from 1,945€

Brilliant 4.7rating (199)

Empowerment of Women

location
1 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Brilliant 4.7  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Very high response rate

Volunteer project with the highest quality. This project sets unprecedented standards in quality - an unparalleled level of excellence.

Highlights

  • Contribute towards sustainable women’s and girl’s empowerment initiatives in Ghana.
  • Help young women to safely navigate complex and important gender issues.
  • Learn about Ghanaian culture and visit historically significant sites.
  • Earn a professional reference from your program manager
  • Meet participants from across the world and develop your cross-cultural skills.

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

About the program

Travel to Ghana to increase awareness of gendered approaches to health & wellbeing. Work on improving computer literacy and English skills of local women and girls.

Join an international team of students working on projects to empower local women in Ghana. The focus is on enhancing vocational skills (IT, English or commercial catering) as well as providing workshops on healthcare, confidence building and gender equality. 

As a participant you could get involved ...

About the program

Join an international team of students working on projects to empower local women in Ghana. The focus is on enhancing vocational skills (IT, English or commercial catering) as well as providing workshops on healthcare, confidence building and gender equality. 

As a participant you could get involved in hosting workshops and training sessions with various themes which may include but are not limited to: menstrual health and fitness, women’s rights, English and computer skills.

By providing this support and educational sessions, local women and girls become empowered to make determined choices, improve quality of life and importantly improve contribution to economic and social development. 

All activities aim to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #1 No Poverty, #5 Gender Equality, #10 Reduced Inequalities. 

This program includes an optional Community Development online course which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States.




Typical day

Participants are expected to remain flexible as project work changes based on weather as well as needs of our project partners.

Estimated Schedule:

  • 6-10am: Early morning survey
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1pm - 4pm: Afternoon survey
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 9pm: Bed Time/Night survey

Typical day

Participants are expected to remain flexible as project work changes based on weather as well as needs of our project partners.

Estimated Schedule:

  • 6-10am: Early morning survey
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1pm - 4pm: Afternoon survey
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 9pm: Bed Time/Night survey

Free-time activities

By participating in this program, you are not only offered an opportunity to work toward conserving ecosystems but also the opportunity to see local sites! Our dedicated field staff are the best resource when researching local trips, they have compiled this list of activities.

These side trips are ...

Free-time activities

By participating in this program, you are not only offered an opportunity to work toward conserving ecosystems but also the opportunity to see local sites! Our dedicated field staff are the best resource when researching local trips, they have compiled this list of activities.

These side trips are not included in the program fee but are highly recommended:

  • Kakum National Park 
  • Elmina
  • Cape Coast Festival 
  • National Museum and centre for cultural research 
  • Bojo Beach 
  • Makola Market 
  • Fort San Antonio
  • Mole National Park 
  • Whitewashed Castle

The possibilities are endless!


We also now include cultural/local experiences. These experiences will take place once every 4 weeks. 

These activities may include: 

  • Participate in a cultural food exchange
  • Join an evening of West African dance and drumming 
  • Learn to make Ghanaian fruit smoothies
  • Trek up Kokrobite Mountain
  • Learn to surf on Kokrobite Beach
  • Enjoy a Ghanaian fish BBQ on the beach 
  • Learn the history of the transatlantic slave trade
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cape Coast



Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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

required

Required Documents

Negative PCR test, Medical form and Passport copy

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

No skills required. All training is provided online 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

What's Included

Services by GVI

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

Airport pickups are provided from Kotoka Airport within a specified time period. 

Accommodation

Facilities may be more basic than you are accustomed to please travel with an open mind and a willingness to adapt to local conditions. Participants will live in a home and share rooms with other participants.

Food & Beverages

Meals are included and participants will take it in turns to cook meals for the group. Dietary requirements can be catered for. There is a local supermarket for snacks.

Internet Access

Limited access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

2024

  • 27 Apr 2024
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  • 07 Dec 2024
  • 21 Dec 2024
2025
  • 04 Jan 2025
  • 18 Jan 2025
  • 01 Feb 2025
  • 15 Feb 2025
  • 01 Mar 2025
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  • 11 Oct 2025
  • 25 Oct 2025
  • 08 Nov 2025
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  • 06 Dec 2025
  • 20 Dec 2025

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

1 week (min. stay) 1,945€
2 weeks 2,245€
4 weeks 2,795€
6 weeks 3,495€
8 weeks 4,145€
10 weeks 4,795€
12 weeks (max. stay) 5,395€
Average fees 1,197€/week

Program fees

1,197€ per week 1 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

1 - 12 weeks

Deposit

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

Your final payment will be agreed with GVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

GVI

Brilliant 4.7 rating (199 reviews)

Agency - founded in 1998

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Bianca

Spoken languages: English

About the project

GVI tackles critical local and global issues by operating award-winning education and training programs on sustainable development projects around the world.

Meet your organization

Founded in 1998, GVI runs programs in 21 locations, in 13 countries around the world, each manned by our own staff and aligned to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or UN SDGs as well as the objectives of local partners. We welcome participants from all around the world and help facilitate their development into global citizens. This is how we achieve our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.


We are truly a global family brought together by our dedication to long-term positive impact. At the root of our success is our commitment to investing in authentic, meaningful connections with one another, which is why mutual respect and trust are central to our operations. Although we respond with empathy to difficult situations, we believe that most circumstances can benefit from taking a light-hearted approach. By sharing stories of local achievement with our teams worldwide we build the momentum to catapult us toward our vision for the future.

199 reviews · rating4.7

Nanna Madsen rating5

2024 at Empowerment of Women

My journey started out pretty chaotic as my flight to Ghana got cancelled. I got on a new flight and when I arrived in Ghana a day later than expected, the airline had lost my luggage. I called GVI Ghana and the staff helped me to sort the situation quickly. Overall I am really pleased about my ...
Katie rating5

2023 at Empowerment of Women

Anyone that gets to experience GVI Ghana is one fortunate person. If you’re prepared to work hard and fully embrace the experience, then this will be life changing. I couldn’t speak more highly of the staff at GVI Ghana, the impactful projects and the level of security in place to protect ...
Esme Thomas rating5

2023 at Empowerment of Women

I spent 14 weeks in Ghana with GVI from January to April, on the women’s empowerment project, whilst on my gap year before university. It is quite difficult to put into words how impacted I was by my time in Ghana, and what exactly I gained from my experience. I have felt incredibly fulfilled by ...
Julia Lakas rating4.6

2022 at Empowerment of Women

If you want to have your heart stolen, you love children, and you want to be totally immersed in an Africa Community, then volunteering with GVI in Kokrobite, Ghana is the way to go. The children, both young and old, welcome you with open arms as soon as you walk into a school, the little ones ...
Pam Parkes rating5

2024 at Women's Empowerment Internship

I really enjoyed my recent trip to Siem Reap. The accommodation was very good, I upgraded to a single room with aircon and en-suite and had a fabulous room overlooking the pool. Food was excellent with plenty of choice, both in the guest house and local restaurants where we ate in the evenings ...
Mary Christensen rating5

2024 at Community Development Internship

GVI is a passionate organization that works diligently to promote life long learners and explorers. As an intern with GVI, I was able to explore the culture of my country of choice, serve a purpose greater than myself, and meet friends all around the world. I highly recommend this program to anyone ...

Location

Africa > Western Africa > Ghana > Kokrabite

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