VOLU - Voluntary Workcamps Association of Ghana: Voluntary Workcamp
Voluntary Workcamps Association of Ghana (VOLU) workcamps offer volunteer opportunities in a variety of sectors, with projects that include building a school, organizing an AIDS awareness campaign or helping replenish a rainforest. Projects are usually either focused on conservation, construction or health awareness. The aims of the workcamps are - To encourage voluntary service to the community - To bring together literate and non-literate, townspeople and villagers, Africans and non-Africans in common respect for each other and for manual work - To help poor communities to work which they would otherwise be unable to do for themselves - To further national and international understanding by inviting people from abroad to attend camps in Ghana and by sponsoring Ghanaians to attend camps abroad.
VOLU's strives to bring together people interested in voluntary work camps to foster a spirit of common understanding among all classes and to give young people the opportunity to use their leisure time in the service of the community. Although they focus primarily on work camps, VOLU offers three types of programmes: annual work, social service and leadership training.