Ghana, Care at a Pre-School

Company : Budget Volunteering
Location : Accra, Ghana
Duration: 1 week to 1 year
Approx Costs: 500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Work in a pre-school in the Kwabenya region of Accra with orphaned and underprivileged children. You'll be involved in a variety of activities, such as playtime, feeding, basic teaching.


The pre-school provides programmes for children to give them the chance they need to make a life for themselves away from the street life in Accra. Professional staff, mentors and volunteers give them support they need to build a future for themselves.

You can get involved in a variety of activities, such as playtime with the children, feeding and nap times.  This includes basics, such as changing nappies, dressing them, tying shoelaces, singing a nursery rhyme, laughing and cuddling the children, wiping the chalk from their faces, helping them write the alphabet or their numbers.

There will also be basic teaching involved including basic numerical & English skills, drawing and organizing and facilitating games.  This is where you will help to develop audio-visual skills from a young age.

Volunteering on this project not only provides much needed help to the staff of the school, but it helps the children in leaps and bounds by teaching them conversational English and allowing them to socialise with people from all over the world. This works wonders for their confidence and this can be seen as they progress in the school with more and more supportive contact.

You'll be overwhelmed by the smiles and energy that these children show for visitors and each other – you won’t be able to resist them!

The school officially finishes at 14.00 but the parents come to collect their children anytime between 15.30 and 18.30. 



Your accommodation will vary, depending on your work location. You will either be staying in a family run hostel or with a host family.

The hostel is a comfortable guest house accommodation, with 11 rooms, the owners are very friendly and they are Ghanian so you can still experience the culture.

Alternatively you may be staying with a host family. This means that you get to eat, sleep, work, socialise and generally live like a Ghanaian. Local family stays enable you to fully experience the local culture from the inside.

Many of our volunteers remain friends with their host families long after they leave Ghana and in some cases they return to the country later especially to visit their family. Sometimes members of their Ghanaian family have even gone to visit them in their home country.



Food is included in your placement and will be local cuisine - again this is to enable you to fully experience living as local Ghanaians do.

Start Dates

All year round - subject to term times

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £495 for one week. You may be able to participate for up to one year, subject to visa requirements.
Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).
You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
Pre-departure you’ll receive an information pack about your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.


No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome on a BVOL programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.

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