Community volunteering - your perfect African Experience. Join our volunteer teaching placement in the friendliest nation in Africa — gain teaching experience while changing the lives of local children and school teachers
Teach in a classroom as a volunteer teacher, or as a volunteer sports coach. We also have community projects, medical projects, journalism and law placements. So call us to tailor make your program.
You can start every Saturday during the year! Please just get in touch with us to coordinate your start of the program!
Help Ghana - Ghana's education is still in its developmental stage due to inadequate funding that has drastically affected the quality in teaching and facilities necessary for a better education. Take this vital opportunity to impact your knowledge in helping teach subjects like Maths, English, Science, History and foreign languages in schools in Accra.
Your Role - Offer inspiring and exciting lessons that will improve literacy, numeracy, and communication skills. Help with lesson planning and more! You will be encouraged to introduce your own ideas and get involved with extra-curricular activities which might include art and design, drama, music, sport or the production of a school newspaper. Above all, we want to give you the flexibility to decide how you can best contribute to the school environment and education in Ghana.
Coach During School Hours - Help lead PE lessons at local schools, run and supervise training sessions and organising matches with other clubs with the help of local coaches! Work with players on an individual basis, giving you the chance to utilize your own skills and ideas, helping local players to be the best that they can be!
Coach Variety of Sports - You have the opportunity to volunteer coach Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Tennis, Basketball and more! We will tailor make your experience so that you get the most out of your travels.
Community Projects - We run a variety of community projects in Ghana, including teaching, care work and working in underprivileged children’s centres. You are welcome to build volunteering at these projects into your itinerary and we would welcome the support during your stay. Make your experience in Ghana as meaningful as possible!
Where Do I Live - You will be collected from the airport and given a welcome briefing. We all live in one student house with our own cook and cleaner, so you will make friends from around the world.
- Comprehensive pre-departure support & video briefing
- Local coordinators supervising throughout the program
- Airport transfers
- Welcome and safety briefing
- All accommodation
- 3 meals a day
- All transport to/from included tours
- Volunteering project donation
- Organised social activities
- 24/7 UK emergency backup
- Gapforce T-shirt
Why I Chose Ghana
"I had the most amazing time when I was in Ghana! From working in the local orphanage to coaching local football teams I could have not asked for more. As well as this the structured weekend trips allowed me to visit the 'real' Ghana. So in all it was a well rounded trip with brilliant support from the London office coupled with superb volunteer coordinators made it a trip to remember"Henry, Chelsea, London
I definitely had a trip of a lifetime in Ghana and found it to be a great place to go for my first travelling experience as it is such a friendly, welcoming country. Leading up to the trip the GapForce co-ordinators in London were very helpful and were able to answer any questions, as well as helping sort out things such as visas and travel insurance. The co-ordinators in Ghana were excellent, providing you with all the information you needed for your stay and were the first point of contact for any queries with placements. Placements were arranged really well and if you had any troubles they were responded to quickly.In Ghana there is opportunity to visit schools and give lessons to the children, as well as attending your placement. there is also many things to do in your free time such as going to craft markets, the beach/pool, and going out to bars/clubs/restaurants in the evening. The co-ordinators are also really great at organising trips for you to go on as a group, for example a trip to the waterfalls, monkey sanctuary, canopy walks at Cape Coast and Big Milly's - a beach party resort. These weekend trips gave us chance to experience more of Ghana rather than just the area you stay in. This experience is a great opportunity to meet new people from all different areas, and doing many different placements, and allows you to build really good friendships, even in short space of time. I would definitely recommend this trip, I didn't want to leave!Meg, Wiltshire
My time in Ghana
I had the most amazing time when I was in Ghana! From working in the local orphanage to coaching local football teams I could have not asked for more.As well as this the structured weekend trips allowed me to visit the 'real' Ghana. So in all it was a well rounded trip with brilliant support from the London office coupled with superb volunteer coordinators made it a trip to remember!Henry, UK
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- Duration: 4 to 12 weeks
- Departures: Every month