Volunteering in Ghana on your gap year is a great way to help people living in a country with poor living standards. Ghana is a country in West Africa that’s plagued with problems such as poor education, poverty and health issues. The people of Ghana are well-known to be friendly and welcomingand it’s a great place to offer up your passion and skills in volunteering.
Volunteer work in Ghana can be whatever you want it to be. You can care for sick and underprivileged children in remote villages, assist or shadow practicing medical professionals to gain industry experience and assist patients born into a lacklustre health system. You could also give your time to an AIDS prevention centre and help run community sessions on how to prevent catching the disease, or take part in chimpanzee conservation and help with efforts to breed these endangered animals.
Volunteering in Ghana can be hugely rewarding although the local people do live their lives very differently to Westerners, meaning culture shock is sometimes an issue for some volunteers. Often thought of as one of Africa’s best kept secrets, Ghana is filled with incredible natural beauty and the local people are proud to call this country home.
Our sport programme in Ghana works in partnership with Football For Hope (FFH) which uses sport to help re-engage young people.
The performing arts permeate every facet of Ghanaian society, and in many cases, music and dance represent the most sacred aspects of life.
Play sport against local teams as well as support our work by delivering fun coaching sessions to young people from disadvantaged communities. Help us develop sport for a developing world.
No matter what your level of experience in the world of healthcare, discover affordable ways for you to get involved and help make a difference.
Work in a laboratory in a local hospital supporting a local Ghanaian community.
Join Akwaaba Volunteers in Ghana for a wide range of projects: -Sports coaching - Teaching - Childcare - Medical - Physiotherapy & More
Do you have a passion for healthcare? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world experience on medical based projects around the world!
Do you have a passion for education? We welcome anyone with a desire to teach and empower the next generation in indigent communities around the world!
If you have a passion for working with animals, our voluntary Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care projects are a great way to gain work experience as well as help animals in developing areas.
Volunteering on a Medicine & Healthcare Project with Projects Abroad will provide you with an invaluable experience of the challenges faced by medical institutions in the developing world.