Frequently Asked Questions
There are two ways to submit your application to volunteer with the VPWA.
Though volunteers can get a visa upon arrival in Accra, we strongly advise volunteers get a tourist visa in their home country before departure. This will save you the time and hassle of filling forms on arrival.
Health and Safety
For advice on vaccinations you can refer to the Centre for Disease Control traveller’s health recommendations.
What is the exchange rate?
Field Support & Supervision
We are a local, hands-on organisation and your safety and comfort whilst you volunteer in Ghana is our priority. We contact our volunteers everyday. The VPWA office is close to where volunteers work and is always open to offer help, listen to your suggestions or provide assistance. We strive to maintain highly cordial friendships with our volunteers and consider you a partner in the work we do. This is what sets us apart from many other organisations.
How do I communicate with my family or friends from home?
What to Bring
Most items needed on a daily basis are available in Ghana cheaply. However, we suggest volunteers pack the following items:
It is a common courtesy to bring a small gift for the family that will be hosting you if you are allocated to one. You are not required to do so, but a simple, small gift is always well received. We suggest a box of chocolates, a t-shirt with your hometown logo, pictures of your family or postcards from your home country.