OGVO Volunteer & Intern Placements in Ghana

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Our mission is to foster a whole range of cross-cultural understanding and amity by providing young people with quality opportunities for international volunteering, interns, inter-cultural exchange and travel experience, education and training.

Since 2004, Our Generation Voluntary Organisation (OGVO) has been providing safe, unique, meaningful and extremely affordable volunteer and intern programs across the length and breath of Ghana.

Whether you're taking a volunteer vacation, a gap year, or on a career break, OGVO has a wide variety of programs ranging from one week to six months to fit anyone's schedule.

Our organisation is involved mission works including volunteerism in all fields especially working in schools, orphanage homes; hospitals etc. In addition, we also involved in community services and travel, where we raise funds building or refurbishing dilapidated building in schools, hospitals in remote areas in Ghana.

Our Generation Voluntary Organisation, we pride ourselves with bridging cultures, languages, sex and race, thereby building healthy environment for all volunteers and interns.

Our program options includes the following:

Volunteer with Orphans in Ghana

Volunteer Teaching Programs in Ghana

Street Children/Childcare Volunteer Programs in Ghana

Medical Volunteer / Internships Programs in Ghana

HIV / AIDS Prevention and Counseling Volunteer Programs in Ghana

Volunteer Wildlife Programs in Ghana

Journalism Internships Programs in Ghana

Environmental and Conservation Volunteer Programs in Ghana

Sports Coaching Volunteer Programs in Ghana

Learn African Dance, Drumming & language programs in Ghana

Schools / Custom Groups Trips in Ghana

Community Service & Travel

Both urban and rural areas in Ghana

The accommodation type we arrange for volunteers is the family stay type. This means that volunteers stay with a family as their host. Our home-stay families can provide the following features in Ghana:

  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Toilet (WC) and Bath room
  • Kitchen and dinning table
  • Private room with basic furniture (volunteer’s can choose to share the room with another volunteer but the cost will remain the same.)

In the rural areas, the resources are limited and the living condition can be basic.

Three meals a day are provided by the home-stay families.

Breakfast is usually ready by around 7am, however you can eat later if you prefer to get up late. Lunch is usually packed, by your host family in a lunch box so that you can eat at your project if you wish. Dinner is usually served around 7pm.

If you have special eating needs, you can indicate that while applying. Even though special eating needs are not something we can guarantee, we will do our best to meet your needs.

It is exciting to live with a local family. This way, you can easily learn the local way of life, meet local people, and feel more like a part of Ghana rather than just a tourist. We strongly encourage you to try the local flavours and experience the local culture and traditions as much as possible. Keep in mind that it is important to be open-minded and to be flexible. You shouldn’t expect that you would eat the same food or have the same lifestyle as you do at home. Actually, one of the most important things you will learn abroad is how their way of living is just as correct as yours.The hosts families are consistently screened with their information updated on regular basis to make sure they meet our standards and also match to volunteers we send over to them.

Our programs are available throughout the year. We have flexible start dates and durations; you can volunteer any week of the month and any month of the year. You can volunteer from 1 week to six months.

Program Requirements

  • 18 and older
  • Good health
    • Medical volunteers need a qualification that proofs that they have a medical or healthcare backgroun

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