SENEGAL: Childcare Volunteer Project

Senegal Childcare volunteer project
Senegal Childcare volunteer project

Sometimes, it can be difficult for volunteers to evaluate their own impact, but at our Senegal Childcare volunteer project the equations are simple. Success is measured in books read, smiles made, and games played. As a childcare volunteer in Senegal you help out at children’s centres and pre-schools in a number of activities.

Share you love, care and compassion with the disadvantaged and orphaned children in Senegal. Go Volunteer Africa’s Senegal Childcare volunteer project focuses on helping children who have either been abandoned, abused, or facing extreme adversity and personal risks. Many of these children are either living in the streets or in an orphanage. The idea behind this project is to facilitate a healthier environment and lifestyle for the children.


  • Help with breakfast and prepare the children for school
  • Assist with lessons and teach English 3-4 hours a day in the local school
  • Lead sports, art, games, picture books, music activities
  • Organize fun activities when the children return from school
  • Prepare food for dinner

Volunteers will be working as a support system to care for, nurture, and play with the children. Volunteers will be offering love, compassion, and education. You will be working directly with the children in a number of activities, to help them lead a better life and reach their full potential.


The stakes are high for the local team that supports these children, and your ability to share your native tongue (French and English), play some games and help with homework is important to these kids and the places where they live. Easily one of the most profound experiences in the mix, volunteering with children in need puts you on the front-lines of one of Senegal’s most pressing concerns.

Participate in our Senegal Childcare volunteer project and help with the provision of child support to disadvantaged children as well as participating in a range of exciting activities essential to child development. Senegal Childcare volunteer project helps develop the cognitive, academic, emotional and social skills of children from impoverished families by assisting local educators and caretakers with their daily activities.

Volunteer in Senegal and contribute to making a difference in children’s lives as well as gaining a much better understanding of some of the fascinating aspects of Senegalese culture. As a volunteer in Senegal, you may be placed in a school, daycare centres, special support home for children with learning disabilities depending on your interests and skills.

Volunteers in Senegal follow a timetable arranged by the centre but are welcome to contribute their ideas especially new games, songs and rhymes to help to create fun educational activities for these children. As a volunteer, your activities will vary depending on your skills and the needs in the location of your project at your particular time of volunteering. Duties will be fully assigned to you when you arrive on the project.


Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 4 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: 6 to 17 yrs if traveling with parent/guardian
Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival dates: One day before the start date
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 5-8 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Orphanage Volunteer Accommodation (Host Families or volunteer house, if you prefer so)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Dakar and Saint Louis
Language: English and French

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