Volunteer for HIV/AIDS Awareness in Ghana

Are you looking for a way to travel abroad on a budget while also doing something grand for a country and population in need? Global Crossroad’s volunteer opportunity for HIV/AIDS awareness program in Ghana is a unique chance to do both.

  • All program fees go directly to your host family and project
  • Best prices guaranteed! Starting at just $175 a week
  • Work alongside other passionate and likeminded volunteers to make a difference in the world
  • Volunteering for HIV/AIDS awareness in Ghana will be a life changing, eye opening, and enriching experience

HIV/AIDS has been a worldwide killer for decades. Despite global concern and efforts, the deadly disease is still rampant, especially in impoverished African nations. AIDS is a leading killer in Africa - with over 2.4 million deaths in 2002 alone. Despite major investments in prevention, the rate of HIV infection in many African countries is still on the rise.

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is exacerbated by poverty and malnutrition. Eighty-three per cent of AIDS related deaths happen in Africa. Ghana, like its neighboring countries, has not been able to escape the AIDS pandemic and the far-reaching impact of AIDS is deepening and assistance is needed.

Our volunteer opportunity for HIV/AIDS awareness program is Ghana is attempting to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS, as well as offer care and support to those infected. Armed with accurate information, this volunteering for HIV/AIDS awareness in Ghana project spreads awareness and education, reaching as far as possible into urban and rural communities.

Your time, energy, and love toward these suffering people will make a world of a difference. This will be a culturally eye opening experience that might instill some new life perspectives. You will surely gain valuable experience and life lessons. You will also develop deep relationships with the people whom you work with and help.

Role of Volunteer

As a HIV/AIDS prevention volunteer in Ghana, you will take care of HIV/AIDS infected patients and engage them in educational and training activities meant to increase awareness and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in Ghana. Your help is highly useful in the following activities:

  • Care and encouragement of HIV/AIDS infected individuals
  • Counseling and education in hospitals and communities
  • Increase "personal risk perception" among the youth, men, and women by involving them to actively participate in HIV/AIDS preventive education in the community
  • Assist various HIV/AIDS organizations in their community outreach programs, such as hospice care, recreational and educational programs, voluntary HIV counseling, testing, and educational seminars and conferences

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications needed to join our HIV/AIDS prevention in Ghana opportunity, but your understanding of Ghanaian culture and language can help improve the experience for you and those with whom you interact. Consider enrolling in our one-week language and cultural immersion program. You should be willing to share love, time, and compassion with people, all the while maintaining great patience and high flexibility.

Dates: Volunteer in Ghana

All volunteer programs in Ghana start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.

Prices: Volunteer in Ghana

Most affordable prices are offered through Global Crossroad. Global Crossroad is also committed to providing the highest quality volunteer work in Ghana. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in Ghana application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

    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
Fees do cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteer house or host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Airport Pick up/Transfer
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Fees do not cover:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

How your fee is allocated?

The volunteer trip in Ghana program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.