I read a lot on here (TP) about people who are dissatisfied with so called volunteer agencies offering volunteer opportunities abroad, considering the price they are charging and promises they make. I took a different route; I went to Ghana in early 2001 and came to volunteering naturally. I helped out a local organisation and still volunteer with them until this day although in the UK. I was slowly integrated and I am now the secretary in London.
If anyone needs some first hand information about Ghana, volunteering in Ghana or some further info about volunteering with us please feel free to contact me. We do not charge but expect any interested individual to sort out their travel arrangements, food and accomodation although we might be able with low cost accomodation.