A group of Projects Abroad volunteers before their exciting ride on a fishing boat in Senegal.

Volunteer in Senegal

Support community development projects and experience life in a vibrant West African country

Volunteer in Senegal and take part in projects that are designed to meet the needs of disadvantaged local communities. You’ll experience life in this vibrant and diverse country, while focusing your energy on something that really matters.

There are many volunteer opportunities in Senegal, so you’re bound to find something that suits you. For example, you can support the educational development of vulnerable street children (known as talibés) by teaching them basic skills. Or, assist local entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and generate a sustainable income.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll receive 24/7 support from our local staff. We take care of all the details, so that you have a hassle-free experience. 

You’ll be based in the town of St Louis. During your time off, there’s plenty to explore, from national parks with incredible wildlife to the vibrant local music scene. With bustling cities and traditional villages, Senegal is a feast for the senses.

Projects available in Senegal

1-5 of 5 Projects

A volunteer hands out food while working with children in Senegal.

From £1,120

Volunteering with Children in Senegal
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Travel to West Africa and become part of our ongoing efforts to support disadvantaged children

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A student speaks with a project beneficiary during her Micro-finance internship in Senegal.

From £1,370

Micro-finance Internship in Senegal
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Help adults who have lived on the street build sustainable businesses and gain financial independence

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
As a Projects Abroad volunteer in Senegal there will be many memorable sights to behold.

From £1,045

French Language Course in Senegal
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Improve your French skills in Senegal through an immersive language course and overseas experience

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Students talk to a local street vendor during their Human Rights internship in Senegal.

From £1,710

Human Rights Internship in Senegal
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Gain practical human rights work experience while promoting human rights and social justice in West Africa

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 3 weeks
A group hands out food while they volunteer with children in Senegal.

From £1,370

Volunteer with Children in Senegal for Teenagers
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Travel to West Africa with other teenagers and help children learn through play and support the community

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks

Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.

Speak to one of our Senegal experts on:

01273 007 230

or email:

to start planning your project

Where we are based in Senegal

St Louis

While doing volunteer work in Senegal, you’ll be based in the town of St Louis. It’s around a four hour drive north from the capital city Dakar. Senegal is a former French colony, and St Louis is perhaps the most “French” of all the towns, with colonial architecture, patisseries, and shaded streets.

Apart from its national parks and beautiful beaches, St Louis also has many interesting museums and historic sites. It’s particularly famous for its cultural events and music festivals, so if your trip coincides with one of these, you’re in for a real treat!


When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Senegal Arrival Procedures page

Next Steps


Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.

Find out more about safety and backup.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.