This project focuses on the construction and renovation of orphanages, clinics, community centers, toilet facilities, libraries and many more!
About the Program
An ideal project for short term volunteers, no skills are required and you are able to make a significant contribution even you are only staying one week.
Volunteers should bring gloves, flashlight, and light weight scarf for sun protection or hat, insect repellent, working boots and water bottle. Please note, this project has an additional fee of US$40 per week for construction and renovation materials that are used during the project. Please also note, projects and volunteer roles will vary from community to community.
This project focuses on the construction and renovation of
orphanages, clinics, community centers, toilet facilities, libraries and
building of classrooms (schools), roads and drainage system and digging
of wells. Volunteers also have the opportunity to meet chiefs and
community elders, and learn about the various cultures of the different
communities through drumming, music and dance. Volunteers work closely
with the local people and OGVO Ghana staff on tasks which include
painting, brick laying, plastering, digging, block shaping, carpentry,
steel bending, mortar mixing, etc. If you're a keen outdoors person with
a good level of fitness, this will be a perfect project for you. The
Construction and Renovation project offers volunteers the special
opportunity to work alongside local people to help improve the
infrastructure in small, rural communities.
Usual working days go from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM and will include the following 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 not provide tours, however 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.
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…..
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.