Preparations

1. Plane Ticket: Prior to applying for your visa you will have to buy your plane ticket. Kayak and Trip Advisor are good websites for finding cheap tickets. You will be flying into Accra, airport code: ACC.
 
2. Getting your visa: Download the application from the Ghana Consulate website here. We will give you the necessary contact information and can help you through the process.
 
3. Vaccinations / Medication: It is mandatory that you get a Yellow Fever vaccination prior to entering the country. It is also recommended that you have your Polio, Typhoid, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccinations up to date. All volunteers must bring Malaria pills.
 
4. Insurance: Ghana ACT requires all volunteers to purchase a traveler’s health insurance policy prior to arriving in Ghana. We recommend INext for low cost, comprehensive insurance plans. Their Basic Plan starts at only $28.

College Credit – College students can often receive credit through an independent study for their volunteer work. Talk to a professor or advisor at your school to learn more.

Omprakash – A foundation connecting volunteers with organizations all around the world, they have compiled a thorough list of useful sites for volunteers.
Omprakash Travel Resources
 

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