AFAWI has been welcoming Volunteer Interns to Ghana for over 14 years, to share the unique experience of supporting a grassroots organisation with development projects.      
We believe in women empowerment and community development to bring equality to everyone.  Volunteer Interning is a great opportunity to learn about international development from the ground level by experts in the field.  We foster an office environment that encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing and working towards a shared goal.


Our projects take place in rural communities, which will give you the exclusive learning opportunity to understand how development projects are initiated and managed in Ghana. 


AFAWI is not a placement agency; all the projects are owned and operated by AFAWI Staff. 


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


Program Fees

Duration                       Program Fee (Euro €)

1 week                          150 €

2 week                          300 €

3 week                          450 €

4 week                          600 €

2 months                     1200 €

*To convert to your country's currency click here.

*Partially refundable 30 days before your program start date.

What is included in the Program Fee: 


  • 24/7 Support in Ghana

  • Airport pick-up

  • Volunteer Intern Orientation

  • Accommodation

  • Lunches on weekdays

  • Project contribution


What is not included: 


  • Visa

  • Flights

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)

  • Vaccinations (Yellow Fever mandatory upon entry to Ghana)

  • Criminal Background Check

  • Food and Drinking Water (The Team of AFAWI will assists you in showing you nearby markets, restaurants and stores.)

  • Internet (after working hours)

  • Further spending of money up on your preferences. (Volunteers generally find EUR 50 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses)




  • 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, being able to work independently and in groups

  • Respectful

  • Adaptable a quickly changing environment