Sports and Fitness volunteering

VPWA is running partnership with schools where our volunteers work to contribute to the Physical fitness of young people through a Physical Education program. This project engages these young people in an activity that builds their physical strength and discipline, whilst also promoting their sporting talents. It is an opportunity for our volunteers to use sports to teach children different life skills to enhance their overall human relations.  Our volunteers use sports as a tool for the youth learn values like discipline, responsibility, self confidence, sacrifice, and accountability? 

Volunteers work from Monday-Friday and also assist in organising community soccer challenges which take place on a weekend.

Available Positions

Physical Trainer


Do you want to share your skills to train aspiring young soccer players in Africa and help them develop their fitness?  Come and spend some time with us on this fulfilling project for young people in Ghana.



Health Assistant


We want to teach our aspiring soccer/football players about the importance of keeping fit and healthy. We would love someone with some first aid skills to join our after-schools sports project and help advise our players on training and nutrition. It will also be the responsibility of the health assistant to educate our young people about issues such as HIV/AIDs and sexual health.




Are you able to coach a soccer/football team?  VPWA would love you to share your skills with the players in our after-school sports project.






If you love playing soccer/football we invite you to come and share your passion and skills with young people in Ghana. You will become part of the local community via the international language of football!  



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.