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Why OGVO-Ghana?

Our Generation Voluntary Organisation (OGVO) prides itself on being a highly regarded volunteering organisation that constructs partnerships with the communities we work in.

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.1

Youth Care / Street Children Volunteer Program in Ghana

Volunteers show great heart as they help local organisations to improve the living conditions of the most disadvantaged children in Ghana.

Even though Ghana is a growing economic power since there is a wealth of natural resources, there has been a larger disparity between the rich and the poor. A large amount of the population lives below the poverty line and this is even worse for children. Without proper care, their health declines, they lack access to sanitation, they are homeless, and there is a high infant mortality rate as well as a low life expectancy. The social welfare services in Ghana are struggling to care for these street children. Children centres were created to help with the effort, but many are understaffed and lack resources such as adequate food, clothing and education. Child labour, neglect and physical abuse are all issues affecting the street youth in Ghana. Many of these children often turn to criminal activities which leads to substance abuse.

OGVO works with a local organisation in Ghana that provides support, care and the teaching of valuable life skills to underprivileged children. Volunteers will have a direct impact on the lives of these children and will contribute to their happiness by teaching, advocating personal hygiene, play games and being a role model for a bright future. While this is a challenging volunteer opportunity, the emotional rewards are immeasurable.


• Teaching English and other subjects such as math’s, science & health
• Organizing entertaining and artistic activities that augment learning in a fun manner (e.g. games, dancing, sports, art, music etc.)
• Teaching children invaluable life skills such as gardening, cooking, painting, building & sewing
• Helping the children prepare meals and serving them at the right time
• Promoting personal hygiene
• Assisting local authorities with daily tasks such as fundraising.
• Helping with the construction and building works.


  • Assist a Ghana-based organization provide aid to children from poor families.
  • Teach children English, other subjects, and personal hygiene.
  • Live and work in Ghana, and explore its culture.

No formal qualifications or previous teaching experience needed. All we require from our volunteers is enthusiasm, compassion and a dash of patience in order to make this opportunity truly worthwhile.

Location of OGVO Volunteer/Intern Programs
We have volunteer and intern work placements in both urban and rural areas in Ghana including Accra, Koforidua, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Kwamoso, Salt Pond,Swedru,Tepa, Boaben-Fiema, Bibiani, Boako, Wassa Akropong, Wale Wale, Mampong, Asafo, Buduburam, and many more.

Start Dates and Durations
We pride ourselves for our flexibility. Volunteers or interns can arrive any day of the year with advanced notice. You can volunteer or intern for periods of 1 week to 6 months. Extension can be arranged with advanced notice as well.

OGVO Program Prices
Our fees are extremely affordable as compare to other organisations. Our program fee starts as small as US $250. Program fees mainly help us cover the variable costs, such as food, accommodation, airport pick-up, placement, program orientation, etc. Program fees vary according to the length of your program. To see program fees and what it covers, please click here.

All accommodation with a Ghana home-stay family is included. Rooms are private and have all the basic furnishings you could expect, including running water, electricity & clean bathrooms. The home-stay families have been specially chosen by OGVO and have hosted many volunteers over the course of several years. Our home-stay families form some of the most memorable parts of Volunteer/Intern Programs and provide amazing insight into traditional Ghana life, as well as creating friendships that last a lifetime.


Three meals a day are provided by the home-stay families and consist mainly of traditional Ghanaian meals with some flexibility for home comforts when available. 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.

Working days and hours
You will work 5 days a week, leaving you two free days (Saturday & Sunday) to explore the area. You'll work around 4 to 9 hours per day.

During weekends Volunteers/Interns have the opportunity to visit all that Ghana has to offer. Weekend trips available include visits to Mole National Park in the Northern Region of Ghana. This National Park offers a great Safari-like experience and is one of the biggest Elephant Sanctuaries in Africa with the chance to spot Lions, Leopards & Antelopes in their natural habitat.
Volunteers can also take a trip to Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana to relax in the beautiful beaches and see the famous Cape Coast castle, the Kakum Canopy walkway and Elmina castle, where slave trade begun.





“As a westerner coming to Africa for the first time, Ghana has provided an excellent introductory experience to the continent. While the spirit of Africa is certainly alive and well here, Ghana's people are welcoming, and give off a certain friendliness and hospitality that is not to be found in other African countries. read more>>
Alexander J. Godfrey, Australia

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Quick facts about Ghana
  • Arrival airport …………Accra (ACC)
  • Capital City …………… Accra
  • Religion ……………………Christian
  • Currency …………………Cedi (GHC)
  • Population ……………… 24 Million
  • Language …………………English (official)
  • Time Zone ……………… UTC + 00:00
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