Volunteering in National Parks and Reserves in Ghana
With a deforestation rate twice that of the rest of the world, Africa has become overly dependent on a number of tree species. However, Ghana’s national parks and reserves are helping to halt this dangerous trend. Join the uVolunteer National Parks and Reserves Project to do your part for the environment in Ghana while experiencing the country’s tropical ecosystems and wildlife.
Choose from three locations (Kakum National Park, Shai Hills Resource Reserve or Mole National Park) where you can make a vital contribution to environmental preservation in Ghana. You will help by maintaining the grounds, clearing trails and assisting with land stewardship projects, as well as directing park visitors and raising awareness of environmental issues.
Volunteers also work behind the scenes within the administrative side of park management and contribute to research and documentation.
Download our information brochure to find out more about volunteering at national parks and reserves in Ghana.
- Program: Volunteer Ghana
- Location: Koforidua
- Minimum Duration: 4 Weeks
- Language Requirement: Int. English
- Airport Pick-up: Yes, for $75
- Travel Insurance: Not included
- Suitable for Groups: No
- Region: Various Locations
- Project Site: National Park
- Minimum Age: 18
- Accommodation: Homestay
- Meals: 2 Meals Daily
- Start Dates: Every Other Friday
- Suitable for Families: No
Your role as a volunteer
As a national parks and reserves volunteer in Ghana, you’ll help lower dangerous deforestation rates and protect the biodiversity within Ghana’s national parks and reserves. Volunteers provide hands-on assistance clearing trails, renovating and constructing facilities and contributing to land stewardship projects, while also helping with administrative duties and research.
Media-inclined volunteers may also get involved with park projects related to video creation, photography and graphic arts.
Tasks may include:
- General upkeep
- Renovating or constructing park facilities
- Assisting park visitors and promoting the park’s tourist appeal
- Office administrative work
National parks and reserves volunteers typically work five days per week, from Monday to Friday. Working hours are from 8am until 3pm. However, schedules and exact duties may vary depending on the park you’re based at, your qualifications, and the time and duration of your stay.
Journey to work
National parks and reserves volunteers are placed with a host family living either in the park or in a nearby village.
The projects are open year round.