Sierra Leone

Peace Corps in Sierra Leone

During their service in Sierra Leone, Volunteers learn to speak the local languages, including: Krio, Mende, Temne, Mandinka, SuSu, Limba and Kuranko. More than 3,660 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Sierra Leone since the program was established in 1962.
Volunteers
Current: 10
To Date: 3660
Program Dates
1962-1994, 2010-present
Official Language
English

Volunteer Openings in Sierra Leone

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There are currently no openings in Sierra Leone

Peace Corps Volunteers "serve," not "help." "Help" denotes a paternalistic idea that we know what is best. Peace Corps Volunteers work with community partners to determine what should be done and how. Without their help Volunteers cannot accomplish anything.

Elizabeth Haight, Volunteer in Sierra Leone, 2012-2014

Current Projects in Sierra Leone