Volunteering Projects in Ghana (Teaching)


The Global Volunteer Network currently has volunteer teaching opportunities in local schools throughout Ghana, teaching a variety of subjects through our partner organization. Volunteers will have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in Ghananian communities through education while experiencing African culture and life.

Our partner in Ghana saw the need for effective teachers in many local schools. After much thought, he set up an organisation through which international volunteers would interact, share knowledge, and life experience while teaching the children. Many volunteers have discovered or rediscovered themselves whilst doing voluntary work here.

Program Location

Participating schools can be found in several towns and villages of the following regions in Ghana: Greater Accra, Central, Eastern, Volta, and Ashanti.

Teaching Program

Many schools in Ghana are currently struggling with overcrowded classes and a lack of skilled teachers. As a volunteer you will help to empower girls and boys by giving them the skills they need for the future and to make their voice heard. We have opportunities for volunteers to assist with teaching at preschool, primary, and junior secondary levels. At primary and secondary levels, volunteer teachers can teach core subjects, such as English and mathematics and can initiate extra-curricular activities. Volunteer preschool teachers will teach basic English and social skills. This role is suitable for a caring, motivated, and self-directed person.

This program does not include a training process. The volunteer is expected to be able to conduct classes independently (although this will not always be necessary as some volunteers are needed as teacher assistants or temporary replacements). A teaching qualification is not required (except for secondary teaching) but volunteers need to be confident in the above subjects and preferably have or be studying towards a university degree.

The volunteer teaching opportunities are available in primary and secondary schools all over Ghana. However we can arrange for you to teach in a pre-school if that is your preference. Below is a list of the areas you will be involved in teaching:

Pre-School (4 and 5 year olds)
Language and literacy
Environmental studies
Creative activities (music, dance, and art)
Physical development
Psychosocial skills

Primary (6-11 year olds)
Integrated science
Environmental studies
Basic computer skills

Junior Secondary (12-14 year olds)
Integrated science


Program Requirements

Volunteers for the Ghana Teaching Program must:

  • be between 18 and 65 years of age
  • be able to walk long distances (up to 1 hour continuously) and be able to tolerate heat
  • be available for a minimum of four weeks
  • be able to speak English fluently
  • have a High School qualification to teach at primary level, and a college degree to teach at secondary level

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To view other Global Volunteer Network projects, please visit their website http://www.globalvolunteernetwork.org/