Volunteer in Senegal with Medical Internship Program - from just $22 per day!

Company : Love Volunteers
Activities: Career Break / Community Volunteer Projects / Summer Volunteer Programs / Medical, Health, Medicine / Care Work
Country: Senegal
Location : Dakar
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 500 to 1500 $ Dollars (US)

Are you a Doctor, Nurse, Med or Pre-Med Student? Your skills are desperately needed in Senegal!

This essential medical program welcomes volunteers in the health care sector to Senegal where their assistance is required in clinics and hospitals. A wide spectrum of individuals can sign up to medical programs, including qualified medical personnel, medical students and pre-med students. Volunteer placements are tailored, where possible, to the level of experience and the interests of the individual, as well as to the size and type of hospital or clinic best suited to their preferences. Opportunities exist in Nursing, Midwifery, Dentistry, Traditional Medicine and Physiotherapy.

Volunteers in Senegal's hospitals get the chance both to observe and assist doctors and nurses directly, which includes accompanying them on their rounds. There will inevitably be a striking contrast between the medical service delivered in developed countries and that of developing countries. Volunteers in Senegal can encounter many medical conditions that have been left untreated over time and are in advanced stages. While this can be harrowing, it can also be instructive. Trained volunteers provide much-needed skills and knowledge to help in the severely under-resourced and under-funded medical system, providing care to people in need. 

Goals of this Project:

  • Improve the future prospects of the people of Senegal
  • Provide quality medical care to the impoverished people of Senegal
  • Provide opportunities to upskill local staff
  • Create a better cultural understanding between all participants 

Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.


This program offers an amazing opportunity for suitable applicants who are 18 years and over to work alongside qualified medical professionals and gain first-hand insight into Senegal's healthcare system. It is open to those with experience and/or education in the field of medicine, as well as med-school and pre-med students. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with patients and staff, though this is not a pre-requisite. Naturally, all applicants must also have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

Emergency contact
Police check

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