Low Cost Volunteering
Find out what is included in our fees and how we compare to other volunteer organisations.
Low Cost Fees
Our weekly volunteer fee is a low cost $48 with no registration fees so that we can offer this experience to as many people as possible across the globe. We’re a small team and don’t have any fancy international offices so that we can ensure we can offer this at such a low price. Any fees charged are strictly not for profit and will be used for the development of the program and volunteer housing along with more support staff to increase local employment. This low cost price is applicable to all of our volunteer placements in Ghana.
What Is Included?
Your utilities will be covered by us in the housing this includes; water, electricity and gas.
Pre Departure Support
Although not covered by your fees, we provide this service free of charge. The management team will be available to answer any queries you may have before your arrival to us to keep the cost as low as possible for you.
Should you have the budget to explore the local area further we have vehicles available with no rental charge. The fuel just needs to be covered by volunteers wishing to use these.
Introduction Fees & Running Costs
Factored into your fees is the introduction commission charged by platforms such as VolunteerWorld for using their application services. As a small group this also covers any online presence costs such as hosting, email servers and social media marketing.
What Is NOT Included?
Flights & Travel
You will need to cover your flights and travel costs. Flights will arrive into Accra – Kotoka International Airport. We will arrange an airport collection for our support team to meet you upon arrival in one of our vehicles or a taxi straight to Abetifi which will need to be paid for by yourself.
Food & Grocery Shopping
This is a self catering placement so you will have use of the kitchen in the houses to prepare your food or buy from the plenty street vendors in town.
Visa & Travel Injections
Although we are on hand to offer support and advice on visa applications, these will need to be covered by yourself along with travel injections such as the required yellow fever injection and certificate.
Placement Site Travel
For people with a lower budget for their trip we can assign you to a school in the local town however if you wish to delve deeper in the rural communities or visit a specific project site for renovation then this transport will need to be covered by yourself in a shared taxi which our support staff will assist with.