Volunteering in Ghana
Are you a veterinary student, aspiring veterinary student, or practicing veterinarian? If so, we need your help on the Veterinary Care Volunteering in Ghana project! As a developing country with a significant population of domestic animals roaming the busy streets of Accra, veterinary services are always in need.
The Veterinary Care Volunteering in Ghana project is the perfect opportunity for current / aspiring veterinary students to gain valuable hands-on experience in a clinical setting. Whereas practicing veterinarians participating in the project can exchange industry insight with their Ghanaian counterparts.
Volunteers will work alongside local veterinarians to help care for local animals. This will include educating owners on the best treatments for the welfare of their animal, providing assistance when tending to injuries, and providing care for animals left at the center. You will also have the opportunity to learn from the local veterinarians about medical treatments for various injuries and illnesses.
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. This project also includes an additional fee; please the Special Considerations section below for more information.
|Additional weeks (each)||£250|
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 | Veterinary Care Volunteering in Ghana
For special considerations regarding all projects in Ghana, please visit the Ghana page.
The Veterinary Care Volunteering in Ghana project requires an additional £200 fee to help offset the costs of equipment needed for volunteers. This fee will be paid directly to the NGO along with the project fee.
As this project deals with animals, GOAT Volunteers recommends that volunteers consider vaccination against the rabies virus. Please consult your doctor or travel health professional to determine if the vaccine is right for you.
Rabies is found on all continents except Antarctica and is fatal if not treated quickly after a exposure.
Justin’s Advice: If you can get your rabies vaccinations outside of the United States, do so. In the US, this series of 3 injections costs about $1,000. It’ll be a fraction of that in another country.
An educational background or experience in veterinary science/health is required to join the Veterinary Care Volunteering in Ghana project. However, recent high school graduates intending to pursue a degree in veterinary fields are welcome as well.