends for travel if you want to see other parts of the country. As a sports volunteer in Ghana, you’ll be most successful if they combine it with another program, such as childcare or teaching, to fill their days with more activities and build stronger bonds with the community.

Introducing you to Ghana: Background Information

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

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 flavours, 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 to experience Ghana’s culture and cuisine.Elephant in Ghana

Soccer became a Popular Sport and Ghana won the FIFA U-20 Word Cup – Volunteer in Ghana to Coach a Young Team at School

Soccer (British English: Football) became a popular sport in the country. In 2009, Ghana became the first African nation to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup by defeating the Brazilian team. What about you, do you want to coach boys and girls as a young football team at school as a sports volunteer in Ghana?

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.


What are you waiting for? Ghana can’t wait to have you as a volunteer!!

Highly Affordable Program Fees to Volunteer in Ghana

Please Note:

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

Table of fees of our Volunteer in Ghana programs

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 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, 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.

Volunteering in Ghana – Project details

Location of the volunteer projects in Ghana

All projects are currently in Ghana’s Central Region, along the coast in two locations.

Achiase, Ghana

The village of Achiase is located 15 minutes away from the larger town of Swedru, Ghana, about 3 hours from Accra, Ghana’s capital.


Senya, Ghana

Senya, Ghana is located directly on the coast, about 2 hours from Accra.



Accommodation & Meals for Ghana Volunteers

foodAccommodation and meals are provided for all programs to volunteer in Ghana. 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.


Start & Duration

All the programs to volunteer in Ghana start on the 1st and 15th of each month. Volunteers should plan to arrive one day ahead of the program

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. As a volunteer in Ghana, 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. Volunteers are given a Ghana guidebook in advance, and this 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.

As a volunteer in Ghana, you 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 as a volunteer in Ghana.



Teach English

Teach English

Orphanages & Creches

Orphanages & Creches

Sports Development

Sports Development