Peace Corps The Gambia

A Website by PC/TG Volunteers for Future PC/TG Volunteers


  1. Country Information
  2. Peace Corps - The Gambia
  3. Photo Gallery
  4. Manuals and Resources


Website Updated on:
February 10, 2012; Updated Electricity and Technology in The Gambia

July 29, Tuesday; 1800 GMT A "Rough Guide to The Gambia" on the PC / TG page.

March 29, Saturday 2008; 1300 GMT    PC/TG Resources page - In an effort to share information and networking with other PC countreis you can now Download Manulas straight from Volunteers.

January 12th, Sunday 2008; 1300 GMT

Links added to home page

Packing List updated

December 6th, Thursday 2007; 1850 GMT

Peace Corps/The Gambia Country Desk Email Added.

The home page subheading changed.

December 4th, Tuesday 2007; 1800 GMT

Pages Updated:

Homepage, main title changed

Picture Albums

Volunteer Contacts Page

Page "What will Happen..." changed to "First Week in Country and Beyond"

Bridge-to-PST document deleted

December 3rd, Monday 2007; 2025 GMT

Pages Updated:


Picture Albums

November 23rd, Friday 2007; 1730 GMT

Pages updated:


Admin Email Added.

Discussion board removed.

September 21st, Friday 2007; 1700 GMT

Pages Updated:

Jahanka Language Files - Script Added.

Jola Language Files - Script and Recordings Added.

Serehule Language Files - Recordings Added.

Click Image to Enlarge the Map

 Another Map of The Gambia

Use the links below to download the required files:

1. Download Mandinka Language Files Here

2. Download Wolof Language Files Here

3. Download Pulaar Language Files Here

4. Download Serehule Language Files Here

5. Download Jola Language Files Here

6. Download Jahanka Language Files Here 


Welcome! This website contains information about Peace Corps/The Gambia (PCTG) for volunteers who have accepted their invitations to join PCTG. In this site you will find many different topics and pages that will help you prepare for your service in The Gambia. All information has been directly posted by volunteers and staff of PCTG to provide you with the most relevent and important information.

The main purpose for this website is to provide langauge recordings for future Peace Corps/The Gambia volunteers and fellow development partners. Due to the advances in technology, it is becoming increasingly difficult to locate hand-held cassette players in the United States and so far PCTG has been only providing language recordings for volunteers on cassettes. So in order to meet the challenge this website has been created to allow volunteers to download and manage the audio files in the States before they leave for The Gambia. It is vital that volunteers download all audio language files on this website (at the top of this section) and put them on their iPods, Mp3 Players, or CDs; PCTG cannot do this for volunteers and can only provide cassettes. Since it is usually impossible to determine what the  volunteer's primary and secondary languages will be before they arrive in The Gambia, you must be prepared by having all audio files. Please be advised that knowledge in the local languages is very important for volunteers' success and that Peace Corps/The Gambia places a high level of emphasis on the volunteers' ability to speak one of the local languages available on this site. Every volunteer must achieve at the minimum Intermediate-Mid proficiency in either Mandinka, Wolof or Pulaar by the end of Pre-Service Training (PST) before being sworn-in as a Peace Corps Volunteer of PCTG. Serehule, Jola and Jahanka, expect for a few select cases, are considered secondary languages. However, sometimes volunteers do get placed in communities where the secondary language becomes the primary language.

In this website also visit the Information about Peace Corps / The Gambia page and find the "What will happen" section and the general electricity and technologies information page, as well as the must see packing list and a page where you will find contact information for volunteers.

If you have any questions about the website or its contents please write an email to the website administrator at All questions regarding the Peace Corps/The Gambia program should be directed to the country desk in Washington, DC. The Country Desk email is AF/ Your comments are highly welcomed and will be extremely helpful in the future development and betterment of this site. We thank you for your comments and criticism.