Volunteer Infromation

We’ve hosted volunteers and interns from around the world for over four years. As a volunteer for AFAWI, you’ll support development of the most vulnerable people in society. You’ll experience the Ghanaian way of life, living and working with local people and making a difference to the quality of their lives.

What can I do?

There are a range of opportunities available, depending on your specific interests, skills and experience. We’ll spend time discussing these with you to make sure you’re assigned to a program that suits you.

Examples of areas you could work in include:

  • community and youth development

  • women’s rights programs

  • education

  • water and sanitation

  • research

  • HIV/AIDS and reproductive health programs

How long can I volunteer?

In most cases AFAWI is flexible with starting dates and duration of stay. Please state your availability on the application form.

Who will I be working with?

You’ll be placed in existing projects working with local people, volunteers from AFAWI, and other international volunteer organisations.

Where will I be living?

We believe that it’s important for you to become fully immersed in the local culture wherever you work, so all our volunteers have the option of choosing to live with a host family or residing in the AFAWI hostel.

We carefully select our host families to ensure all our volunteers enjoy their experience in a welcoming Ghanaian community. Your host will help you to settle into the local area and you might be living with another volunteer.

How much will it cost?

Program fees

Duration (Weeks) Volunteers/Internship Programmes
1 Week                                            € 200
2 Weeks                                            € 380
3 Weeks                                            € 450
4 Weeks                                            € 550
5 Weeks                                            € 750
6 Weeks                                            € 930
7 Weeks                                         € 1,000
8 Weeks                                         € 1,100

This program fees include:

  • host family / AFAWI  Hostel accommodation during your project

  • Dinner while living with your host family / AFAWI Hostel

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure

  • help with travel booking

  • 24/7 support from AFAWI

The following will be additional costs to budget for:

  • flights

  • travel insurance

  • visa

  • spending money


  1. you must be 18 or over – there’s no maximum age limit

  2. fluent in English

  3. strong commitment to the values and principles of volunteering

  4. ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

  5. ability to adjust to basic living conditions

  6. strong interpersonal and communication skills

  7. initiative and enthusiasm


Information we’ll need from you

  • Information of your travel arrangements (flight number, airline, arrival and departure times) before your placement begins