Projects Abroad volunteers enjoy a fun canopy walk in a forest in ghana.

Ghana Volunteer Programs

Support local communities while experiencing life in this colorful West African country

Volunteer in Ghana and contribute to the sustainable development of the local community. You’ll work towards our long-term goals while experiencing life in Ghana. We offer plenty of Ghana volunteer projects and Ghana internships:

These are just some of our exciting volunteer opportunities in Ghana. 

Depending on which Ghana volunteer program you choose, you’ll be based in one of four locations. In each one, we have dedicated staff who will provide you with 24/7 support if you need it.

Each of these beautiful places has something unique to offer for everyone. You can visit historical museums, hike through rolling hills, or sample traditional Ghanaian cuisine. Living with a local family, you'll experience culture like never before. Get ready to experience West African culture on one of our incredible Ghana volunteer opportunities!

Projects available in Ghana

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Childcare volunteer plays a game with children during her work experience in Ghana.
Volunteer with Children in Ghana
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $2,270 USD
A teenager measures blood pressure during our medical internship in Ghana
Medical Internships in Ghana for Teenagers
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  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
  • From $3,305 USD
A Projects Abroad construction volunteer in Ghana painting a playground.
Building Volunteer Work in Ghana
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $2,270 USD
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We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Ghana experts on:

(+1) 212 244 7234

or email:

to start planning your project

Where we are based in Ghana

You can volunteer in Ghana in four different locations which are within a few hours of one another. Depending on your project, you could work in Accra, Cape Coast, Akuapem Hills, or Dodowa.

Accra

Accra is the capital city, and is a prosperous trading center. It’s the perfect place to start your journey into West Africa. It has a population of over 2.7 million people, with a friendly atmosphere. The city is colorful with a constant buzz. You can expect crazy traffic, a vibrant culture, and streets dotted with Ghanaian restaurants and market vendors selling their handmade goods.

Akuapem Hills

This town  is located in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It’s in a quieter region characterized by lush green vegetation and rich red earth. You’ll hear children calling 'Obroni’ (foreigner) to try catch your attention. The villages are welcoming and know how to entertain! Join in on the street festivities or try dried fish and yams at a food stall on the main street.

Cape Coast

Cape Coast was once the largest slave trade center in West Africa during colonial rule, and is now a vibrant fishing town. Cape Coast has become a hotspot for tourists and history buffs. Historical museums and the worn colonial buildings that stand tall along the streets are among the visual representations of the city’s once sad past.

Dodowa

Dodowa is a smaller, more traditional town in Ghana. Because it is small, it is easier to get to know the locals and experience life in a traditional Ghanaian community. The town is only a short drive away from the both Accra and Akuapem Hills.

Airport pickup, flights and visas

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Ghana Arrival Procedures page.

What do I need to prepare for Ghana?

Is Ghana on your bucket list? To help get you ready, we put together a Ghana Preparation Guide.

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Safety and staff support

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


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