One of the most favored volunteering destinations in Africa, Ghana has always been on the priority list. Volunteering Solutions offers safe and affordable volunteering opportunities in the city of Tamale in Northern Ghana. We offer a wide variety of meaningful and sustainable volunteer projects in Ghana. From Child Care Project to Community Development Project, Teaching project, and Football Coaching Project - volunteers can choose from a variety of options and be a part of the program that suits their interest. For gap year travelers and backpackers, as well as for students looking for an apt summer/spring break program, there are amazing travel and volunteer projects designed by the expert VolSol Team - 2 Week Special Program,for those who have a time crunch and want to experience the best in just 2 weeks and the Summer Volunteer Program in Ghana,which has a perfect mix of travel, adventure, and volunteer work.
Excited to experience African life in Ghana while volunteering?
- Ghana - Quick Facts
- Start Dates : All Year Round
- Duration : 1-24 Weeks
- Program Location : Tamale
- Minimum Age : 17 years+
- Certificate - Offered after Program completion
Program: Football Coaching
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
Volunteer in the Football Coaching Program in Ghana, teach soccer to young children in schools & soccer clubs in Tamale, assist the coaches of the...
The 3 Week Summer Volunteer Program is the ultimate way of experiencing Ghana as a responsible traveler. Volunteers get an opportunity to work for...
In 2 Weeks Special Volunteer Program in Ghana, you will work for the Girl Child Education and teach them for a better future, get to take the...
Volunteers working in the Community Development Project work in village communities located 15-20 kms outside the city of Tamale. Our volunteers...
As a volunteer, you will be teaching English and other subjects such as Mathematics, Geography and General Knowledge to the children. The...
Volunteer to provide education to young girls in the Girls, help young disadvantaged females living in urban village around Tamale, assist in...
Volunteer in Medical Program in Ghana to work along with doctors, nurses and local staff in hospitals. Volunteer tasks are determined depending on...
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.
Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the time of joining the project. The minimum age requirement for Medical Program in Ghana is 18 years. One must be a medical student or have a medical background to take part in the Medical programs. All medical program participants need to provide a copy of their certifications/ credentials.
Need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.
The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.
Must be in good health.
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.
For our returning volunteers, $50 discount is provided for the application fee for their next Vol Sol program.
Flights and Visa
Health and Safety
The recommended vaccinations for volunteers traveling to Ghana are as follows:
Hepatitis A and B
Tamalians love visitors and particularly volunteers. 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.
Accommodation and Living
In Accra, the accommodations are provided in a guesthouse or a hotel for a night and on the next day, volunteers take a flight to Tamale. Those who are arriving overland or are already in Ghana will be picked up at a meeting point decided beforehand.
After taking the short flight from Accra, you will be picked up from Tamale airport and taken to your accommodation by our team. You will be given an orientation about the city, placement, safety guidelines and transportation by the in-country coordinator. Depending on your time of arrival, you will be given a tour of the town and nearby amenities on the same day or the next day when you start your project.
You will be provided breakfast and dinner at the homestay. Breakfast usually comprises of Tea, Coffee, Bread, Jam, Butter, Eggs or Fruit. Dinner usually comprises of Rice, Bean Stew, Fufu (Ghanaian dish made of Cassava and Plantain), chicken, vegetables and yam chips. These can vary on a daily basis.
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.
Connect with Past Volunteers
To read alumni interviews from past participants, visit ?the Meet a Volunteer section on our website.