International Relief

Volunteer Abroad in Ghana

Discover why the Ewe people of Ghana's Volta Region are world-renowned for their generosity and warmth. Groups will volunteer in struggling rural communities to implement real change.
30 Hours
10 Needed
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Danielle Clark
  • Karen Bettenhausen
  • Vicki Sheahen

More Details

This service program offers students the opportunity to participate in several different service initiatives including teaching, participating in book distributions in rural communities, and helping construct vital community infrastructure such as latrines, wells, and school buildings. Volunteers will work side by side with the local villagers to implement these necessary improvements in the community. The experience will provide students with a new perspective on the obstacles that are preventing growth in these rural communities and allow them to practice implementing solutions to these challenges first hand.

Hands-on cultural activities include taking part in authentic tribal ceremonies, learning traditional cooking techniques, visiting the renowned Kente weavers of Kpetoe, a visit to the Wili Waterfalls — the tallest in West Africa — and visiting the Tafi-Atome Monkey Sanctuary. For those who wish to incorporate a historical tour into the program, a visit to the Elmina and Cape Coast Slave Castles can be arranged — both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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