Private Clinic Medical Volunteer

Work in a private hospital in Accra, Ghana and help local medical staff deliver essential treatment to patients.

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!

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Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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)
Health Declaration
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

Any questions? Just ask. We at Gapforce are happy to help you.

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


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

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
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)

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 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 must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

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?
Accra, Accra, Ghana

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