Opportunities Abroad – Ghana.
Volunteering abroad is a great exposure, personally and professionally. It is a great way to earn some good fate, hone one’s skills, and learn new things and all of it while traveling to far flung settings. It is a great travel tourism idea that has far reaching impacts on both, the participants and the ones receiving the help.
Our Generation Voluntary Organisation (OGVO) provides safe, unique, flexible, meaningful and extremely affordable volunteer programs and internships work-experience in Ghana. We have a variety of programs on offer at affordable prices starting at just US $250. Our projects are designed to cater to the needs of people from all backgrounds. Be it Gap Year Students, Medical Interns, Working Professionals, Families and anyone else looking for a fulfilling volunteering travel experience. Our volunteers work abroad at orphanage homes, schools, hospitals/clinics, media companies, law firms, wildlife parks, microfinance companies, sports teams, and many more! Our volunteers & interns come from all around the world including the US, Canada, UK, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, France, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Spain, New Zealand, Russia, Asia, Australia and South America.
Since its inception in 2004, we have delivered great experiences to thousands of volunteers across the ten regions of Ghana. Our Medical and Healthcare internships are much admired amongst the medical students, and this is where medics get hands-on knowledge into complex medical procedures. Be it for college credits or an internship or volunteer certificate or even a service learning trip – schoolies, gapers and numerous high school students enroll for our programs throughout the year. Keeping in sight the young creed, we have customized group, High School and Teen Volunteering Programs.
Our volunteer and intern programs are available in both urban and rural areas. We have a flexible start dates and durations that runs from 1 week to 6 months depending on the program of your choice. Extensions can be arranged with advanced notice. You can arrive any day of the year with advanced notice as well. During this time, you will be staying in the home of a local Ghanaian family. Our host families are carefully screened, socially respected and experienced with hosting international volunteers. Accommodation is simple but clean and includes 2 meals a day of local cuisine. Typically, volunteers eat breakfast and dinner at the host family during the working week. Lunch is not included but can be purchased at a nearby café while at your project site. OGVO believes that home stays offer you the best experience during your time in Ghana by allowing you to save money, while providing you with an easy way to integrate into Ghanaian culture. In most cases, you will share a room with volunteers (of same gender). Your weekends are free to explore some of the amazing sights that Ghana has to offer. Volunteers regularly travel together and our team will help you plan weekend trips. Our staff visits volunteers regularly and always happy to help our volunteers in any way needed.
At OGVO, our programs are designed to help the local communities at the same time of providing a valuable learning and cultural experience to our volunteers and interns. We invite you to volunteer or intern in Ghana with us, and have the experience of your lifetime!
Great place for students! I learned a lot and was very impressed with all the doctors. Dr. Addison, Dr. Mawuse, and Dr. York were particularly excellent, and please thank them for letting us follow them around!
Being with a host family is a wonderful experience. Thank you to everyone for helping us.
FRANK & OGVO – FRANK IS AMAZING!! Frank took very good care of us, and made sure we were safe and happy. Frank made the experience of being in Ghana very good!
Frank is fantastic, and I really appreciate everything he did
Two wonderful weeks
July 03, 2016 at 10:25 AM
I spent two wonderful weeks in Kumasi, Ghana. The food, the host family, the work – everything was excellent! You really get to see Ghana from within which is such a fantastic experience. Still, the security always felt very high.
Program: OGVO High School Trip Program in Ghana