Volunteer in Ghana

Ghana is a perfect spot for first-time travelers to Africa. Ghana is often called “Africa Lite” because visitors experience the best of African culture without the crime and political instability present elsewhere.

You have a wide range of programs to choose from in Ghana. You can volunteer at an orphanage, teach at a community school, intern at a hospital, or work with an AIDS advocacy organization. You can also do a journalism internship in Ghana at a major radio, TV or newspaper company.

In your free time you can visit pristine beaches, museums, castles, and national parks.

Ghana Volunteering Highlights

  • Meaningful volunteer work in a local African community
  • Guided Tour of Cape Coast Castle
  • Visits to Kakum National Park
  • Shop at an African outdoor market
  • Home-stay with a Ghanaian family

Dates & Length of Stay

Our programs in Ghana are available year-round. You choose the dates for your program. The minimum stay is one week for the orphanage program, 2 weeks for teaching and HIV/AIDS, and 4 weeks for medical and journalism internships.

Why You Will Love Ghana

  • Ghana is very safe for foreign visitors
  • English is an official language
  • Ghanaians are world-renowned for their friendliness to visitors
  • The local organizations WANT our volunteers; we do not impose ourselves on them
  • There are direct flights to Ghana from both Europe and North America
  • The weather is tropical (but not oppressively hot) year-round
  • Ghana has natural beauty including beaches, mountains, waterfalls, lakes, and animal parks
  • Ghana’s rich culture and history are worth learning about and exploring

Program Fees

What’s Included

  • Volunteer Placement
  • Meals & Accommodations
  • Airport Pickup & Drop-Off
  • 24-hour Support
  • Orientation in Ghana
  • Handbook for Ghana
  • Pre-trip Guidance & Support
  • Assistance with Visa Process
  • Drop-off at Program Site
  • Introduction to Host Family
  • Guidance with Extra Sightseeing
  • Cosmic Volunteers T-shirt
  • Certificate of Participation
  • An experience that will last a lifetime!

(Not Included: Flights, Insurance, Visas)