Yes, you can. You can purchase a sim card in Ghana to make prepaid calls home. Book to
Read Foundation coordinator will assist you to buy a sim card when you arrive in Ghana and
prepaid minutes. A sim card is approximately $1 USD and you will have to top up with credit
to be able to make calls.
If you bring a phone from home for calling, you need to make sure that is it ‘unlocked’ from
your phone provider in your home country.
There is internet to check your emails. You can also access the internet using an unlocked
smart phone and a local sim card.
There is accommodation available for volunteers with host families. It is an opportunity for
volunteers to experience and learn more about how Ghanaian families live.
Ghana is a tropical country, meaning always hot and humid all year round. Sometimes rainy. We
recommend wearing clothes suitable for a hot environment such as shorts and t-shirts.
Yes, all nationalities (other than a few West African Countries) require a visa to enter Ghana.
Even if you have travelled to Ghana before you will require a new visa each time you enter
the country. You can apply for a visa from the Ghanaian High Commission or Ghanaian
Consulate in your home country. All visas are valid for entry to Ghana within 3 months of the
issue date, therefore we recommend that you apply for your visa 2-3 months before your
All Ghanaian visas last for 60 days from the date you arrive in Ghana. If you are volunteering
for longer than 60 days we will assist you to obtain an extension of your visa. The cost for the
extension is approximately GH₵ 40 per month (about US$20). Any volunteers staying for
more than 90 days will also require a non-resident card, which must be purchased at the time
of obtaining a visa extension. The cost of a non-resident card is approximately US$120.
We recommend that you speak to your doctor regarding suitable vaccinations. However we
recommend the following vacations before volunteering in Ghana:
Cholera (oral liquid)
Yes it’s definitely possible to extend your placement whilst in Ghana. Please inform us if you
would like to do this and we can assist you.
Donations are not compulsory however we understand that some volunteers wish to make
donations towards our good cause after volunteering. We ask that you discuss any donations
with the program coordinator.
Please speak to our programS coordinator if you require assistance to make travel
arrangements. There are amazing tourist sites you can visit.
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