Overview

Ghana is a gem on the coast of West Africa, a country that boasts a vibrant tribal culture, breathtaking natural beauty, a world-class capital city, and a powerful and moving history. Its friendly English-speaking people and its status as a stable, peaceful democracy have given it a reputation as a great destination for first-time visitors to Africa.

Nonetheless, Ghana faces many of the challenges other African countries face, including poverty and lack of infrastructure, and many Ghanaians do not have access to adequate healthcare or educational opportunities. World Endeavors volunteers in Ghana work side by side with local people at schools, children’s homes, health clinics, and environmental organizations to help build a stronger future for the Ghanaian people.

 

ABOUT  ACCRA

Accra is the capital and largest city in Ghana, with a population of over two million. Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north. Our accommodation is located in Teshie, a coastal suburban town on the east side of Accra. It is a quickly growing suburb that’s getting bigger and bigger every day. Teshie is rich in its diversity and has its own train station for easy transport.

 

Eligibility

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, though exceptions to this age requirement may be made on a case-by-case basis. Successful volunteers are hardworking, flexible, and open to truly immersing themselves in the culture. Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.

 

Experiences

Neo is from San Diego, California, and studied History and Anthropology in college. He volunteered teaching children in Ghana through World Endeavors.

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"I gained a whole new world view and appreciation of life and how much a smile or a helping hand can change the world."

- Nehemiah, Volunteer in Ghana

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Projects

World Endeavors volunteers in Ghana can contribute to the following projects:

 

Housing

Volunteers stay in a shared volunteer house and stay in shared rooms by gender. Three meals a day on weekdays (two on weekends) are included during your stay. Typical Ghanaian dishes mixed with western food will be served at the accommodation. Typical Ghanaian food includes rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef and fish.

Dates And Costs

The World Endeavors Volunteer in Ghana program is flexible in duration and can be tailored to last between 1 to 12 weeks. If you have the time, we recommend a stay of at least 4 weeks. Admissions are rolling, and World Endeavors volunteers can choose when they would like to start their program. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to volunteer at a specific location or in a specific project.

When you are ready to start planning your volunteer trip to Ghana, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing considerations unique to your destination or your volunteer project.

Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight.

 

Program Name First Week Each Additional Week
Volunteer In Ghana $1,790 $300

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
  • Local Onsite Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
  • Visa guidance and support
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel Protection with 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Re-entry Support
  • Airport reception
  • Shared, single gender rooms in volunteer house
  • 3 meals per weekday and 2 meals per weekend provided

OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

  • Round-trip transportation to Ghana
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Personal expenses

 

How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip a memorable, meaningful one. We can accommodate applications received 4 weeks prior to the intended start date up to a year in advance. If your intended start date is less than 4 weeks away, contact World Endeavors for more information.

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