Volunteer in Ghana for an affordable and amazing experience of a lifetime

volunteers in GhanaDo you have a great yearning to venture off on an exciting and meaningful adventure in Africa?

Do you also have a great yearning to help those who are far less fortunate than you are? Has the idea of traveling and volunteering in Ghana ever popped into your head?

Ghana is a democratic and peaceful country in Africa that is well-known for its warm and hospitable citizens. It is not unlikely that you will be welcomed with open arms and treated like family by the Ghanaians with whom you interact with and help.

Although there has been an increase in tourism and oil was recently discovered, Ghana is still a very impoverished country. For this reason, many Ghanaians lack the means to obtain necessary medical care and many children attend rural schools that aren’t sufficiently funded.

When you make the decision to volunteer abroad in Ghana, you are making the decision to change the lives of countless individuals for the better. Global Crossroad works with reputable grass-root organizations in Ghana in the fields of medicine, education, and childcare.

Volunteering in Ghana is an experience that you will never forget.

Jessica Mills

It was all worth it. I treasured the intimate moments travelling and experiencing together

Jessica Mills


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I was not ready to leave when my two months were up. It was an unforgettable experience.

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This was an amazing trip. I was immersed in new experiences, cultures, languages and people.

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This experience was both exceptional and valuable. Project was extremely enlightening.

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What volunteer in Ghana programs are available to me?

Global Crossroad has a variety of volunteer opportunities in Ghana for various interests and volunteer goals. But fret not, all of the volunteer programs in Ghana will surely be exceptional and life-changing.

Volunteer in an Orphanage in Ghana Summary

volunteers in Ghana orphanageDue to extreme poverty, the struggles that accompany the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and a number of other devastating circumstances, thousands of children find themselves orphaned.

Unfortunately, many of the orphanages in Ghana do not receive sufficient funding and are understaffed. For these reasons, there is a strong demand for orphanage volunteers in Ghana.

Your dedication to the volunteer in Ghana in an orphanage project will make a world of a difference in the lives of the children for whom you care.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific skills or qualifications required in order to volunteer in Ghana in an orphanage. You should however truly enjoy working with children and be kind, compassionate, loving, patient, and flexible.

Volunteer Responsibilities

As a volunteer in an orphanage in Ghana, you will play the role of mentor, caregiver, teacher, and friend. You will be a beacon of light to the orphans.

You will have a variety of responsibilities including helping the children with their day-to-day routines and personal hygiene, assisting with meal times, teaching English, and engaging the children in fun and education games and activities.

Volunteer Teaching English in Ghana Summary

volunteers in Ghana teachingThere is a growing demand for the ability to communicate proficiently in English in Ghana, mainly due to the increase in touristic activities within the country.

However, the opportunity to study and learn English is typically reserved for those who come from families who can afford private school or private tutoring.

Most public schools do not have the resources, funds, or qualified teachers to offer this valuable opportunity.

As a volunteer English teacher in Ghana, you will help bring this life changing opportunity to students in rural communities.

Skills and Qualifications Needed
While no prior teaching experience is required, it is helpful if you have an educational background or some experience teaching English or other subjects.

It is most important though that you are a native English speaker who is patient, compassionate, and passionate about working with and teaching a diverse group of students.  

Volunteer Responsibilities

When you volunteer as an English teacher in Ghana, you will teach English alongside a qualified teacher in a classroom with between 20 and 60 students.

Resources are limited, so you will have to be creative. You will help students with reading, writing, pronunciation, listening, and speaking skills in English. Your students will range in skill levels and ages.

While your work will be challenging at times, it will be the most rewarding work that you ever do and will truly make a positive impact on the lives of your students.

Volunteer in Healthcare in Ghana Summary

volunteers in Ghana medicalThe aim of the medical volunteer program in Ghana is to bring healthcare to individuals in rural and remote parts of Ghana who might not be able to access care otherwise.

As a healthcare volunteer in Ghana, you will help make this possible.

This hands-on healthcare project needs medical volunteers more than ever. The time and energy that you dedicate to this amazing effort will truly make a difference in the lives and health of the patients whom you help care for and treat.

Skills and Qualifications

There are no specific skills or qualifications required in order to join this volunteering opportunity in healthcare in Ghana. You don’t even need to have a medical background or any medical experience. The program is designed to accommodate anyone who has an interest in helping people.

Your roles and responsibilities will vary however based on your background and experience.

Volunteer Responsibilities

When you volunteer with the healthcare program in Ghana, you will assist local doctors and nurses in a number of helpful ways.

You will also tend to and educate the patients. You will volunteer in local clinics and hospitals and can help in a number of specialized departments, including gynecology, pediatrics, neurology, and obstetrics.

Volunteer Program Fees & Dates

Global Crossroad has offered some of the most affordable volunteer programs in Ghana since 2003. The goal of Global Crossroad is to make international volunteering accessible for a wide range of budgets.

There is a great need for volunteers all over the globe and in all different types of programs; Ghana is one of those places.

When you volunteer abroad in Ghana, you will be required to pay a one-time registration fee of $299 and then a weekly program fee.

Your weekly program fee will be directly allocated to your host family or accommodation, your chosen volunteer project in Ghana, and to your in-country support team.

Your weekly program fee does not cover the cost of your mandatory travel insurance (don’t worry, it only costs $3.49 a week), your airport pick-up and drop off, your language and culture program (voluntary), your flights, visas, and any personal expenses.  Fortunately, Ghana is a very affordable destination.

    Duration Orphanage/Teaching/Medical/HIV
    1 Week $175
    2 Weeks $300
    3 Weeks $425
    4 Weeks $550
    5 Weeks $675
    6 Weeks $800
    7 Weeks $925
    8 Weeks $1050
    9 Weeks $1175
    10 Weeks $1300
    11 Weeks $1425
    12 Weeks $1550

Arrangement of Room, Food, and Supervision

When you join a volunteering project in Ghana, you will likely stay with a host family. Your host family will have had prior experience hosting international volunteers and are carefully chosen by Global Crossroad. Staying with a host family is a unique cultural immersion opportunity.

Your home away from home will be located in a safe place and you will have your basic needs met.

You will enjoy three locally inspired and home cooked meals a day while in Ghana. Traditional meals will vary depending on where your volunteer program in Ghana is located. Staples in the Ghanaian diet consist of cassavas, plantains, yams, wild mushrooms, tomatoes, fish, meat, and rice.

You will dine with your host family for most meals.  

While you are volunteering in Ghana, you will always be able to get in touch with your in-country coordinator. He or she will live close to where you are volunteering and be available via telephone or email 24/7.

Your in-country coordinator will also personally and periodically check in with you to ensure that you are having the most amazing volunteer experience in Ghana.