NGO Management

VPWA is seeking enthusiastic volunteers and interns with skills in project development, fundraising, grant writing, marketing/promotion or project monitoring and evaluation. We want to work with people who have the ability to think critically and analytically in order to come up with results oriented solutions to social problems.  We have the following opportunities available at VPWA head office.

Available Positions:


Project Development


Project Development is the bedrock of the work VPWA do. It ensures community engagement and the sustainability of the projects we implement. If you have the skills required to handle Project Management and Development in the fields of Conservation, Construction, Food Security & Agriculture, or Research & Advocacy, then you are an ideal candidate to apply for this position.






For our projects to succeed we need to ensure that the people in the local communities in which we work are informed about the projects and can become engaged in them. We need people who can promote VPWA's projects and news via appropriate channels to communicate our message at a grassroots level.



Administrative Assistants


Do you have basic administrative skills? If you can use the internet, use MS word, proofread documents and take meeting minutes, you could volunteer at VPWA's head office as an administrative assistant.



Fundraisers/Grant Writers


A lack of funding is a major challenge for organisations in Africa. VPWA is seeking volunteers with experience in fundraising or writing grants to help us raise the needed funds to meet our project priorities. This role could be down either onsite in VPWA's head office or online from wherever you are in the world. The role involves researching and applying to potential grant opportunities on behalf of VPWA. It will also involve approaching businesses to encourage them to support VPWA in line with their CSR initiatives.



Event Organisers:


VPWA organises a lot of events, such as community workshops and training days.

We are especially well known for organising a very successful annual Inter-schools quiz and valuable health outreach programmes. We need people who have event management skills to help us with our programme of events.



Accounts and Finance


Do you have a experience in accounting and finance, particularly within non-profit organisations? If the answer is yes, we'd love to hear from you.






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.