Nursing in Ghana will give you the choice of moving between a number of different departments.

If your interest is nursing, we have a number of departments who would appreciate your help. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field in a different culture where practices may differ considerably to what you're used to. We have a variety of Medical placements available in Ghana. You could work in a hospital, clinic or teaching hospital, in any one of a number of departments. You can work in a variety of medical departments, where you can either assist or shadow the staff members. 

Areas like female and male surgical are popular, but there is also opportunity to do some community outreach depending on your field of interest. NICU is an exciting department, as is A&E where there are regularly many cases of major trauma. 

Suitable for


Typical day

The type of work you will be allocated will depend to an extent on your own abilities and capabilities, which is understandable given that you will be dealing with patient health and safety. You will be involved in the day-to-day running of hospitals and clinics, observing or directly assisting the doctors and nurses. If you plan on specializing in a particular field of medicine, we can arrange to place you in a relevant department, to ensure that you receive maximum experience in your chosen field.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at At University level level
Required Documents
CV, Certificates and Photo
Other Skills
medically certified volunteer,health professionals are needed most. volunteers who have knowledge and experience about health issues.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Ghana? Volunteer World directly connects you with VolunteerMatch Ghana

Nursing VMG Volunteer Room1 VMG Volunteer Room 3 VMG Volunteer Rooms 2 VMG  Home-stay living room Nursing Nursing Elective

Free-time activities

Accra has developed a fairly western social scene in the recent years, mainly because of the large expatriate community in the city. On Friday night, singing karaoke in the champs sports bar at the Paloma Hotel, you would be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped back into Europe. And this has its place-after a month living in the village, a cocktail and some fluent English conversation can be just what you need. 

There are some great deal of bars in Accra with much more feel, and much more opportunity to interact with Ghanaians, one popular place with volunteers is ’By well’ at the southern end of Osu Oxford street, where the house band plays every Thursday evening. Cape coast also has good bars, ‘Oasis’ on the beach near the Castle is popular and sometimes has impressive live drumming and dancing shows.

Spot bars are usually relatively inexpensive, and the sorts of places local people to for their beer after work. Learning some Twi or Ewe and some Ga from the locals as the sun goes down and sip an ice-cold star or club beer can be a great and very cheap evening out. Labadi beach is also a place where volunteers go swimming and horse riding.

Ghana being a safari destination for tourists, our program has established links to various destinations for our volunteers. Volunteers have the opportunity to visit the famous Kakum canopy walk, Tafi Atome monkey sanctuary, Wli water falls, Cape Coast castle and the Mole national park.



What's included?
What's included:

Arranging your Program
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Accommodation and Food
Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
WIFI internet access/ stand-by generator during power cuts.
Local in-country team support and backup
Certificate of Completion
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

You will be met by our representative at Kotoka International Airport in Accra from where you are transferred to your project location. Volunteers will stay overnight in Accra at VolunteerMatch Ghana homestay.


Volunteers will be staying with VolunteerMatch Ghana Homestay. Accommodation is either provided in an individual or shared room along with other volunteers. By staying with a VMG Homestay you will experience the local Ghanaian culture, language customs and traditions.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

VolunteerMatch Ghana strives to provide best of the living and other arrangements to its volunteers. Like we keep saying, just pack your bags and arrive at your placement destination. From your airport pickup, stay, meals, weekend tours and other nitty gritties, VMG manages everything for you.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
10 weeks
12 weeks
20 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Accra/Ghana between 4 weeks and 20 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. VolunteerMatch Ghana will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 VolunteerMatch Ghana 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

Check out first

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.
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?

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.
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.