Advocate for change with Criminology & Law Volunteer Internship Programmes
Explore the intersection between criminal justice reform and legal aid in South Africa and Ghana with Vocational Impact’s Criminology & Law Volunteer Programmes.
Designed for university students and graduates, these programmes offer valuable work experience and practical skills in criminology and law while making a positive impact on local communities.
Whether you choose to volunteer in South Africa or Ghana, you’ll work alongside crime prevention organisations, support criminal justice reform, and address sociological and human rights issues such as refugee rights, sexual abuse, poverty, and violence.
Start your journey in criminology and law today and contribute to meaningful change!
- Advocate for Change: Join our Criminology & Law Volunteer Programmes and contribute to positive change in crime prevention and legal aid.
- Diverse Placements: Engage in community outreach and criminal justice reform projects, addressing social issues and supporting victims of crime.
- Practical Experience: Gain valuable skills and insights in areas such as criminal investigation, legal aid, victim support, and sociological research.
- Tailored Support: Benefit from personalised guidance, comprehensive pre-trip preparation, and 24/7 in-country support for a rewarding experience.
Criminology and Law
WHY VOLUNTEER WITH
We were founded with a goal to turn the volunteer travel industry on its head.
It’s simple really, the largest percentage of your donation goes directly to our long-term partner projects and we match your unique skills and goals to the place they’ll make the most impact.
We prioritise the sustainable development of communities around the world and want people to have rewarding experiences that they know really make a difference to the people they’re working with.
Get in touch with our volunteer coordinators to understand how your tailor-made programme can directly support projects across the world whilst giving you the professional experience that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Hear from our volunteers
“Visiting the courts was pretty incredible. All of the pretty difficult stuff was made better by having Mildred with us. Being given access to the front seat in the court was such an experience. They’re quite small so you’re right in the middle of it.”
Molly, Oxford University, Criminology Volunteer in South Africa
“I learned from being in the heart of a working and active internationally renowned charity in johannesburg. Whilst I was there, they were desperate for funders and it gave me a great insight into the process that they had to go through to achieve funds to stay afloat.”
Satara, Portsmouth University,
Business and NGO Volunteer in South Africa
“I am doing my dissertation on malaria, we don’t have the knowledge about it here in England so it was great to find out more about first hand. I sat for about an hour talking to the disease controller about malaria, which is something I could not do back home”
Nia, University of Leeds,
Medical Volunteer in Ghana
“Being able to observe play-therapy was a real highlight of my psychology placement. This was really interesting as I had been working with the child in the day-centre, so watching his play-therapy session really opened my eyes to how powerful this line of treatment is.”
Nele, Bath University,
Psychology Volunteer Ghana
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