Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Ghana

with African Adventures

newspaper TEFL Communitites Teaching Expedition Adventure
location Africa
start date Various Dates10 nights
salary Volunteer project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsThree meals a day (excluding weekend activity days)
training providedTraining provided

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 model of volunteering, we ensure that the work our volunteers do is meaningful and impactful.

Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Ghana

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 What's it like

A typical day on this gap year 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.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

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 Project Benefits

What we can offer you

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, to help you prepare for your trip
African Adventures t-shirt


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Meaningful Volunteering Programmes in Ghana

This week we take a trip to West Africa and speak to award-winning youth travel experts, African Adventures, about their exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Ghana.

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