Volunteer Arts Teaching Program

Volunteers are placed in urban and rural communities in and around the project locations where they can teach any of the arts disciplines – theatre, music, dance, visual arts, or film – to the local youth. The knowledge, skills and ideas that volunteers from other cultures can bring to a Ghanaian student is invaluable for the students.

Although English is the official language of Ghana, the students rarely get to learn from non-Ghanaian speakers of the language. There is an aspect of English-as-a-second-language instruction to all teaching through VACI-Ghana. Arts teachers will need to be prepared and able to integrate this aspect into their lessons. The need for improvisation & creativity in teaching methods is paramount and can challenge the most experienced teacher, but the rewards are amazing. The students are very eager to express themselves and respond to arts instruction with a high level of enthusiasm. Most of the schools do not have any regular arts instruction as part of their curriculum.

Volunteers work for around 5 hrs a day for 5 days a week. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to bring along teaching aids, such as musical instruments, plays, art books, artist materials, visual aids, songs, recordings, etc, to assist them in their teaching. As artistic programs are often not a part of regular curriculums in many Ghanaian schools, these teaching aids will be of vital assistance to your teaching program, but will also be a source of excitement for your students.

Please Note: -

An application fee of $100 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.

Start Date

Volunteers can begin their project placement from any Monday of the month. Volunteers need to arrive one day prior to their program start date.

Volunteer Teaching Program Description

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the beginning of the program. Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference in the lives of Ghanaian children.
Project Locations: Denu, Afao, Dzodze

During your Free Time

  • On the weekends, volunteers can go and visit the different places of interest in and around the city. During the weekends, you can visit tourist attractions like Wli Waterfalls, Tafi Monkey Sanctuary, Kakum Canopy Walk, Togo.
  • Volunteers also take a trip to Cape Coast to relax in the beautiful beaches and see the famous Cape Coast castle.

Program Costs

VACI-Ghana strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference.

Program Costs

Application fee $ 100
Program fee 2 weeks $ 300
Program fee 3 weeks $ 450
Program fee 4 weeks $ 600
Orientation fee $ 150
What are you Paying For?

  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
  • Airport Pickup from Accra
  • First night hotel stay in Accra, if required
  • Transportation from Accra to Project city by Bus
  • Orientation
  • Food - 2 meals a day
  • Accommodation
  • Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)

What's NOT Included?
  • Airfare
  • Vaccinations
  • Local Transportation
  • Visa
  • Return Airport Drop(Can be arranged at an extra cost)

What we provide

  • Airport Receive/ Transfer: You will be met by our representative at Kotoka International Airport in Accra from where you are transferred to your project location. Volunteers will stay overnight in Accra at hotel accommodation provided by Volunteering Solutions and travel to the respective locations the next day.
  • Orientation: A half-day orientation will be provided by your local coordinator. Areas like culture, safety, locations, transportation are covered in the Orientation. After your orientation is over, you will be introduced to your project.
  • Lodging: Volunteers will be staying with a standard Ghanaian Host family. Accommodation is either provided in an individual or shared room with other volunteers. By staying with a family you will experience the local Ghanaian culture, language, customs and traditions.
  • Food: Volunteers are provided with 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) at the host family house. Ghanaian cuisine consists primarily of starches, soups, beans, and meat and fish. The Starches consist mainly of rice and doughy balls made from mashed cassava, plantain or yams.
  • Pre-departure information: After we receive full and final payment all participants are provided a pre-departure information booklet by e-mail which will have all vital information about your program. The Pre-Departure Information Booklet provides the complete details of the country, project locations, Things to Pack list, Accommodations, Contact Information etc.
  • In-country support: 24 hours support provided by our local staff. You will be provided with the contact details of the local coordinator and staff who will be contactable 24 hrs a day once you are in the country.