Costs and Living Arrangements

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As VPWA Volunteer participating in our acclaimed TIG project, you’ll have to adapt to conditions that may be dramatically different than you have ever experienced and modify lifestyle practices that you now take for granted. Even the most basic practices— talking, eating, using the bathroom, and sleeping may take significantly different forms in the context of Ghana. If you successfully adapt and integrate, you will in return be rewarded with a deep understanding of a new culture, the establishment of new and potentially lifelong relationships, and a profound sense of humanity.

Relevant Notice

Project Duration

Minimum commitment of 1 month and up to unlimited duration


You can volunteer at any time through out the year.


Price start at 390 Euros. Check our parent website for details


Half of total cost  of proposed stay (included in total price)


Greater Accra-Ghana, Eastern Region

Airport to fly into

Accra Airport (ACC) - (also known as Kotoka International Airport)

What’s included in the fees

• Accommodation

• Meals (1x)

What’s not included?

• Flights & Visa to and from Ghana
• Vaccinations (please speak to your local GP)
• Insurance (required)


TIG Volunteers live and work in two regions of Ghana (Greater Accra and Eastern Region) In Greater Accra, volunteers live in either Pokuase or Achimota Mile 7. In Eastern Region, Volunteers live at the VPWA centre  in Damang Anhuntem Near Nsawam in the Akuapim South Municipality. Volunteer lives in shared rooms. The rooms have comfortable beds with pillows so no need to bring sleeping bags. The volunteer apartment has kitchen with fridge. Toilet and shower facility available.

Health and Safety

Ghana is one of the safest countries in Africa. In the Global Peace Index it is ranked above both the United Kingdom and the US. It is the perfect introduction for first time volunteers to Africa. It has a democratic electoral process and a stable economy. Our team will ensure your health and safety at all times and you'll have emergency support 24/7

Getting to Work

Currently , TIG Volunteers work with schools within the Greater Accra Region and Eastern Region. Volunteers will have to commute by public bus (usually referred to         as trotro) or shared taxi to and from work place Monday-Friday. (Depending on proximity you might consider walking or using bicycle). 


All TIG Volunteers also enjoys below offer to all VPWA participating volunteers on all programmes.

·         Application processing, interview and pre-departure information and all administrative works to prepare for your coming.

·         Visa support services

·         Airport Pick Up 

·         Placement

·         24 hour support contact services

·         Orientation prior to beginning of work

·         Mobile phone SIM card number on arriving in Ghana

·         Certificate of Recognition upon satisfactory volunteer activity and compilation of report.

Geography and Climate

Ghana, located on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa, extends about 450 miles from north to south, and 250 miles from east to west (roughly the size of Oregon). Geographically, the country can be divided into three zones: the southern narrow coastal strip of savanna; a broad tropical rain forest extending 150-200 miles north; and the northern savanna area. Lake Volta, formed by the construction of the Akosombo Dam, is the largest manmade lake in the world and is an important geographical feature of the country.

The climate of Ghana is tropical with two main seasons, the dry season from November through March, and the rainy season from May through August. It is hot and dry along the southeast coast. It is hot and humid in the southwest, and dry in the north. During the dry season, the Harmattan affects the northern and southern regions with days of continual cool air, haze, and fine dust. 

Rewards and Frustrations

Many western volunteers never have the opportunity to live in a place where families and the life of the community are literally the most important things. Many people never truly understand how much people can do with seemingly so little, and what a difference just a little help can make in someone’s life. With their familiar habits and routines gone, TIG-VPWA Volunteers in Ghana learn to develop new routines and relationships, and in doing so, have life changing experiences. What could be more rewarding?

Most Volunteers coming to Ghana find the pace of life much slower, and for some this is difficult to adjust to. It is especially difficult when you are trying to meet deadlines that you believe are important while everyone around you seems to be on a different schedule. Relying on unpredictable transport rather than just picking up and leaving when you want to, not being able to make yourself clear when communicating, and finding that you really are responsible for making this experience what it turns out to be, can be overwhelming. At the end of your stay however, when you realize what you gained and how you adjusted to a new environment, you will see why it was the experience of a lifetime.