School Construction Assistant

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Completion of an ongoing construction of the Bridge Sports Academy This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Kokrobite is a small, lively fishing village about 25 km west of Accra and one hour’s drive from Kotoka International Airport. A trip to Accra Central takes about 45 minutes. Located at Kokrobite in the Ga South Municipal of the Greater Accra Region, the Foundation is currently engaged in infrastructure development for the establishment of Sports Academy. The facility which is about 45% completed when finally completed will consist   

·       Lecture hall

·       Dormitory

·       Coaches/Staff Apartment

·       Soccer pitch

·       Gymnasium

·       ICT hub/video room

·       Changing rooms with washrooms

Work schedule for completion is as follows:

·       Block works from window level to lintel level

·       Plastering/Floor Tiling

·       Roofing Fixtures

.       Painting/Decoration

.       Astro turfing of the pitch

Volunteers' work involves helping with work in any of the above stages. Although interested volunteers with working knowledge in carpentry, bricklaying/masonry, electrical etc are preferable; our program is flexible to accommodate multiple skills, provided that you want to use them.

Typical day

A volunteer works four hours per day  for five days in a week. Suitable days are  at the choice of the volunteer. Apart from the volunteer work, life is relaxed and easy. By spending time with the locals the volunteer learns about their elaborate festivals, the local cuisine, their colorful dresses and music and dances.

Free-time activities


Ghana's towns and cities are busy and bustling, day and night. And even rural communities have their favourite local drinking spots which crack open the Stars, throw kebabs on the grill and open their doors as nightfall approaches. Sometimes, the challenge is finding out where the hottest, most happening joints are because a lot of events are word of mouth and do not appear in guide books or on tourism websites

Ghana is graced with 540km of stunning, sandy coastline. Most of it is undeveloped and many of its beaches are like private paradises waiting to be explored. Kokrobite, our project site is a small fishing village, about 30 km west of Accra. It is located on a long stretch of beach on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, and is a popular destination for tourists seeking sandy beaches. Its proximity to Accra makes it an ideal getaway for city dwellers. Langma is a few minutes' drive after Kokrobite.

In the capital city, Labadi beach attracts hundreds of beach-goers at the weekend. Drinking spots line the shore and there is often entertainment late into the evening.

The Ghanaian festivals are a colourful and vibrant part of the culture. Each year festivals and durbars are held in various parts of the country, to celebrate the heritage of the people.

Among the tourist sites one can visit at his/her free time is:

  • National Theatre
  • Independence Arch
  • Jamestown Light House
  • Gallery 1957
  • Centre for National Culture
  • Du Bois Centre for Pan African Studies
  • Arts and Craft Centre
  • Teshie Unique Coffin Makers
  • James Fort
  • Christiansburg Castle, Osu



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)
Education Requirements
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Building technicians and artisans (carpentry,masonry,electricians,painters)
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

What's Included

Services by Bridge Foundation

Airport Pickup and Drop-off

Cultural Orientation

Transportation to project site


Registration Fee

Administration costs

Bridge  Foundation Fund

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

Airport Pickup and Drop-off at the Kotoka International Airport, Accra by a staff.First point of call is the Foundation's headquarters at Roman Ridge,Off Aviation Road Extension,West Airport Residential Area; about 10 minutes drive from the airport.


One single en-suite self-contained  with a study and washroom, with regular provision of all basic utilities including WiFi located at Kokrobite; a town along the Atlantic coast, 30 km (20 minutes) to the west of Accra, the capital city of Ghana. It is known for sea fishing and it is a popular destination for tourists, backpackers and international volunteers seeking beaches. It has a population of between 4000 and 6000 according to the Ghana Statistics Department 2010 Survey. Preference for Kokrobite is influenced by specific characteristics such as less noise, security and landscape.

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast & Dinner, vegetarian food available upon request
No provision for alcoholic beverages
Soda and snacks will be provided

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

Programs are available throughout the year,starting February each year.Interested volunteers only have to give us two week notice.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 400
4 weeks
$ 700
5 weeks
$ 850
6 weeks
$ 950
7 weeks
$ 1,250
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 5,000
Average fees
$ 308 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Bridge Foundation 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 Bridge Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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School Construction Assistant

Completion of an ongoing construction of the Bridge Sports Academy


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