Benin

Peace Corps in Benin

There are 93 Volunteers in Benin working with their communities on projects in agriculture, community economic development, education, and health. During their service in Benin, Volunteers learn to speak local languages, including Adja, Ani, Bariba, Biali, Boo, Fon, French, Fulfulde Goun, Kotokoli, Lokpa, Mahi, Mina, Nagot, Nyende, Oueme Sahoue, and Yom. More than 2,040 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Benin since the program was established in 1968.

Volunteers
Current: 93
To Date: 2040
Program Dates
1968-present
Official Language
French

Volunteer Openings in Benin

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Secondary Education English Teacher

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Agriculture Extension Volunteer

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Health Extension Volunteer

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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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Atakora is a rural area that has a high percentage of girls who stop attending school due to pregnancy and mortality during child birth. The girls ...

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