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Ghana Community

Experience
Volunteer
Destination
Ghana
Duration
2 to 12 weeks
Ages
18 to 85

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Trip overview

Ghana – the ideal West African paradise for first-time travellers to the continent. 

The reason: the people are unbelievably friendly, laid back, and ready to help. The official language is English. And the low crime rate is a result of a stable democracy which is turning Ghana into a travel hotspot in West Africa. 

And we haven’t even gotten to the rich culture, delicious (and filling) cuisine, endless natural landscapes, and fascinating historical sites hinting at the power of the Empire of Ashanti. 

On this trip, you'll have the option to assist with either teaching or football coaching, contributing to valuable projects in the heart of Ghana’s capital, Accra. 

Break out of your day-to-day routine and embark on an adventure that will make the world a better place and help you grow as a person. 

On this all-inclusive volunteer trip, not only do you get to live and volunteer with a trusted volunteer organisation in Ghana. When you go with Global, you get:

  • Volunteer project placement Guarantee your spot at our screened and vetted project partner in Ghana. Start your volunteer journey without spending months searching for a reputable organisation on the other side of the world. 
  • Comfortable accommodation Stay in a shared volunteer house in the heart of Accra with everything you need and just a 20 minute walk to the beach!
  • Meals Breakfast and dinner included 7 days a week. For lunch, you’re free to explore the diverse foodie scene around Accra. 
  • Project orientation & city tour – Unlock the magic of Accra on a guided city tour with a local guide. Learn how to navigate public transportation, set up your SIM card, and get to know fellow volunteers & project staff. 
  • And much more! 

Accra is situated in the south of Ghana in the coastal plains along the Gulf of Guinea – which means a beautiful beach is accessible directly from the city! 

Although you won’t run out of things to do and see in Accra itself; the museums and historical sites like the Osu Castle or the National Museum, trendy neighbourhoods like Osu, vibrant markets and stunning city beaches like Labadi Beach…the list goes on. 

Depending on which project you choose (teaching or coaching) – your volunteer duties will either be in the morning or the afternoon. Which gives you plenty of free time to explore Accra. 

During your volunteering duties you’ll interact with Ghanaian people of all ages, giving you an intimate snapshot into the life and culture of this gorgeous country. You’re pretty much guaranteed to walk away with a whole new crowd of Ghanaian friends!

For a lot of people, visiting Africa is a bucket-list experience. 

Although most people don’t get the chance to experience something like this. Contributing to meaningful projects in the heart of a West African capital. 

And when you go with Global, you get the full experience for a fraction of the hassle. Your volunteer placement, airport transfer, cultural activities and accommodation are sorted before you leave, so you know exactly what you’re getting into.

Inclusions

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Volunteer project placement
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Return airport transfer
Comfortable accommodation
Meals
City walking tour
Local life essentials
Pre-Departure Guide
Trip visa guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Certificate of completion
Ongoing local team support
Global Emergency Line
gWorld access
Global Academy
Marketplace deals

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Purpose & impact

The main purpose of your trip is to contribute positively to the lives of school children in Ghana. 

Volunteers from different backgrounds bring unique perspectives and skills to students, enriching their understanding of the world.

Besides, the positive and supportive energy volunteers bring to these projects is invaluable! You can choose the project that best aligns with your skills and interests, whether it's assisting at a school or on the football field!

If you choose the teaching project, your main impact may include: 

  • Providing individualised attention to students 
  • Assisting with extracurricular activities   
  • Promoting a collaborative educational environment to support teachers in shaping students' futures
  • Helping to overcome resource limitations by providing additional support and expertise to local teachers 
  • Assisting at a school for students with learning impairments 

Your volunteer duties will be Monday – Friday from roughly 8am – 2pm. 

 

If you choose the football coaching project, your main impact may include: 

  • Helping develop players' skills and cultivating a positive, inclusive team culture as a coach, referee, or mentor  
  • Promoting teamwork to create a sense of belonging  
  • Serving as a positive role model for students  
  • Going beyond the field by offering guidance on life skills, discipline, and goal setting 

Your volunteer duties will be Monday – Friday from roughly 3pm onwards. Football games are mostly on the weekends.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, vaccinations, daily transportation, souvenirs & spending money.

Accommodation & meals

When you arrive at Kotoka Airport in Accra, our partner will be waiting to take you straight to your included accommodation. 

You’ll be staying in a comfortable, 6 bedroom volunteer house about 20 minutes outside of the Accra city centre. The rooms sleep between 4-6 volunteers each.

The house includes a fully-equipped kitchen, free WiFi, air conditioning, laundry facilities, a big living room with a TV, an outdoor 'chill zone', ping pong table, board games & more!

The house is located in a sprawling compound with 24/7 security and security cameras to keep you extra safe – although crime in Ghana is relatively low. 

