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Volunteer Opportunities in Ghana

Volunteer Opportunities in Ghana

Ghana is a West African country of savannahs, rainforests, golden beaches, and amazing wildlife sanctuaries. Ghana’s stable and safe political climate is one of the many benefits of volunteering here. Despite this stability, much of the local population still struggles daily with basic human needs, such as access to clean drinking water and nutritious food. Opportunities for volunteering in Ghana include healthcare, teaching, administration, sports coaching, construction, and more.

Volunteer Abroad with Local Non-Profits

Volunteer in Animal Care

Mattlawie Ecological Regenerative Center

We are an Ecological Regenerative Organization

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Learn for Life-Ghana

We are charity working in education and enterprenurship skills development in rural parts of Ghana

Volunteer in Childcare

Mawulolo Youth Network

Our organisation is run by a group of passionate and determined people from varied walks of life. Each board member is committed to reaching out to their community.

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TANF supports the neediest people within Ghana by providing them with an education and access to health care. We believe this is an investment in a brighter future for our country.

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Volunteer in Healthcare


HCDP GHANA is a registered and recognized non-governmental project and volunteer organization. It was incorporated under Act 179 at the Registrar General’s Department in Accra, Ghana. Registration number G.32, 619.

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Matthew Cares Foundation

Taking a critical look at the needs of refugees children who are underprivileged due to the civil war from 1989 to 2004, and recently the Ebola outbreak in Liberia that led to lots of parents dead. We help those in refugee camp and its environs in term of education, food and other basic needs in the community in which they live. I saw that most parents find it difficult if not impossible to send their children to school due to extreme poverty and other social conditions.

The majority of these children's parents died due to civil war, ethnic, Ebola, and tribal conflict. Looking at these innocent children and their uncertain future touches my heart and prompts me to seek help on their behalf from civil and charities organizations, and individuals.

With this vision in mind, I decided to set up a nonprofit, non-political and nonreligious organization which is known as MATTHEW CARES FOUNDATION.

The name Matthew simply means “gift from God”. Gifts received to assist the children are truly gifts from God through others.

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Volunteer in Teaching related activities

Abofra Foundation

Abofra means child. At Abofra Foundation, we believe that every child in Ghana must have easy access to a free computer education, especially the deprived child.

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Patriots Ghana

Patriots Ghana is a registered voluntary-based non-profit organisation that serves to improve the well-being of Ghanaians in through health, education, human rights, research and advocacy, cross cultural exchange, and economic development initiatives.

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Volunteer in Women Empowerment

Tongu Youth Agenda for Development

A youth-led organization that supports other youths (in particular young women) from very low income backgrounds achieve self-actualization using education, entrepreneurship and micro-finance.

2 Reviews

Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation

We provide a platform for volunteers to be involved in group educational activities that focus on issues related to intercultural communication, development issues in the host communities and larger issues related to international development while learning our culture and way of lifestyle.

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How to Volunteer in Ghana

How to find volunteer opportunities in Ghana

Volunteering in Ghana is ideal for anyone seeking a meaningful travel experience. Volunteers are rewarded with endless views of unspoilt natural landscapes, since volunteering often takes them to remote villages and tribal areas.

Most of the volunteering opportunities in Ghana focus on reinforcing the healthcare and childcare foundations of the country. The country’s crumbling educational infrastructure also needs a helping aid. Innovative programs such as street library and youth-led classes have been successful in driving up the literacy rate.

Community outreach programs to spread awareness about HIV and malaria in small Eastern Ghanaian towns such as Agormanya, Kumasi, and Koforidua offer volunteer opportunities that are commonly available.

Best time to volunteer in Ghana

Part of being involved in responsible, sustainable volunteering abroad is to be

aware of the local weather. When visiting Northern Ghana, it’s recommended to

visit during the slightly cooler rainy season between April and October. The

months of July and August, in particular, experience less rain while remaining

relatively cool. Being closer to the coastline, Southern Ghana remains

relatively cooler and witnesses two rainy seasons. March is usually the hottest month in Ghana, with temperatures soaring above 35 degrees Celsius.

Essential information about Ghana

Being part of ethical volunteering abroad involves possessing the right paperwork. People interested in volunteering in

Ghana requires supporting letters from the local NGOs that volunteers plan to be associated with. These letters act as supporting documents when applying for a volunteering visa. Volunteering visas remain valid for 60 days, but they can easily be

extended by visiting an immigration office.

To stay clear of ethical issues in volunteering when traveling to Ghana, it’s best not to apply for a regular tourist visa. Thanks to Ghana’s British colonial past, English is a widely spoken language.

Being a nation that’s struggling with extreme poverty, living and traveling in Ghana remains relatively cheap. The daily food expense for one person for one day is usually between $3 and $6. Estimated daily cost, including everything from transport to accommodation, is usually between $10 and $15.