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Medical Volunteering in Ghana

Use and develop your medical training with practical, hands-on volunteering at a hard-pressed Ghana hospital or clinic.
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Volunteer as a medic in Ghana

Put your experience and training to use
As a medical volunteer in Ghana you will be working in a local clinic or hospital supported by Agape, helping to lessen the burden on the stretched resources of the medical service. These facilities are often stretched to breaking point and in desperate need of additional help. This is where you come in!

Whether you are a doctor, nurse or medical student, you can use your skills to care for the community, whilst learning invaluable professional and life skills from the local healthcare teams.

What will I do?


Your work will depend on your experience level, and you must have some medical experience in order to take part. We very much welcome medical and nursing students, especially as part of elective programmes and internships, as you will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills you've learnt whilst helping those in real need.

You will spend the first few days shadowing a local doctor and learning about local techniques and common diseases. Once you feel comfortable, you will have the opportunity to begin performing some basic procedures under supervision. General responsibilities for medical volunteers include taking rounds, prescribing and distributing medicines, dressing wounds, and assisting with births.

If you'd like to find out more about volunteering in a clinic or hospital in Ghana, apply now to hear from our specialist trip adviser.
Typical Week

Volunteers are generally expected to work at their placement five days a week. Weekday mornings will start with breakfast with other volunteers, before you head to your hospital or clinic for around 9am. Mornings will often start with consultation with local staff members to discuss the needs of the day, and you may be asked to help out with a wide range of activities. At around 12pm you’ll get a break for lunch, which you can take with other volunteers and local staff.


You will generally finish your placement at around 5pm, though this will depend on the opening times of your placement. When you finish 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 do in Ghana!

Living With Agape

Most of our volunteers in Ghana live at the local centre for street-children which also acts as Agape’s base in Ghana. Set right on the beach, 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 opportunity for a host of unique activities.

Included Extras

All of Agape's volunteers in Ghana also get the opportunity to take part in a free tour during their stay in Ghana. This will typically be of Jamestown, an historic area of Accra which is now the site of a fishing village. You’ll be guided around the area, and get the chance to understand a little more of the country’s rich cultural history, as well as life in Ghana’s capital today.

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£510
2 weeks£610
3 weeks£710
4 weeks£810
5 weeks£910
6 weeks£1010
7 weeks£1110
8 weeks£1210
9 weeks£1310
10 weeks£1410
11 weeks£1510
12 weeks£1610
4 months£1910
5 months£2210
6 months£2610
1 year£4610

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
  • A tour of Jamestown
  • Travel Insurance with Agape Volunteers
  • What is not Included

  • Vaccinations
  • Visa
  • Flights
  • Spending money
  • Visa
  • 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)
      £135
      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
      £150
      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)
      £75
      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)
      £120
      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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