Trip Details

Construction and Renovation Volunteer in Ghana

How would you like to be part of a programme which changes the lives of a whole community? Our Construction and Renovation Volunteer programme offers just that! With your time and effort, bricklaying, plastering, painting and planting trees, you will be helping to construct better living spaces for the people of Accra. And by the end of this project, you will be able to look back on your exciting Ghanain adventures, whilst having made a huge difference within the community! 

Help build a Future for Ghana’s Local Community!

The town of Accra is in great need of construction and renovation and needs as many helping hands as it can get, to improve its infrastructure. Your coordinator will assign you various planned activities, which could include anything from pitching and sanitation to brickwork and landscaping … so this is literally a hands-on job for our hard-working volunteers:)

Be Part of a Great Team in Ghana!

You will join other construction volunteers and locals, all of whom will work closely with you. The Ghanaian workers here are skilled and know how to use the local materials, so they will act as your guide and no doubt, teach you many ‘tricks of the trade’, ensuring that construction can be done quickly, efficiently and safely. Of course, your safety and wellbeing is at the very top of our list, so you can be assured that you will not be asked to do anything you can’t, and have plenty of breaks where needed. After all, you’ll need your energy for your weekend adventures!

Discover Ghana’s Rich and Diverse Culture – and Cuisine!

When your day as a construction and renovation volunteer is over, you can choose to chill back at the volunteer centre, or explore Accra’s towns and villages, with its markets, bars and restaurants. In fact, Ghanaian cuisine is a sensory treat in itself with its distinctive African spices, and there are great places to socialise with your new friends, not far from your safe gated-community accommodation in Teshie.

Why be a Construction and Renovation Volunteer in Ghana?

  • Help locals to build and modernise their community
  • Meet with other volunteers and locals, and make new friends
  • Experience Ghana’s culture, and explore its cities, towns and villages
  • Stay in our safe gated-community accommodation
  • Enjoy Ghanaian cuisine, with meals and beverages* included in the programme

*tea, coffee and drinking water

Get in touch to find out more or browse through our many other volunteer experiences.

Trip Itinerary

Our Construction and Renovation Volunteer programme involves a lot of learning ‘on-the-go’, but you will be properly instructed throughout your day to ensure that you are working safely. Construction and renovation volunteering is, of course, hard work, but you will have plenty of time to enjoy your surroundings both during the day and after a hard day’s grafting.

Mandatory Orientation Day

On the Monday of your first week at this location, you will join our orientation day to familiarise yourself with the surroundings, as well as local culture. Your programme will continue as usual from Tuesday onward throughout the rest of the week.

Orientation Day Schedule

  • Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations,
  • Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents.
  • Ghanian Do’s and Don’ts, Ghanian Culture Lessons and
  • Language Lessons.Tour around the local area
  • Drive into Accra to visit the museum and craft market,
  • Independence Square and Oxford street.
  • Visit local shops and amenities.
  • Lunch
  • Meet some of our academy athletes at our training centre, help with our after school programme or visit the community children we support with our programs.

Weekly Schedule


  • Breakfast
  • Introduction
  • Lunch
  • Introduction
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Construction and renovation
  • Lunch
  • Construction and renovation
  • Dinner

Please note:

Cost of transport to locations is not included, but will usually be around £1.50 per day.

This schedule can be changed depending on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Evenings and Weekends

After a hard day’s work, you deserve a little down-time, and you can choose to explore the area or head further afield on the weekends. Many of our volunteers enjoy mixing with their new volunteer friends during the week and plan their weekend adventures as they go!

Places to Visit

There’s so much to see in Ghana, so if you’re an intrepid explorer, you won’t be spoiled for choice of places to visit!

  • Cape Coast
  • Lake Volta
  • Elmina Castle
  • Manhyia Palace
  • National Museum of Ghana
  • Kwame Nkrumah National Park
  • Accra Mall
  • Bojo Beach
  • Aburi Botanical Gardens


Trip Accommodation

Accra is the capital and largest city in Ghana, with a population of over two million. Extending to the north, the town stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast, with plenty of great places to visit along the way.

Our accommodation is located in Teshie, a coastal suburban town on the east side of Accra. It is a quickly growing suburb that’s getting bigger every day. Teshie is rich in its diversity and has its own train station for easy transport to many of Ghana’s landmarks and places of natural beauty.

About the Accommodation

Safety is our top priority, and our Centre in Accra is located within a gated community, with dorm-style separate male/female accommodation. The programs are located between 20 to 40 minutes from the centre and transportation is readily available (all transport is extra).

And if you’re coming by yourself for the first time, you won’t be alone! There will always be other volunteers to spend time with, and there are staff on-site 7 days a week to help you. Wifi is limited, so we recommend you purchase your own SIM card to help stay connected with friends and family.

Food Arrangements

We love Ghanaian food and we’re sure you will too!  Typical Ghanaian food includes rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef, and fish with its own African spices.  At our centre, you’ll find a mix of Ghanaian and Western food to enjoy, with all meals, tea, coffee, and filtered water included in your stay. There are 3 meals during the week and 2 meals on weekends.


Our Volunteer Centre is close to all amenities with the closest shops within a 15-20 minute walk. ATMs are 15 minutes away by taxi, and restaurants and bars (including Wifi cafes) are a 20-minute taxi ride from the centre.

Trip Country Info


Population: 27 million
Capital: Accra
Language: English
Currency: Ghana cedi (GH?)
Time zone: GMT (UTC +0)

This multicultural nation is in the western region of Africa, south of the Sahara. Bordered by the Togo in the east, Burkina Faso in the north, Ivory Coast in the west and the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana’s President is both head of state and head of the government. They now have one of Africa’s strongest economies, which together with their democratic political system have made them to a regional power in West Africa.

This country has succeeded in keeping its culture alive for centuries making it an amazing place to visit. Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles. Once known as the gold coast, Ghana is the second largest producer of gold in Africa and today Ghana is also the second largest producer of cocoa beans in the world.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

MUST have a yellow fever vaccination and must obtain a certificate as proof
Travel Insurance
Under 18, Parental Consent

Additional Requirements

Team Player
Open Mind

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa