Trip Details

Healthcare Medical Volunteer in Ghana

This is a really popular programme with young people looking to gain valuable medical experience – but it’s also great for those who just want to make a difference in poorer communities. You won’t need previous experience, or be asked to do anything you can’t do, so be assured that you can work to your strengths! However, those that can, will be invited to take on a more hands-on role by the medical staff as you find your feet as a Healthcare Medical Volunteer.

Get Valuable Experience in a range of Healthcare Settings

TRU has developed a close relationship with a number of hospitals and clinics in Accra to provide this great opportunity for our volunteers to help locals access badly needed healthcare. And your help will be welcomed by local medical staff as they deliver essential treatment to patients. However, as Ghana’s hospitals and healthcare centres are inundated on a daily basis, this is a very busy hands-on role, so be ready to hit the ground running!

Explore the Vibrant Culture of Ghana and its People

Have you heard the expression, ‘work hard, play hard’? Well, we believe in this motto wholeheartedly! We want you to get the most from your time here as a Healthcare Medical Volunteer, and Ghana has much to offer its visitors! With that in mind, your safe gated-community accommodation is the perfect base from which to explore further afield, and there’s a train station nearby to take you on your weekend adventures! In addition, you’ll find the people of Ghana super-friendly and eager to get to know you. After all, you are giving your time to help them as a medical volunteer!

Why be a Healthcare Medical Volunteer in Ghana?

  • Be part of a busy team that delivers essential treatment to Accra’s local community
  • Improve your soft skills as well as gaining valuable experience in a healthcare setting
  • Use your free time to explore Ghana’s rich and diverse country
  • Stay in our safe gated-community in comfortable dorm 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


Mandatory Orientation Day

On your first day, you’ll take part in our orientation to learn about your surroundings, as well as local culture. In addition, you’ll find out all about the coming days as a medical volunteer! Your program 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
  • Healthcare Medical volunteering
  • Lunch
  • Healthcare Medical volunteering
  • Dinner

Please note:

The 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 busy day, 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 through the week and plan their weekend adventures as they go!

Places to Visit

There’s so much to see in Ghana – here are some of the destinations that we think you’ll love!

  • 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. Our volunteer centre where you’ll be staying, is located in Teshie, a coastal suburban town near Accra. It is a quickly growing suburb that’s getting bigger every day. Teshie is a vibrant town, with its own train station for easy transport to many of Ghana’s landmarks and places of natural beauty.

About the Accommodation

We know that safety is your top priority, and it’s ours too! 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

If you haven’t tried Ghanaian cuisine, before, we think you’ll love mealtimes!  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
DBS, Criminal Background Check
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
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

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