The course description
a typical day on this gap project
A typical day of volunteering runs as follows:
- In the morning, you'll enjoy breakfast at our volunteer house before heading to one of our partner schools to assist with teaching, sports coaching, or building and renovation work.
- You'll break for lunch, during which you can relax in the shade or play with the children at the school.
- After lunch, you'll continue with your volunteering until approximately 3:30pm, when you'll be picked up by our in-country staff and taken back to your accommodation to freshen up.
- Before and after dinner, you can relax at your accommodation, or enjoy an afternoon activity as arranged with your Trip Host. Activities may include visiting a local market, relaxing at the beach, or exploring the local area.
This trip also includes an adventure activity at the weekend, which typically runs as follows:
- On the first day, your group will travel north, close to the famous Lake Volta, where you will begin your walking tour of a protected monkey sanctuary and feed bananas to Mona and Black-and-white Colobus monkeys.
- In the evening, you will check into a hotel for dinner, after which you can relax and watch the sun set.
- The next day, your group can choose to follow a rainforest trail to Wli Falls, or hike up Mount Afadjato. Although it only takes a couple of hours to ascend, Mt Afadjato is Ghana’s highest peak!
- After your exertions, it will be time to return to your accommodation and our partner projects in Woe.
Who are we looking for?
the requirements for this course
Our Youth Development Programme is open to anyone aged between 16-19. You must be a UK resident who is able to travel on the specified trip date. All volunteers over the age of 18 are subject to a DBS check before they depart on their trip.
What can we offer you?
why choose us for your gap year
Return indirect flights from London Heathrow
Specialist volunteer travel insurance
Single-sex shared accommodation
Three meals per day (except adventure weekend & transit days)
In-country transfers and daily return transport to projects
Orientation upon arrival, 24-hour in-country support and dedicated African Trip Host
Pre-planned project work
Programme Leader (travelling with group)
Weekend adventure activity
Project development contribution
Access to our online portal, My AA, to help you prepare for your trip
African Adventures t-shirt