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Overview
Akwaaba! Welcome, that’s what it would be for you in Ghana. The land never fails to mesmerize its international travellers. Ghana is famous for its exotic wildlife, historic castles and a golden coast. Whet your city touring appetite in Accra and Tamale. Our summer volunteer programs are designed in a fashion to combine all the goodness of Ghana with the meaningful experiences you can gain while volunteering here.

The 3 Week Ghana Volunteer Advenure / Summer Special Program is the ultimate way of experiencing Africa’s friendliest country firsthand and traveling responsibly. As a participant in the program, volunteers get an opportunity to work hands on in community projects and also visit some of Ghana’s most famous travel spots. You will get the opportunity to witness the Ghanaian way of life, the culture and customs of this beautiful country.

Apart from enjoying the local culture and cuisine, our volunteers get a chance to indulge in lot of extra curricular activities. You can visit local villages and watch the tribes them dance to the tune of folk songs. A trip to the Kintampo waterfalls will fill your mind with a strong urge plunge into the milky white cascade. Another trip to the largest wildlife refuge of Ghana- Mole National Park will get you close and personal with Big 5. Your trip to Ghana would be incomplete without a visit to the Boabeng-Fiema monkey sanctuary which is home to about 700 monkeys.
Download free guidebook of Ghana to get more details.

 
 
 
Day 1 – 
(Arrival on Friday) - Akwaaba !! – Welcome to Ghana  - Arrival and Welcome for the volunteers. Arrival will be at Kotoka International Airport, Accra. You will be met by Volunteering Solutions coordinators on arrival. On the day of arrival , accommodation will be provided in a hotel or guest house in Accra. Please note that all volunteers need to arrive in Accra on this day only. For those arriving earlier, they will be met at a meeting point decided beforehand.
 
Day 2 - Transfer to Project Location - On the second day, volunteers will travel to the project city, Tamale by flight. The flight from Accra to Tamale is of around 50 minutes duration. After arrival in Tamale, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your accommodations. 
 
Day 3  - Local City tour and Orientation - Volunteering Solutions program coordinators will provide important information about the safety, culture and give a tour of Tamale to the volunteers informing about the internet café, banks, restaurants and markets.
 
Day 4 -  Project Introduction – Visit your project, meet the local staff and begin the volunteer work. 

Day 5 – 8 - Continue with the Volunteer project work. Evenings are free to travel with other volunteers and explore the shopping markets. 
 
Day 9 - 10 - Visit to Traditional Ghanaian Village to witness local traditions and customs. Over the weekend, volunteers will be visiting the local villages surrounding Tamale to witness local traditions and customs. You will be meeting the local village chief, exchanging greetings and seeing their traditional way of living.During the evening the volunteers will be taking part in learning sessions with regards to the social activities in the village. These include drumming and dancing lessons. In the evenings, the villagers offer an entertainment program for the guests to watch and participate. Among others, there are options which include drumming and dancing with the whole village, or listening to a storyteller who narrates old animal fables around a bonfire.

Day 11- 15 - Volunteer work at the Project 
Volunteers will be involved in doing both skilled and unskilled work such as digging, mixing sand and cement, carrying rocks, sand and bricks, fetching water, and painting the school buildings. They will work together with local skilled people who will be providing free labour for the improvement of their communities. The volunteers will be working in hand with the local community members. 
 
Volunteers will also be given options to work in orphanage placement as well as Teaching project. At these projects, volunteer duties will include :
  • Teaching the school going children and helping them to do their homework after school.  Keeping the children busy and organizing educational and recreational activities for them (games, art, music, etc.) 
  • Helping with and monitoring the cleanliness of the children. 
  • Teaching the children common courtesies, moral education etc. 

Day 16 - 17 - Weekend Tours 
Visit to Mole National Park - Largest Wildlife Refuge in Ghana: - Over the weekend , volunteers will be visiting Mole National Park which is located 135 km west of Tamale. While on the trip volunteers will be accompanied by the local coordinators.
Mole National Park covers approximately 4,840 square km and is the largest and most prestigious protected area in Ghana under the 
aegis of the Wildlife Department. Mole National Park was the first Wildlife Protected Area to be established in Ghana. Mole National Park represents a fairly undisturbed guinea Savannah ecosystem dominated by open savannah woodland. The park has very rich flora and fauna. Over 93 species of mammals, about 400 species of birds, 9 amphibian, 33 reptilian and several insectivorous species and 5 endemic butterfly species have been recorded.

Please note that meals during the stay in Mole National Park are not covered in the fee. Volunteers need to pay for them separately.

