Projects are located across 8 different communities all across the country, including; Kazigu, Tamale and Wale Wale in the north, Baobeng Fiema, Kumasi and Mampong in the middle of the country and Saltpond and Swedru on the coast. Arrivals and Orientations for all projects begin in the capital city of Accra for a few days. Our goal is to match the skills and expectations of the participants with the needs of the local projects. Our volunteer coordinator in the field will suggest a project for you once they have your application. They are well placed to match your skills and interests to the right placement.
Assisting the teacher or taking your own classes can be very rewarding for volunteers who love working with children. Our educational projects vary from pre-school and crèches to primary and secondary education. The schools we work with can be very basic and overcrowded so as a teaching volunteer you’ll be able to give the children much-needed attention. The role of a volunteer teacher includes assisting a local teacher, taking your own classes, preparing lesson plans and marking work. There will also be opportunities to organise extra curricular activities, from arts and crafts, dance and music, to sports days and football matches.
Please note that school placements will not be available outside of the following dates due to Ghanaian school year. Volunteers should also be cognisant of end of term tests a week or two before schools break for holidays.
Term 1: September 10th - December 12th; Term 2: January 7th - April 17th; Term 3: May 13th - July 24th.
Medical work and Healthcare
If you’ve got experience in nursing, medicine or physiotherapy then you might be interested in working on a health care project. During your volunteer work in Ghana you can assist staff in clinics, hospitals or care homes. HIV/AIDS is a big problem in Ghana and you may also get involved with an HIV care project. The work in these projects will be varied. It is likely that you will spend a lot of your time shadowing local staff in their daily work whilst observing how they interact with and manage their patients. You will also be invited to offer a more hands-on role to the care being provided. Your role might involve a range of work from recording medical backgrounds to providing emotional support to patients. Volunteers must be prepared for some disorganisation in the work place and be self motivated and pro active in their approach.
Environmental sustainability, conservation and supporting ecotourism
We offer a number of project in this area including work in a monkey sanctuary in the north west of the country. Volunteering at this project offers the opportunity to get involved with enviornmental education and awareness with visitors to the sanctuary and increasing skills amongst local guides to explain enviornmental awarenss to visitors. Tree planting to project the natural home of the 500 Mona Monkeys and 200 Columbus Monkeys. Patroling the sanctuary to ensure protection of the Monkeys which was established under law by the local community since 1975. Compliation of statistics at the tourism office.