Volunteering In Ghana

Introduction

Volunteering with Thrive Africa you’ll have the opportunity to work on several development projects and experience everything Ghana has to offer. Working 5 days a week you’ll gain an understanding of what the project is, why it exists and the outcomes it will deliver.

Ghana boasts incredible tourist attractions and we want to make sure you get the chance to see and do everything you can. We help organise excursions and join you on them, time off is given on evenings and weekends.

Thrive Africa staff accompany you and your group from when you arrive at the airport until we drop you back off to ensure you are safe and have the best possible experience. You are welcome to travel independently if you wish.

The Experience

What you'll be doing

Building Libraries

We turn unused classroom space into vibrant libraries in schools. Volunteers do everything from building the furniture, painting the room to putting the books on the shelf. We’ve built 342 Libraries since 2010 and with our partners donated over 518,000 Books and study materials.

Building ICT Labs

Volunteers will be assisting a qualified teacher to teach ICT & help provide ICT equipment to schools, with the end goal of building ICT Labs within our partner schools.

Empowering Women

We provide home based support to 140 caregivers of 270+ orphans and vulnerable children. Volunteers will be helping build income generating farms and/or improving living conditions for these families.

Why Us?

We develop all our projects with local stakeholders, ensuring the work we do has a positive impact. Volunteering is hands on, you’ll get to meet the beneficiaries of our projects and work with knowledgable staff who can give you great insight into the development sector.

We’ve been running and developing our volunteering trips since 2010, you’ll find the experience very rewarding and work with some amazing people.

We’re a Ghanaian charity (D.S.W/5822) focused on serving our volunteers, staff and stakeholders to the best of our ability to ensure our projects achieve outstanding results.

Accomodation & Food

We have two dedicated volunteer houses, both located in quiet neighbourhoods, they’re safe, well situated, welcoming and are located close to amenities and playing fields. You’ll find plenty of space for socialising with large living spaces, large dorm rooms and dining areas. We also have access to local swimming pools. You’ll usually share a room with up to 5 other volunteers, there’s safe storage and the house has running water, electricity and shared internet. All volunteer accommodation is staffed 24/7. Our kitchen staff will be providing you with 3 meals a day; both local and international dishes. There’s clean drinking water and fresh fruit always available.

Excursions

Ghana is a fantastic place to explore, with large national parks, waterfalls, castles, rainforest walks, lakes, museums, markets, picturesque beaches and lots of cultural attractions. Evenings can be spent taking in the local culture, music and food, while weekends can be spent walking over the rooftops of the rainforest, on an elephant safari or relaxing on the beach. There’s certainly nothing boring about Ghana and to help you see and experience as much as possible we’re here to help, we provide an excursion package at cost price.

What is included?

Project Accommodation
3 Meals per day and Safe drinking water
Return Airport Transfers
Airport Hotel if needed on Arrival
All project related Transport
All project Materials & Equipment
Project T-Shirts
24/7 Team Leaders & Project Managers
Volunteer Area

Fundraising

We ask every volunteer to raise a minimum sponsorship amount towards their trip, to help we provide an online fundraising page and downloadable fundraising materials so you can fundraise this cost. Minimum sponsorship is due 4 weeks before departure; giving you plenty of time to fundraise. Thrive Africa is 100% funded by volunteer fundraising and it pays for everything you are involved in and everything provided to you.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

We have limited accommodation & transport and can only accept a certain amount of volunteers at one time, we therefore ask you apply early and if accepted confirm your place as soon as possible.

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