Agriculture Program in Ghana from US$250

Company : International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Country: Ghana
Location : Accra
Duration: < 1 week to 6 months
Approx Costs: 250 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

Spend time volunteering on this structured agriculture program in Ghana which is designed for those who enjoy the more physical aspect of volunteering and want to get their “hands dirty”.

The main aim of this program is to address the difficulties facing our orphanage programs in terms of food for the children. By assisting the orphanages with developing and expanding agriculture programs, it assists these institutions in providing more sustainable food sources for the children and in some cases an added source of income for the orphanage, whereby the orphanage can sell the goods to local communities.

Work consists of both crop farming and animal farming dependent on the season and where you are placed. Volunteers will be clearing land for growing crops, assisting with fertilizing the land, developing land for cropping, planting crops, nurturing crops, teaching farming techniques to the older children and local staff, assisting with purchasing stock, caring for stock, fencing and moving stock. Those with previous agricultural experience, will also be able to assist the orphanage in developing systems to help grow their crops and animals more effectively.

Because the Agriculture program is design to help the orphanage homes where we work, volunteers on these project will also be assisting in the day-to-day activities of the orphanages to ensure they have sufficient work throughout the day. Therefore, agriculture volunteers must also be prepared to participate in some orphanage work. 

How to Apply

  • This program is offered as part of a structured package with fees ranging from US$270 for 1 week to US$2320 for 24 weeks. You will also be required to pay a one off registration fee.
  • Included in the price is placements, information pack, airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 support, meals and accommodation for the duration of your stay.

Start Dates

Programs start 1st and 15th of every month

Requirements

While previous agricultural experience is not a prerequisite for this program, the more experience you have, the more you will be able to assist with developing the program and teaching techniques to local staff and older children at the orphanages. It is also important to note that resources and machinery are extremely limited and most work is very labour intensive.

Booking / Enquiry

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