Paired with an indomitable people; bustling markets; entrancing drum beats that move even the most rhythmically challenge to dance; rich history; and the melodious fishermen belting out songs as they haul in their catch are just a few of the reasons Ghana is lauded as Africa’s “Golden Child”.
Long story short, for the culture - you go for the culture!
Choose from THIRTEEN (13) community-based projects in or near Accra and Cape Coast beginning the first and third Monday of each month.
Volunteer Placement Options Include:
NOTE: Alternate start dates can be accommodated.
You arrive at Kotoka International Airport, in Accra, which is approximately 2.5 hours from Cape Coast by bus.
On your first day, in-country staff provide you with an orientation that covers information about, activities, excursions, and general information about Ghana. A separate orientation addreses safety tips.
Shared volunteer guest house, host family, hotel, Upper-scale home, dormitory (only available for certain projects), or tent (wildlife sanctuary)
Program fees listed are for host family stay options only. Please contact AMPED Abroad for program fee information that includes an alternative housing option.
WEEKENDS & TRAVEL
Weekends and evenings are usually designated as free time for you to explore the country and to spend time with your host family.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
Host family accommodations
3 meals per day
24/7 emergency in-country support
Longer stays can be accommodated for an additional fee.
Add an additional $200 for conservation placements.
Healthcare medical placements can be an additional $200 or $250, depending on the project site.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Additionally, you must provide an official "Certificate of Good Conduct " or official proof of "Lack of a Criminal Record". This documentation (with an official seal and signature) can be obtained for a nominal fee from the local police department, county district clerk's office, or equivalent law enforcement or governmental body. Background checks conducted through online services are not be accepted.