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Empowering women in Africa is a key part of many of CVN’s projects, such as those concerning Human Rights, HIV/AIDS and Micro-finance. These are all projects which help African women overcome challenges and become financially independent.

If you are interested in empowering African women you can volunteer as part of the microfinance programme which takes place in Tafi Atome and Logba Adzakoe  in the Volta  Region of Ghana, and in Santrokofi-Bume in Volta Region of Ghana. You will assist local women in the running of their small businesses as they seek economic emancipation.

This is a great opportunity to support women who are developing their businesses and fighting to get a share of their local economy. Presently, under this project, volunteers work directly with CVN  Microfinance beneficiaries assisting them in the day to day running of their small enterprises.

Volunteer Requirements for Women Empowerment

  • At least 18 years or older
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to adjust to difficult living and working conditions
  • Strong support and advocate for NGOs
  • Should be able to work independently and in teams
  • Ability to respect and abide by the rules of the placement activity

Further Details

Project Duration

No duration limit


Placements available year round

Cost of Living

Refer to Living Conditions and Cost section Visit for the current exchange rate in your local currency


Registration Fee of  $200  required to secure placement Total Payment required 90 days before arrival


Greater Accra and Eastern Region of Ghana

Nearest Airport

Accra Airport (ACC) – (also known as Kotoka International Airport)

What’s Included in the Project Fees

Registration Fee (Non Refundable if you choose not to go)

  • Application Review and processing
  • Administration costs
  • Visa Support letter
  • 24/7 emergency support from CVN
  • Program marketing costs
  • Pre-departure information
  • Travel costs to VPWA programs
  • CVN Education & Health Fund and communication costs with volunteers

Program Fee

  • Airport pick up
  • Orientation
  • Supervision
  • Accommodation and evening meals during volunteer placement period
  • In-country 24/7 volunteer support
  • In-country administration costs

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare to Ghana
  • Visa Fees
  • Vaccinations and immunizations (please speak to your local GP)
  • Personal insurance (required)
  • Personal spending
  • In-country travel


Volunteers working on CVN projects live in Votal Region Region. Please confirm your project location with our coordinator. Volunteers live in shared rooms with bunk beds. Couples are advised to inform us if they wish to share a room in advance. The rooms have comfortable beds with pillows and covers, so there is no need to bring sleeping bags. The volunteer apartment has a kitchen with fridge, as well as toilet and shower facilities.

Additional Services Based on Availability

  • Basic TWI language orientation (Special Fees apply)
  • Mobile phone SIM card number on arrival, so that you can inform family and friends of your number in Ghana
  • Certificate of Recognition given to hardworking volunteers, as well as the opportunity to serve as CVN ambassador in your city, college or community. You need to write a volunteer report covering the period of placement to qualify for the certificate which has the endorsed logo of the United Nations Global Compact.

Health and Safety

Ghana is one of the safest countries in Africa. In the Global Peace Index it is ranked above both the United Kingdom and the United States of America. It provides a perfect introduction for first time volunteers to Africa. It has a democratic electoral process and a stable economy. Our team will ensure your health and safety at all times and you will have emergency support 24/7.

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