Volunteer Teaching English in Ghana

Do you have a passion for education and travel? Global Crossroad offers a unique teaching English in Ghana opportunity that will fulfill both of those passions.

  • Budget-friendly teach English in Ghana opportunity; starts at $175 a week
  • All fees go directly to your host family and project
  • Safety and satisfaction guaranteed
  • Join likeminded volunteers and teachers in an effort to bring English education to the children of Ghana

Teaching English in Ghana is a wonderful way for our volunteers to help school children between the ages of 5 to 16-years-old. These students are very serious in their quest for learning vital English language skills. As with any other developing country in the world, the demand for English skills is growing rapidly in Ghana. English fluency is often a gateway to good quality and high paying jobs.

This trend has captivated the younger generation's attention, encouraging them to learn and master the art of conversational English. You will enjoy volunteering to teach English in Ghana and you will find the children mostly well behaved and extremely eager to learn from an international volunteer. You will also receive warm appreciation of the effort you put it. This is a great opportunity to explore the field of education, while gaining valuable teaching experience.

Role of Volunteer

As a volunteer abroad in Ghana teaching English, you will work for 5-6 hours a day and 25-30 hours a week. Apart from English, you can also teach math, science, or any other subject that might be of interest and help to the students. You can also aid local schoolteachers by encouraging them to use English to interact, thus helping to develop and improve their conversational skills.

  • Teach conversational English
  • Teach math and science
  • Help improve reading comprehension skills
  • Help improve pronunciation
  • Provide theoretical and practical assistance
  • Aid the teachers

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications needed to join this teach English in Ghana opportunity beyond a fluency in English. However, your understanding of Ghanaian culture and language can help improve the experience for you and your students. Consider enrolling in our one-week language and cultural Immersion program. No previous teaching experience is required. You should have a love for teaching in order to be part of this volunteer trip to teach English in Ghana. You should also be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient, and be positive role models for the students.

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.

Most Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteering Teaching English in Ghana