Who will meet me at the airport? What should I do if I get delayed or miss a flight? When should I arrive?
All volunteers should arrive to the Kotoka International Airport (ACC) located 10k from the city center of Accra, Ghana, West Africa. Airport officials often require current immunization records from travelers arriving even from non-infected countries/areas. One of our representatives will meet you at the airport. Please provide your flight information to our offices to ensure a smooth arrival process in Accra. We also suggest a follow up call as your departure date draws closer.
If you are delayed or miss your flight, please call our office or coordinator (contact numbers are provided in your personal placement sheet and your pre-departure Ghana booklet) and communicate directly him. If you become lost in the Kotoka Airport, go directly to the pre-arranged contact hotel using a secured Taxi service, these cars are marked accordingly. Please do not use outside taxis until you are more familiar with the area. Contact telephone numbers and addresses of our hostel and contact hotel are available in your personal placement sheet and your pre-departure Ghana booklet. Once you connect with our Ghana representative or coordinator, you will be transferred to our offices and then on to your host family. You will meet staff and fellow volunteers along the way.
Volunteers coming to Ghana are advised to arrive one day before their program start date. The program fee includes expenses beginning of the first day of the program (Usually first or third Monday) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program and/or stay beyond the last day of the program (the last Sunday), expenses are the volunteer’s responsibility, approximately $30/day for hostel room/food).
The mission of IFRE Volunteers is to offer the most affordable as well as the highest quality volunteer and humanitarian abroad experiences - enabling us to make a contribution for all of humanity in its quest to make the world a better place. Through our volunteer and humanitarian trips abroad, we aim to spread love and compassion worldwide while improving the lives of destitute children and less-fortunate communities. We at IFRE also seek sustainable solutions in the fields of education, healthcare, conservation efforts and development issues through international volunteering.