• 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
May 01, 2024
May 16, 2024
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About Program

Trusted by 136,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's #1 rated volunteer programs in Ghana and 50+ destinations worldwide.

For the past 6 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

4.95 Rating
based on 133 reviews
  • 5 rating 96.99%
  • 4 rating 2.26%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • 1 rating 0.75%
  • Impact 4.75
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.85
  • Value 4.75
  • Safety 4.9
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Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Experience!

We were able to explore the local tourist areas, beaches, etc. while being hosted by our local team members. They were helpful in suggesting ideas and providing fantastic experiences while feeling safe in a foreign environment. We were offered and took advantage of additional medical mission experiences which allowed us to travel into more remote villages to tend to wounds. We went as a group and were able to complete over 600 malaria tests at local schools, mostly on children. We felt safe and appreciated. This was an amazing experience!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
We spotted a baboon running down the road as we were driving.
  • The children
  • The staff
  • The food
  • The heat
  • The travel time
  • The bumpy roads
6 people found this review helpful.
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IVHQ has been amazing! I volunteered on the childcare programme in Ghana for 4 weeks and it was the most eye opening experience ever! The children were so amazing and taught me so much about myself, new values and morals, how to be humble, how to stay grateful, how to just be happy! However, I cannot write a good review without mentioning IVHQ or the local team! The programme manager who works for IVHQ was nothing but helpful and supportive before I went to Ghana, providing me with all information with my visa, my vaccination information, what to pack and what to expect! I’m very much a need to know person and this manager would call me and answer my calls privately just to explain things in more detail so I felt very much supported! The local team were amazing, I am thinking of going back next year to do the same thing with IVHQ and that’s only too see the local team as they are now real life friends to me! Unfortunately when I was in Ghana I got ill with a throat infection, just one of them things, the local team done everything in their power to ensure I was looked after well! They took me to the clinic, hospital, waited for periods of time for me in the hospital, up to 6 hours, they provided me with easier meals to swallow to the rest of the volunteers and done nothing but make me laugh and care for me! The local team provide you with trips at the weekend, down to the coast, slave castles, waterfalls and more, all which are accompanied with someone from the local team, your always in safe hands! Thank you to everyone involved with this company, thank you to my new friends in the local team! I will be back!

What was your funniest moment?
On our second to last week we visited a waterfall for the day at the weekend! There were 5 volunteers all together who went however due to our time nearly being up we felt like it would be nice to invite our local team, so we did! We paid for the local teams taxi ride plus entry fee and at dinner we surprised them and told them, not knowing that some of these ladies were 25 and have never been before, they were so thankful! The funniest moment of the whole trip for me was when we arrived and we all got in the water, 5 volunteers plus 5 of the local team, 10 of us had a huge water fight, pushing eachother under, laughing, having fun, talking, taking our minds of reality for a day! You can tell how much everyone loved it!
  • The support you receive from weeks before you fly to weeks after you land, I have been bavk for two weeks and I’m still receiving emails from IVHQ making sure I’m ok!
  • The opportunitys your provided with out there
  • The lifelong friends you meet
  • Be prepared to be tired, it’s worth it, but you will be tired!
15 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The trip of my lifetime

Frankadua - Ghana is a village I will remember forever.
The people there is so happy and grateful for everything.
I got the opportunity to teach a new sport, floorball, in the village and see all the kids develop their skills.
So grateful for all the help from the local staff and the help before, under and after from IVHQ.
To get to know all the other volunteers was something I didn’t think to much about before, but it was such a big part of why the trip was so much fun.
The people in Frankadua continue to play floorball and to be the one to teach them really means so much for me. But it wouldn’t be possible without the crew from IVHQ.

17 people found this review helpful.
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Great Experience

The headquarters and local team were so supportive. I felt like I had someone to talk to if I had issues or questions. The meals and accommodation were great and the people were so friendly and kind. I was very happy with my volunteer placement and the people I met will stay in my heart forever. I worked with wonderful volunteers. The IVHQ team was very responsive and helpful for all my needs and questions. It was my favorite volunteer trip so far. My only fear is I'm not sure how my next trip could top this one.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Go with an open mind and be prepared for a few days of adjustment.
  • The people were very kind
  • The local team very much wants you to be happy
26 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The most incredible trip of a life time!

If you want to go on a trip that will transform your life for the better, enhance your understanding of the world, help people in need and make unbreakable connections, then IVHQ Ghana is the trip for you!
The team there treat you like family. They cook with love, tell you about the best sites to see, share aspects of their culture to you with detail, help you get the best price for whatever you need and so much more. Also the team prior to departure provide you with all the support you need. I needed to arrive early due to flight scheduling and they made that happen in such a stress free way. My recent trip with IVHQ was my second! I can’t wait for third trip and the many more after that!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I did do it again and I wouldn’t change a single thing. When you go there, you’ll live more in the time spent in Ghana than at any other time in your life
  • The food is so unique and nutritious
  • Everyone greets you with a smile
  • You bare witness to the positive impact you make in the community
  • The only con is that sometimes the power goes out. But this is the perfect time to go out and play with the kids if it’s during the day. At night it doesn’t matter, because you’ll be asleep.
33 people found this review helpful.
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Volunteering and Construction With IVHQ

I had the incredible opportunity to volunteer with IVHQ in Ghana, specifically in the field of construction and renovations. From the moment I set foot in the vibrant community, I knew this experience would be transformative, both for the local community and for myself.

