Private Clinic Medical Support

Accra, Ghana show on map
Coordinator | Mareen
Coordinator | Mareen
Work in a private hospital in Accra, Ghana and help local medical staff deliver essential treatment to patients. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Teaching Hospital – If you already have some medical experience, you are eligible to work in Ghana's biggest teaching hospital. Your time in the hospital can involve a huge variety of work, including time spent in maternity wards, operating theatres and recovery wards. Watch and learn from local medical staff and, at times, offer practical assistance! A number of volunteers have had the experience of witnessing and assisting with the delivery of newborn babies and post natal care.

Private Clinic – We also run community vaccination & education programs teaching people about general health and hygiene, HIV & AIDS as well as pre-natal and ante-natal care. Support local doctors and nurses in their daily work and experience the medical challenges faced in a developing country first hand. 

Community Projects – We run a variety of community projects in Ghana, including sports coaching, teaching, care work and working in underprivileged children's centres. You are welcome to build volunteering into your itinerary and we would welcome the support during your stay. This means you can combine different volunteering projects such as care work, sports coaching or teaching during your stay.  Make your experience in Ghana as meaningful as possible!

Explore Ghana – You’ll have plenty of time to explore the rest of Ghana! See lakes, national parks with elephants and tropical birds, waterfalls, monkey sanctuaries, beaches and more! The captivating places, intriguing people and diverse landscapes will make Ghana one of the most enlightening experiences a traveller could wish for. Sign up for our two weeks Ghana Experience program to hit all the hot spots and make the most out of your travels!


*Work at one of Ghana's biggest hospitals (in case of prior medical experience)

*Gain actual nursing experience in a developing country

*Make a difference in a community in need!

Free-time activities

Prepare yourself for some African drumming and dancing as you will have the opportunity to visit bars and restaurants to experience and learn the true culture of Ghanaian Dancing. There are also a large number of western-style pubs and clubs, including an Irish Bar, an American Sports bar and a series of dance-venues very close to where you are living. Also, if you fancy a football experience to remember, take a visit to watch the Hearts of Oak at the National Stadium where the locals wave flags, blow horns and dance on the roofs of the terraces.There are countless places beyond Accra to visit including Lake Volta (the biggest man-made lake in Africa) or the history-laden slave castles of Cape Coast and Elmina. You may want to take a walk on the wild side with the elephants at Mole National Park or spot tropical birds in the rainforest canopy at Kakum National Park. Then there is the 60-metre-high Wli waterfalls, the Buabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary (where monkeys are preserved as 'sacred' creatures!) and the endless palm-tree lined beaches of the Atlantic coastline.

Water Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
CRB Check and Gapforce Medical Form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 15:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Gapforce (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Gapforce

Meals (3/day)
Accomodation (incl. Wifi)
Around the clock staff support
Pre-departure support/Webinar Briefing

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

Airport pick-up in Accra on day of program start


Communal House - basic but very comfortable (chefs and staff on site 24/7, satellite tv etc.). Dormitory style rooms (2-4 people per room) with shared toilets / showers, WIFI

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

3 meals a day will be provided. The food is basic but nutritious and incorporates local produce and local recipes.

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.
Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,500
3 weeks
$ 1,710
4 weeks
$ 1,920
5 weeks
$ 2,130
6 weeks
$ 2,340
7 weeks
$ 2,550
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,600
Average fees
$ 525 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Accra/Ghana between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Gapforce will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ghana.
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 Gapforce during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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