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Teaching Volunteering in Ghana

Bring all your energy and enthusiasm to a school in Ghana, preparing children for their future whilst developing your own skills.
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Volunteer As A Teacher in Ghana

Pass On Your Skills & Language To Eager Children
As a teaching volunteer in Ghana, you will be helping to provide lessons to children in one of our local partner schools. Though doing amazing work to nurture the talents, confidence and life skills of underprivileged children, these schools are often underfunded and consequently under-staffed. 

This is where you come in!

Are you a teacher or current teaching student? Then you have both much to offer and to learn from volunteering as a teacher in Kenya.

Ghanaian schools are very vibrant places with most pupils extremely willing to learn. You may be asked to take lessons in English, maths or science, but don't worry if you feel your strengths lie outside these areas - the children you teach will benefit from your enthusiasm and your ability to construct sentences in English. Games and sports are another important part of school life, so please be prepared to get involved with these as well.

Will I be supported?
If you like you can spend the first few days working alongside a local teacher or established volunteer, but we also encourage our volunteers to bring their own ideas and to get stuck in! You can make the classroom your own with your own rules and decoration. This will help to develop your skills as a teacher whilst providing help to those most in need.

If you'd like to find out more about volunteering at a school in Ghana, apply now without obligation 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, with school starting at around 9am. Mornings are usually devoted to traditional school subjects, usually broken into classes of one hour each. At around 12pm you’ll get a break for lunch, which you can take with other volunteers and local staff. In the afternoons you’ll be taking additional classes but there is often time for games and sports and it will be your job to help run these. 


You will generally finish your placement at around 5pm, though you’ll find that the children will often want you stay around to play! 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 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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