BaseCamp's program in Ghana began in 2005 and has expanded considerably over the years. Ghana now has placements in several parts of the country offering volunteers a great selection of both urban and rural placements.
In recent years a particular effort has been made to develop more placements outside of Accra. This is largely due to the fact that we have found a pressing need for volunteer assistance in many rural communities where even in a short period volunteers are able to have a significant impact.
Many volunteers come to Ghana working on social and educational projects. However, we also have several medical and nursing volunteers who find that the lack of a significant language barrier allows them access to a wider range of placement options.