Agriculture & Farming Project
Volunteers on the project will have a lot of freedom to pursue their passion within the field, whether its genetics and breeding, agroforestry and conservation, or even fair trade practices. Agriculture volunteering can also be an excellent source of physical activity and outdoor adventure for international volunteers, not to mention the satisfaction they’ll gain giving back to the community and helping locals take control of their own survival and sustainability.
The Agriculture Program is especially suitable for those interested in agriculture and food security, environmental science, natural resources, ecology, international development and public health. The specific tasks volunteers carry out depend on the project, the time of year and most importantly, the needs of the individuals HAF serves.
Volunteers on the project do hands-on work that leaves a lasting impact on farming communities in need. By assisting throughout the numerous steps of the agricultural process, volunteers are able to be immersed in the local agriculture scene, learn about sustainable farming methods and agriculture processes at the rural level.
No prior experience is required, so volunteers from all backgrounds are welcome to participate in this program. You must simply have a desire to give something back to the community, and a willingness to work hard and get your hands dirty! The program is available year-round and volunteers can start from one week to three months, and may require between four and six hours of work per day. Whether you are on a gap year, career break, or volunteer vacation, you will be able to make a significant contribution to the farm and the community.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years or older and able to communicate well in English. Be healthy, flexible, self-starter and adaptable. Have interest in agriculture, farming, environmental science, ecology and enthusiasm to work. Ability to adjust to living and working conditions in a multi-cultural environment.
What is included in program fee?
Airport pick-up, Pre-Departure Information, Accommodation (home-stay), two (2) meals daily, Orientation, 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff, Certification of completion and Project donation.
What is not included?
Visa costs, Airfare, Travel and Medical Insurance, Vaccinations, Airport drop-off after project completion (Can be arranged at an extra cost), Transportation to and from project site and Personal spending money.
“ Volunteering in Ghana with HAF was a magical experience words cannot describe. I loved every bit of my two weeks in Ghana, right from being picked up from the airport, my orientation and spending my days teaching at the local school. Alyson W - USA ”