Cost Overview

    The cost of volunteering is significant both in time and money. We work closely with potential volunteers to determine that this is a good fit – one that will benefit the volunteer and the organization. Preference is given to those ready to commit in excess of 6 months. 

    For volunteers making a long-term commitment:  We recognize that many volunteers do not have the required resources to cover all of their expenses for extended stays. We ask that volunteers undertake a fund-raising campaign and commit to making a minimum contribution of $1,000 to the organization prior to departure, and that maintain an effort to solicit additional funds during their stay. 

    We will be happy to assist in all fund-raising efforts and can provide ideas and material to help in outreach. We have found that a strong email and letter-writing campaign to friends, relatives and friends of family are very effective. People who believe in the importance of this work are happy to do their part and lend support. 

    • Program Fee $275 * (due upon acceptance and refundable from your fundraising efforts)
    • Accommodations for Volunteers staying less than 3 months: $50/week.
    • Accommodations are free for volunteers staying more than 3 months.
    • Cost of food and in-country transport range from  $5-20/day depending on specific tastes and dietary needs.
    • Transport to/from Ho estimated at $100 each way by private car.
    • RT Airfare
    • Visa $100 for multi-entry from USA
    • Travel /Emergency Evacuation Insurance
    • Visit to Travel Medicine Clinic / Yellow Fever shot
    • Sightseeing
    • Accommodations for your last night in Ghana (Accra) if early morning flight

    *The Program Fee covers  costs both directly and indirectly relating to your visit.  Direct costs this fee covers include:
    Pre-trip Guidance and Support (orientation, handbook, etc.), assistance with visa process, arrangements for transport (not including a private car), letters of reference, etc.

    Please note: This is a non-refundable fee.

    ** Payment for trip expenses are due 6 weeks prior to travel. If specific arrangements have not been determined the fee will be predicated on $50/week