Care and Orphanage Volunteers in Africa, Ghana

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Program Description

Put a spark in the lives of vulnerable children at an orphanage in Ghana and lend a hand to the diligent local staff. Turn out to be the children’s carer, friend and mentor as you make an important contribution to their daily life. The orphanages where volunteers are place are basic, under resourced and in need of volunteers assistance. Not all children at the orphanages have lost their parents, some arrive from abusive homes and others are taken into care as their parents cannot afford to look after them. Like so many developing nations, Ghana has a large number of children who find themselves in the care of an orphanage. You will work alongside local staff to assist with teaching the children, general childcare and the daily operational running of the orphanage. Providing the children with the essential skills in life will help them on their way to thriving futures free from poverty and filled with the same opportunities as others. As a volunteer you will turn out to be a big sister or brother to the children. The children will have their food and accommodation provided for them, but with limited staff resources, it is individual attention that the little ones yearn for so much. OGVO also encourage volunteers to instigate their own activities by organising structured activities and games for the children.


Orphanage volunteer work in Ghana
Make a difference in the lives of these children
Improve you understanding of the world


There are no special qualifications needed for a person to become a volunteer in an orphanage but you should have passion, enthusiasm and care for children. Most of all, applicants must have the willingness to share their time and space as well as to show their compassion, patience and flexibility.

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What`s Included

1. Airport pick-up from Accra International Airport & transfer of volunteers or interns to project site
2. Daily local meals three times a day
3. Introduction to host family and program
4. Accommodation
5. Placement and supervision in program
6. 24/7 Hotline for support
7. In-country introduction/orientation
8. Regular Culture/Recreational Activities
(Personal spending not included)

Program Locations

Kumasi, Ghana

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Program Details

Our Generation Voluntary Organisation
  • Ghana: Kumasi
Fall, Spring, Summer, Throughout the year, Winter
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
From USD $250 per a week to USD $2320 per 24 weeks
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