Senegal

Peace Corps in Senegal

There are more than 295 Volunteers in Senegal working with their communities on projects in agriculture, the environment, community economic development, and health. During their service in Senegal, Volunteers learn to speak local languages, including Bambara, Fulakunda, Jaxanke, Mandinka, Pulaar du Nord, Pulafuta, Seereer, and Wolof. More than 3,835 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Senegal since the program was established in 1962.   

Volunteers
Current: 295
To Date: 3835
Program Dates
1963-present
Official Language
French

Volunteer Openings in Senegal

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Business Advising Extension Agent

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Health Extension Agent

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Are you a U.S. citizen with significant professional experience?

Recently, a renowned international human rights advocate from Senegal told me that his life’s trajectory was set in the mid-1960s by a Peace Corps Volunteer English teacher. How an individual Volunteer changes lives may never be known – or may only be revealed decades later – but change lives, we do.

Cheryl Gregory Faye, Country Director
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Contributions to the Senegal Country Fund will support Volunteer and community projects that will take place in Senegal.

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The objective of the seventh annual Saloum Girls' Leadership and Empowerment Camp is to encourage and support 40 high-achieving secondary school gi...

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A local youth protection organization and Peace Corps volunteers in Senegal are collaborating to improve the lives of developmentally disabled yout...

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