As well as volunteers, there are also some project staff living with you at the volunteer house. This includes a chef, a housekeeper, and a security guard. 

With your accommodation sorted, what will you do about food? 

Breakfast and dinner will be provided everyday. You can expect predominantly Ghanaian meals, although specific preferences will be catered for. You’ll discuss this with the project partner once you’ve arrived.

Trip itinerary

Before you leave

Your volunteer placement – including accommodation and 2 meals a day – is confirmed and organised before you leave home.  You can arrive at any time, although there are closures during school holidays. But don’t worry, your Dedicated Trip Coordinator will make sure you time everything perfectly.

Arrival

When you arrive at Kotoka International Airport, a member of our partner team will be waiting for you. You’ll be taken straight to your shared accommodation at a volunteer house in Accra.  Take some time to relax and settle in, get to know your new friends, or explore the area. 

Day 1

Your first day after arrival is all about orientation. You’ll learn all about the project, what’s expected of you, and how to navigate life in Ghana. Your orientation shouldn’t take longer than 2 hours. Next up is a walking tour around Accra. 

Day 2+

Now it’s time to jump into your volunteering duties. It’s important to remember that the projects adapt to the needs of the students and participants, so things may change. But here’s a rough idea of how each day will go.  Teaching project:  7 am: The children start showing up for classes.  8 am: Singing circle starts which signals the beginning of the day.  From here, your daily schedule will change depending on what’s needed. Your schedule is drawn up as a team between your colleagues and the students.  2:30 pm: School’s over and the kids start going home. You’re welcome to wait for the last children to leave which can be much later in the afternoon. Or you can knock off and take the afternoon to explore the area.  Football coaching project:  3 pm: Since this portion of the project happens outside of school hours, this project only starts at 3pm. You can take the morning to explore the area, or you could contribute to the teaching project to keep you busy in the mornings. 

Ongoing

Your evenings and weekends are free, giving you plenty of time to explore everything Accra has to offer.  The beach is a 20 minute walk away. You’ll be staying in a neighbourhood surrounded by malls and shops, and Ghana’s favourite party scene in Osu is a 25 minute drive away.  Once your placement is over, you can choose to stay on in Ghana to explore what else it and the surrounding areas have to offer.  Whatever you choose to do, we can help make it easy.  We’ll be in touch with you throughout your stay. If you ever need advice or support our team is available to answer your questions. And our Global Emergency Line (24 hours, Mon.-Fri.) will help with urgent matters.  Don’t go alone. Go with Global.

Why choose us

We take care of pretty much everything so you don’t have to. You’ll arrive in Ghana totally prepared with a plan of action and trusted people helping you along the way. 

Our volunteer trips are designed to help you make a real change in critical causes around the world. All while experiencing off-the-beaten-path locations with passionate locals. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re on your side from the moment you get started. 

You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, in your hands before you leave. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

We maintain relationships with a huge network of screened and vetted partner organisations all over the world. We know they’re trustworthy and that you’re in good hands because of all the successful trips Global Travellers keep having with our partners. 

Our team is well travelled so you can rely on our experience. We’re with you every step of the way. 

Join 85000+ travellers – giving us 10000+ 4 & 5 star reviews – by choosing Global to make your travel dreams come true. 

Most travellers book their trip 6-12 months in advance. Dates are flexible, but spaces are limited. So if you’re serious about volunteering in Ghana, don’t delay. 

With our Book Now, Decide Later feature, you can get started with a small deposit today, and take a full year to choose your dates. 

We’ll take over from there, helping you with visas, flights, accommodation, and setting you up with our partner in Ghana. 

This is the trip for you if you’re after the ultimate volunteering experience in Ghana, complete with everything you need and ongoing support.

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Frequently asked questions

Why are you the best company to choose?

As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we pride ourselves on providing a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide, and let us assist you with visas, pre-departure preparations, flights, insurance, and tours. Throughout your journey, our cool tech features will support you every step of the way. As a Global Traveller, gain access to gWorld, our personalised app designed to enhance your travel experience. Keep important documents and trip details handy, and take advantage of exclusive Marketplace deals, a vibrant social network, language learning resources, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like having all your favorite travel apps merged into one, but even better! But our support doesn't end there. With four international offices, over 100 dedicated staff members, a 24/5 emergency team, and the backing of over 90,000 Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us, rest assured you're in good hands. We also proudly boast the most and best reviews in the biz, and maintain a massive following on our social channels including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. Embark on your next adventure with confidence and ease. Join us and discover the world in a meaningful way!

Are flights & insurance included?

While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

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After the last unexpected disruption to travel caused by the..c word..people are now more eager than ever to venture out and explore the world, determined not to miss out on any experiences. Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12+ months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend or partner?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through DealsAway.com, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

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3. Time to go!

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