Yes indeed you can volunteer there Jeff, why do you ask and why haven't you done it yet? BTW you apparently avoided reading the experiences of the other people who have been to those African countries. You definitely need to go there and get real.
So in summary the authors experience in an African community center convinces her that 3rd world immigrants are lazy and will contaminate our water supply with their poop. Could I volunteer at our local community center so I would be qualified to credibly insult the character of the people of all first world countries based on what I saw?
Correct spelling: Senegalese
In Senegal I lived in a rural village where everybody worked hard. The person who wrote this article lived in a larger town, so would have had a rather different "clientele" than I did. Unsanitary conditions? You bet! Shithole? I was comfortable there. People very nice. Learned to speak Wolof. Are you subject to diseases there that you would never find in the USA? Yes! But as an American PCV you had good care available.
Served as PC vol in Senegal from 1968 to 1970, then Zaire until 1971, then back to Senegal till 1972. Corruption and ignorance were minor in Senegal compared to Zaire.