Our weekly volunteer fee is a low cost $58* with no registration fees so that we can offer this experience to as many people as possible across the globe. We’re a social enterprise with 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 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.
* Average cost per week. Weekly fees vary in terms of duration pricing bands so that we are able to offer cheaper pricing to longer term volunteers.
|12 weeks||$780||then reduces to $55 per week|
|24 weeks||$1320||then reduces to $50 per week|
|50 weeks||$2500||then reduces to $30 per week|
Average weekly cost / $58 per week
Your utilities will be covered by us in the housing this includes; water, electricity and gas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We now offer the lowest cost volunteering placements available in Ghana for international travellers.
See how we our low cost volunteering compared below to some similar organisations in Ghana.
As a not for profit organisation, any donations we raise go directly into project sites. Due to this to cover the housing, utility bills, local support staff, internet etc that our volunteers will be using, we need to charge a weekly fee so we can continue to offer these volunteer placements in a safe and pleasant environment for the volunteers to live. To ensure we’re as cheap as possible and open this up to more people, our management team provide their services and support free of charge.
No, however most volunteers prefer to opt for this so that they don’t have to worry about withdrawals/currency when in Ghana. There are 3 stages to the payment process:
1) Initial Deposit – Taken by VolunteerWorld (Refundable if trip is cancelled) – This is to reserve your place on the program and receive further details from us in a welcome pack to get ready for your trip.
2) First Months Payment / Remaining Payment – To confirm your space in the house and before you get to the month of your scheduled arrival you need to have made at least 4 weeks payment to us so we can continue to employ the support staff and have things ready for your arrival. However many volunteers opt to pay the remaining fees at this stage to reduce multiple transaction fees and the hassle of paying in Ghana.
3) Upon Arrival Payment – If you have only paid one months payment by the time of your arrival then you will need to pay the rest of your stay upon arrival in person.
Our main aim is creating this group was to ensure that volunteering is available to as many people as possible. Our management team provide their support and time free of charge, we employ local Ghanaian support staff, we don’t have any fancy international offices or helpdesks. The fees are just to cover the volunteer house, utility bills and support staff.
To be collected from the airport by a driver and a member of our team is currently 350 Ghana cedis (As of November 2019). This is payable in person or you can send us the payment for this beforehand and we will pass it to the driver.
Our online payments are stated in dollars however you can use the various payment platforms to change to your own currency. If you need to pay in person in Ghana this can be done in Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Ghana Cedis.
At this moment in time there is no discount if you stay longer, we no longer charge an initial registration fee so the weekly fee we charge is literally just to cover your housing and bills so unable to reduce further. We do however recommend as long a stay as possible so that yourself and the children get the most out of your stay and a greater social impact.