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Volunteer in Ghana

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No Middlemen. Pay your fees directly to host families and projects.

Explore a country that many claim is the friendliest in Africa and is also known for great cultural diversity, rich history and as a land of sunshine.

Ghana is also one of the most democratic countries in Africa. It enjoys peace, free press and well educated citizen. With the increase in tourism and discovery of oil, Ghana is also striving fervently towards prosperity. Ghanaians are also known for their hospitality and visitors to their land are welcomed with open arms and treated as a family member. But Ghana is not a country without a problem. Poverty still remains rampant and there is a growing problem of jobless workers. Schools and hospitals in rural areas aren't also well equipped with trained teachers and doctors. RCDP is working with grassroots organizations in the country to help disadvantaged Ghanaians get a better future. Join our volunteer program in Ghana and experience this incredible country while also immersing in local culture. You can choose from volunteer programs in Ghana like Teaching English to students of poor family, work in orphanage, health project and HIV/AIDS education program.

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The Fee and Dates

RCDP Ghana volunteer program starts every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

Ghana Volunteer Program

Every year hundreds of volunteers arrive in Ghana to volunteer from UK and USA based organizations and end up paying up to $2500 to volunteer for 2 weeks. Unfortunately, only a small portion of that money actually goes to host projects and host families. The local host projects (orphanages, school, and local NGOs) in Ghana are poor and need external support to run their programs. In our program, you will pay your fee directly to host families and projects up on arrival in Ghana. When you join our program, we will make sure that all of your money goes to the projects and host families. Part of your fees also helps us to cover our expenses. The program fee is divided in as registration fee ($279) and weekly fee ($80 per week for room, food, coordination, and project donation).
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In Ghana, weekly fee is divided between room/3 local foods a day (50%) and project donation/support of local project staffs (50%). This allocation may be different depending up on location, project type etc. However, our coordinator will explain these issues before you pay the fee. Please find below the break down of cost in a weekly basis.

Duration Fee
1 Week $200
2 Weeks $320
3 Weeks $440
4 Weeks $560
5 Weeks $680
6 Weeks $800
7 Weeks $920
8 Weeks $1,040
9 Weeks $1,160
10 Weeks $1,280
11 Weeks $1,400
12 Weeks $1,520
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day »
  • Airport pick up & transfer $50
  • Medical/HIV/AIDS volunteer will pay 25 dollars/week suppliment
  • Language and Culture Program fee $250
  • Summer volunteer and adventure (4 weeks include Travel) $1899
Fees do cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteer house or host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Airport Pick up/Transfer
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Fees do not cover:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

The volunteer trip in Ghana program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.

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Volunteer Accommodation in Ghana

RCDP is responsible for looking after the accommodation and the meal of the volunteer during your program in Ghana. Volunteers will with stay either with a host family during their program. Our host families in Ghana are well screened and they are socially respected. The family will offer you a safe and secure place to stay. Staying with a host family is a wonderful way to immersion in a local culture.

In Ghana, you will enjoy 3 local meals during your stay. Ghanaian traditional meals vary with ethnic group, tribe and clan. The main meals are organized around a starchy staple such as rice, fufu or banku etc. with which a sauce or soup saturated with fish, meat or mushrooms is served. Fufu is a pounded cassava and plantain or pounded yam and plantain, or pounded cocoyam ortaro, where as Banku is cooked fermented corn dough and cassava dough. In the soup, spices such as thyme, garlic, ginger and bay leaf and vegetables such as wild mushroom, tomatoes and various types of pulses are used.

During the project, we will constantly monitor your progress and inquire if you're happy with the project or not. Our local coordinator lives close to the project and you'll have access to his mobile phone number 24 hours.