Are you passionate about conservation and eager to make a difference in your community? Join Our Generation Voluntary Organization as a volunteer and become a vital part of our local environmental initiatives. Our volunteer program offers a unique opportunity to learn and contribute to various aspects of conservation.
- Site Restoration: Participate in site restoration projects to improve and rejuvenate natural areas.
- Tree Planting: Help plant trees to enhance the environment and promote green spaces.
- Planting Area Maintenance: Maintain and care for planting areas to ensure the growth of young trees.
- Administrative Assistance: Support our local environmental organizations with administrative tasks to keep the conservation efforts running smoothly.
Participating in our volunteer program will not only benefit the environment but also provide you with invaluable conservation experience. There's a place for you whether you want to work with tree nurseries, transplant, choose seedlings, or help with basic duties like adding seed bags and watering the nursery.
Our partner organizations, the Wildlife Division and Ghana Forestry, offer you a chance to work with experts in the field and contribute to the preservation of natural areas. Join us today and help protect and build up parks and natural spaces through local initiatives and activities. Become a volunteer with a purpose – become a conservation champion!
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:
Help protect and conserve the environment in Ghana and earn international volunteering experience. Assist other volunteers in environmental conservation efforts. Perform a variety of tasks, including maintaining a tree nursery and picking seedlings. Live and work in rural Ghana, near the cities of Accra, Cape Coast, and Kumasi.
This program is ideal for
Volunteers who love greenery and don’t mind the dirt. You should be active and want to help in restoring Kumasi’s green environment by working alongside local authorities. As your tasks will vary based on the season, you should be open to helping out in any kind of activity that is prioritised while you’re there.
Role and responsibility
You will work with organizations on a wide range of conservation initiatives such as assisting with site restoration, planting of trees, maintenance of planting areas, and administrative assistance.
We welcome volunteers who are interested in working with the nursery area of our projects.
Volunteers will assist with: tree nursery, transplanting, choosing seedlings, adding seed bags, adding water to the nursery, and fetching water.
Participants will work with either the Wildlife Division or Ghana Forestry.
Can I use this program as part of a college or university placement?
It is certainly possible to use one of OGVO’s programs as part of your university or college placement. Project staff can sign off any paperwork required by your course tutors. OGVO regularly receives medical, biomedical sciences, psychology, midwifery, dentistry, veterinary, and nursing placement students at our projects across Ghana.
Volunteering work per day
Wake up each morning at your host family before eating breakfast, donning your daily ablutions, and grabbing a tro-tro or shared taxi that will take you to your volunteer destination. On your first day, our staff will accompany you to show you the way.
You will work 5 days a week, leaving you two free days (Saturday & Sunday) to explore the area. You’ll work around 4 – 9 hours per day.
At the end of the day, you can head home and enjoy a home-cooked Ghanaian meal with your host family. This is the perfect time to get to know more about their culture. Over the weekends, you can spend time with other volunteers or interns, explore the many historical sites around Cape Coast, or just relax on the beach.
Age – You must be over 16 years of age on the program start date.
Criminal background check
Criminal background check details
This document may be required depending on the placement site.
Yes, volunteers are required to have educational qualifications
Educational qualifications details
Education – Must have a High School/University/College etc. level qualification.
Documents – A Curriculum Vitae/ Résumé must be attached to your application form.
Other Skills – There are no special qualifications for this project, however, you must be adaptable to a tropical environment, be in excellent health, and be willing to help in the environmental and conservation fields.
|2 weeks||$570||Equivalent to $41/day|
|3 weeks||$673||Equivalent to $32/day|
|4 weeks||$775||Equivalent to $28/day|
|5 weeks||$878||Equivalent to $25/day|
|6 weeks||$983||Equivalent to $23/day|
|7 weeks||$1088||Equivalent to $22/day|
|8 weeks||$1193||Equivalent to $21/day|
|9 weeks||$1279||Equivalent to $20/day|
|10 weeks||$1385||Equivalent to $20/day|
|11 weeks||$1490||Equivalent to $19/day|
|12 weeks||$1594||Equivalent to $19/day|
24/7 in-country support
Certificate of International Volunteer Service
In-country program orientation
Important things to note
We pride ourselves on 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. The extension can be arranged with advanced notice as well.
Please note that the above-shown program fees are only estimated. Our Generation Voluntary Organization will let you know about the final price during your application process.
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed upon with OGVO during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
Important Things to Note
- Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day, and for returning to the airport when your program finishes.
- Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Ghana generally find US$50 - US$100 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.
- A 5% international banking fee is added at the point of payment.
No refund upon no-show or early departure from the program.
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