Volunteer Senegal

In a region of the world known for its political and social instability Senegal is a beacon of hope and a model other nations could aspire to emulate.

Home to twelve and a half million citizens, Senegal is in 154th place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country.

That's quite low and there is widespread poverty reaching 75% in rural areas and literacy rates, particularly for girls at 29.2% are alarmingly low, yet despite these challenges Senegal has enjoyed decades

of calm.  Regrettably the levels of poverty have encouraged many of the young to seek their fortune abroad and many embark on hazardous journeys across the ocean in the hope of entering the European Union and benefiting from its perceived wealth. Unfortunately, for many, these end in death, disaster or internment.

There are also increasing concerns regarding talibé street children who are sent by their parents to Koranic schools in the hope that it will provide a better, educated future but most then spend their time begging on the streets of urban areas such as Dakar and, on leaving school, their skill set is limited to reciting the Koran word for word with no other really useful knowledge or skill set.

Volunteer projects in Senegal focus on community empowerment and working with HIV/AIDS amongst other areas. If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Senegal let us know by contacting us here.

Volunteer Work Senegal

Volunteer Senegal

Volunteer Senegal

Volunteer Senegal

Volunteer Senegal


Global Leadership

Volunteer Work Senegal: Global Leadership

Global Leadership offer volunteer summer programs in Senegal focused on community service.
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Red Cross

Volunteer Work Senegal: Senegalese Red Cross Society

Volunteer work addressing food insecurity and the acute malnutrition of children in Senegal.
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Volunteer Work Senegal: Development in Gardening

Volunteer work improving the nutritional, economic and food security of people living with HIV.
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Volunteer Senegal

If you are considering undertaking a period of voluntary work in Senegal check out our Senegal profile pages to explore the country before you visit and learn how to make the most of your volunteer work in Senegal.

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