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Volunteer in Senegal


Volunteers in Senegal have been contributing to worthwhile and constructive projects for several years with Projects Abroad. Our volunteer work in Senegal supports numerous worthwhile placements which, while they may be challenging, give volunteers in Senegal the opportunity to learn about the real world and themselves while making a useful and positive contribution to a worthy community setting.

Volunteer in Senegal Volunteer in Senegal

  • Placement location: St Louis
  • Project lengths: From 1 week
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Languages spoken: Wolof
  • Local greetings Hello: Nagadef
    Thankyou: dieur eudieuf
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  • Top places to travel: Dakar, Desert of Lompoul, Djoudi National Bird Sanctuary

Volunteering in Senegal

Overseas volunteers in Senegal are given the chance to get involved in a wide range of educational projects and internships. These include working with disadvantaged children on a care project, teaching English at schools, universities or in evening classes to adults or getting involved in an ongoing human rights project.

Where we are Based in Senegal

Projects Abroad has its office in St Louis, a town approximately four hours north of the hectic capital city, Dakar.

St Louis is perhaps the most ‘French’ of all Senegalese towns, with its colonial architecture, patisseries and shady streets. At the same time, it provides a fascinating insight into the every-day lives of the Senegalese as their country changes and develops.

Volunteer in Senegal

The main town of St Louis is situated on a long, rectangular island in the middle of the River Senegal, and has outlying districts on the mainland area as well as on a sandy peninsula bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Commerce, fishing and tourism are the lifeblood of the town and its surrounding region.

General Information on Senegal

Senegal is a former French colony and much of the French influence still exists today. It is an ideal location for volunteering if you wish to improve your French language skills or already count yourself as a fluent French-speaker. You will certainly find it hard to return without having taking on some of the Senegalese accent!

Senegalese people are very hospitable, and you will have a good opportunity to immerse yourself in their culture while you are in the care of your host family. Other friendly Projects Abroad volunteers and members of staff are always nearby too!

Travel and Tourism in Senegal

Local children in Senegal

With national parks offering a variety of animal and birdlife attractions – including one of the largest pelican breeding grounds in the world – sandy beaches, a vibrant music scene, wild countryside and thriving cities to explore, there is something in Senegal to suit every taste.

While you are volunteering abroad in Senegal you can learn or improve your French, immerse yourself in local culture and enjoy the experience of West-African life by experiencing traditional villages and cultural centres. On days off, and when your placement is over, the beautiful tropical beaches will provide the perfect opportunity for you to lie back and relax.

Projects available in Senegal

High School Projects for 15 to 18 year olds available in Senegal


Projects available in Senegal

High School Projects for 15 to 18 year olds available in Senegal

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