Volunteer Medical / Healthcare Program

The Healthcare facilities in Ghana are not very widespread and due to extreme poverty many people are still unable to avail of the basic medical facilities.

Volunteers in the Healthcare Program work along with doctors, nurses and local staff in hospitals and community clinics in different locations across Ghana. Volunteer tasks are determined depending on the volunteer’s qualifications, experience and knowledge. Qualified doctors and nurses can carry full day to day treatment of various diseases. Medical students and Pre med students can assist the doctors and nurses in their work and observe their work to gain knowledge and experience. Qualified medical volunteers work in the areas of maternal health, mental health, surgery, laboratories, counselling and testing.

This program is particularly suited for those volunteers who are interested in health issues and doing ‘hands on’ clinical work. Volunteers work for around 6 hrs in a day for 5 days in a week. Volunteers schedule is flexible and can vary depending on the needs of the placement.

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.

Medical Healthcare Program Description

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program. Medical and Nursing students and Professionals are welcome to join the program. All volunteers need to provide a copy of their certifications. Project Locations: Denu, Afao, Dzodze etc.

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.

am 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 along with other volunteer. 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 by 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 once you are in country.