Volunteering Solutions offers a Medical Internship Program as well as a Physiotherapy Internship Program in Ghana, which is extremely popular among students who are keen on gaining some first-hand international work experience.
What work will I get to do as an Intern?
Depending on which program you choose, you'll be assigned work as per your knowledge and expertise. For the Medical Internship Program, participants mostly get to shadow the doctors/nurses in the clinic and get involved in daily tasks like - checking the weight and temperature of the patients, cleaning wounds, and also doing administrative tasks in the placement, etc.
For the Physiotherapy Internship Program, you’ll be working under the professionals, learning various techniques Western-classical physio as well as methods of stress management, relaxation exercises like Shiatsu or Tai Chi, etc.
Why should I choose to intern in Ghana?
Working overseas in Ghana as an intern would be a very rewarding and challenging experience wherein you will work along with the local people, that too in a developing country. You will get an opportunity to gain experience which will be extremely valuable and nurture your career. It'll also endow you with ample opportunities to explore the country and experience the real African wilderness.
- Start Dates : All Year Round
- Duration : 4-16 Weeks
- Program Location : Accra
- Minimum Age : 18 years+
- Certificate - Offered after Program completion
Ghana - Quick Facts
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I’ve been a month at Tamale, Ghana, and I can certainly attest this was a life changing experience.Ghana is regarded as the safest country in West Africa and I could see that with my own eyes. Ghanaian people are always sweet and they make everything in their power to make you feel at home. Ghana is for sure the right place for you to live a real Africa experience
Projects available in Ghana
Gain valuable skills and experience by doing the medical internship at a hospital in Ghana.Your field of activity depends on your previous knowledge.
This Physiotherapy internship in Ghana is a perfect opportunity for physiotherapy students to gain experience relevant to your current level of...
Ghana is popular among travelers for its diverse wildlife, thick forests, secluded beaches, and old forts. Volunteers usually explore the city of Tamale and visit the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Mole National Park, Larabanga Mosque etc. You can also go for the local market visit with your hosts, over the weekend, in case you wish to take a closer look at the community and how it functions. You can also prepare your own travel bucket list and share it with us - we shall help you with planning!
Explore the Mole National Park - Located in Northern Ghana, this is the country's largest national park and it totally deserves a visit as you'll find the widest range of wildlife here. Because of the lack of predators, safaris can be done on foot – a unique experience that is quite different from the vehicle safaris in southern and eastern Africa. To actually walk so close to elephants is an exhilarating experience you will not ever forget!
Visit the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary - Cool off in high pitched waterfalls and enjoy the freshness of nature while exploring the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary. As the name suggests, you'll get to spot several primates in the wilderness, but not just that - you'll get to soak in the beauty of nature, seeking a much-needed break during the weekends.
Visit the Larabanga Mosque - The largest and of the oldest mosque in Ghana, the Larabanga Mosque is also known as the "Mecca of West Africa".
In case you are heading off to Mole National Park during the weekend, you must visit the mosque as well which is located just about 4 kilometers south of the Mole National Park entrance.
If you have anything else in your bucket list or planning to go & explore any of the above-mentioned places, you can simply get in touch with our Travel Experts, who can guide you better in planning your weekend tours. Drop us a mail at [email protected] mentioning your choice of weekend adventures, and we shall cater your needs.
Volunteer in Ghana - Faq's
FAQ's - Ghana
FAQ's Application and Program Details
As we have limited spots available in our programs and we serve on first come first basis, it is recommended that potential volunteers book their programs well in advance to get confirmed placements. You can book your slot by filling the application form online and pay the application fee.You can pay your program fee later and also, in installments, however, the complete payment should be made 45 days prior the start of the program. If you are volunteering in a group, you can also fill a group application form.
Every program has certain and prerequisites that are required to be fulfulled by the volunteers. Please refer to the respective program page for the detailed requirements.
In our experience of more than 6+ years we have enabled and facilitated volunteer program placements for student groups- college groups, university groups, high school groups, group of families, group of couples as well as groups of colleagues.
Ghana is one of our popular destination among student groups and is highly recommended for family volunteering as well.
Volunteering Solutions offers projects in the capital city of Accra as well as in Tamale in Northern Ghana. Tamale is the fourth largest city in Ghana and one of the the fastest growing cities in West Africa.The Beach Conservation Project is located in Axim, which is a six hour drive from Accra.
For our returning volunteers, $50 discount is provided for the application fee for their next Vol Sol program.
Flights and Visa
Tamale is well connected to Accra having daily flights between the two cities. You need to book your flight to Accra and the connecting flight thereon from Accra to Tamale. Please get in touch with your program manager for more details.
Health and Safety
The recommended vaccinations for volunteers traveling to Ghana are as follows:
Hepatitis A and B
Ghana is a safe and stable country with relatively low crime levels compared to other West African countries. You’ll meet some of the friendliest people in Ghana and their culture is a fascinating blend of traditional and modern.
However, as in any country around the world, you need to take certain precautions for safety. You will be given safety precautions and instructions by your coordinator during the orientation.
Connect with Past Volunteers
To read alumni interviews from past participants, visit ?the Meet a Volunteer section on our website.
Accommodation and Living
We provide a wide variety of program options in Ghana and the accommodations vary depending on the program choice.
In Tamale, Volunteers will be staying at a standard Ghanaian volunteer homestay managed by the local program coordinator. In case space is not available in the volunteer home, you will be accommodated with a Ghanaian Host family. Accommodation is either provided in an individual or shared room along with other volunteer.
In Accra, volunteers are provided accommodation in the volunteer house with other volunteers or in a host family depending on the program choice.
In Axim, volunteers stay with other volunteers as well as local staff in the Volunteer & Staff Village! There are bungalows in the village, located by the side of the beach. You'll share a room with one to three other folks. The rooms are basic but you'll be provided with all necessities.
At all project locations, two meals a day are provided to the participants.
Weekends are free for the volunteers to explore the city. You can go for short weekend trips to Mole National Park, Monkey Sanctuary or Kintampo Falls.
We encourage our volunteers to travel. We have designed various weekend tours which can be booked under the Add-on Tours section in your ‘My Account’. You in-country coordinator will also help you book and organize the tours once you are in the country.