VACI Ghana Volunteering Programmes Cost and Fees

Volunteer Placement Program Costs


Application fee

Application fee = $150

Program Fees (based on duration of stay):

  1. 1 Weeks = $ 395 (US)
  2. 2 Weeks = $ 495 (US)
  3. 3 Weeks = $ 595 (US)
  4. 4 Weeks = $ 650 (US)
  5. 5 Weeks = $ 750 (US)

* Each extra week spent will attract a fee of $ 100 (US).

Volunteer Orientation fee of $150.

The fee will cater for the cost of the following:
  1. Coaching and preparation in your home country by the country coordinator
  2. Participant pick-up from the airport in Accra
  3. Cost of hotel stay on first day in Ghana
  4. Transportation to project site/host family and VACI office
  5. A treated mosquitoe net
  6. A trip to The Cultural Centre, Accra and a basic introduction to drumming/music.
  7. Free SIM card on local mobile telecom network

What IS included in ALL these fees?

  1. Breakfast and Dinner
  2. Accomodation

What IS NOT included in ALL these fees?

  1. Airfare
  2. Visa and Visa extension fees
  3. Personal expenses
  4. Laundry
  5. Telephone
  6. Immunization
  7. Education and Research program costs

* Payment can be made in any other currency equivalent to the USD value.

Refund Conditions

  1. Registration Fee is Non Refundable
  2. Program Fees are partially refundable, depending on how far in advance you decide to modify or cancel your program.

Private Accomodation

In Akatsi, Denu and Aflao there are a lot of guesthouses and hotels of varying standards and prices. Upon request VACI-Ghana will try to organize a type of volunteer's preference. Participants who prefer to stay in a hotel or guesthouse will have to incur the following additional costs:

Hotel/Guesthouse Room Cost:

  1. Economy : €10 - €15 or $13 - $20 respectively per night. Includes a bed, shower, fan and shared toilet facilities.
  2. Standard : €15 - €20 or $20 - $27 respectively. Includes a hot shower, separate toilet facilities, fan, air conditioning, table, and chair.
  3. Executive : €35 - €80. Includes breakfast, king-size bed, separate bath and toilet, air condition, table, chairs, telephone, TV and fridge.