1) Where is Ghana? Talk to most people about Ghana and they’re likely to ask “Where’s that?” Ghana is pretty much right at the centre of the world, being both incredibly close to the equator and on the line representing 0° longitude. On a world map you’ll find it on...
Africa is one of the most exciting volunteer destinations in the world. It’s also a lot safer than you might think. The African continent can be intimidating. It’s huge, home to some of the harshest climates, most dangerous animals on Earth, and is wildly diverse. But...
Original photo: "Adam Jones Follow Young Men with Pirogues in Harbour - Near Busua - Ghana" by Adam Jones, Ph.D. - Global Photo Archive is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Ghana is West Africa’s golden child, drenched in sunshine and adventure opportunities. If you travel...
Combine travel with humanitarian work when you volunteer in Accra. There’s a lot to learn as both a traveller and volunteer. Ghanaian people pride themselves on having a united and peaceful country. So in Accra, the capital city, the warmth of the people could be said...
Volunteering abroad as a high school student is one of the best things you can do for yourself, your career, and the world. Instead of spending the summer sitting at home, you can gain international experience and work on sustainable volunteering projects designed...
Original photo: Andrew Moore Not sure what to expect on a volunteer trip to Ghana? You're not alone! Whether it's your first-time abroad (or second or third) the nervous butterflies never go away. Whether you're worried about the project work, people, or even the...
In a small unsuspecting room set among the historic Elmina castle, a former slave trading post, is a group of fiery and determined young women, students of the first skills training class in collaboration with both the local NGO, Action for Compassion, and GVI. These...
Is there any better time to start planning new travels than at the beginning of a new year? Check out GVI’s top destinations for the coming year, and make this one unforgettable. Whether you are impassioned by learning about the history of your destination, or if you...
Original photo: benketaro Interested in the cuisine of Ghana? Here is GVI’s guide to Ghanaian food. Delectable spices and filling staples make the food of Ghana something not to be missed. But Ghanaian food is about more than mere sustenance: it is a way to express...
So you’ve made the incredible decision to volunteer at one of the two programs at GVI’s new location in Ghana. While teaching primary and secondary school children, or helping to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Cape Coast, Ghana, there are...
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- GVI Live
- Kampong Cham
- Luang Prabang
- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
- Personal Development
- Phang Nga
- Responsible Travel
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Under 18
- Wildlife Conservation
- Women's Empowerment