AFAWI has been welcoming Volunteer Interns to Ghana for over ten years. Volunteer Internships are unique experiences to see how NGOs operate in Ghana and internationally.  AFAWI is not a placement agency; all the projects are owned and operated by AFAWI Staff. 


AFAWI believes in collaboration and knowledge sharing, and the volunteer intern programme encourages a dialogue between interns and the organisation. You will be working alongside AFAWI staff to implement the project you choose to be involved with. 


These projects are in rural communities and no volunteer tour companies have access to them. This will give you the learning opportunity to understand how development projects are initiated and managed in Ghana. 

Length of Programme           Programme Fee EUR
2 weeks                                                  €200
3 weeks                                                  300
4 weeks                                                  400
5 weeks                                                  500
6 weeks                                                  600
7 weeks                                                  700
8 weeks                                                  800
  • To convert to your local currency click here.

  • Programme Fees refundable 50% a month prior to your arrival date.

  • Start dates are flexible but it is encouraged to arrive at the beginning of the month.

What extra cost will I have?
  • Visa

  • Flights

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)

  • Vaccinations (Yellow Fever mandatory upon entry to Ghana)

  • Criminal Background Check

  • Breakfast, dinner and weekend meals 

  • Drinking water

  • Spending money (Volunteer Interns generally find EUR 30 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses)

Programme Fee
What it covers
  • Airport pick-up

  • Orientation

  • Programme supervision

  • Processing application

  • Administration cost

  • Lunch on weekdays

  • Accommodation

Mandatory Donation 
AFAWI relies on the support of our interns to help fund the implementation of projects.
All Volunteer Intern Programmes have a Monthly mandatory €100 donation.
Volunteer Interns are encouraged to fundraise if they are able too. 
AFAWI Volunteer Intern programs are centered around our projects, you can expect to write a report at the end of your time with us. Though there are many opportunities to have fun and enjoy Ghana, our programmes are centred around making positive change in the communities we work with. AFAWI is looking for Volunteer Interns who meet the following requirements:
  • You must be 18 or over

  • Criminal Background Check

  • Proof of medical insurance

  • Fluent in English, high-level reading and writing in English

  • Strong commitment to the values and principles of volunteering and sustainable development

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

  • Ability to adjust to basic living conditions and live independently

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Initiative and enthusiasm

  • Self-starter and is able to work independently and in groups

  • Respectful

  • Adaptable a quickly changing environment 

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AS-7 Asofan, Ofankor North, Accra, Ghana


Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursdays: Out of Office for Field Work



+233 243 871 816
+233 303 965 195


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