HACGhana is committed to building an environment of good health, improving education,
and contributing to the social well being of the people of Ghana by placing international volunteers in a meaningful position that is responsive to the needs of our local communities. We believe that housing our volunteers with host families enriches cross-cultural understanding between Ghanaians and Westerners, and ultimately leads to a better experience during your stay in Ghana.
As the only Ghanaian-based volunteer organization for people living outside Ghana, all monies paid to HACGhana remain in Ghana, and more of that money is dedicated to local projects instead of supporting costly, international offices in the developed world.
HACGhana’s membership is comprised of our local field-office staff, host families, project stakeholders, our network of volunteer international alumni, and of course, our volunteers on the ground. Our staff works directly with you to facilitate your integration into the community, including with your host family, your project site, and your fellow volunteers.
As a not-for-profit organization, HACGhana is directly accountable to the Ghanaian government. Our international network of former in-country volunteers believes strongly in our mission, and many continue to contribute by assisting in our recruitment efforts after they return home. We offer people a wide choice. We operate in Africa, Ghana, where volunteers can choose from a number of different projects. Within each project we offer a wide range of placements. There really is something for everybody.
We give you as much flexibility as possible. This means that we let you choose your start date and you choose the amount of time you want to volunteer, allowing you to fit your project into your schedule for work, studies or holiday.
Within the country, our placements are as near to each other as possible, so volunteers can meet up easily. Our staff often organize informal events such as meals, dance and weekend trips. At the same time you will be a welcomed by the local community wherever you go.
We avoid places where there is likely to be significant political or social unrest. We are in close contact with ministries of foreign affairs in several countries and with embassies,
and we will respond swiftly and effectively should any problems arise. We keep in touch with you throughout your stay.
Our all-in price is very affordable and includes your placement, all accommodation and meals, an unrivaled level of staff-support from the moment you apply. It does not include flights.