• Ghana
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Guesthouse Host Family
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Meals Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Transportation Visa
Dec 11, 2019
Oct 31, 2019
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About Program

Are you searching for an economic way to travel and explore Africa, while also lending a helping hand where a helping hand is greatly needed? Global Crossroad has a lot of great volunteer opportunities in Ghana.

The hot African sun and the warm African people will embrace you when you step off the plane to start your volunteer work in Ghana! Nestled in the western bend of Africa, the "Gold Coast" boasts beautiful beaches, magnificent national parks, and the vast Lake Volta.

Ghana is one of Africa's most rapidly modernizing countries, a place where over sixty ethnic groups live peacefully with each other. It is a land of music and dance. The official language is English, but seventy-nine other dialects ring in the air.

Global Crossroad makes it possible for you help the people of Ghana in a number of ways and though a number of volunteering opportunities in Ghana.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here.

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Program Highlights

  • Join thousands of volunteers on affordable programs helping to change the world one family at a time
  • Guaranteed lowest program fees in the US – starting at $175 per week.
  • Contribute in the way that is most meaningful to you and get a life changing experience.
  • Your fees directly benefit the volunteer project – there are no middlemen
  • Your safety is always our priority… every volunteer location has been thoroughly vetted

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Program Reviews

4.80 Rating
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  • Impact 4.8
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Safety 4.6
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Yes, I recommend this program

Family volunteering in Ghana

This experience will be forever engraved in our hearts. This is our first family volunteering experience and even though my kids are 3 and 5, they had a great time and I think the impact that they made with the kids of the orphanage and school was more important than adults. I hope more families do so as the benefit is wonderful on the whole family and the program .
The hosting family were very kind and helpful and my kids love going back home to play with them.
We helped at school by teaching French, fixing the volleyball field as well as the basketball field, we got them some new balls and played during free time. We helped the teachers with the midterm exams. And most importantly connected with some kids to inspire them for a better future.
I think it was a very successful trip :)
Looking forward to the next one.
Many thanks to you all

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Interact more with the kids than adults :), make them happy in anyway you can whether by getting them directly what they need or by playing with them and taking physical care of them.
66 people found this review helpful.
Response from Global Crossroad

Dear Amina,

A big thank you to you and your family for taking out the time to volunteer with us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time in Ghana. Thank you gain for volunteering with us and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Orphanage Ghana

Very touching experience. However I find that the organization should give more of the registration fee to the host family as they did not have enough budget to serve the volunteers a lot of food. The host family were amazing people but they really need more money from the organization in my opinion. I paid a lot for this trip and most of it did not go to the host family only a small part which I find unfair.

What would you improve about this program?
Give a larger part of the fees to the host family
62 people found this review helpful.
Response from Global Crossroad

Dear Silver,

Thank you so much for volunteering with us in Ghana and for leaving us a feedback. We apologize if you felt anything was unfair. However, you have to understand that it takes up a lot to maintain our projects, website and provide to our backend employees and country coordinators. Our host families have always been provided with fair wages. Nevertheless, we will still look into the situation and make sure that all things are fair. Thank you for your honesty.

We wish you all the best for your future endeavours.

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Yes, I recommend this program

2-Week Medical Programme in Ghana

It was a great experience for me in Ghana. Franklin and his family were very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. The nurses went out of their way to make sure that I had a fruitful learning experience about Ghana Healthcare system: * case study of malaria, typhoid, * using sphygmomanometer, * learning how to measure maturity of fetus stomach, * learning presentation of the fetus located the head, gender, cardiac activity, * using the programme to find gestational age from diameter of the head and femur length, etc. Furthermore, it was my unforgettable experience in Ghana with rich culture and cuisine. Thanks to Global Crossroad and their staffs for making my stay in Ghana very pleasant. I would highly recommend volunteering with Global Crossroad.

58 people found this review helpful.
Response from Global Crossroad

Thank you for your feedback Sapol,

We are very happy to know that you had a great experience in Ghana in the project as well as with your host family.

We wish you all the best for your future endeavors and hope we can see you again someday!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Smooth & Excellent Volunteering Trip

I had an awesome experience with Global Crossroad. Both the US based operations and the Ghana field staff were outstanding. Country Coordinator and The Field Liaison were both responsive and efficient! They went out of their way to ensure the volunteers had a great overall experience and no complaints. They even went above and beyond. I participated in the Easter Convention and visited Richard's farm house. Franklin also helped to coordinate the hotel options for me after my volunteering program. I was travelling around Ghana after my program; both Franklin and Richard would call me every few days to ensure everything was okay with me and to make sure if I made my way back home, safely. The attention to details and ensuring I had a complete experience was overwhelming.

What would you improve about this program?
The only area where I could see improvement is in the Breakfast and Lunch. More variety would be preferred. Dinner was good and had a nice variety.
57 people found this review helpful.
Response from Global Crossroad

Dear Erin,

Thank you for volunteering with us. We greatly appreciate your efforts for volunteering with us and are happy that you had a positive experience. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering Through Global Crossroad in Ghana

I was worried about getting my visa however the staffs were so helpful, informed and supportive that I had no problem at all. Country Coordinator was very helpful and even wrote me a personalized letter of invitation to help expedite the visa processing.
Once I arrived in Ghana, Franklin was there to greet me and make me feel comfortable. He made sure I felt comfortable, answered any questions I had, and was in constant communication for the duration of my stay. I felt very comfortable and loved by the host family and really enjoyed being emerging in the Ghanaian culture more fully through them.
Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of the individuals working for this company-in both their corporate office and their contact in Ghana. I did a lot of research before deciding to volunteer through Global Crossroad. I was very satisfied with my decision. I would love to continue volunteering through this company. I highly recommend volunteering with Global Crossroad :)

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe there could be a little more detailed information given out about the project and expectation from the volunteers, just so the volunteers know exactly what they are doing before they start and during the volunteering period. Some of the info was a little vague, but it wasn't a huge deal because I picked up quickly.
61 people found this review helpful.

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