Be a Teaching Assistant / Childcare Volunteer

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Plan, design and deliver a range of classroom activities and lessons.
Gain experience supervising classrooms and mentoring students.
Meet and live with participants from across the world while you immerse yourself in a West African community and learn about local cultures.
Help under-resourced local schools to improve their educational environments and enrich their curriculums.
Live with a local family and share stories about cultures and history with them.
Gain experience in the classroom as a teaching assistant volunteer, assisting students and local schools in the Ghanaian community to meet their educational objectives. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
About the Program

While most children in Ghana do attend school, the standard of education can be fairly low, and schools are often under-resourced and overcrowded. Through this program, volunteers will contribute towards developing these schools in a sustainable way by assisting in the classroom, planning and delivering extra-curricular classes, and by working in resource and staff development. Key focus areas for this program include planning preventative health workshops, teaching English language, music arts and crafts, and delivering creative and structured play activities for Creche, Preschool and young students. You may also have the opportunity to assist in the classroom with curriculum subjects such as Maths, Science or Literature, for primary and high school-aged children.

From Monday to Friday, you’ll be planning, designing and delivering educational classroom sessions and extra-curricular activities for students from under-resourced local schools. In doing so, you’ll be helping to provide local schools with the capacity they need to ensure all students benefit from both creative and core-curriculum based lessons and you will be involved in activities that promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) including Goal 4: Quality Education.

From helping to improve the school environment, assisting in the training of local teachers, to organizing classes, educational games and activities with the students, there is always plenty of valuable work to be done across OGVO’s many local partner schools. So as a participant you’ll work with OGVO’s skilled field team to identify areas where you can be particularly effective and where your help is needed the most at that time by the local community.


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.

Typical day

Wake up in your host family’s house every morning, get dressed, and have breakfast in the kitchen area. Eat a plate of breads and spreads before grabbing your packed lunch and heading out the door. Jump into a tro-tro or shared taxi and make your way to the school. On your first day, OGVO staff will accompany you to show you the way.

A typical day starts at 8am and finishes between 2-4pm, with a half hour break around 10am and an hour lunch break at 12pm. You’ll work Monday to Friday and have the weekends free to explore and relax.

Your day will be varied with regards to the subjects you teach. One day you may start with English and French classes, and others you will be teaching IT and Mathematics. You’ll assist the teachers with extracurricular lessons in the afternoons. Every lessons is between 30 minutes to an hour long, with some lessons being double periods.

When you’re not teaching, you’ll have free time to prepare lessons for the next day. The teachers will be happy to help you plan lessons, although your own new ideas will be welcomed.

Once you are done for the day, head home or grab a traditional Ghanaian meal from a restaurant or food stall with the other volunteers. You also have plenty of free time on the weekends, so organize a trip with other volunteers, or just relax and explore on your own.

Free-time activities

During weekends Volunteers/Interns have the opportunity to visit all that Ghana has to offer. Weekend trips available include visits to Mole National Park in the Northern Region of Ghana. This National Park offers a great Safari-like experience and is one of the biggest Elephant Sanctuaries in Africa with the chance to spot Lions, Leopards & Antelopes in their natural habitat.
Volunteers can also take a trip to Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana to relax in the beautiful beaches and see the famous Cape Coast castle, the Kakum Canopy walkway and Elmina castle, where slave trade begun.

NOTE: We do provide tours, therefore you can add a tour before or after your volunteer program for an additional cost. We can perform quality tours and can offer discounts to volunteers.



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
Maths, English, Science, Creative Arts, etc. at High School / University etc. level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No previous experience is required
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Our Generation Voluntary Organization

Airport pick-up and transportation from Accra to your project sites - Three times daily local dishes - Introduction to host family and program - Accommodation - Placement and supervision in program - Medical Assistance - 24/7 Hotline for support - Recommendation Letter / Certificate - In country introduction/orientation - Regular Culture/Recreational Activities (Personal spending not included)

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

You will be met upon arrival and you will be transfer to your project site, it's about 4 -5 hours drive from the airport, Accra.


All accommodation with a Ghana home-stay family is included. Rooms are private (you can share with other volunteers but the price will remain the same) and have all the basic furnishings you could expect, including running water, electricity & clean bathrooms. The home-stay families have been specially chosen by OGVO and have hosted many volunteers over the course of several years. Our home-stay families form some of the most memorable parts of Volunteer Programs and provide amazing insight…..

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Camping Guest Family Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Three meals a day are provided by the home-stay families and consist mainly of traditional Ghanaian meals with some flexibility for home comforts when available. If you have special eating needs, you can indicate that while applying. Even though special eating needs are not something we can guarantee, we will do our best to meet your needs.

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


Details on arrival

This program is available all year round, so volunteers or interns can arrive any day of the week or any month of the year with advance notice!

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$154 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Our Generation Voluntary Organization 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 Our Generation Voluntary Organization during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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