Sierra Leone

Peace Corps in Sierra Leone

There are more than 20 Volunteers in Sierra Leone working with their communities on education projects. During their service in Sierra Leone, Volunteers learn to speak local languages, including Krio, Mende, Temne, Mandinka, SuSu, Limba and Kuranko. More than 3,755 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Sierra Leone since the program was established in 1962.   

Current: 20
To Date: 3755
Program Dates
1962-1994, 2010-present
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Volunteer Openings in Sierra Leone

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There are currently no Peace Corps Volunteer 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

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

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