Day 18 - 20 - Volunteer work at the Project
 
Day 21 -  Visit to Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary and Kintampo Waterfalls.
Boaben-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary is a community based Sanctuary located at Boaben and Fiema a twin community in the Nkoranza district of Brong Ahafo Region. The sanctuary protects the headwaters of the streams that are consumed in the locality. It has a good number of the Black and White Colobus, Mona, spot nosed monkeys and a variety of birds. The monkeys in the reserve are regarded as the children of the gods of the community; therefore they are neither hunted nor killed. A system of traditional taboos and their community enforcement protected the monkeys for generations. 
 
Day 22 - On the last day of the week, volunteers will be taking their flights from Tamale.
 
Ghana Program Booking
Volunteers can begin their project placement on any Start Date given below. Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive on the dates mentioned below.
Volunteering Solutions Ghana Reviews
Tamale, Ghana
Emma Kenrick
(Ireland)

I enjoyed meeting the other volunteers in the house and making friends with the locals, experiencing the local way of living..

Tamale, Ghana
Line Moeller Mikkelsen
(Denmark)

I enjoyed my placement very much. It was fantastic and I definitely felt that they liked my presence and my work..

Tamale, Ghana
August von Lehmann
(Germany)

If you want to go to Ghana you don't need to be afraid. There are always people helping you and the medical supply is very good too. I am really happy that I came to Ghana and hopefully I can go there again..

Tamale, Ghana
Robert Pruna Guillen
(Spain)

The best thing was knowing another culture and living one month there to see it well. Also I've loved met new people, volunteers and local people. .

Tamale, Ghana
Thomas Hunt
(United Kingdom)

I feel as if I would have been far more helpful if there for a longer time and I wish I had been..

Tamale, Ghana
Nathalie Glocker
(Austria)

I enjoyed my working very much and it made me rich on experience as the children were very happy about my efforts. Yes the children were very happy about my efforts. .

Tamale, Ghana
Elizabeth Roughton
(United Kingdom)

First of all I liked the website as it has loads of information and other companies made it difficult to find information. I really enjoyed the two projects. I would definitely recommend the program..

Tamale, Ghana
Cody McElhinny
(United States)

The pre departure guide was very extensive and helpful. It covered all necessary information. I loved my program placement and the experience was enjoyable..

Tamale, Ghana
Sara Manso De Dios
(Spain)

i love my project and i am glad to have this amazing experience in Ghana. The house was safe and the meals were good..

Tamale, Ghana
Sara Przybysz
(Germany)

I had a great time at the placement. It was a great time to learn new things but also the time to share how the things are working in my home country..

Tamale, Ghana
Johanna Schlimpert
(Germany)

I very enjoyed working at my placement and I just wish I had some more time. The highlight of my volunteering trip was the first day when I went to the village and it was just amazing. .

Tamale, Ghana
Philip & Carolyn Huang
(United States)

We very much enjoyed working at our placements. We were able to get a nice mix of working at the Tamale Central Hospital as well as teach at a small village school and at the girls school. All placements provided opportunities to do productive work and make a difference..

Tamale, Ghana
Carey Lyddy
(United States)

I loved my program placement. The school girls are amazing and everyone in Ghana is friendly and welcoming. The highlight of my trip was definitely the girls at the program and the village tours/experience..

Tamale, Ghana
Seamus Daley-Dee
(United Kingdom)

I Loved my program placement. It was truly amazing once in a lifetime experience and I hope to come back. Everything I did in Ghana was highlight of my trip as it was a great experience. .

Tamale, Ghana
Benjamin Peper
(Germany)

I enjoyed working at my placement. Everyone was very helpful and polite. Me and the kids had a lot of fun and learnt a lot about the other cultures. There were lots of highlights in my 3 months with 3 months in Tamale..

Tamale, Ghana
Solange Etessami
(United States)

I very much enjoyed my placement. The girls were very sweet and eager to learn. The highlight of my volunteer trip was teaching, going to the baby orphanage and the trips during the weekends. It was also great getting to know all the other volunteers. .

Tamale, Ghana
Mazelle Etessami
(United States)

I very much enjoyed working with girls and it is a great place as was the orphanage. I really don't think I could say as cheesy as it sounds but I really loved every moment. I wish I didn't have to leave. .

Tamale, Ghana
Ava Dark
(United States)

I absolutely enjoyed working at my projects, especially the orphanage. It was very refreshing and rewarding to work with children. The students were very passionate about learning and it was a pleasure to teach them. .

Tamale, Ghana
Stephanie Knockaert
(Canada)

I enjoyed my program placement very much; once I was able to pick the place. I very much enjoyed getting to know the kids. I taught at the village, the moments when I was able to teach them something they have never learned before were extremely rewarding..

Tamale, Ghana
Mareike Hochner
(Germany)

I would definitely recommend everyone to volunteer in Ghana. It's a great experience, no one should miss. In no other way you can learn about a foreign culture so well..

Ghana Program Cost
Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference.
WeekEURUSDGBPAUD
3 weeks€921$949£807$1,329
Extra week€117$120£102$168
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