The Agriculture & Farming Project in Ghana offers volunteers the opportunity to work on a organic farms based in rural region in Ghana. Whether you are on a gap year, career break, or volunteer vacation, you will be able to make a significant contribution to the farm and the community.
This project is in the early stages of development and should be combined with another project like Teaching, Childcare, Building or sport project.
As a volunteer, you will be responsible for helping to maintain all aspects of the farm including animal care, crop growing, flower production, and land management. The farm produces a variety of crops, including plantain, papaya, carrots, onions, yam, coco yams, and sweet pepper.
You will also assist with arranging school trips to the farm to educate local children. Children are then educated on the process of growing crops in a sustainable environment. They also learn how to take care of animals and how to identify seeds. Volunteers receive training from local specialists in the different techniques involved and have an agricultural text-book which is part of the curriculum to use with the school children.
Due to the heat and the physical nature of the work, volunteers on the farm typically work from 8am to 12 noon. Those who want to work in the afternoons are encouraged to help out at the local village school.
In the future we hope to develop the garden into a sustainable, organic farm and we will continue to work closely with the local community, passing on a vital awareness of conservation issues to a new generation of African children.
Gain an insight into agriculture and farming in a tropical environment and lend a much-needed hand by working on a local organic farm. As a volunteer you will help with agricultural tasks like planting and crop-growing, irrigation of the fields, and further processing of products such as cassava and corn.
- Event Planning / Management
- Food & Beverage Services
- Food Service
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 17