• Program: Volunteer Ghana
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Minimum Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Language Requirement: English
  • Airport Pick-up: $75
  • Suitable for Groups: No
  • Travel Insurance: No, but mandatory
  • Local Language Class: 1 Week Included
  • Region: Country Wide
  • Project Site: National Parks
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Accommodation: Home Stay
  • Meals Included: 3 Meals daily
  • Suitable for Families: No
  • Start Dates: Every Other Friday
  • Closed Dates: See program guide

Overview

With a deforestation rate twice that of the rest of the world, Africa has become overly dependent on a number of tree species; through the national parks and reserves, efforts are being made to halt this dangerous trend. Join the uVolunteer National Parks and Reserves Project to do your bit 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) and make a vital contribution to environmental preservation by maintaining the site, clearing trails and helping out with land stewardship projects, as well as assisting 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 the brochure to find out more.

Your Role

As a national parks and reserves volunteer in Ghana, you’ll help halt 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, also helping out with administrative duties and research and documentation tasks.

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Work Schedule

National parks and reserves volunteers work five days per week, from Monday to Friday. Working hours are from 8am until 3pm, although this is open to change.

Journey to Project

Volunteers on this National Park placements will be living in various parks or in villages close to the parks.

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