• Ghana
    • Accra
1 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Fully hosted experience from $295 for 1 week - this includes accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, orientation and 24/7 in-country support.
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Apr 25, 2023
Aug 23, 2023
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About Program

Trusted by 125,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's #1 rated volunteer programs in Ghana and 50+ destinations worldwide.

For the past 5 years, we've won the "Top Volunteer Abroad Provider Award" from GoOverseas, so you can trust that you're in the safest hands with IVHQ in Ghana.

Our affordable projects start from $22/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement and local support. Projects run year-round, with durations from 1-24 weeks. Choose from 7 meaningful projects, ranging from Childcare, Construction and Renovation, Medical and more in Ghana, one of the friendliest countries in the world. Plus, you’ll stay in a volunteer house with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world (private room options available).

With IVHQ’s superior pre-departure support services, you’ll gain exclusive access to your own Volunteer Travel Specialist, comprehensive preparation tools and volunteer training before you leave home.

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Program Highlights

  • Cheapest volunteer programs from $22/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement & local support.
  • Volunteer for 1-24 weeks, year round start dates most Mondays
  • 15+ years experience & only B Corp certified volunteer travel organization
  • Get free changes up to 14 days before you start with our flexible booking policy
  • Affordable way to earn college credit - gain 5 credits for only US$500!

Popular Programs

Volunteer in Ghana with IVHQ

Childcare volunteers in Ghana work in both rural and urban communities, providing education, care and attention to children from low-income families. This program is well suited to volunteers with a warm and caring nature, who love working with children and are passionate about supporting early childhood development. Tasks include helping children with morning and evening routines, assisting with food preparation and providing care and entertainment.

Agriculture Volunteering in Ghana

Are you passionate about sustainability and looking for some hands-on volunteer work? As an Agriculture Volunteer in Ghana, you’ll be based on a local farm 2-3 hours from Accra. Tasks involve clearing and developing land for crops, fertilizing, planting, nurturing, teaching farming techniques to locals, fencing, and assisting with purchasing, moving and caring for stock.

Construction & Renovation in Ghana

Based in rural Ghana, this Construction & Renovation project offers volunteers the special opportunity to work alongside local people to help improve infrastructure in small rural communities. Projects focus on clinics, community centers, toilets facilities and schools. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to meet chiefs and community elders, and learn about the local culture through music and dance.

Volunteer in Medicine in Ghana

As a Medical Volunteer in Ghana, you’ll help support small clinics in under-resourced, rural areas for two days per week, and then mobile wound care outreach for the remaining three days. You’ll play a pivotal role in providing basic healthcare services to communities who often don’t have access to these resources. This project is open to qualified medical or nursing professionals as well as volunteers who have completed at least two years of medical or nursing training.

Sports Volunteering in Ghana with IVHQ

Are you an energetic, enthusiastic individual? Ready to give back to a local community in need of extra support and resources? As a Sports Teaching Volunteer, you’ll put structure around local sporting programs that help children develop their physical capabilities outside of school. This program is well suited to individuals with a love of sport and real enthusiasm for supporting youth development and working with young people.

Teach English in Ghana with IVHQ

As a volunteer on this English Teaching project, you’ll work in rural communities across Ghana teaching English directly to local students and assisting teachers. If you’re an aspiring teacher or you're interested in education, this is a great opportunity to get some practical experience while making a difference to those in under-resourced communities. You'll play a pivotal role in helping children develop their verbal and written skills.

Program Reviews

4.94 Rating
based on 126 reviews
  • 5 rating 96.83%
  • 4 rating 2.38%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • 1 rating 0.79%
  • Impact 4.7
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.85
  • Value 4.75
  • Safety 4.9
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Yes, I recommend this program

The best time of my life

I went to Ghana for 3weeks with IVHQ. It was honestly the best thing ever. When I arrived someone from the company picked us up and took us to the volunteering house. All the staff were so welcoming and friendly which made the experience 100 times better. I am planning to travel again next year with IVHQ. I have not only made a difference to someone life I have also improved my self confidence. The food was also very good. Staff were adapting to everyone likes and dislikes, so if you didn’t want a certain food she wouldn’t make it.

