Project Development Management

Every year, VPWA engages Volunteers who work in Project Management Roles. Project Managers at VPWA are responsible for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project.  VPWA looks for volunteers to have a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts, as well as more general management skills. At every time within the year, we have opportunity for three persons to work with us in this role.

Project manager is one who is responsible for making decisions both large and small, in such a way that risk is controlled and uncertainty minimized. Every decision taken by the volunteer should be taken in such a way that it directly benefits the project.

Roles and Responsibilities

The role of the project manager encompasses many activities including:

Planning and Defining Scope

Activity Planning and Sequencing

Resource Planning

Developing Schedules

Time Estimating

Cost Estimating

Developing a Budget


Creating Charts and Schedules

Risk Analysis

Managing Risks and Issues

Monitoring and Reporting Progress

Team Leadership

Strategic Influencing

Business Partnering

Working with Vendors

Scalability, Interoperability and Portability Analysis

Controlling Quality

Benefits Realisation


Proposal Development

We also require persons wishing to work with VPWA in these positions to  demonstrate research capabilities, extensive reading and writing skills and have completed a minimum of three years of higher education.   PM officers must be hardworking, quick learners, creative, innovative and tolerant to different cultures.

Here are some VPWA Projects:

VPWA Children and Youth Centre Project.

VPWA Academy

VPWA Farm Development Project

VPWA Microfinance - MicroQuips

VPWA Development Research Projects

NGO News Africa

Street Library Project

VPWA Child Support Project

Information Communication  Technology education Project

Digitization of Oral Cultural narratives in Ghana, Liberia and Cameroon


Application Process:

If you want to be considered for this rewarding and flexible volunteering offer, send your CV/Resume to

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.