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 support the needs of disadvantaged local communities. 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, help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses to 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, and will have plenty of time to explore! Visit national parks with incredible wildlife during the day, and discover 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 student speaks with a project beneficiary during her Micro-finance internship in Senegal.

From $2,470 USD

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

From $2,020 USD

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
Last Minute Trip
A group hands out food while they volunteer with children in Senegal.

From $2,470 USD

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 break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Students talk to a local street vendor during their Human Rights internship in Senegal.

From $3,060 USD

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
As a Projects Abroad volunteer in Senegal there will be many memorable sights to behold.

From $1,870 USD

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

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:

(+1) 212 244 7234

or email:

to start planning your project

Where we are based in Senegal

St Louis

You’ll be based in the town of St Louis during your volunteer trip to Senegal. 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.