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.
- 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
What to Expect
Volunteers in Ghana orphanage programmes are generally expected to work at their placement five days a week. Weekday mornings will start with breakfast with other volunteers, before you start working at around 9am. Children tend to learn best during the mornings, so your initial duties may well involve teaching a small class of children. At around 12pm you’ll get a break for lunch, which you can take with other volunteers and local staff. Afternoons are often devoted to games and activities and it will be your job to help run these.
You will generally finish your placement at around 5pm, though you’ll find that the children will often want you stay around to play more! After your placement you’ll get a chance to unwind with other volunteers and local team members over dinner, and we often organise games and activities of our own in the evenings.
Weekends are also your own but there are always plenty of extra Adventures to experience in Ghana!
Housing & Meals
Most of Agape’s volunteers in Ghana live at the local centre for street-children which also acts as Agape’s base in Ghana. Set right on the beach, it’s a great place to live with plenty going on. You will most likely be sharing dorm-style rooms with other volunteers, and these are typically single-sex.
Beyond that, you will have access to showers, toilets, and a kitchen, although food is provided. We’re sure that you’ll enjoy your host’s delicious Ghanaian cooking! The centre can be a very vibrant place, with a great mixture of volunteers and local team members, and the beach-side setting provides the opportunity for a host of unique activities.
You’ll be provided with breakfast and dinner, and these will be a mixture of Ghanaian cuisine and more familiar Western dishes. We can cater for vegetarians and most allergies, but please be sure to let us know in advance if you have any specific dietary requirements.
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!
Accra is the capital of Ghana and has been on the rise for the past 20 years. This multilingual country has offers museums, cultural centers, and beaches.