FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why do I need to pay to volunteer?
Guess what? You are not actually paying to volunteer! The fees are used to organize and manage a great volunteer placement for you. We want you to be able to leave home confident that your volunteer vacation will go smoothly. We cover your Travel Insurance, Airport pickup and Accommodation 3 things to give you peace of mind. We also provide meals, free Internet Access, social activities, letter of completion and 24/7 in country support from our local staff. We look after our volunteers and make sure we are on hand to deal with any and all situations that arise. So you are actually paying for peace of mind on your volunteer vacation!
Which countries do your volunteers come from?
Our volunteers have come from all over the world! So far we have had volunteers from The United States of America ( USA), Australia, The United Kingdom ( UK), Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain , Malta, Croatia, Austria, Ireland, Panama, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa, Greece, Puerto Rico and we look forward to meeting people from many more countries!
Can I volunteer with a group of friends, colleagues, or relatives?
Volunteering in a group can be a lot of fun! To know which projects are suitable for groups, click on the project you would like to do, and the Project Overview will tell you if that project can be done as a group or not. So go ahead and organize your family, friends or colleagues so you can all experience volunteering together. What’s more, we offer discounts for groups of 3 or more!
Do I need any specific skills to volunteer?
No you don’t. Any experience is a plus, but many volunteers don’t have experience in the area they are volunteering in. But please do some research to learn what you can so you are as prepared as you can be!
Do I have to be a minimum or maximum age to volunteer?
We have no maximum age, and indeed have had volunteers in their 60s on our program. Anyone from 18+ can volunteer. Volunteers who are 17 can volunteer on their own but with written parental authority. Volunteers between 10 and 16 can volunteer with a parent or guardian and with written parental consent. For those who would like to volunteer with younger children, please email us, sometimes projects can be flexible.
Do I need to speak another language to volunteer?
To volunteer in Ghana the only language you will need is English
How do I pay my fees?
To reserve your place on any of our projects please contact us using our online form. We will provide you will and application form and most volunteers pay their fees using PayPal or by Card Payment online.
Is there any time of year when I can’t volunteer?
You can volunteer at any time, but during national and local holidays some projects will be closed. For example school based projects are closed during school holidays over Easter, Christmas and summer. Our program information outlines all projects and their open and closed periods. Depending on what you want to do and how long you wish to volunteer, we can sometimes organize special projects for you during prolonged closed times. Just email us.
Is it possible to choose multiple projects?
Yes you can! You can do multiple projects back to back and only be charged the price of the one project
What’s included in my program fee?
As part of your basic program we have included all the services that we think should be standard in your volunteer placement abroad.
- Our services include:
- Organizing your Volunteer Placement
- Free Internet Access
- Airport Pickup Service
- Travel Insurance
- Orientation and City Tour
- 24/7 in-country Support
- Social Activities
- Letter of Completion
Are flights included?
Paying for and Booking your flight is your responsibility. When you make your booking we will provide all the information you need to know about your Arrival and Pick Up.
Do I need an entry visa (and how do I obtain this)?
Volunteers from North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe will have to apply for a tourist visa at the nearest Ghana embassy. We will provide you with documentation to support your Ghana visa application
Will I be working with other volunteers?
You will be staying in your accommodation with other volunteers who may be placed on your project or on another project. For the majority of time there will be other volunteers in your accommodation.
How short or long can I volunteer for?
All our projects have a minimum commitment of 4 weeks. We advise that you dedicate as much time as you can manage to the projects however because you, the project and the people you will be helping will get more out of the experience the longer you can commit. The optimal length would be 4 to 12 weeks if you can manage it.
What is the accommodation like?
Our volunteer will stay with Ghanaian Hostfamilies. These are very well trained and experience families who are committed to share the Ghanaian traditions and give you information from first hand. It is located in a safe compound and you are integrated with the local community and our extended friends and family.
Are we able to do any traveling and sightseeing?
Yes! You only work from Monday to Thursday for most projects leaving you long weekends to travel and see the rest of the country. Your Coordinators will help you to organize your travel and give you tips on where to go and what to do. A lot of the time volunteers travel together and sometimes people go off on their own, whatever you fancy!
What hours will I be working?
Your exact hours depends on the project. But generally you will be working from Monday to Friday for 6 – 7 hours a day.