Got a question? Find the answer below – or contact us directly.
To get a general idea of what we provide, take a look through our FAQs, which provide a range of information regarding your stay in Senegal. In any event, you can contact us by telephone, email, fax or post to clarify any points relating to your project.
Participating in our projects
Can I make an application with one or more extra people?
Can I participate in the programme if I am not originally from the UK?
How many weeks in advance should I reserve my place?
Is it possible to make last minute applications?
How do I know if there are places on the programme that I want to follow?
Is there an age limit to participate in the programme?
Can I contact former volunteers for further information before signing up?
Arriving in Senegal or the Gambia
Will there be somebody at the airport to meet me?
Will somebody accompany me to the hotel?
Will somebody help me carry my luggage?
Will I travel to my destination with a member of SenExperience+?
Will there be somebody to take me to work on the first day?
Will you point out useful places to me during my stay?
Are any activities organized outside of the project?
How many other volunteers will I work with?
Do I need to have any language skills to take part in the projects?
Can I work in the same place as my friend/partner?
How much will my placement cost?
What is included in the price?
How is the money used?
Why do I have to pay to be a volunteer?
Will I be paid?
Do I have to pay a deposit? If so, when should this be paid?
When do I need to pay the remaining project costs?
Do I need to have insurance?
What type of activities does this insurance cover?
How can I get more information about my travel insurance?
Will I need a visa?
Do I need to bring any medication with me?
Do I need to get any vaccinations before coming to Senegal or the Gambia?
Is it possible to drink water from wells or the taps in Senegal or the Gambia?
Why do I need to take preventative medication again malaria?
Will my host family live near my place of work?
I´m vegetarian – can my host family accommodate this?
Can I go out in the evenings for dinner or to a restaurant?
Will I have my own room?
Can I have a safe-box, fan and table in my room?
Will I have my own front door keys and keys to my bedroom?
Can I invite local friends to my host family´s house?
Will it be possible to wash my laundry?
Who will speak English in my family, local people and staff?