Explore all our Volunteer Programmes

Find the volunteer programme that fits your studies and passion Discover the vibrant heart of Africa by volunteering in Ghana with Vocational Impact. Engage in meaningful programs while soaking up the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality of this fast-paced country.

We’ll help you find the perfect volunteer project whether you’re interested in a clinical psychology placement or want to work with youngsters as part of a sports or artistic development programme – there’s something for everyone.

Choose a programme below and start your volunteer adventure today!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Work-based volunteer programmes tailored to your skills and goals. 

  • Immerse yourself in Ghanaian Culture. 

  • Work alongside local professionals.

  • Diverse Volunteer Opportunities in Various Fields.

  • Explore Iconic Sites during Weekends.

  • 24/7 In-country Support and Secure Accommodation.

PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH

Psychology & Mental Health Volunteer Programme in India
Volunteer placement in the mental health unit at a local hospital in Jaipur. Work under the supervision of a psychology doctor. Observe clinical care and help with child development. Engage in community outreach projects to raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing.
Location: Jaipur, India
Price: From £350
Duration: 1-12 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
CRIMINOLOGY & LAW VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME IN SOUTH AFRICA
Criminology & Psychology Volunteer Programme in South Africa
Volunteer with a leading child abuse NGO. Gain clinical experience in victim support and child psychology as well as learning about the legal, police, court and prosecution processes for investigating cases of abuse and criminal justice.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: From £400
Duration: 4 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
Psychology & Mental Health Volunteer Programme in South Africa
Support a leading child abuse NGO. Gain clinical experience in victim support and receive training in child psychology. Work on a number of important community outreach projects raising awareness about gender based and sexual violence, human rights and teenage pregnancy.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: From £400
Duration: 4 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
Clinical Psychology Volunteer Programme In Ghana
Shadow and assist mental health care professionals at a psychiatric hospital. Learn about clinical care and treatment. Support community outreach projects with education and awareness programmes.
Location: Cape Coast, Ghana
Price: From £400
Duration: 1-12 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
Psychology & Mental Health Volunteer Programme In Ghana
Volunteer with the mental health teams at a local medical clinic and hospital. Observe clinical care and help with child development. Field visit to a psychiatric hospital. Engage in community outreach projects to raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing.
Location: Senya Beraku, Ghana
Price: From £350
Duration: 1-12 Weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support

Criminology and Law

Criminology & Law Volunteer Programme in South Africa
Volunteer with a leading NGO human rights organisation. Receive case-based legal training in Human Rights Law, develop an understanding of the Criminal Justice System and work on a Penal Reform project.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: From £400
Duration: 8 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
Law & Human Rights Volunteer Programme in South Africa
Law placement with a leading NGO human rights organisation. Receive case-based legal training in Human Rights Law, work on social justice projects and help provide legal support for vulnerable and marginalised groups.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: From £400
Duration: 8 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
CRIMINOLOGY & LAW VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME IN SOUTH AFRICA
Criminology & Psychology Volunteer Programme in South Africa
Volunteer with a leading child abuse NGO. Gain clinical experience in victim support and child psychology as well as learning about the legal, police, court and prosecution processes for investigating cases of abuse and criminal justice.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: From £400
Duration: 4 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
Criminology & Law Volunteer Programme In Ghana
Volunteer with one of the leading crime prevention advocates and philanthropic organisations in Ghana. Work with legal professionals, police, researchers, prisons and media groups to support crime prevention and justice reform projects.
Location: Accra, Ghana
Price: From £450
Duration: 1-12 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support

Medical and Healthcare

Medical Placement Volunteer Programme In Ghana
Apply your passion for healthcare while making a difference in the lives of others. This programme offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for people interested in medical, nursing, midwifery, and health-related fields. Shadow and assist local medical professionals and support with healthcare treatment as well as community outreach projects.
Location: Senya Beraku, Ghana
Price: From £350
Duration: 1-12 Weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
Clinical Psychology Volunteer Programme In Ghana
Shadow and assist mental health care professionals at a psychiatric hospital. Learn about clinical care and treatment. Support community outreach projects with education and awareness programmes.
Location: Cape Coast, Ghana
Price: From £400
Duration: 1-12 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Business & NGO Management Volunteer Programme In Ghana
Gain practical experience and skills volunteering with an active NGO focused on sustainable community development. Work directly on projects and develop skills in marketing, statistics, governance, education, policy and broader business.
Location: Senya Beraku, Ghana
Price: From £325
Duration: 1-12 Weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
Community Development Volunteer Programme In Ghana
Volunteer at our foundation that provides holistic care to vulnerable children.
Location: Senya Beraku, Ghana
Price: From £325
Duration: 1-12 Weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support

Sports, Arts and Music

Creative Arts Development Volunteer Programme In Ghana
Apply your creativity and make a meaningful impact abroad. Whether you are passionate about music, drama, photography, or any other creative art form, this programme offers you the opportunity to develop creative projects working directly with local communities.
Location: Senya Beraku, Ghana
Price: From £350
Duration: 1-12 Weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
Sports Coaching and Development Volunteer Programme In Ghana
Apply your passion for sports and make a real difference by engaging local communities through sports and running training sessions for youth clubs. Work alongside local sports coaches and work in local schools on sports programmes.
Location: Senya Beraku, Ghana
Price: From £350
Duration: 1-12 Weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support

Tailor-made Volunteer Experiences

Tailor-Made Volunteer Programmes In Ghana
Support our longstanding charity partners in Ghana with a volunteer programme that’s tailored to your own needs and goals.
Location: Ghana
Price: From £325
Duration: 1-12 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+

WHY VOCATIONAL IMPACT?

When you choose Vocational Impact for your Ghanaian volunteering experience, you are not just choosing a programme, but also supporting a mission to create lasting change.

We are part of a registered charity, and your donation fee is directly reinvested into the local projects that you’ll be working with. Our unique model allows you to become a vital contributor to the long-term growth of Ghanaian organisations. Make a difference and uncover the real Ghana with Vocational Impact.

Hear from our volunteers

“Visiting the courts was pretty incredible. All of the pretty difficult stuff was made better by having Mildred with us.  Being given access to the front seat in the court was such an experience. They’re quite small so you’re right in the middle of it.”

Molly, Oxford University, Criminology Volunteer in South Africa

“I learned from being in the heart of a working and active internationally renowned charity in johannesburg. Whilst I was there, they were desperate for funders and it gave me a great insight into the process that they had to go through to achieve funds to stay afloat.”

Satara, Portsmouth University,
Business and NGO Volunteer in South Africa

“I am doing my dissertation on malaria, we don’t have the knowledge about it here in England so it was great to find out more about first hand.  I sat for about an hour talking to the disease controller about malaria, which is something I could not do back home”

Nia, University of Leeds, 
Medical Volunteer in Ghana

 

“Being able to observe play-therapy was a real highlight of my psychology placement. This was really interesting as I had been working with the child in the day-centre, so watching his play-therapy session really opened my eyes to how powerful this line of treatment is.”

Nele, Bath University, 
Psychology Volunteer Ghana

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