Volunteering in Senegal

Volunteer Programs in Senegal

Your volunteering in Senegal will be one of the best choices of destination to have a great experience. Senegal, a country full of cultural diversity and nature, will capture your eyes and leave you with beautiful memories of an unforgettable and unforgettable experience.

We collaborate in volunteer programs in Senegal for teaching, sports and care and care in social orphanages.

Your participation in any of the projects will be of great help for the educational development of the children and young people of the local community in several communities of Senegal.


TEACHING IN CHILDREN’S SCHOOL

The preschool consists of three classes in which children are distributed according to age, and that correspond to the courses P3, P4 and P5 of the model educational Spanish.


MEDICAL PROGRAM

We provide support to the medical staff in a general medical center where children, pregnant women, vaccinations and pediatrics are treated. There is also assistance with the pharmacy.


REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER IN SENEGAL

  • Be of legal age.
  • Basic knowledge of spoken and written English.
  • Be respectful of the local culture and people
  • Have initiative and be creative.
  • Be willing to work in a team.

Arrival at destination

Your arrival will be at the Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS), where you will be picked up to go to your accommodation and will have a brief induction of your volunteering.

Vaccinations

It is mandatory to have the vaccine yellow fever, if you are a traveler from a country with outbreaks of this disease.

RECOMMENDED FOR TRAVELING TO SENEGAL
  • Hepatitis B
  • Tetanus Diphtheria
  • Whooping Cough
  • Triple Viral

Visa

For Spanish travelers it is not necessary to have a visa to travel to Senegal, if it does not exceed 90 days. Other countries that do not require a visa are: United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and Canada.

Security

Senegal is considered one of the safest and most stable countries in Africa West, although we also recommend that you keep these tips in mind:

  • Notify your coordinator if you are going on an excursion, so that he can advise you on the places where you will go. 
  • Have your coordinator’s contact information and the address of where you are staying on hand in case you need it.
  • Do not give information about the place where you are staying, project and your colleagues (volunteers) for safety.
  • We recommend not taking anyone who is not from the organization to the volunteer’s home.
  • Always avoid risk areas in every place you visit.
  • Travel in austerity in your daily transfers and on your excursions.
  • Avoid attracting attention with jewelry and accessories.
  • If you can, avoid taking your mobile phone out in public places.
  • Try to use the country’s safe transportation services or services like Uber or taxis.
  • It is recommended not to walk alone through unfamiliar streets at night.
  • Never get into an unfamiliar vehicle or yours to someone you do not know.
  • Do not drink any beverage that you do not know the source of.

HOST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION

Upon arrival in Senegal, our local coordinator will take you to the assigned host family. 

What does the accommodation include?

  • Bunk bed, in a room shared with other volunteers.
  • Use of common areas.
  • Meals during your volunteer program. Breakfast will be at the school, lunch and dinner will be at the volunteer’s house.
  • WIFI connection (internet). You can purchase an internet plan with Orange Mobile for €9 that gives you 7GB.

The contribution in projects volunteer in Senegal for a period of 14 days is €595. From this payment you can deduct about 45% in tax deduction using the tax certificate that we provide.

WEEKSTEACHINGMEDICAL
2€595€595
3€785€785
Additional€190€190

What are you paying for?

  • Airport welcome and transportation to your accommodation
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay.
  • 3 daily meals during your volunteer program.
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program.
  • Orientation and induction to the project.
  • Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering.
  • Guidance, advice and management in choosing your program.
  • Volunteer and liability insurance.
  • A visit to Pink Lake and Goree Island (no quad biking or entrance fees)

What is not included?

  • Flight to Senegal.
  • Return to the airport on the last day.
  • Visa, if necessary.
  • Internal transport or excursions.
  • Drinks, diets and special meals. 
  • Bottled water.

HOW DO I BOOK MY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IN SENEGAL?

Climate

The best time to travel to Senegal is the dry season that runs from November to May, it has a pleasant temperature and it is not very hot. This applies to the entire country, with the exception of the Casamance, which can be visited throughout the year.

The main thing is to avoid traveling during the rainy season that occurs between June and October and reach temperatures of 30º C (86º F). Although the rains are permanent, they do not last more than 2 hours and the vegetation of the country during this season is extraordinary.

Currency

The currency in Senegal is the CFA Franc (XOF), which is used in the 14 republics of Africa that comprise the French Monetary Area. Banknotes from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger and Togo are also accepted in Senegal.

Equivalence of the currency of Senegal:

  • €1 = 656 CFA
  • $1 = 422 CFA

Flight

The airlines that fly the most frequently from Spain to Senegal are  Iberia, American Airlines and Vueling. 

  • Flights range between €250 and €400 approximately.
  • You can find good flight deals on google flights or skyscanner.

Tourist attractions

Rose Lake

This lake is located north of the Senegalese peninsula of Cape Verde in the department of Dakar, its pink color is due to the high level of salinity in the water and it can be seen strong in color in the dry season.

Senegal Lago Rosa

Lompoul Desert

Found in the Sahel region, between Dakar and Saint-Louis, where you can take a dromedary tour of the dunes and have a nice bonfire at night. 

Senegal Desierto de Lompoul

Delta Saloum National Park

A World Heritage Site since 2011, it is the second largest natural park in Senegal, where you can see everything from great mangroves to huge dunes and a great variety of wildlife. 

Parque Nacional del Delta Saloum Senegal

Monument to the African Renaissance

Located on the outskirts of Dakar, this 49-meter bronze sculpture was built by the Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiby.

Senegal Monumento al Renacimiento Africano

How is transportation in Senegal?

There are different means of transport in Senegal such as: 

  • Sept-place cars: vintage cars with a capacity of up to 7 people and fixed prices; it is the fastest and most popular way to get around Senegal.
  • Car rapide: a type of van with a capacity of up to 15 people, they are blue and yellow in color and you usually have to ask the guy at the door in order to stop.
  • Ndiaga ndiaye: white vans similar to the “car rapide” but have a higher passenger capacity (30) and are for traveling from city to city.
  • Taxis: in the capital it is normal to find taxis with which you will have to negotiate the price of your route with the driver.

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