The project was well-organized and had a clear objective: to improve the infrastructure and living conditions in the area. The IVHQ team in Ghana provided thorough training and guidance, ensuring that volunteers like myself could contribute effectively to the construction and renovation projects.

One of the highlights of my volunteering experience was the chance to work alongside people and community members. The camaraderie and shared sense of purpose created a positive and uplifting atmosphere on the construction site. It was inspiring to witness the dedication and resilience of the local community, and I formed lasting connections with both fellow volunteers and the people we were helping.

The projects themselves were diverse, ranging from painting, to concreting, to brick making and laying. This allowed me to gain valuable hands-on experience and develop a wide range of skills. The satisfaction of seeing tangible results at the end of each day was immeasurable, and it reinforced the impact that collective efforts can have on a community.

IVHQ's commitment to sustainable and responsible volunteering was evident throughout the program. The projects were carefully chosen to address genuine needs within the community, and the emphasis on collaboration ensured that the initiatives had a lasting impact. Additionally, the cultural immersion activities organized by IVHQ allowed volunteers to better understand the local context, fostering a deeper connection with the people we were there to support.

Accommodations and logistics were well taken care of, ensuring a comfortable and safe environment for volunteers. The local staff was incredibly supportive and played a crucial role in making the experience memorable. Their dedication to the well-being of both volunteers and the community showcased IVHQ's commitment to responsible and ethical volunteering practices.

In conclusion, my time volunteering in construction and renovations with IVHQ Ghana was an enriching and eye-opening experience. It not only allowed me to contribute to meaningful projects but also provided me with a profound understanding of the culture and challenges faced by the local community. I would highly recommend IVHQ to anyone seeking a purposeful and impactful volunteering experience.

What was your funniest moment?
Just the local staff and people I worked with in general!! They were some of the funniest and nicest people I have ever met.
  • Fun
  • You will make new friends
  • Great experience where you really feel like you are making a difference
  • No, real cons.
  • The accommodation is not 5 star, but is clean and what you expect for rural Ghana.
  • Lots of mosquitos (again, to be expected. Just bring spray and a net)
34 people found this review helpful.
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Volunteering Experience with IVHQ in Ghana

Volunteering in Ghana with IVHQ was a transformative journey that left a profound impact on my life. The experience was truly extraordinary, offering a rich tapestry of cultural immersion, meaningful contributions to local communities, and personal growth.

Ghana's vibrant culture, characterized by its music, dance, and colorful festivals, immediately captivated me. I was welcomed with open arms by the warm and friendly people, who radiated an infectious sense of community and unity. Their resilience and positivity in the face of challenges were truly inspiring, and I learned valuable life lessons from their strength.

My time volunteering in local schools was a highlight of my journey. It was a privilege to work with bright and eager students, sharing knowledge and forming genuine connections. Witnessing the impact of education in shaping their dreams and futures was profoundly rewarding. The appreciation and smiles on their faces were priceless.

Participating in community projects, such as supporting healthcare initiatives and environmental conservation, allowed me to make tangible contributions to the betterment of Ghanaian communities. Working hand in hand with local volunteers and IVHQ's dedicated team, we made a positive impact, leaving lasting improvements.

Living in Ghana, I embraced the simplicity of life, a stark contrast to the fast-paced world I came from. The sense of community, where people genuinely cared for one another, was a beautiful reminder of what truly matters. The daily interactions, sharing stories, and immersing myself in local customs deepened my cultural understanding and broadened my perspective.

While I went to Ghana to give, I received far more in return. This journey was a true test of my adaptability and resilience, as I faced challenges and witnessed the realities of life in a developing nation. It encouraged personal growth, teaching me to appreciate the value of empathy and compassion.

IVHQ's support and organization were instrumental in making this experience exceptional. They ensured our safety, provided guidance, and facilitated opportunities for cultural engagement. The diverse group of volunteers I met from all over the world added a global perspective to my journey, fostering lifelong friendships.

As my time in Ghana drew to a close, I realized that the true essence of volunteering lies in the connections formed, the lives touched, and the knowledge gained. It was not merely a temporary commitment; it was a life-changing experience that ignited a passion for continued service and a deeper appreciation for the world's diversity.

I left Ghana with a heart full of gratitude, unforgettable memories, and a commitment to making a difference wherever I go. This journey was a testament to the power of volunteering, the resilience of the human spirit, and the beauty of unity in diversity. It was an experience I will forever cherish and carry with me on my path of personal and global growth.

  • Everything is arranged
  • English is common language, easy to communicate
  • Fun trips are an option
  • Having to leave.
63 people found this review helpful.
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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
86 people found this review helpful.

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