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1. Please read this important information before you begin your application to volunteer:
  • When you complete the Partner West Africa volunteer application below, you agree to Partner West Africa and/or VWA Volunteer West Africa retaining your data in order to respond to your application effectively. The data you submit will be used, stored and managed in accordance with the following Privacy Statement.
  • Due to the amount of time it takes to prepare for a volunteering placement responsibly, we recommend that you complete your online application at least six weeks before you intend to arrive with us. We are here to help you through every step of the process.
  • If you will be travelling to/from Ghana by air, you can select estimated arrival and departure dates during your application which you can then alter/confirm with us after your application has been approved. You should not book your flights until your application has been 'Approved in Principle' by our team.
  • During your application, you will be asked to upload a current CV and to share information about your health, diet, passport, and motivations for volunteering. This is so PWA can asses your suitability to join our team and undertake the volunteer programme in question. Please ensure you have your CV in PDF format to-hand.
  • During your application, you will also be asked to read and agree to the Terms and Conditions set out by PWA. Please read these carefully and in-full BEFORE you submit your application. Once submitted, you will receive a detailed confirmation email from us with advice on what to do next.
  • After we have spoken with you, if your application is 'Approved in Principle' by PWA, you will then need to provide a basic criminal background clearance certificate (showing you are free from all violent or sexual criminal convictions); a valid travel insurance certificate; and a Yellow Fever immunisation certificate, BEFORE your application can be 'Approved in Full'. Do not complete this application if you will not be able to provide any of these documents.
  • In order to submit the below application to volunteer with PWA you will need to pay a Reservation Fee of a minimum of £100 GBP via debit or credit card - DO NOT APPLY OR COMPLETE THE BELOW APPLICATION  FORM UNLESS YOU ARE ABLE TO DO SO. This fee secures your volunteer placement and accommodation booking and is non-refundable unless PWA rejects your application. For further information regarding the fees and costs associated with PWA volunteering placements, please view our Pricing Structure Guide.
  • You cannot save or return to PWA's Online Volunteer Application once you have sarted it: you must therefore ensure that you will be able to complete the application in full. The application takes approximately 20  to 30 minutes to complete. The quality of your application forms part of our decision whether to offer you a PWA volunteer placement. 


2. Begin your application:
Select Dates
Select your placement dates
Contact Info
Enter your contact details
Health Details
Enter your health details
Tell us about your skills
Upload your CV
Check details and confirm
Submit & pay reservation fee

Step 1 of 7 - Select Dates

Before you begin your application you can use the calendar below to check the availability of the volunteer programme that you are interested in. If there are spaces available, you are ready to apply.

Please also be aware that your Placement Start Date is different to your Arrival Date as most volunteers will arrive at the VWA volunteer guest house a day or two before they formally begin their volunteer placement (to allow some time to acclimatise and settle in)
Male or Female:
Placement Start Date:
Arrival Date:
Placement Length:
Departure Date:
Select Programme:
Places Available
Fully Booked
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