Education/Teaching Volunteering


As part of our efforts to support schools in GA West Municipality of Greater Accra Region and the Akuapim South Municipality of Ghana

under our acclaimed Teach In Ghana(TIG) Project, VPWA engages volunteers to offset a shortfall of teachers in the local schools. Volunteer teachers are also employed to fill gaps in any specific subject areas that need support.As a volunteer teacher in Ghana, you will receive assistance from the local school teachers with regards to lesson plans and teaching the curriculum. You will receive a Teaching Guide Book which gives you advice to assist you in your daily work with the children. You will also receive a timetable displaying when each class and subject is taught throughout the week.

Volunteers are asked to assist with lessons Monday to Friday (8:00am -2:30pm)

You do not need to be a certified teacher to be able to volunteer on this project.

 Available Positions

Pre-School Teacher

A volunteer is required to teach children below the age of 5. This position involves teaching basic  reading, numbers, music and drama etc.


Junior High School Teacher                  

Volunteers are required to teach Junior High School pupils between the age of 11 and 16. This position involves teaching the following subjects: Computing, Mathematics, English and French.


Primary School Teacher

A volunteer is required to teach children between the age of 5 and 12. This position involves teaching the following subjects: Creative Art, Computing, English, French, Mathematics and Science.



Volunteer requirements

Further details

What’s included in the project fees?

Registration Fee (Non Refundable if you choose not to go) – Application Review and processing, administration costs, Visa Support

letter, 24/7 emergency support from VPWA, Program marketing costs, Pre-departure information, travel costs to inspect programs, VPWA Education & Health Fund and communication costs with volunteers. Program Fee – Airport pick up, orientation, Supervision, accommodation and meals(dinner) during volunteer placement period, In-country 24/7 volunteer support and In-country administration costs.

What’s not included?

•    Airfare to Ghana

•    Visa Fees

•    Vaccinations and immunizations (please speak to your local GP)

•    Personal insurance(required)

•    Personal spending                                                                                   

•    In-country travel


Volunteers working on VPWA projects live in Greater Accra and Eastern Region. Please confirm your project location with our coordinator. Volunteers live in shared rooms with bunk beds. Couples are advised to inform us if they wish to share a room in advance. The rooms have comfortable beds with pillows and covers, so there is no need to bring sleeping bags. The volunteer apartment has a kitchen with fridge, as well as toilet and shower facilities.

The following services may also be offered based on availability

Health and Safety

Ghana is one of the safest countries in Africa. In the Global Peace Index it is ranked above both the United Kingdom and the US. It provides a perfect introduction for first time volunteers to Africa. It has a democratic electoral process and a stable economy. Our team will ensure your health and safety at all times and you'll have emergency support 24/7.


Volunteers must arrange their own flights to Accra Airport (ACC). Please be aware that you should communicate your arrival date and time to Volunteer Coordinator. The following airlines fly into Accra:


You must obtain a volunteer visa for travel to Ghana. Once you have secured your place on the project and made a deposit. We will then send you a letter confirming your placement which you can use for your visa application.