GVI: Volunteer in Ghana

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Travel to Ghana, a country with an abundance of nature, from mountains, waterfalls, and wildlife, to diverse beach coasts. In the city of Accra, visit forts and castles detailing over four centuries’ worth of history, or be sure to try the traditional kelewele, a favorite savory side dish.

You’ll join a team of like-minded participants, GVI staff, and partners to support sustainable development projects. Focuses include childhood development, education, global health awareness, and women’s empowerment, and your efforts directly contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

This is an opportunity to get involved in assisting with vocational training, financial planning for local livelihood initiatives, teaching English to youth, or conducting workshops on gender disparities within the community. At the same time, learn about culture, gain hands-on skills, and meet people from around the world, while traveling and exploring Accra, Ghana.

  • Connect with participants from around the world and actively contribute to the UN SDGs.
  • Learn about different cultures and traditions, and try a variety of local cuisines.
  • Assist with women’s empowerment, childhood development, and health awareness initiatives.
  • Become a global citizen as you better understand local and international issues around community development.
  • Explore mountain ranges, relax on beaches, and visit historical monuments that are over four centuries old.

GVI global programs are open!

We're thrilled to announce that nine of our global locations are now open, including Greece, Thailand, Nepal, Seychelles, South Africa, Costa Rica and Mexico. We're also taking bookings for our Thailand, Chiang Mai, Lao and Peru locations for 2021. Stay tuned for more locations coming your way soon, including a new location addition in the Canary Islands.

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Interns teaching computer skills in Ghana

By joining this program, you are supporting community members in their chosen career focus, and contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work And Economic Growth, and Goal 5: Gender Equality. Focus areas include English language, business management, IT literacy, and financial planning. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about culture in Ghana, and explore the surrounding west coast of Accra.

Intern teaching a group of students in Ghana

In Accra, Ghana, on the West coast of Africa, team up with other like-minded participants to support the development of children and young adults. You will be actively contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education, and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities. Activities include planning and conducting lessons, assisting local schools with their educational capacity, and supporting the improvement of educational resources and environment.

Intern leading a workshop in Ghana

Support local partners to conduct training workshops focused on global health awareness, and gender equality and disparity within the community. You will be supporting improved access to quality education, and reproductive health education for local women. This is also an opportunity to gain cross-cultural skills while contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education, and Goal 5: Gender Equality.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible Experience

Volunteering through Global Vision International was a great experience.

Before volunteering, all my questions were answered, and the registration process was simple. I was provided information on what to do when I arrived in Ghana and met with the Director of the program I worked with, Sabre Trust.

During my time as an English Volunteer, I taught primary school students and lived with an amazing host family. Outside of volunteering, I was able to spend time with other volunteers on excursions and explored the country.

I would recommend GVI for volunteering and interning, and I look forward to my next volunteer experience through them.

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As one of the first volunteers on this project, it was an incredibly exciting, fun and humbling experience.
I learnt a huge amount on how projects like these are set up and run.
Getting to work so closely with the local NGO, Action for Compassion in the beautiful Elmina Castle made me feel very grateful every day. The people from the AFC and the local area were so welcoming and kind and really made us feel apart of their lives and community through teaching us the local language and going out of their way to make sure we felt at home.
Getting to work closely with AFC meant we could integrate easier into the local communities and make contact with women who we were targeting for our sewing project. Getting to know these women and learn about their lives was very special. Along with these women, the guys from AFC and the other volunteers and staff from GVI, I have made some life long friends.
The area of Elmina was very beautiful but quiet making it the perfect base with the slightly larger town of Cape Coast very close by which was nice to spend the weekends or evenings.
This experience has been very humbling, has taught me an incredible amount and really was so much fun!

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