Volunteer in Senegal

Program Snapshot

Location: 
Dakar, Senegal
Age: 
18 years +
Minimum Stay: 
2 weeks
Airport Pickup: 
Included, between 8am - 10pm.
Costs: 
LV registration fees plus program fees from US$400 for two weeks.
Accommodation: 
Volunteer House or Homestay. Breakfast and dinner provided.
Language: 
Good English and French.

Program overview

Love Volunteers offers volunteering opportunities in community centres, orphanages, schools, hospitals and community medical clinics in Dakar. Having suffered years of famine and other disasters, Senegal is a country which greatly needs the support provided by volunteers, either on short or longer term stays.

Volunteers from all backgrounds have the opportunity to make a great contribution in Senegal. A volunteers skills and preferences will be taken into account before a final decision is made regarding the location and project best suited to their background.

Volunteers in Senegal will have a direct impact on the lives of people affected by political upheaval, diseases such as HIV and poverty. There is work to be done in providing relief to individuals, families and especially children whose prospects have been limited by poverty.

Volunteers have the chance to be immersed in the culture and community of the Senegalese people. This alone presents stimulating challenges and endless rewards. Volunteers are certain to grow as a person as a result.

Located in Africa’s far western bulge, and bordered by Mauritania, Mali and Guinea, Senegal is a coastal country, flanking the Atlantic. The official language is French, making it an ideal destination for those who already speak French, or want to improve their French language skills.

For more info about Senegal check Lonely Planet and Wikitravel. Also, check out the amazing photos in our Volunteer in Senegal albums on Facebook and Pinterest!