Volunteering with Enliven Mama Africa you’ll have the opportunity to work on several development projects and experience everything Ghana has to offer. Working 5 days a week you’ll gain an understanding of what the project is, why it exists and the outcomes it will deliver.

Ghana boasts incredible tourist attractions and we want to make sure you get the chance to see and do everything you can. We help organise excursions and join you on them, time off is given on evenings and weekends.

Enliven Mama Africa staff accompany you and your group from when you arrive at the airport until we drop you back off to ensure you are safe and have the best possible experience. You are welcome to travel independently if you wish.

The Experience

What you'll be doing

Building Libraries

We turn unused classroom space into vibrant libraries in schools. Volunteers do everything from building the furniture, painting the room to putting the books on the shelf. We’ve built 344 Libraries since 2010 and with our partners donated over 518,000 Books and study materials.

Hand Washing Project

Hand washing project.

Building of Mushroom Shed

Building of mushroom shed.

Volunteer in Ghana

Ghana – one of the beauties of Africa with its vibrant cities, stunning beaches, animal parks, rich history and energetic culture. It is known as one of the friendliest countries, with Ghanaians being extremely hospitable, particularly the children who will no doubt put a smile on your face.

Enliven Mama Africa’s key objective is to make a real difference to communities and therefore we work closely with local stakeholders to develop projects that provide as effective support for the communities. We have a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who will welcome you. As a volunteer, you will work on a number of different projects and we can guarantee your volunteering experience will be extremely rewarding and eye-opening.

Enliven Mama Africa is an NGO in Ghana and although we ask for a donation, this is to cover volunteers’ expenses and to support our projects. Our values are to be transparent with how the donations are being spent and we try our utmost to keep expenses to a minimum so that a significant proportion of the funds are used to support those in need in the projects we work on.

What is included?

Project Accommodation
3 Meals per day and Safe drinking water
Return Airport Transfers
Airport Hotel if needed on Arrival
All project related Transport
All project Materials & Equipment
Project T-Shirts
24/7 Team Leaders & Project Managers
Volunteer Area


We ask every volunteer to raise a minimum sponsorship amount towards their trip, to help we provide an online fundraising page and downloadable fundraising materials so you can fundraise this cost. Minimum sponsorship is due 4 weeks before departure; giving you plenty of time to fundraise. Enliven Mama Africa is 100% funded by volunteer fundraising and it pays for everything you are involved in and everything provided to you.


We have limited accommodation & transport and can only accept a certain amount of volunteers at one time, we therefore ask you apply early and if accepted confirm your place as soon as possible.

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