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Welcome to the Ghana Volunteering Centre!

Ghana is the first English-speaking country in Africa to have a Volunteering Centre and is an ideal destination for the development and promotion of volunteering.

Find out all the information about the Ghana Volunteering Centre!


Volunteering in Ghana

In 2019, with interrupted deployment during COVID between 2020 and 2021, France Volontaires Ghana had approximately:

  • 10 International Solidarity Volunteers (VSI – Volontaires de Solidarité Internationale)
  • 15 volunteers under Civic Service status
  • 6 interns and volunteers

Our services

Present in Ghana since 2008, the Volunteering Centre team assists volunteering stakeholders (volunteering candidates, dispatching and host organisations and volunteers) in defining and implementing their projects. This support takes the form of:

  • Identifying partners (dispatching and host organisations)
  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Administrative procedures
  • Training and monitoring/support

On a daily basis, the Volunteering Centre team offers services that include:

  • Access to individual and/or group support and personalised advice
  • Networking between stakeholders
  • Stakeholder information
  • Putting stakeholders in touch
  • Access to themed training
  • Promoting individual and/or collective experiences
  • Access to themed workshops and discussion times
  • Access to the Internet and dedicated documentation
  • Access to useful addresses and tips
  • Access to local language learning

Our partners

The Ghana Volunteering Centre has more than 200 partners working in different sectors. These include:

  • government agencies and institutions,
  • the network of French organisations and agencies in Ghana,
  • civil society organisations and local institutions.

Before embarking on a volunteering mission or internship in an organisation, we encourage you to contact us to help you obtain information on the host organisation and the context of the country, as well as practical advice on how to prepare your project.
To contact the Ghana Volunteering Centre: [email protected] or +233(0)557360272.

Here are some examples of our local partner organisations
  • Coalition of Volunteering Organisations Ghana (COVOG)
  • Alliance Francaise d’Accra
  • Association la Vaute Nubienne – (AVN Ghana)
  • Ecocare Ghana
  • Ghana Developing Communities Association
  • CSOs Platform on the SDGs
  • Ghana Girl Guides
  • SOS Children’s Villages Ghana
  • United Way Ghana
  • SEND Ghana
  • Head of States Awards
Dispatching organisations that are members of France Volontaires
  • The European Guild
  • AgirABCD
  • The DCC

Settling into Ghana

Ghana is a country in West Africa with an area of 238,535 km². Ghana borders Burkina Faso to the north, Ivory Coast to the west, Togo to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. Ghana is rich in cultural diversity which manifests itself significantly between the north, the centre and the south with differences in cultural, economic and environmental terms (forests in the south, savannah grasslands in the north).

Identity card

  • Official name: Republic of Ghana
  • Type of regime: Presidential
  • Capital city: Accra
  • Main cities: Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Ho, Koforidua, Tema, Obuasi, Bawku
  • Official language(s): English
  • Spoken language(s): Twi (spoken by the majority of Ghanaians), Ga, Ewe, Gonja, Dagbani,
  • Currency: Ghana Cedi (GHC). 1euro = GHC 8
  • Population: Approximately 32 million inhabitants
  • Literacy rate : About 70% (74% of men and 66% of women)
  • Religion(s) : Christians (71.2%), Muslims (17.6%), traditional religion (5.2%), other religions (0.8%), no religious affiliation (5.2%)

(Sources: Ghana Statistical Service)

General presentation

Ghana’s climate is intertropical. It alternates between two periods:

  • a dry season throughout the country, usually from December to March
  • and a rainy season in the south, divided into two: April to July and September to November

In the centre, the rainy season is from April to October, while in the north it is from April to September.

Economy and natural resources

Ghana is the second largest producer of cocoa in the world and ranks first in terms of possession of natural and mineral resources such as gold, bauxite, rubber and forest products.



National representative for Togo and Ghana
[email protected]


Volunteer development support officer
[email protected]


Administrative and financial manager
[email protected]

Contact the team

[email protected]

France Volontaires' partners in Ghana