Volunteer Opportunities in Ghana

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About

Agape Volunteers is proud to work with a Foundation in Ghana which provides free classes, housing and support to local children who might otherwise have nowhere to go. Some of these children have family members cannot currently look after them, and we provide care and support, always aiming to return the child to a family setting as soon as possible. Our local team there is truly inspirational, but relies on volunteers to help make the children's futures as bright as possible.

Volunteers on Agape's childcare program in Ghana can expect to help with 'Homework Club', providing additional educational support, as well as organising structured games with the children. Volunteers are also encouraged to pursue their own projects, from art to music and sport, whilst also assisting with a variety of other activities depending on the needs of the day. This can include more practical work like construction projects, and ensuring that the children's environment is clean and welcoming.

Highlights
  • Volunteer at an established and sustainable children's Foundation
  • Provide educational and pastoral support for local children in Ghana
  • Live right on the beach alongside local teams and other volunteers

Impact

We're proud that Agape's work in Ghana has already had an enormous impact on the local communities we work with, and you can be a great help in continuing this good work. As a childcare volunteer in Ghana you will have an impact on all the children you work with, providing additional knowledge and skills to help them throughout their future life. But the best thing about volunteering? You get to come and see first-hand the impact you can make!

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Questions & Answers

Great question! Once you send a message or press Apply Now, the provider of this program will receive your message or application, and guide you to the next step. All you have to do is fill out a few details! The entire process should only take a few days and every message will appear in your personal inbox.

You will know within the next few days.

Your message will be sent to the provider who runs this program! You will receive a personal email as well as a message in your Go Overseas Inbox (top right of the page, "Inbox") once the provider responds to your question. At any point, you can ask more questions by pressing View within your Go Overseas Inbox.

Wait for the provider of this program to accept you! You will receive an email to your personal inbox as well as your Inbox here on Go Overseas within 48 hours.

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kate
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible experience

All I can say is wow! This really was an experience I will remember forever. I genuinely felt that Agape Volunteers was there every step of the way to guide and encourage me. The people I met, especially the children opened my eyes to so many different styles of life. I feel like I am a better person after going on this trip. I look forward to the day when I can go back and volunteer again. Going on this trip gave me a new passion for helping others and I am so eager to keep doing as much as I can. The kids in Ghana were wonderful! The other volunteers and I will remain friends for life, and I will keep the memories I made close in my heart for years to come. If you are looking to give back and have a one in a lifetime adventure, I totally recommend!

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kate
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Wow!

All I can say is wow! This really was an experience I will remember forever. I genuinely felt that Agape Volunteers was there every step of the way to guide and encourage me. The people I met, especially the children opened my eyes to so many different styles of life. These kids were truly so special and feeling like I helped them out was the best feeling in the world. I would love to do it again someday. I am looking forward to giving back more and helping more children in need. I feel like I am a better person after going on this trip. The other volunteers and I will remain friends for life, and I will keep the memories I made close in my heart for years to come. If you are looking to give back and have a one in a lifetime adventure, I totally recommend!

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selena
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing time

I started looking into volunteer programs when I got an urge to give back, I found Agape Volunteers and could not be more pleased. The amount of culture and experiences I was able to soak up during my time abroad is something I will cherish for a lifetime. I highly recommend trying out this program, if you are on the fence, take it from me, you won’t regret it. I was nervous at first, but they helped guide me along the way. The children whose lives I was able to impact made this trip all worthwhile. They were the sweetest kids, I will never forget them, and I can't wait to go back and see them again. The people I met and the memories I made are something I would have never had the pleasure of doing if I did not go out of my comfort zone and join the program.

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Anton
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Music volunteering in Ghana

I had a fantastic time in Ghana and while it was a long time I was there, it went unbelievably quickly. I was teaching in 3 different schools and taught in the church every weekday. I also managed to play in church a couple of times! All the children were so motivated and ambitious learners and they progressed quick, I felt a bit guilty leaving after all their commitment! I was surprised how much I enjoyed Takoradi and the local area, it's a beautiful city and I was shown all corners of it. I think my favourite experience of it was going to the beach there at 6am to see it bustling with people running, swimming, playing football and just socialising. The beach near where I was staying, 'Paradise' was too one of my favourite places and enjoyed taking the children there and teaching them to swim. I had only planned to go once or twice, but every weekend they asked to go again!

What would you improve about this program?
I don't think any amount of preparation could have prepared me for travelling on a tro tro - but I wasn't ready for how odd they are!
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Stefan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

Spent two weeks at JayNee in Ghana, doing the music program.You live pretty much with the basic needs in life, having 25 children around you and try to settle in the culture of the country. The first few days are pretty hard, as everything is new and you can’t compare the situation with home by no means, however after a few days time flies by. I think the perfect length will be 2-4weeks. Within this time, you can achieve something there without getting bored. Enjoy!