Benin

Peace Corps in Benin

There are more than 85 Volunteers in Benin working with their communities on projects in community economic development, education, the environment, and health. During their service in Benin, Volunteers learn to speak local languages, including Bariba, Ditamari, Dendi, Fon, French, Mahi, and Nagot. More than 2,095 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Benin since the program was established in 1968.   

Volunteers
Current: 85
To Date: 2095
Program Dates
1968-present
Official Language
French

Volunteer Openings in Benin

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Teacher

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Looking back on my Peace Corps service, I know I’ll remember not the number of trees planted or mud stoves built, but the personal connections made, the moments of simple joy that life in Africa accords, and the challenges that shaped me into being a stronger person. That will stay with me forever.

Diane Albrechtm, Volunteer in Benin.

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Contributions to the Benin Country Fund will support Volunteer and community projects that will take place in Benin.

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There are countless challenges that a girl faces throughout her life in Benin. Her expected role in the community, at school, and at home is to be ...

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Beninese women face countless cultural, personal, and financial barriers that limit the opportunities they have to pursue their dreams. Young girls...

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