Atlas Volunteers

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7

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Atlas Volunteers is an NGO providing low cost, meaningful volunteer placements in rural Ghana.

Who We Are?

We're a team of British and Ghanaian volunteers and philanthropists aiming to develop the rural area of Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana. We met whilst volunteering across various organisations in Ghana starting from 2010 and added to the team until 2017 when we established Atlas ...

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Who We Are?

We're a team of British and Ghanaian volunteers and philanthropists aiming to develop the rural area of Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana. We met whilst volunteering across various organisations in Ghana starting from 2010 and added to the team until 2017 when we established Atlas ourselves to make a direct impact with meaningful, low cost volunteering programs.

What We Do?

Our volunteer team and support coordinators work directly with our local community partners to help make an impact and leave the world a better place than we found it. Our team work across

  • Education - including school support, tutoring sessions, reading clubs and vacation classes.
  • Sports - Football academy, physical education lessons and school sports days.
  • Renovation - Constructing and maintenance of unsafe school buildings as well as decorating and improvements.
  • Eco Projects - including reforestation, plastics upcycling and community cleanups.
  • Community - farm assistant and health insurance drives.
  • Conservation - sea turtle conservation and beach patrols.

Where We Work?

Our main flagship program is based at the Abetifi district in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It holds the highest habitable town in Ghana upon a mountainous area so we have the benefit of a cooler overall temperature especially on the evenings and mornings. The volunteer house is in one of the towns close to Abetifi called Aduamoah. Abetifi is our closest larger town just a few minutes drive where there are banks, shops, market etc. The volunteer programs you will be visiting will be spread from the towns to just twenty minutes down the road on the road to Lake Volta (the largest man made lake in the world) where we work with remote villages to strengthen their facilities and improve their way of life. Life is fairly laid back in the area and time is soon spent chatting with people in passing and visiting friends. The Kwahu area has an extremely low crime rate and volunteers are given the chance and encouraged to explore the local towns alone or in groups with our team.

We also run our sea turtle conservation project at Cape Three Points between September - March each year during the nesting season. Cape Three Points is a complete contract to Abetifi where it's a tiny rural village but benefits from the most amazing beach and forest views.

Our History

Although indvidually we have experience for many years with volunteering programs we have just came together at the start of 2017 under the branding of Atlas Volunteers. Now in 2023 we are the largest volungeer organisation operating soley in Ghana and continue our mission of community development, environmental protection and conservation across as much of Ghana as possible.

Our Mission

We aim to improve the lives primarily of the population of the Kwahu East district of Ghana. Initially focusing on education, youth development and health we will move to adult welfare and social enterprises. Aiming to provide quality, constant education to the youth and a chance of employment or self development to the rest of the adult population.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are looking for flexible, caring volunteers who have the drive to not only help but to familiarise themselves with the local culture and characters. We advise longer placements as it gives us and yourself a greater chance to get stuck into a program however we understand that short terms are sometimes prefered especially when visiting Africa or volunteering for the first time.


Contact Person

Sam Sexton

Spoken languages: English
  Excellent response rate

Atlas Volunteers reviews

I had an incredible time in Ghana with Atlas, so good in fact that this was my second trip having returned within 3 weeks after leaving - that says it all really. But to expand, the projects Atlas are undertaking are so meaningful and it is clear to see the impact they are having so it is really ...
I whole heartedly recommend volunteering with Atlas. Their projects are so meaningful and rewarding to be a part of. The coordinators are so approachable and supporting with any queries of concerns so it makes the whole experience smoother and more enjoyable. The projects and the house are placed in ...
Ghana is a very beautiful country with beautiful nature and people. The first moment you enter the country is getting used to how people drive on the road, the roads themselves, the different eating habits (spicy) and so much more. But we also learned so much, about the fact that we can count ...
Very nice place to do voluntary work and learn new people from different countries. It is safe to stay there and the locals are kind. Also in your spare time you have a lot of activities to do. In the surroundings you have nice nature and ...
I stayed for 2 weeks in Atlas house. I really enjoyed the time to this country as it was my first time in the country. My accommodation was quite easy as the people there are very friendly and it didn't take too much time to adapt. I hope to visit again this ...
Geoffroy Pétain-Hannois rating5.0

2022 at Building & Painting Of Rural Schools (Renovation)

For me, i have had a very good time in this association. The people are very Friendly. I can only recommend everyone to choose Atlas for a moment of volunteering in Ghana. People are accessible. The manager is very nice. He responds quickly to emails and is ...

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