Join the mini-venture program into Ghana and experience all the gems of the country. You will also work to improve the lives of poor and destitute children as part of the program. Ghana is a fascinating place for volunteer travel. The country is peaceful and developing well. Ghanaians are considered the friendliest people in Africa, and the country offers rich and rewarding holiday destination. As part of the program work in an orphanage that serves the destitute children and later explore Ghana and get mesmerized by its beauty. The combination of work and travel is a unique way to experience Ghana .

  • Program: Mini-Quest Ghana
  • Start dates: 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month
  • Departure and End Point: Kotoka International Airport, Accra
  • Language Need: None
  • Accommodation and meals: Partner's hostel, hotel, and host family vary with daily schedule & local foods 3 times a day
  • Activities: Please see itinerary
  • Working hours: 20-30 hours per week

Mini-Venture Schedule

Day 0:

You will be met at the airport by our staff and swiftly transferred to our hostel.

Day 1:

The program starts with orientation. You will be told about issues on children, field conditions, host family, safety issues, weather, working projects, and other related topics.

Day 2 - 10:

Your work starts.

You will enjoy breakfast then travel to your project site, e.g. orphanage. Our staff will introduce you to project staff and discuss work responsibilities and other issues. In the orphanage, you will help to improve the lives of children. You will do many work, most importantly you will look after the children by making sure the children are well fed, washed well, are worn clean clothes, and understand what is taught in school. Contribute also in enhancing their English skills and teach many creative skills, if you know any. The orphanage staff will also be around to help and guide you. You many also have to perform administrative work in the orphanage.

Day 11 - 14:

Ghana Discovery

Day 11: Accra :

The city is the largest in Ghana and also the capital of the country. You can tour the city's museums, buildings, beaches, and the nightlife. Accra is a modern and event filled city. Start the tour by arriving at the National Museum , contains artifacts of pre-historic origin and relics of chieftaincy are displayed. Continue onto a guided tour of the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park , where Ghana 's independence was declared. A nd tour the home of Dr. W.E.B. Dubois, the African-American who spent the last few years of his life helping to build the foundations of a new state, Ghana . Attractions at the WEB Dubois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture include his tomb, a museum, a library, and a very interesting narration.

Day 12:

Travel to Kakum National Park on the second day to witness semi deciduous tropical rain forest. Trek on the Kenton trail or enjoy a walk on one of only four canopy walkways in the world and get to know the medicinal value of the various African tree species. Visit Elmina Castle , the slave castle and the first and largest European edifice on the coast of West Africa , built in 1482. Visit Cape Coast Castle also which became the seat of British colonial administration until 1877. The history of black slavery unfolds as you tour around these Castles.

Day 13:

Visit the region that is home to unique Mona and Pata monkeys. Located in Volta Region, the monkeys are found in a sanctuary called Tafi Monkey Sanctuary. Much of the sanctuary have been destroyed but a concrete is underway to preserve the remaining forest and these monkeys survive in the patches that have endured.

Day 13:

You will arrive in Accra , where your tour will conclude.

Price and Dates

Price: US$1199 (No Local Payment)

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airport pick up
  • Accommodation (host, hostel and simple hotel)
  • Foods/Meals as per itinerary
  • A professional guide
  • Comprehensive insurance

Fee Excludes:

  • Entry fees
  • Airport Drop-off
  • Tips (for guide and/or staff)
  • Other items of personal consumption (i.e. soft drink, bottled water, etc.)

The proposed itinerary is a sample and is subject to change to meet the changes in the local field conditions and our office