You will come home with a lifetime of memories, new relationships, new skills, and a drive to do more.If you’re ready to dive into a new experience, then keep reading to find out more information about a few excellent organizations and the projects you can take on as a volunteer in Ghana. Since 2007, International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) has placed more than 63,000 volunteers on projects worldwide, from animal care in Bali, to sports coaching in Argentina, to teaching in Madagascar, and much more.

The joy and aid you can bring to those in need will make the trip worthwhile, but you’ll also gain a very meaningful experience while volunteering abroad.

Through these activities you are not just teaching, but you’re also learning.

Overall I would recommend anyone and everyone (even recommended a friend before I even got here, who ended up going to India!

) to volunteer with IVHQ and experience the world around them.

IVHQ is one of the most affordable volunteer organizations you can sign up with - in Ghana, your program fee starts from just $270 for your first week.

Housing in Ghana is provided at a basic volunteer house close to your placement, and you’re invited to explore the community and take side trips during your free time while you’re volunteering abroad.And you won’t just reap personal benefits: volunteering and interning abroad is a wonderful resume booster that will help you succeed in your own life as you help others succeed in theirs.Whether you're looking to get into a highly-touted university, or land a great job, volunteer experience in a foreign country is always a big plus.With poverty comes many diseases and a high infant and child mortality rate - currently 52.3 per 1,000 births (in the United States, the rate is 6.1 per 1,000).Quality education and health care can make a great difference, and you can be part of it.You will learn all about Ghanaian culture through song, dance, workshops, and local leadership.