Volunteer in West Africa

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Are you ready for a unique trip of a lifetime?

Join Muslim Hands for an unmissable, hands-on opportunity to work with our Muslim Hands School of Excellence and visit other projects abroad in The Gambia and Senegal.

Registration fee: £300 Fundraising target: £2,500

Travel with us from the 11th-19th April 2019.

*Only 25 spaces – register now to avoid disappointment.



11 April 2019


The Gambia & Senegal


Over the past 2 years, groups of MH volunteers from across the UK travelled abroad to get involved in our educational, water, health, community and livelihood projects on the ground. We asked a few of them to tell us about their experiences:

“My time there was one of the most amazing times of my life. Staying at the complex was a blast, the people, the orphanage and the food all more than exceeded my expectations.” - Ruhul Amin Akhand, Volunteer in Pakistan 2016

“I feel truly blessed to be able to have been in an eye-opening and heart-warming trip, I would advise people to go on such a trip at least once in their lifetime.” - Sidra Raoof Chaudry, Volunteer in Kashmir 2017

“Going out there and seeing the work that’s done by the locals and the charity has given me a wakeup call and a dose of reality. I can truly say that is by far the best week of my life so far and I would recommend it to anyone to go out there and experience what I experienced!” - Juweyria Abdullahi, Volunteer in West Africa 2018

Children of Senegal

Education is a key that unlocks countless opportunities. It is a way out of poverty, a driving force for social change and an important aspect of personal development and welfare. Therefore, it is at the heart of the work Muslim Hands do.
We have been focused on providing an accessible and high-quality level of education for children since 2004. All the facilities we offer the children are free.
The funds raised through Volunteer in West Africa will support the provision and improvement of various facilities at our Muslim Hands School of Excellence in Senegal including a boundary wall and renovating the school’s Masjid.
With your support we want to continue supporting orphan and needy children and providing them with sustainable and quality facilities to build their futures.

Q. Who can take part in Volunteer in West Africa?

A. Anyone aged 18 or above, who is looking for a unique experience, with a passion to give back to those less fortunate. The group will consist of 25 individuals of various backgrounds, so to be able to work in a team is paramount.
A positive and enthusiastic attitude is crucial as you will face challenges in fundraising and on the ground. Therefore, cooperating and communicating with others and our team is also essential.

Q. What are the registration requirements?

A. To secure your space a registration fee of £300 must be paid. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Participants are also required to fundraise a minimum of £2,500 sponsorship funds that will support the redevelopment of the Muslim Hands School of Excellence in Senegal.

Q. What does the trip include?

A. Flights, accommodation, meals and travel on the ground is included for each participant confirmed on the trip.
You can find more information on what is and what is not included in our Information Pack for Volunteer in West Africa.

Q. When and where is this going to take place?

A. The dates of Volunteer in West Africa are from the 11th-19th April 2019. The team will be travelling to Banjul, The Gambia from the UK. The group will be residing in Senegal for majority of the trip, as this is where the Muslim Hands of Excellence is based.
A level of flexibility is required for travel dates.

Q. What will the trip consist of?

A. Participants will have the opportunity to get involved in various activities at the Muslim Hands School of Excellence in Senegal, as well as visit other local projects in water, livelihood and Masjids. A detailed itinerary and list of activities will be provided by the Events team.



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If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.