GHV mission is to provide Ghana with significant volunteer programs that both aid the neediest communities and forge a lasting bond between those volunteering and those they have helped. GHV is a nonprofit organization with no religious affiliations.
We believe that the best way to learn about cultural differences is to experience it first-hand. Volunteering to do meaningful work is not only beneficial to the community, it is self-rewarding. Returnees usually state that their lives have been changed forever.
We hope to enlighten and educate the minds of those who choose to make that journey of caring to a different culture so unlike their own. Volunteering in foreign countries helps promote communication and trust between nations, and provides everyone involved an opportunity to expand their global horizons.
GHV has been organizing voluntary service programs since 1996 in Ghana. The majority of these volunteers have assisted in the daily care, education and health support of disadvantaged families and orphans. A good number of volunteers have served in the medical and arena – in public clinics, community hospitals, outreach efforts. Numerous children and adults have been instructed by GHV teaching volunteers. GHV volunteers have helped to build schools, play grounds, fresh water wells. They have participated in community outreach programs to educate about HIV/Aids, provide oral vaccinations and distribute medicine and food, and solar lamps. We continue to be a part of the positive change within many communities in Ghana.