The Experience of a Lifetime
Our volunteer abroad program is guaranteed to bring you an experience like no other. If you are looking for a volunteer abroad program that directly impacts a child's life, while immersing yourself in the rich culture of a beach town, then you are in the right place. You will get the chance to work hands on with school staff to provide quality education to the students, while also helping to facilitate our innovative programs.
Komenda is a remote town located in the Central Region of Ghana. Within less than 100 kms from historic and tourist towns Cape Coast and Elmina, Komenda is a hidden treasure with great opportunity for exploration and relaxation. The rich culture and warmth of the people of Komenda makes this place a fascinating and intriguing place to visit.
Beautiful beaches of Komenda
Why Volunteer with Us
Who is this for?
Individuals looking for gap year programs
Those looking for new cultural immersion and experience
University and graduate students
Professionals seeking to impact a remote village/town
A week in the life of a Volunteer
Marking assignments and helping students with homework after school
Facilitating tech workshops after school
Facilitating career building workshops to teach students about various careers
Design Lab: Teach students the design of arts and crafts
Socialize with locals and other volunteers and learn about the Komenda culture
Go on a sightseeing trip while indulging in the rich history of Ghana
This only serves as a guide for typical week. Note that this weekly schedule could be in a different order of activities, and will be specific based on program chosen and available.
You will assist teachers in marking assignments, and improve teaching and learning skills of students. You will also facilitate homework and reading club to distribute school supplies and materials to those in need.
You will teach youth STEM concepts, ranging from coding to building websites and facilitate tech workshops. You will be involved in Innovation Competition to empower youth to build problem solving skills.
You will coordinate career workshops and mentoring activities in a fun and welcoming environment, making sure students learn about various career paths and what it takes to land the career of their dream.
You will help improve design skills by facilitating hands on activities related to engineering and other STEM industries. Students will also learn design thinking skills to develop their innovative and creative skills.
You get a chance to teach students new and exciting sports activities after school. You will be involved in organizing tournaments between classes and ensuring that students participate in activities
For detailed information on our programs, our brochure provides full descriptions of what to expect in each program.
Fun activities to make your experience memorable
The Komenda festival (Afahye) occurs during the first week of September
Indulge with locals at the outdoor bustling Komenda market
Experience enchanting caves, the Komenda fort, and the fascinating sugar factory
Learn the unique techniques of fishing with the locals
Spend a day in the busy streets of Accra, the capital of Ghana
Relax on the beautiful white sand beaches and experience breathtaking views
Enjoy game nights, weekend socials and the Komenda nightlife
Immerse yourself in cultural dance, music and language
Go on a rope bridge canopy walk in amazing Kakum National Park
Note that flight and insurance costs are not included in the price. We have recommendations on trusted flights and insurance providers to book your trip.
What is included in the price?
Airport pickup and drop off
Volunteer handbook and guide
Placement for volunteer program
Tour of Komenda and its history
24/7 support at volunteer site
3 meals per day
Certificate of recognition
What our visitors say
Komenda is so beautiful, a hidden paradise in Ghana with friendly locals. I would definitely visit again.