About Akwaaba Volunteers

During your stay in Ghana you will be living in a shared volunteer house with volunteers from all over the world. We are based 10 minutes from the beach and 20 minutes drive from the city. All placements are located in and around this area and the transport links are well established. Local amenities such as convenience stores, pharmacies and forex bureau’s are all within close proximity to the house.

The house:

Our house is based in Labadi, a pleasant suburb of Accra and we aim to create a lively, vibrant environment to make you feel at home. We have large social areas where you can put your feet up and relax both indoors and outdoors, a dining room for you to enjoy our home cooked food and large single sex bedrooms where you can crash after a busy day.


Our number 1 priority is to make sure that you feel safe and at home during your stay here. Ghana is known as one of the world’s friendliest countries and you will soon see why. The house is located in a very quiet are with a large gated compound. As well as this our friendly and experienced staff will be around to help you with anything and everything that you need.


During your stay in Ghana we will be providing you with 3 meals a day. Breakfast will be basic but nutritious, lunch and dinner will be prepared for you by our talented chef who will cook a combination of local and western dishes so you can try everything Ghana has to offer whilst not missing home! If you have any special dietary requirement we will do our best to accommodate you. Our dining area is a great place to reconvene after a busy day, share stories and experiences and plan how to make the most of your time here.


We have a number of large single sex bedrooms for our volunteers with comfortable beds and ceiling fans to keep you cool throughout the day and night. We will try and accommodate you with people doing similar placements and of similar ages to you to make your experience even better!


Our staff live on site with the volunteers to make sure that they are making their most out of their experience and their safety. We have a mixture of experienced British and Ghanaian staff to take care of our volunteers. With years of experience our staff create an optional activities programme for the volunteers to take part in, including cultural experiences (cooking lessons, local language lessons), visits into Accra and to see the local area (including museums, markets and the beach) as well as travelling opportunities to visit slave castles, mountains, waterfalls, animals and more!

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick Up
  • 3 x Meals a day
  • Orientation on arrival
  • 24 hour staff/ assistance
  • Purified drinking water

What’s Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • In Country Transportation
  • Vaccinations
  • Extra Travel Opportunities
  • Airport Departure