How Our Project Works

Every time a volunteer or intern sign up for any of our projects
and come to Ghana, they are investing in our local community
to help reduce poverty and make dreams come true
for our local staffs, schools, hospitals and care centers
where volunteers and interns are placed.

1.    Applying – After you have made a decision you apply online by filling out our application form without paying any registration fee. You can apply over a phone or on WhatsApp. Our team are able to work on short notice, that is 2 weeks before arrival to organize your placement and accommodation.

2.    Confirmation – You will be required to provide a copy of your e-ticket to confirm your arrival date. After that, details of your project and accommodation will be sent to you.

3.    Visa – Staff will provide you with support letter for visa acquisition and information on visa requirement and travel restrictions.

4.    Pay project fee – you can pay online securely or pay cash on arrival. Whichever way that is convenient for you works for us too. We are happy to provide you with support letter in case you need to raise funds to pay for your projects

5.    Arrival in Ghana – our staff will meet you at Terminal 3, Kotoka International Airport when you arrive wearing Overseas Projects Initiative T-shirt and holding OPI sign with a big smile. And together with the staff you will travel 1.45 minutes to Koforidua to meet your host family and other volunteers and interns. You may use the staff phone or internet to inform your family about your safe arrival in Ghana.

Induction – our staff will pick you up from the family to show you the local office and all the places you need to know and how to get to your placement. Among the many things our staff you show in our beautiful city is also how to manage the difference in culture.

Accommodation and general living arrangements

After you are picked up by a staff from Kotoka International Airport, you will be taken straight to your accommodation and introduced the host family. Volunteers and interns live with the local family and hence gain a far richer and more varied experience of Ghanaian life. Living with a Ghanaian family can be and should be a wonderful experience if time is taken to get to know the family.

Ghanaian host parent can be over protective of their volunteers and interns. This sometimes leads to volunteers and interns feeling over-protected by the host family, who may not want them to go out in the evening. Please be sensitive to this, and remember that the family are only trying to look after you well. Our host take their responsibility of hosting volunteers and interns very seriously. Usually if you sit with them and explain what you want to do and that you are used to looking after yourself, then they will be happy to give you more freedom.

Food and drinking water

The host family will provide all of your meals and plenty of drinking water will be available in your home. If you are not able to go home for lunch because of the distance between your home and your place of work then your host family will provide you with a packed lunch on your request.

Project Feesour project fee includes the following services:

1.     Comfortable Accommodation

2.     Good food (three meals a day)

3.     Pick up from the airport and drop off at the airport by staff

4.     24/7 staff support and emergency response team

5.     Induction and orientation on arrival

6.     Weekend travel planning and profession advice on what to

7.     Access to internet connection at office

8.     Access to a local gym (one month stay and beyond)

9.     Visa support and advice

10.    Certificate of project completion / letter of testation.

What is not included in the price:
 Flight Cost,  Visa Cost,  Travel,  &  Medical Insurance 


Helping those in need

Together we can make a difference.
It’s very simple – you put in your application online, you decide what type activity you want to do whiles in Ghana, when you want to do it and you then send us confirmation of your date of arrival in Ghana by providing us a copy of your e-ticket.