Travel Tips


It is essential that all Helpmelearn volunteers are fit and healthy for their project. You must let us know on your online application of any medical conditions, allergies or dietary requirements you may have, however small. If you develop any conditions or allergies between application and departing for your project you must let us know as soon as possible.

It is very important to us that you get the right health advice so for individual advice you will need to visit your own doctor or travel nurse before you travel.

Please be aware that as our staff are not medical professionals and do not know your medical history they cannot answer any health questions. It is up to the individual traveller to ensure they have all the necessary inoculations needed for their chosen destination.

Once you have your inoculations sorted remember to take the original copies of your vaccination certificates as the immigration officials may ask for these when you arrive. For some destinations a copy will not be accepted so its important that you travel with the original document.


We advise travellers to plan ahead in order to ensure intended travel dates are met.

 Please make sure you give yourself enough time to get your visas sorted before you travel.

Visa information will be slightly different for every traveller. This will depend on your nationality. Its very important that you give yourself enough time to get visa’s sorted before you leave. Its up to the individual traveller to check out their own visa requirements and make sure their passport is up to date.

Please be aware that visa requirements can change throughout the year so make sure you check out the latest visa information.

Ghana Visas

Here’s a few helpful links below to help with your applications if you do it directly:

Ghana High Commission UK –  

Please note the Ghana High Commission in London is now only accepting online. Check out their website directly for more details.

Ghana High Commission USA –

Ghana High Commission Australia –  

When you secure a place onto one of our projects we will also send you a Support Letter from Helpmelearn to accompany your application.


Each volunteer  must be in possession of a full passport (not temporary), valid for at least six months after the project

Travel Insurance 

Travel insurance is mandatory on all our trips  you will not be permitted to join the project, until you have provided evidence of your travel insurance details to the Helpmelearn team.  


For more general travel information then why not try The World Travel Guide on the link below. Just search for the country you are travelling to and you can check out health, passport, visa, highlights plus lots more helpful info.

World Travel Guide –

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