Projects Abroad volunteers enjoy a fun canopy walk in a forest in ghana.

Volunteering in Ghana

Support local communities while experiencing life in this colorful West African country

Volunteer in Ghana with Projects Abroad and provide support to communities in need in this beautiful West African country. You’ll contribute to long-term goals and support local communities while experiencing life in Ghana.


We offer different volunteer opportunities in Ghana. You can promote early childhood development in childcare centers, or coach football to students from under-resourced communities. Or, help provide free medical attention to areas with limited access to healthcare.   


Our projects are based in four different locations. Wherever you work, we have dedicated staff who will provide you with 24/7 support if you need it.


Each of these beautiful places has something unique to offer for everyone. You can visit historical museums, hike through rolling hills, or try traditional Ghanaian cuisine.

Projects available in Ghana

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A group of students built a toilet block as part of their building volunteer work in Ghana
Building Volunteer Work in Ghana

From $2520

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Get your hands dirty and assist with hands-on construction work while volunteering in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
As part of their community work in Ghana, Projects Abroad volunteers on a Team Trip read books with children at their placement.
Childcare Volunteering in Ghana as a Group

From $3070

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Travel to West Africa with a group and work together to support early childhood development and do renovation work

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
An intern on a Dentistry Project in Ghana with local medical staff at a clinic.
Dentistry Internship in Ghana

From $3090

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Gain practical work experience by observing experienced dentists at a teaching hospital

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers doing the HIV/Aids project wander around a market in Ghana.
HIV/AIDS Internship in Ghana

From $2745

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Assist with HIV/AIDS awareness work and help medical professionals provide support to their patients

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A Projects Abroad group visits a local community during their Human Rights internships in Ghana.
Human Rights Internship in Ghana

From $3515

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Gain hands-on human rights work experience while empowering and educating marginalised communities in Accra

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Interns give a women's rights presentation on Projects Abroad's Human Rights internship for teenagers in Ghana
Human Rights Internships in Ghana for Teenagers

From $3745

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Travel to Africa with a group of people your age and work with human rights and legal experts in disadvantaged communities

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A journalism intern in Ghana with a supervisor
Journalism Internship in Ghana

From $3435

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Learn from qualified journalists in print, radio, or television while adding valuable work experience to your CV

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 3 weeks
Students working in the office during their Law internships in Ghana.
Law Internship in Ghana

From $4405

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Gain practical legal experience and boost your CV while working at a law firm in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Female Medical intern treats a local woman's finger at a Public Health Outreach programme during her Medical placement in Ghana.
Medical Internships in Ghana

From $2745

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Gain work experience while learning directly from doctors in hospitals and doing health checks

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Ghana experts on:

1 877 921 9666

or email:

to start planning your project

SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.

Where we are based in Ghana

Accra

Accra is the capital city, and is a prosperous trading center. It’s the perfect place to start your journey into West Africa. It has a population of over 2.7 million people, with a friendly atmosphere. The city is colorful with a constant buzz. You can expect crazy traffic, a vibrant culture, and streets dotted with Ghanaian restaurants and market vendors selling their handmade goods.

Akuapem Hills

This town  is located in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It’s in a quieter region characterized by lush green vegetation and rich red earth. You’ll hear children calling 'Obroni’ (foreigner) to try catch your attention. The villages are welcoming and know how to entertain! Join in on the street festivities or try dried fish and yams at a food stall on the main street.

Cape Coast

Cape Coast was once the largest slave trade center in West Africa during colonial rule, and is now a vibrant fishing town. Cape Coast has become a hotspot for tourists and history buffs. Historical museums and the worn colonial buildings that stand tall along the streets are among the visual representations of the city’s once sad past.

Dodowa

Dodowa is a smaller, more traditional town in Ghana. Because it is small, it is easier to get to know the locals and experience life in a traditional Ghanaian community. The town is only a short drive away from the both Accra and Akuapem Hills.

AIRPORT PICKUP, FLIGHTS AND VISAS

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Ghana Arrival Procedures page.

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