Volunteer for one week or more at one of our Homes for orphaned and abandoned kids here in Ghana Africa. There are many areas where you can help.

About the Homes

We have two participating Homes.

1 The first one is located in the town of Bawjiasi in the Central Region of Ghana — just 90 minutes drive north-west of Accra, Ghana’s capital city. It was founded in the year 2007 by a local pastor (Osofo) who saw the plight of abandoned and orphaned children in his community.

2 The second Home is located at Senya Beraku in the Central Region of Ghana. This orphanage is doing so well with very little resources and needs help. They have 12 children in their care and it appears the number of children under their care keeps rising. 

The program

Volunteering in an orphanage presents opportunities to help in many diverse ways. You can help with:

  • Bathing and dressing up the kids for school
  • Helping with preparing and serving their meals
  • Assisting the kids to do their home work
  • Playing games like soccer, volleyball, athletics, basketball as well as the indigenous games with the children
  • Just talking with, and showing love and appreciation to the kids

School closes by 14.30 hours, so play time starts from then all the way till about 17.30 when the kids have to go have their bath and get ready for dinner. Soccer is a very popular sport that most Ghanaian boys love to play. 

Accommodation and food

  • Volunteers’ accommodation: Volunteers are housed in a dedicated house for only volunteers (and a caretaker and security man). The Volunteer House (VH) has separate rooms for males and females – each with two single beds.
  • Volunteers’ meals: Volunteers are served breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. These meals are served in a common eating area (see picture) a variety of local and western fare is served. We cater for all types of vegetarians – as there is plenteous supply of fruits and vegetables.
  • Internet and cell phone connectivity: Both the Volunteer House and orphanage have good cellular and WiFi connectivity. Volunteers are able to call their home countries direct on local phones (International Direct Dialing – IDD), and access the internet on laptops, tablets or smartphones via any of the local telecoms companies.
  • A typical day for a volunteer: Wake up at 6.30; bath. Breakfast at 7.30; set-off to orphanage at 8.00. Work in your chosen area till 11.30. Ten minute walk back to the Volunteer House for lunch. Lunch over by 13.00; 13.30 set off for orphanage again. Work as needed. Supper back at the VH at 18.00.
  • Length of volunteering work: The minimum volunteering duration is 1 week and the maximum is 8 weeks. 

Program fee

We have the best program fees for our standards. You wouldn’t want to be miserable in a foreign country just because you went for the cheapest ‘bargain’, would you?

Duration Fee ($)
1 week 470
2 weeks 590
3 weeks 710
4 weeks 830
6 weeks 950
7 weeks 1050
8 weeks 1150

Fee takes care of the following

  1. Administration and pre-departure support
  2. Airport pickup
  3. First night’s hotel accommodation
  4. Transfer to placement
  5. Orientation and familiarization
  6. Accommodation near placement
  7. Donation to orphanage
  8. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  9. Locality sight-seeing tours
  10. 24/7 in-country support
  11. Certificate of participation
  12. Airport drop-off on completion

Not included

  • Flights and Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses like bottled water and entertainment

Apply for this program

Your Name*

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Your Age*

Your Gender*

Your Nationality*

Primary program of interest*

Secondary program of interest

Intended Start Year*

Intended Start Month*

Intended Start Day*

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