Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Ghana

with African Adventures

newspaper TEFL Communitites Teaching Expedition Adventure
location Africa
start date 8th August 2020 10 nights
salary Volunteer project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsThree meals a day (excluding weekend activity days)
training providedTraining provided

The relationships we have with our partner projects sets us apart from other travel providers. Our partner projects have all been set up by members of the local community, and all volunteering work is led by them. We respond to their needs in the most effective way possible, by providing volunteers and financial aid to boost their development. By using this unique model of volunteering, we ensure that that work our volunteers do is needed, meaningful, and impactful.

gap year project highlights Highlights

Assist with vital building or teaching work at our partner projects.
Get up close and personal with the local wildlife at a protected monkey sanctuary and visit the spectacular Wli Falls on your weekend adventure activity.
Meet like-minded people your age from all over the UK.
We organise everything for you - including your flights, accommodation, and meals - and provide friendly and personalised support throughout each stage of your journey.
Prepare for your trip with our exclusive online portal, My African Adventure (My AA).

typical day A Typical Day on this Course

Please note that the itinerary for the Youth Development Programme is subject to change, as flights and project work will be confirmed nearer the time.

DAY 1 - Arrival

You will be met at the airport by African Adventures’ friendly in-country team, who will take you to your accommodation.

DAY 2 - Day to relax

This is a day for you to explore the local area, and there’s plenty to do. Your group can choose to visit the beach, take a trip to the local food market, watch the sunset at Keta Lagoon or attend a traditional Ghanaian church service.

DAY 3 - Project Welcome Day

You will head to your partner project for your first day of volunteering. Be prepared to receive a warm welcome from the teachers and children!

You will have a lunch break during the day, and will have the opportunity to play with the children. At 3:30pm you will be picked up by our in-country staff and taken back to your accommodation.

Before and after dinner, you can relax at your accommodation, or enjoy an afternoon activity as arranged with your Trip Host.

DAYS 4-6 Project Days

Continue volunteering at your partner project.

DAY 7 – Volta Adventure Weekend

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.

DAY 8 - Volta Adventure Weekend

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 Woe.

DAY 9 - Final Project Day

After spending the morning wrapping up your volunteering work, there will be a farewell celebration at your partner school. Be prepared for some emotional goodbyes!

At 3:30pm, you will be picked up by our in-country staff and taken to your accommodation to relax before your celebration dinner.

DAY 10 - Departure

Unfortunately, it is time to head home! You will travel back to Accra with your Trip Host for your journey home. In Ghana, we don’t say ‘goodbye’, we say ‘see you soon’!

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

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.

our offer What we can offer you

The programme fee covers nearly everything you need to depart on your trip, including:
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)
Cultural activities
Weekend adventure activity
Project development contribution
Access to our online portal, My AA, for trip details, pre-departure support & fundraising ideas
African Adventures t-shirt

The only things you'll need to cover are:
UK medical expenses (any vaccinations or antimalarials) – always consult your GP
Visa fee (£30-60)
DBS check (£10, as required)


special offers Current Offers

Get £100 off your Youth Development Programme!
Book onto one of our Youth Development Programmes before 29th February 2020 and get £100 off your trip cost! Use the code 'BGY100'. Discount will be deducted from your final payment.

Get more info about this offer!

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