Building Construction Work

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founded in 2015
Coordinator | Okwawu
Coordinator | Okwawu
Okwawu City Soccer Academy NGO is looking for volunteers to help construct schools and community buildings like toilet, library and playgrounds. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

There are always projects on the go which need finishing or urgently starting. Volunteers have built toilets for the Obomeng-Presby primary school, a playground, painted classrooms and library. Soil erosion and the draining away of valuable water on crops is a constant challenge. Volunteers have worked to limit this with irrigation systems, planted trees (in the rainy season), dug ditches and built protective barriers for crops.

This was achieved by volunteers from Germany who built a library from scratch in just 5 days!

If you’re building please try and raise some money from home since there is no local funding available so everything which has been built so far has come mostly from volunteers generously financing  projects.

There is an urgent need for the completion of a urinal in the Obomeng-Presby primary and Junior High School.volunteers will be pursuing the building project with other volunteers every morning until the appointed time of closing for the project day.

All building materials are available to purchase from a retail construction/hardware shop in the municipal capital Mpraeso-kwahu.

Your volunteer program officers will be your first point of contact and will assist with immediate day to day support whilst you are on the project. Alternately, there is always a coordinator, who you can contact via telephone if you need anything. They can help you with anything you are worried about or generally need help with. Anyone ill or needing hospital treatment will be escorted with the Kwahu Care Ambulance to the district hospital at Atibie-kwahu .

Volunteer project bus will always be available to carry volunteers back to their volunteer house after the hard days work.Personal access to taxi is available at the beck and call of volunteers.

Free-time activities

The kwahu-south district have a lot of tourist attraction like paragliding,walkway,bruku rocks ,waterfall and others.The volunteer team also will provide volunteers with a package which is directed towards all the tourism environment in ghana.Our tour guides will be available to assist volunteers with security on tour journey within the Volunteering district and beyond.


Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers must be capable of carrying mortar,blocks,pieces of wood and shovel.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 08:30 - 14:00

Included Services

Services by Okwawu City Volunteers

airport pickup
two course meal thus morning and evening

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

kotoka international airport pickup
Mr Samuel Asante (driver)
145km from airport approximately 2hrs 30min


located in volunteer program headquarters town
single dorm room
water closet and shower

Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages

breakfast and supper

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ghana provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.

Dates & Fees

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 280
3 weeks
$ 420
4 weeks
$ 560
5 weeks
$ 700
6 weeks
$ 840
7 weeks
$ 980
8 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,120
Average fees
$ 140 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Okwawu City Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Okwawu City Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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