This FAQ section is being built so that it can give volunteers and visitors like you, as much information as possible, prior to booking your stay. It will take some time to complete and will always be evolving to accomodate new questions. So, if you'd like to talk with a human being, who has spent time at the WYCE compound, and can advise you individually then head to the Contact Page
What 'shots' or vaccinations do I need?
Depending on where you have travelled before, you may need additional vaccinations to visit The Gambia. You should consult your doctor to make sure, but usual vaccinations include: Yellowfever, Hepatitis, Tetanus, and Rabies is also advised.
You will also need to take Malaria tablets and your doctor will prescribe a suitable form of the tablet to suit you. These are generally provided by a 'private prescription which costs around £70.
Make sure you begin organising your vaccinations early as some require 4-5 weeks to organise.
Do you organise flights?
It will be up to you to organise your flight from your home country to Banjul in The Gambia. A WYCE representative will collect you from the airport and drive you to the compound in Medina Salam. You'll also be driven back to the airport at the end of your stay. This is all part of the volunteer/visitor package.
As a volunteer what sorts of things can I do?
In 2019, the WYCE project entered a transition period, re-evaluating a number of its projects. Talks with the VDC (village development committee) in Medina Salam, revealed a desire to create a skills centre in the village. So, if you have a skill you would like to pass on, then get in touch you may have that special skill we've been looking for.