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1. Why Volunteer with WPD-Ghana?
WPDG is a dedicated registered grassroots NGO fully incorporated under Ghana's Registered Generals Department with registration number G-20723.
There are many companies and organizations running volunteer programs that are so expensive and yet not having effective programs. Our programs are meant to empower volunteers as well as their project communities so our fees are so low in order to allow young volunteers, especially students to experience volunteer abroad.
According to WorldAudit.org's, Ghana ranks 4th in division 2 of world's most democratic countries, thus ensuring strong democratic environment with peace and safety for our international volunteers.
We are partnered with trustworthy volunteer organizations like: UN Volunteers, Omprakash, Global EdGE, Global Volunteers and many others.
2. How Can I Enroll?
A volunteer should be 18 years or more
Volunteer applys online
Volunteer completes application forms APPLY NOW
WPD-Ghana reviews application forms
WPD sends basic questions to be answered by volunteer via email
Initial interview conducted via phone or Skype
Acceptance and confirmation information provided
Deposit of US$50 towards program fee paid
Pre-departure guidelines/training conducted via Skype, phone, and email
Terms and conditions review and agreement - (Forms)
Balance of program fee should be paid not later than 21 days prior to program start date
Final pre-departure discussions via Skype
Final preparation and departure.
3. Do I Need Vaccination?
Our recommendation is that all volunteers visit their medical doctor to review their healthcare requirements before traveling abroad. Recommended or required vaccinations for international travelers can be found at the Centers for Disease Control, www.cdc.gov.
4. Do I Need Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance is mandatory for all volunteers, and all volunteers will show a prove this prior to departing on the trip. All volunteers are solely responsible for evaluating and determining the type, extent and levels of any insurance coverage they need or desire for their planned volunteer travel period.
5. How Do I Fly To Ghana?
Make more research online to get an affordable air fare from your destination to Accra. NOTE: Your destination in Ghana will be at the KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT in Accra (Airport Code: IATA).
6. I Can't Speak Any Ghanaian Language
Ghana was a British Colony so a basic knowledge of English is necessary to follow the instructions provided by our in country staff. Volunteers will be oriented on basic local language of the communities they serve.
7. Do I Need a Visa to Travel to Ghana?
To apply for your visa, you can learn more or contact the Ghana Immigration Service Headquarters or a regional office. You can also go through an embassy or consulate in your own country.
8. Where will Volunteers Stay?
Volunteers will be living with their Host Family to enjoy the friendly culture of Ghana. The house has electricity, pipe borne water, toilet and bath..
Below are two of our Home Base in Ghana located in Accra and Volta Region.
9. Travel Information & Documents (Visa, Passport, etc)
Volunteers are solely responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel, including all airfares as well as any local transport costs not related to project sites. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to carry all necessary documents when traveling to Ghana. WPDG may advise volunteers on required travel documentation and may provide reference letters for visa application but will not be responsible for any other supporting documents necessary for the volunteer’s travel needs or other purposes. All volunteers are responsible for ensuring their travel documents like passport or visa are up to date and valid for travel. Visit Ghana Embassy in USA site
10. What is the Transportation System in Ghana?
Ghana has a modern system of transportation system being Luxurious Buses and Trains for long distances, Vans and Taxi to move around towns, and domestic flights to major cities.
11. How Safe Are the Project Communities?
All activities and volunteer work sites are thoroughly vetted for their safety.
Volunteers Home Base, Kpedze, Ghana
Volunteers Home Base, Pokuase-Accra, Ghana