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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

About Us

The Our Generation Voluntary Organization (OGVO) was founded in 2004 in order to enable young people to use their leisure time for international volunteering, interns, cultural exchange programs etc. in Ghana. OGVO is a non-profit and non-governmental African Organisation. Meaningful programs have been the hallmark of our organization since its inception.

OGVO is involved mission works including volunteerism in all fields especially working in schools, orphanage homes, hospital and many more. In addition, we also involved in community services and travel, where we raise funds building or refurbishing dilapidated building in schools, libraries, hospitals, community centers etc. 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 volunteer programs/projects are suitable for anyone on a Gap Year, Career Break or for anyone looking to do a short term volunteer program.

Our Generation Voluntary Organization work in partnership with individuals, groups, institutions and organizations in Ghana that are into developmental activities. We provide diverse range of opportunities to volunteers around the world who want to become part of our volunteer community in Ghana.

Our Vision

That every community in Ghana would reach a level of development that is most dignifying to the total and holistic progress of mankind.

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster a whole range of cross-cultural understanding and amity by providing young people with quality opportunities for international volunteering, non-paid internships work-experience & travel, education and training.

Our Core Values

  • We have the individual in spite of age, race, sex, religion and ethnicity.
  • We believe in intelligibility
  • We believe in honesty, trust and integrity
  • We believe in striving for fineness and effective teamwork to achieve its aims.

Our tactical Objectives

The organisation has been set up with the following tactical objectives;

•    To encourage educational, cultural and social travel among young people aimed at mounting international understanding
•    To bring together all people interested in voluntary work-camps with the object of fostering a spirit of common understanding among all classes of people and to give young people the opportunity to use their leisure time in the service of the community by participating in community development schemes, such as building of schools, health and other Welfare Centres and generally to organize and assist Local and national efforts in these and similar projects
•     To boost and develop the co-ordinations of educational and work exchange programs among students, youth and educational organisations worldwide
•    To give practical assistance without regard to national frontiers and through cooperation with volunteers from all countries.
•    To foster in the youth of today the spirit of voluntarism and the “service to mankind”.

Legal Status:
Incorporated under the companies code, 1963(Act 179) Limited by guarantee – Certificate of Incorporation Number: G-24,805
Social Welfare Department – Registered Charity Number: D.S.W./4215.

Management & Staff

Frank Odoi Founder & Director (Ghana)
Francis Larbi Program Development Manager (Ghana)
Abdul Kadir Shamsiya Volunteers / Internship Programs Coordinator (Ghana)
Abigail Tawiah OGVO Administrator (Ghana)
Prince Sowah IT Administrator (Ghana)
Comfort Larbi Accountant Clerk (Ghana)
Ernest Kissi  Volunteer Program Coordinator (Ghana)
Anouk Sinde Jans International Representative (The Netherlands)


Since its establishment in 2004, OGVO has supported many Students, Youth, Educators, Institutions, Wildlife Division & Ghana Forestry, community based Organizations and developmental organizations through services, training, exchange programs etc. in Ghana. We have successfully organized / offer volunteer programs /placement in Ghana, interns in Ghana, language and cultural immersion programs for students and volunteers from worldwide. OGVO offers programs such as Volunteering in Ghana, Summer Camp Program, Non-paid Internships in Ghana, Study Tours such as Learning African Drumming, Dancing and Language.

Achievements - 2012 - 2014

Creating educational material for 1,560 school children ( Ntribuoho, Ashanti )
Supporting agricultural development within the local community ( Kwamoso )
Conducting Children's Health Education program (Kumasi)
Over 13,000 Trees planted to prevent rain causing house collapses in the Eastern Region of Ghana (Akuapem Hills)
278+ School libraries built in the Ashanti Region
Over 100,000 books donated in the Eastern & Ashanti Regions

Other details:

Name: Our Generation Voluntary Organisation
Location: Ofori-Krom New Site, Kumasi
Address: P. O. Box KS 13919, Kumasi
Tel: +233 24 3351244 / +233 20 4595766

Locations of OGVO Volunteer / Intern Programs

We have volunteer work placements in both urban and rural areas in Ghana – Greater Accra region, Eastern region, Ashanti region, Central region, Western region, Volta region, Brong – Ahafo region, Northern region etc.

Start Dates and Durations

We pride ourselves for our flexibility. You can arrive any day of the year with advanced notice.
You can volunteer for periods of 1 week to 6 months. Extensions can be arranged with advanced notice as well.


“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

  • Medicine & Healthcare Internship
  • Dental Elective Program
  • Volunteer Orphanage Program
  • Volunteer Street Children Program
  • Veterinary Internship Placement
  • Disabled Children Volunteers Placement 
  • Journalism Internship Placement
  • Microfinance Volunteers Program
  • Summer Community Service & Travel
  • Construction Volunteering Programs
  • Educational Trip for School Groups
  • English Teaching Volunteers
  • Wildlife Volunteers Placement
  • Midwifery School Electives/Internship
  • Agriculture & Farming Volunteers

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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