Volunteer in Ghana
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Ghana - Quick Facts

Start Dates : All Year Round

Duration : 1-24 Weeks

Program Locations : Accra , Axim & Tamale

Minimum Age : 17 years+

Certificate : Offered after Program completion


At a Glance

Currency Used : Ghanaian Cedis (GHS)

Language : English, Twi & Dagbani

Travel on Weekends to: Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Mole National Park and Kintampo Falls

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Volunteer in Ghana

Be a volunteer in Ghana with Volunteering Solutions on a wide variety of meaningful and sustainable volunteer opportunities in Ghana including Childcare, Teaching, Football Coaching, Girl Education, Community Development, Kindergarten, Medical volunteering & medical internships. For gap year travelers and backpackers, as well as for students looking for an apt summer/spring break volunteer program, there are amazing summer volunteer projects designed by the expert VolSol Team. Volunteer programs in Ghana are located in the capital city of Accra, Tamale in Northern Ghana and in Axim along the southern coast.


  • Experience the warmth and hospitality of Ghanaian people 
  • 11 volunteer and internship program options available in Tamale in Northern Ghana, the capital city, Accra and Axim
  • Meaningful volunteering opportunities all year round from 1 to 24 weeks
  • Low-cost volunteer projects including airport pickup, meals and accommodation
  • Add on weekend tours available to Mole National Park, Kintampo Falls or Cape Coast


Best Volunteer Opportunities in Ghana

Murilo - Volunteer in Football Coaching Project in Tamale, Ghana
"’I volunteered for a month in Tamale and I can certainly attest this was a life changing experience. For those who might feel it is an unsafe country, it’s not. Numbers actually tell Ghana is the safest country in West-Africa and I could see that with my own eyes.If you do like football, kids and helping others, Ghana is for sure the right place for you to live a real Africa experience"

Murilo - Volunteer in Football Coaching Project in Tamale, Ghana View

Marisa - Volunteer in Girls Education Project in Tamale, Ghana
"I can’t even explain what an amazing experience I had in Tamale at the Girls Education Project. This experience truly changed my life as I built life long friendships with some of the incredible students. I cannot wait to return next year and see what more we can do to help the project"

Marisa - Volunteer in Girls Education Project in Tamale, Ghana View

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Weekend Travel Options

Ghana is popular among travelers for its diverse wildlife, thick forests, secluded beaches, and old forts. Volunteers working in Tamale usually explore the city of Tamale and visit the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Mole National Park, Larabanga Mosque etc. Volunteers working in Accra spend time in Accra and explore the city or can also head out to Cape Coast to relax on the beautiful beaches. 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 - Explore the Mole National ParkLocated 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". 

Larabanga Mosque

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 mentioning your choice of weekend adventures, and we shall cater your needs.

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