VOLUNTEERING IN Ghana

AFRICA

Friendly and safe in the heart of West Africa, Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. It is an exciting country to volunteer and experience traditional life in beautiful relaxed country.

Building

Building

Ghana

Join a team of local builders to assist in building schools, toilets and community buildings. These building projects help improve the standard of living including access to safe water and clean toilets.

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Child Care

Child Care

Ghana

Help local nursery staff create fun games and have the opportunity to assist community health care staff with early development through a baby weighing programme.

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Film and Photography

Film and Photography

Ghana

Help to develop the charity's photograph and film portfolio and help to create films to help educate local communities on health and social issues as well as create media for fundraising appeals.

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Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

Ghana

Share your love of sport with children in a rural African village through sports lessons. Teaching sport has a wide range of benefits including health, confidence and team work.

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Teaching and Community Work

Teaching and Community Work

Ghana

Help improve English language skills locally and students’ confidence. Volunteers can help develop community education workshops to educate local communities on health and social issues.

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Top 5 reasons to visit and volunteer in Ghana

  • Cape Coast - this is one of the most historical areas of Ghana. Learn about the old slave trade, take a tour around the impressive castle, forts and dungeons and learn about the history of the Ivory Coast.

  • Beads - a town in the east of the country affectionately known as Kof-town becomes overrun every Thursday by Ghana’s biggest bead market. Here you can haggle and buy old trade, shell, painted and coconut beads and pretty much every other type of bead that you can imagine!

  • Beaches - learn how to surf on the Cape Coast or spend a few days taking in the sun and drinking fresh coconuts (a popular weekend treat for our volunteers)! Accra, the capital city in Ghana and Cape Coast both offer some brilliant sandy beaches, our personal favourites being Labadi, Kokrobite and Ada.

  • Safari - Kakum National Park offers a rainforest canopy walkway, and for those brave enough, an overnight tented camp in the centre of the jungle. Or head north to Mole National Park, Ghana’s largest wildlife park, walk amongst elephants and tigers, but watch out for the cheeky baboons who love to steal fruit!

  • Ghanaian traditional cuisine - dig in with your hands and try fufu, pounded casava and plantain made into a dough with a spicy soup, or sweet fried plantain with ‘redred’ a mixture of beans and lentils.

We are driven by the needs of the projects we support. We only offer sustainable volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community.

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AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Year Out Group
  • Sunday Times
  • the independent
  • theguardian
  • DOFE
  • Right Tourism
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Tourism Concern

POD VOLUNTEER

RESPONSIBLE VOLUNTEERING
Sustainable needs-based volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community. Volunteers of all ages are needed to make a difference overseas.

Pod IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION WITH ASSOCIATED CHARITY
Structured to minimise costs for volunteers and maximise benefits for the projects we support.

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