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

Volunteering in Ghana

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

Volunteer in Ghana with Projects Abroad and contribute to the development of community initiatives in this beautiful West African country. You’ll work towards our long-term goals and support local communities while experiencing life in Ghana.

We offer several different volunteer opportunities in Ghana. You can promote early childhood development in childcare centres, or coach football to disadvantaged students. Or, help provide free basic healthcare services in rural areas, where these services are limited.   

Depending on which volunteer programme in Ghana you choose, you’ll be based in one of four locations. In each one, 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 sample traditional Ghanaian cuisine.

Projects available in Ghana

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A Childcare volunteer in Ghana offers a child a high five for successfully completing an educational task.
Volunteer with Children in Ghana
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From €1,695
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
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From €1,845
A Projects Abroad construction volunteer in Ghana painting a playground.
Building Volunteer Work in Ghana
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From €1,695
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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:

+353 (0)1 571 5080

or email:

to start planning your project

Where we are based in Ghana

We do volunteer work in Ghana in four different locations, each within a few hours of one another. Depending on the project you choose, you’ll either find yourself working in Accra, Cape Coast, Akuapem Hills, or Dodowa.


As a prosperous trading centre and capital city, Accra is the perfect place to start your journey into West Africa. With a population of over 2.7 million of the most hospitable people, Accra is a city constant humid buzz of colourful happenings. You can expect crazy traffic, a vibrant culture, and streets dotted with Ghanaian restaurants and market vendors selling their handmade goods.

Akuapem Hills

Located in the Eastern Region of Ghana, Akuapem Hills is characterised by vibrant green vegetation and rich red earth. As one of the quieter regions, children calling 'Obroni’ (foreigner) as they try to catch your attention will be unmistakable. 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

What was once the largest slave trade centre in West Africa during colonial rule, is now a vibrant fishing town with a rich history. 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 a few of the things that give away the city’s once sordid past.


Dodowa is a smaller, more traditional town in Ghana. Due to its size, it is easier for you to get to know the locals and experience life in a more traditional Ghanaian community. The town is only a short drive away from the capital city of Accra and the lush mountainside of 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.

What do I need to prepare for Ghana?

Is Ghana on your travel list? To help get you ready, we put together a Ghana Preparation Guide.

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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.

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