SENEGAL: Teaching Volunteer Work

Senegal Teaching Volunteer work
Senegal Teaching Volunteer work

If you’re a native English speaker, you can get involved with English teaching volunteer work in Senegal. Go Volunteer Africa has volunteer opportunities in Senegal to work in primary, secondary and higher institutions. Gain real hands on work experience in education provided by the GVA courses, get exposed to different teaching methodologies, and experience culture in Senegal through our English teaching volunteer placement.

English teaching volunteer assist local teachers by promoting learning in the classroom, help with curriculum development, implementing teaching strategies, conduct educational outreach initiatives and they have being conducting after class programs.

PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Teach English, Math and other subjects, organize games and arts
  • Share your love and care with children
  • Share your culture and empower children
  • Paint educative murals
  • Provide support for extracurricular activities

This Go Volunteer Africa’s English teaching volunteer program in Senegal will provide practical classroom experience to further your career goals. The program length is minimum stay of 4 weeks of teaching practice in a local school.

PROJECT LOCATION:

Dakar is the capital of Senegal, in West Africa. It’s an Atlantic port on the Cap-Vert peninsula. Its traditional Médina quarter is home to the Grande Mosquée, marked by a towering minaret. The Musée Théodore Monod displays cultural artifacts including clothing, drums, carvings and tools. The city’s vibrant nightlife is inspired by the local mbalax music.

Dakar’s climate is generally warm. Dakar has an ocean-influenced hot semi-arid climate, with a short rainy season and a lengthy dry season. Dakar’s rainy season lasts from July to October while the dry season covers the remaining eight months.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Blaise Diagne International Airport in Diass. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Senegal will meet you on arrival at Airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering. This airport services numerous international carriers. Senegal has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION:

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Senegal you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

PROJECT DETAILS:

The English teaching volunteer work in Senegal is suitable for anyone who enjoys or wants to work with children and youth in a school setup. Your English speaking abilities and enthusiasm are all that is needed to make a difference in schools where there is a lack of conversational English language teaching.

We shall have an orientation day upon arrival and you’ll meet your fellow teaching volunteers, before starting your placement. Go Volunteer Africa’s English teaching volunteer internships are not just for Education majors or people with a TEFL or TESOL qualification

Undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates and mid-career professionals from other fields have all participated in our English teaching volunteer program in Senegal.

The impact you will have on your students will be obvious as they start to develop their language abilities, but you will also be part of a much larger network of volunteers, which is making a positive and ongoing contribution to the wider community in Senegal through Go Volunteer Africa.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

You do not have to be a professional teacher to get involved, though some skills are highly prized; you simply need an open heart and a desire to improve the individual understanding of children and the world in general.

GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:

Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Senegal volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Senegal. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION:

Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!

VISAS:

Visitors to Senegal require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival. Citizens of all other countries except Hong Kong, British Nationals (overseas), Kosovo, Macao and Yemen may obtain a visa on arrival for a stay of up to a month. Citizens of the following countries can visit Senegal without a visa for up to 90 days: All European Union citizens, Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

INSURANCE:

You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Senegal has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!

PROJECT FACTS:

Availability: All year round
Duration: Minimum 4 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: ——–
Start 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 Family or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Dakar
Language: English

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

1 Week
$360
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project orientation
Accommodation
3 meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now
2 Weeks
$460
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project orientation
Accommodation
3 meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now
Any Extra Week
$100
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project orientation
Accommodation
3 meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement. 

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. Have an inquiry? Contact Us