Volunteering with Horses in Ghana

Volunteering with Horses in Ghana is a special program that involves assisting in the care for over 60 horses used by the Ghanaian Armed Forces.  The stables for the project are located on the local military base outside of Accra.  Volunteers on this project also have the opportunity to learn how to ride the horses.  Individuals with horsemanship experience are highly encouraged to apply!

Volunteering with Horses in Ghana is a unique opportunity to work with 60+ horses (and 2 camels!) in a beautiful setting located on a Ghanaian military base.  You will be working alongside the Ghana Armed Forces Mounted Unit to take care of all horses from basic yard duties, feeding, grooming, and monitoring the animals behavior.  Volunteers will also be afforded riding opportunities including riding lessons, beach rides, cross country riding and learning polo.  Capable riders may also have the the incredible opportunity of helping to teach the mounted unit how to care for and ride their horses.

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Room & Board

Your project fee for projects in Ghana covers your room and full board in the NGO’s volunteer house.  Here, you’ll be living in a large, beautiful house located a short taxi ride from your placement.

  • Shared, single-sex dorm rooms with en-suite bathrooms and ceiling fans
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast: self-service | lunch & dinner: local chef prepared in-house)
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Hot water & limited WiFi is available
  • NGO staff lives in the house with volunteers for 24/7 support



As with all GOAT Volunteer projects, there are 2 primary fees associated with volunteering: the application fee paid to GOAT and the project fee paid directly to the NGO after they accept your application.

Ghana Projects

DurationProject Cost
1 week£300
2 weeks£500
4 weeks£1,000
Additional weeks (each)£250
Prices for projects in Ghana are in British Pound Sterling; please check the current exchange rate for costs in your local currency (www.xe.com).

There are additional fees for the medical internship (£100) and veterinary care (£200) projects.

Included: Airport arrival transport • Orientation on arrival • Shared accommodation in volunteer house • 3 meals per day and purified drinking water • 24/7 on-site staff support

NOT Included: Flights • Visas • Vaccinations • Travel insurance • Local transport • Return airport transfer • Personal expenses • Bank/wire transfer fees

Additional weeks cost a flat rate of £250 each.


All projects incur a $250 application fee.  Please see the The Fine Print page for more information.


Special Considerations | Volunteering with Horses in Ghana


For special considerations regarding all projects in Ghana, please visit the Ghana page.

Horse Safety

Horses (and camels) are large, strong animals that can pose a significant danger if not handled carefully.  Volunteers working on this project are required to follow all safety rules dictated by the local team, maintain situational awareness, and use common sense at all times.