AFAWI has been welcoming Volunteers to Ghana for over ten years, to share the unique experience on supporting local development work and getting an impression of the process in a grassroots Ghanaian NGO.      
We believe in collaboration and knowledge sharing, and highly encourage an on-going dialogue between the volunteers and the organisation. We see voluntary helpers as an essential part of AFAWI, working alongside our experienced staff to implement our projects and fulfill our mission and vision.


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




AFAWI is not charging any longer for the volunteer programme. With this we want to appreciate the voluntary work of our helpers and reach out on current economical developments. 


However AFAWI is a non-profit organisation and therefore strongly relies on donations to help fund the implementation of our projects. We therefore humbly ask for a support and encourage our volunteers to fundraise, if they are able to. 


Accommodation & Airport pick-up  

The team of AFAWI knows that it might be difficult to arrange your temporary living in Ghana from outside the country, especially when you are not familiar with the local circumstances.


That’s why we offer a cost-effective accommodation nearby our office and airport pick-up for our international volunteer interns. 


The required costs total 70,00 € per week. (To convert to your local currency click here.)

What it covers:


  • Airport pick-up

  • Accommodation

  • Water & electricity


Once you have chosen this opportunity, we can only refund you the costs to 50% a month prior to your arrival date. 



What further costs will I have for my stay in Ghana? 


The following costs will arise for you regarding your stay in Ghana.


  • 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 30 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses)




AFAWI is looking for volunteers to help our staff with the planning, implementation and coordination of our projects. We are therefore looking for individuals having an active interest in gender equality and grassroots sustainable development work and share our mission and vision.


Though we know there are many opportunities to have fun and enjoy Ghana, your stay with AFAWI is centred to bring out real positive change in the communities we work with and you might have to write a project report at the end of your stay.


AFAWI is therefore looking for Volunteers 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, being 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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