Have you ever thought of traveling to a country and being more than just a regular tourist? Do you want an experience of living like a local and learning about local traditions and culture? Do you enjoy giving something back to the community?
Go Volunteer Africa brings you some unique summer volunteer programs in Senegal. Our selection of meaningful Senegal summer volunteer programs and diverse community development projects will enable you to make a real difference to the lives of people as well as get closer to the local culture and give something back to the community.
Our Senegal summer volunteer programs focus on education, sports, construction work & social enterprise creation in this western African country. Whilst on the volunteer project in Senegal, you will also go on excursions and exciting tours, safaris that will allow you to enjoy the culture, history, people, wildlife or landscape of Senegal.
Go Volunteer Africa has a number of unique and challenging volunteer summer placements in Senegal. Whether your passion is sustainable community development or vital healthcare work, Go Volunteer Africa can offer you an unforgettable experience.
If you’re looking for a rewarding summer volunteer experience, a new adventure or an eye-opening summer holiday, look no further than Go Volunteer Africa. Our summer volunteer opportunities in Senegal offer a very flexible volunteer program with work schedules so it is possible for the participants to work full time or part time.
As a volunteer you are not required to have special skills or a professional background, but a positive attitude, a sensitivity to the backgrounds of the children and youth and patience are desirable. It is also a plus if you already speak some French.
Schedule: Volunteers work Monday through Friday. Every weekday morning, breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM, and at 9:00 AM on Saturday. The workday generally finishes around 4PM and dinner is served at volunteer homes from 7pm-9pm.
Children and Youth Development: Through our Youth Development projects, we aim to enhance the physical, social and emotional development of children and youth in Senegal. During the summer program, volunteers can get involved at a local daycare center, participate in the skills and youth leadership training or participate in our Sports Program and Music, dance and drama.
Child Care Center: The Center provides at-risk children a safe environment in which they participate in any number of extra-curricular activities. These activities are designed to provide kids from 3 to 10 years old with creative outlets and opportunities to make constructive use of their time. Volunteers help children to practice reading, writing, arithmetic, and English while making time for various games and recreational activities.
Go Volunteer Africa also helps coordinate important educational workshops in areas lacking emphasis in general school curricula such as recycling, nutrition, hygiene, and self-esteem. This is a fun project for anyone who loves working with children. The kids are very enthusiastic and always keen to learn, play, and interact with volunteers.
MDD, Sports & Recreation: Go Volunteer Africa’s MDD, Sports & Recreation Program collaborates with local communities to promote healthy lifestyles amongst local children/youth through teaching basic skills and tactics of football (soccer) and volleyball, teaching music, dance moves and drama. Given the lack of adequate recreational opportunities available to kids in the poor communities, our programs seek to provide at-risk children and youth with a safe environment where they can practice these activities in order to make productive use of free time.
English Classes: The communities where we serve have shown great interest in learning English from our international volunteers, most of whom speak English as a first or second language. We teach English to a wide variety of ages, ability levels, and professional orientations.
We are always looking for people with TEFL certification qualifications or previous teaching experience to manage our English programs by coordinating with local counterparts regarding new and existing courses, preparing appropriate lesson plans, teaching classes, and training other volunteers who are interested in supporting this initiative.
Environmental Conservation: Go Volunteer Africa’s Environmental Conservation Program aims to develop initiatives that support locals in the improvement of their neighborhoods as well as providing them with basic sanitation. We are currently engaged in fruit tree planting initiatives, marine conservation, beach cleaning activities that give volunteers the opportunity to contribute to environmentally friendly projects that are made sustainable through education and inclusion.
|Duration:||Minimum 1 week commitment|
|Age Limits:||Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.|
|Minimum Age:||Family of any size can participate|
|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, 3-5 hours in a day|
|Weekends:||Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost|
|Accommodation:||Host Families or volunteer house|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily|
|Support:||Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7|
|Language:||English / French|