  • Meeting new people
  • Experience the culture
  • Make a difference
  • Sickness
  • Food
  • Bugs
10 people found this review helpful.
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100% would recommend IVHQ

I would 100% recommend IVHQ to anyone looking to have a completely unique and authentic volunteering experience. With so many options of countries and activities, there really is an opportunity for everyone. From the moment I signed up (for a 3 week volunteering in Ghana programme) I had support from IVHQ staff who were willing to help with any questions or worries I had. The preparation checklist and activities ensured I felt confident and ready before takeoff. As soon as I arrived in the country, I was picked up from the airport by IVHQ staff, who offer 24/7 support to volunteers. The staff in Ghana were amazing, and helped us with any queries we had. From food to accommodation to weekend activities (which the staff also help you organise) you are totally immersed in the local culture. There is honestly nothing bad about IVHQ, and I will definitely be looking to volunteer with them again in the future.

  • Made life-long friends
  • Unique and incredible experience
18 people found this review helpful.
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Had the best time in this program

This was a really unique experience. I am so happy I choose to participate in this program. Everything was very well organised from airport pick up to the drop off again. Working in the program is something I will never forget the things we did and impact we made will always stay with me. Next to that all our weekend trips were organised very well by the staff. The staff was always there for us and checking up on us. The ambiance of this program and the work we got to do made it an amazing time.

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28 people found this review helpful.
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IVHQ - Construction & Renovation (Gold Program) - Ghana

Program Organization and Support: well-organized program that provided clear instructions and guidance; prompt and reliable communication from the organization, including pre-trip information, airport pickup, and in-country support; efficient and effective program coordination.
Accommodation and Living Conditions: Comfortable and clean living arrangements.
Personal Growth and Development: new skills gained; increased empathy; improved cultural understanding; improved ability to work in diverse teams.
Cost and Value for Money: transparency regarding program fees; good understanding for how volunteers' money is allocated; program's offerings aligned with the price paid.

40 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Ghana Childcare

Childcare in Ghana was a once in a lifetime experience.Traveling solo overseas can be scary but as soon as the IVHQ staff picked me up at the airport I felt welcomed, safe and happy with my decision. Doing childcare in the local village taught me so much about real, raw life and so much about the Ghanaian culture. I was there to teach the children things but I learned so much more from them. 4 weeks in Ghana with the most amazing staff and the greatest kids will be something I will cherish forever!

  • Helpful Staff
  • Great Food
  • Weekend Travels
  • Leaving the children
36 people found this review helpful.
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Childcare Program in Ghana

My experience was amazing with IVHQ Ghana throughout the whole childcare program. I felt safe and comfortable during my whole stay. The staff (Benjamin, Edna, Victoria and TT) were amazing and made me feel like a part of their family. The kids were great, the food was amazing, the trips on the weekend were well planned and so much fun. Out of the many volunteering experiences I’ve had, this has to be the best and most organized one I’ve ever experienced. I felt at home and I’ve learned many new things that have impacted my life that I will bring with me back home. Thank you to everyone for such an amazing experience!

42 people found this review helpful.
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Volunteering with IVHQ on the Teaching Project in Ghana

In March I participated with IVHQ in the teaching project in Ghana. Everything about my experience there was great! The IVHQ staff that helped me prepare before my journey was very helpful and answered all my questions quickly. The IVHQ staff on the program itself was very kind, always there to help with anything and made us feel safe and well taken care of the whole time. They helped to plan and organize our weekend trips, prepared the best food for us and answered all the questions we had. The accommodation had everything we needed and immediately felt like home. The project itself was great! I spent most of my time in third grade teaching mostly maths and science and taking the kids through the exams they had the second week I was there. During their one week break I got to tutor some of the kids that came to school in their free time, which was really rewarding and lots of fun. The teachers and students are all very kind and they seem very grateful for everything all the volunteers do for them. They made my experience even more special! The three weeks I spent in Ghana definitely went by to fast and I can't wait to go back and experience more of this beautiful country! If you are still unsure whether you want to go or not, I can highly recommend going! It will definitely be a trip of a lifetime.

  • Making an impact by teaching children
  • Meet other volunteers and make friends from all over the world
  • Learn about the culture and wonderful people of Ghana
46 people found this review helpful.
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I did not know completely what to expect visiting Ghana and participating this in program but I had a pleasant experience. Everyone in the village was so nice, friendly, and helpful. Staff members became friends and ensured we had everything we needed. Everyone in the community is so open and grateful and life there is easy and enjoyable. The food was good, environment safe, facilities clean, and people helpful. I would recommend it for anyone looking to give back and experience a different culture.

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  • Mosquitoes
46 people found this review helpful.

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