Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Can I trust you guys?
Yes you should. GHANA VOLUNTEERING (GV) has been placing international volunteers in varied volunteering programs in Ghana over a 16-year span (we placed our first volunteer in January 2002). Sixteen years, and counting, of providing affordable, fulfilling, exciting, enjoyable placements for volunteers from many countries. One of the attributes which stands us out is the speed with which we respond to volunteers’ issues — which are few and far between, by the way.

Your program fees: I have seen cheaper prices than yours elsewhere!
Yes, we are the cheapest in terms of the standard we deliver. We know some other organizations are offering ‘cheaper’ fees. Some are not actually cheaper when you consider all the hidden add-on expenditure items – which are all part of GV’s all-inclusive fee (except for what’s specifically stated as not-included). The fee we charge is the minimum we can charge to deliver the standard of program we deliver. Would you rather be miserable in a foreign country because you chose a slightly cheaper option?

When can I start?

  • For our non-teaching programs, you can start anytime of the year except in December.
  • For our teaching programs, you can start in any of the following months: January, February, March, May, June, July, September, October, November.

Which qualifications must I have?
Applicants must have successfully completed at least high school and must be not less than 18 years on intended start date. Maximum age for applicants would be like 75 years, subject to physical fitness adequate for the chosen program(s). We are color, race, and gender blind. Collaboration among different cultures is one of our objcetives for doing these programs. Applicants should be able to work 2 to 6 hours a day in a tropical country – even though we’ll give a workload that you can comfortably handle. You must be able to tolerate temperatures of 75-97° F (24-36° Celsius); and humidity of 54-62%.

For how long can I volunteer?
Minimum duration is one week.
The maximum is 6 months (subject to extension).

When should I apply?
You can submit your online application now… why not now?

Can my partner or friend and I be placed at the same location?
Yes, that’s easy.

Will I be met at the airport on arrival?
Yes, most certainly. Meeting you at the airport on arrival is one of the most important aspects of our work and we don’t take it lightly at all.

Do you provide vegetarian meals?
Yes we do. All our programs can accommodate the diet stipulations of vegetarians all types – even strict vegans.

How and when do I have to pay my program fee?
We accept PayPal, credit card, debit card or bank wire. You are required to pay an Application Fee of $45 to hold-down your assigned placement. The remainder must be settled before or upon arrival.

How safe is your country Ghana?
Ghana is one of the most peaceful, stable countries in all of Africa and we place highly in the global rankings for safety as well.


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