VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Welcome to Ghana, one of Africa’s most celebrated countries. With over 40 languages spoken throughout its 10 regions, it is a captivating place to live and work, and YPB – Ghana has been active in the field of volunteerism since 2004.

Ghana has not experienced the ethnic and civil wars that have affected many other West African nations. But there are still many challenges faced by the local population, including significant regional inequality.

Could you play a part in bringing positive change to this nation through our education or livelihoods programmes? We need need both professional, long-term volunteers and young volunteers.

With more than 14 years’ experience of supporting volunteers, you will be in good hands. We will do all we can to help you settle and make the biggest difference.

The application process at a glance:

Simply browse through our programme areas for a role and fill in our application form. Once we’ve received your application form, you’ll receive a confirmation email explaining next steps.

Cultural Intelligence:

Young Peace Brigades provides for our volunteers advanced Cultural Intelligence seminars prior to their assignment whiles in Ghana. Young Peace Brigades cadre of subject matter experts provide an efficient yet thorough exploration of topics related to history, societies/cultures, economies, regional policies, linguistic traits, social-situation role playing & exercises, and site visits.

How volunteering works

Young Peace Brigades only sends experienced professionals to where they’re needed. The idea is that you share your time and expertise, not your money.

Are you an experienced professional keen to share your skills and experience with people in Ghana?

From YPB you’ll get something few other volunteering organisations offer. An opportunity of using your skills and experience to have a long-lasting impact on peoples’ lives.

You’ll do something very different. You’ll bring inspiration, energy and vital practical skills to help secure better healthcare, more valuable education and broader opportunities for poor people in Ghana.

AVAILABLE PROJECTS

Teaching

Teaching

Although Ghana is an English-speaking country, many school children cannot communicate effectively in the English language. This is common in both rural and urban...

Child Care

Child Care

Through providing education, love, care and attention to orphaned children in Ghana, the Orphanage Work project aims to address the problems that children left...

Medical

Medical

The Medical Project in Ghana works within rural Ghanaian communities. This project aims to help smaller Ghanaian communities which are deprived of access to...

Agriculture

Agriculture

The Agriculture Project in Ghana is designed for those volunteers who enjoy the more physical aspect of volunteering and don’t mind getting their hands...

Construction and Renovation

Construction and Renovation

Based in rural Ghana, the Construction and Renovation project offers volunteers the special opportunity to work alongside local people to help improve the infrastructure...

Sports Teaching

Sports Teaching

Volunteers with a love of sport and real enthusiasm for working with children are well suited to our Sports Teaching project in Ghana. Volunteers...