Building and construction support

You will be supporting with the building and renovation of new and existing school structures, to allow more children a free, engaging education.

Building and construction work volunteers are doing vital work to support our aims in Ghana. The schools that we are partnered with are under-resourced and overcrowded. There are often far too many students in a class for a conducive learning environment and the classrooms are very sparse in terms of decoration and comfort. We want to help increase capacity for the schools, with suitable class sizes, as well as providing more engaging classroom areas to support students with their learning. There are a wide range of jobs that volunteers can help with including painting classroom walls, plastering, building toilet blocks and constructing perimeter fences. All work is led by local builders and volunteers simply support this where they can, so no qualifications or experience are necessary, although undoubtedly a help. Not only will you provide building support, you will have the time to interact with the children, talk to them and just do simple things like playing games. Interaction of this sort is more meaningful than many people would imagine, as a large number of the children in the area we work do not have the family structure and guidance that we, here in the UK, are accustomed to. Outside of your volunteer work, we give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of Ghana, with a weekend adventure and a number of different cultural activities. This is a life-changing experience and we are sure that you will return from your trip a different person.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
16 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Other Skills
Whilst building experience would be beneficial, it is absolutely not required, as all work is led by local builders. A can-do, proactive attitude and a friendly persona are much more important.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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Free-time activities

Volunteers will have the opportunity to get involved with sporting activities at the schools. There will also be cultural activities included as part of the trip.

Safari/Zoo
Sports

Services

What's included?
The trip cost covers most aspects required during the trip. This includes food, accommodation, all in-country travel, in-country guides, project work and volunteer travel insurance. The costs that are not included are visas, flights, medical expenses before you travel and spending money for the trip. There is an additional cost should you decide to go on an adventure weekend. See the website for more information.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

We provide all travel required from and to the airport whilst in Ghana and we also provide all the travel to and from the projects and the adventure weekend.

Accommodation

Volunteers stay at our volunteer house, used only by our travellers. It is basic but comfortable and has the necessary western amenities.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with three meals per day and will get to sample the local cuisine. All meals have a staple such as potato or rice and there are lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Plantain is a popular part of the meal.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1357
3 weeks
$1788
4 weeks (max. stay)
$2219

You can volunteer at the project site in Woe/Ghana between 2 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. African Adventures will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$617/week
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 African Adventures during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Ghana

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Ghana. Please check the visa regulations for Ghana.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Ghana and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Ghana.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ghana.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Kotoka (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Ghana while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Ghana upfront.
TYSGI Volunteer House, Woe, Volta Region, Woe, Ghana