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Childcare Volunteering in Ghana

Be a childcare volunteer with vulnerable children in Ghana. Help us give them the care they desperately need.
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Volunteer With Children in Ghana

Give children in poverty the care and love they need
Agape Volunteers is proud to support a project in Ghana which provides accommodation, education and pastoral support to underprivileged children in the area. Although local staff are extremely committed, childcare volunteers can be a valuable tool to supplement their stretched resources. This is where you come in!

Whether you work in childcare, social outreach or are a student, this placement is perfect for those who realise that children are our future, and want to help make this future as bright as possible.

Our childcare volunteering placement takes place in what is properly referred to as a 'children’s home'. It exists to provide support and care for vulnerable and at-risk children. These kids may have living parents or a family who are not currently able to care for them. We provide care when a child’s family cannot, and aim to return the children to a stable family environment once the vulnerable period has passed. We also place volunteers at a number of other care homes and initiatives in the local area.

What will I be doing?
While volunteering in an children's home in Ghana some of your duties will involve teaching small classes, and helping to organise structured games and activities. We run free educational sessions for local children and you may be asked to help out with these. Helping to foster a sense of family and community at the home is hugely important. In addition, you will be expected to engage in a wide range of other activities, depending on the specific needs of your placement. This will include plenty of practical work such as cleaning, laundry, cooking and washing the dishes, as well as painting classrooms and gardening.

If you'd like to find out more about volunteering at a children's home in Ghana, apply now to hear from one of our specialist trip advisers.
Typical Week

Volunteers in Ghana childcare programmes are generally expected to work at their placement five days a week. Weekday mornings will start with breakfast with other volunteers, before you start working at around 8.30am. Children tend to learn best during the mornings, so your initial duties may well involve teaching a small class of children. At around 12pm you’ll get a break for lunch, which you can take with other volunteers and local staff. Afternoons are often devoted to games and activities and it will be your job to help run these. 

You will generally finish your placement at around 4pm, though you’ll find that the children will often want you stay around to play more! After your placement you’ll get a chance to unwind with other volunteers and local team members over dinner, and we often organise games and activities of our own in the evenings. 

Weekends are also your own but there are always plenty of extra Adventures to experience in Ghana!

Living With Agape

Most of our volunteers in Ghana in a specially designed volunteer house, which also acts as Agape’s base in Ghana. It’s a great place to live, with plenty going on! You will most likely be sharing dorm-style rooms with other volunteers, and these are typically single-sex.

Beyond that, you will have access to showers, toilets and a kitchen, though food is provided. We’re sure that you’ll enjoy your host’s delicious Ghanaian cooking! The centre can be a very vibrant place, with a great mixture of volunteers and local team members, and the beach-side setting provides the perfect opportunity for a host of unique activities.

Optional Extras

Agape Volunteers offers a variety of extra adventures for volunteers in Ghana. There’s something for everyone, including jungle trekking, cultural excursions, and visits to a variety of National Parks and animal sanctuaries.

The Application Process

  • 1: Start Your Application

    Once you have chosen where you would like to volunteer and you will need to fill in some basic details about yourself as well about the programme you wish to participate in, so that we can get back to you with the relevant information.

    1: Start Your Application
  • 2: Your Own Trip Advisor

    Your own personal trip adviser should contact you within 48 hours after submitting your application. They will be responsible for your entire booking, including: answering any questions you have, helping you to source flights and giving you important safety.

    2: Your Own Trip Advisor
  • 3: Select Adventures

    Your trip advisor will provide you an adventures guide for the country you will be volunteering in. This includes some extra trips you can take on top of your volunteering; these vary from safaris, weekends at beach resorts to a hike up Kilimanjaro!

    3: Select Adventures
  • 4: Pay and Depart

    Your trip advisor will talk you through how to pay your programme fee and for any extra trips. Shortly before your departure we will be in contact to give you some information about airport pick ups and safety procedures, from there you are all set for your African adventure.

    4: Pay and Depart

Program Costs Explained

DurationTotal Cost
1 week£695
2 weeks£895
3 weeks£1095
4 weeks£1295
5 weeks£1445
6 weeks£1595
7 weeks£1745
8 weeks£1895
9 weeks£1995
10 weeks£2095
11 weeks£2195
12 weeks£2295

What’s Included in your Costs

  • Accommodation
  • Two meals a day
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • All Agape registration and administration
  • Orientation
  • Donation to local projects
  • Travel Insurance with Agape Volunteers

  • What is not Included

  • Vaccinations
  • Visa
  • Flights
  • Spending money
  • Extra Adventures
  • Agape Adventures in Ghana

    Agape offers a range of incredible Adventure activities to add to your volunteer programme, so that you can make the most out of your time in Africa.

    Agape offers a range of incredible Adventure activities to add to your volunteer programme, so that you can make the most out of your time in Africa.

    • Kakum & Cape Coast (Ghana)
      Kakum & Cape Coast (Ghana)

      Take a trek through the dizzying heights of the Kakum Rainforest, followed by a cultural tour of one of Africa's most important and shocking colonial relics.

    • Ghanaian Village Experience
      Ghanaian Village Experience

      Gain an insight into the rich cultural life of a Ghanaian village, before getting up close and personal with some of Africa's wildlife.

    • Accra City Tour (Ghana)
      Accra City Tour (Ghana)

      Learn a little more about Ghana's fascinating capital by visiting a range of Accra's excellent museums and galleries.

    • Wli Waterfall & Monkey Adventure (Ghana)
      Wli Waterfall & Monkey Adventure (Ghana)

      Take a trek through a stunning sacred monkey sanctuary to one of the highest waterfalls in West Africa.

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