Ghana – Volunteers, along with its dedicated volunteers, play a vital role in addressing agricultural challenges and promoting sustainable practices in these communities. Additionally, volunteers actively participate in diverse projects that include vegetable gardening, livestock management, and nutrition education.

Volunteers involved in this project are afforded ample freedom to pursue their specific interests within the agricultural field. Whether their passion lies in genetics and breeding, agroforestry and conservation, or fair trade practices, volunteers have the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way.

This program is ideal for individuals interested in agriculture, food security, environmental science, natural resources, ecology, international development, and public health. The tasks assigned to volunteers vary depending on the project, season, and the specific needs of the individuals served by Ghana-Volunteers.
Volunteers actively engage in hands-on work that has a lasting impact on farming communities in need. They assist in various stages of the agricultural process, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the local agriculture scene and gain knowledge about sustainable farming methods and rural agricultural processes.

About the program

The Agriculture Project in Ghana is designed for those volunteers who enjoy the more physical aspect of volunteering and don’t mind getting their hands dirty. Volunteer work on the Agriculture Project involves both crop farming (eggplants, capsicums, palms etc.) and animal farming (rabbits, goats, chickens etc.).
Please note, resources and machinery are extremely limited on this project and most work is very labour intensive. Volunteers should bring gloves, flashlight, and light weight scarf for sun protection or hat, insect repellent, working boots, water bottle (all can be purchased in Ghana).

While previous agricultural experience is not a prerequisite for this project, more experienced volunteers will be able to assist in developing the project and teaching techniques to the staff and older children at the orphanages, helping them to farm their crops and animals more effectively. Work on the Agriculture project usually stops during the hottest period of the day and during this time volunteers will assist with teaching in local schools to ensure they have sufficient volunteer work.


Ghana is a peaceful and welcoming country; Ghana satisfies one’s appetite for both modern and traditional life. Its wide valleys, low-lying coastal plains, and thick rainforests resound with the beat of traditional rituals, while her cities glow and vibrate with all the bustle of the modern world. The Ghanaians are the friendliest people in West Africa: warm, proud yet humble with a contagious and calming sense of funniness.
Ghana is hot. It is always hot. What’s more, it’s always humid. Humidity usually lingers between 95 and 100 percent. The rainy season lasts from mid-June to mid-November – sometimes. The rain provides a little respite from the intense heat, but temperatures will still be in the mid-80s Fahrenheit. The south of the country experiences the heaviest rainfall during September.