This is a unique work-experience opportunity for current university students, graduates and masters students studying Psychology, Mental Health or Social Work related subjects. Placements are also available for professionals already working in the area of Criminology & Law.
85% of students who completed the Psychology, Mental Health or Social Work placement, said it helped them with practical employability skills and finding degree related work.
The Psychology, Mental Health or Social Work volunteer work experience placement is designed to give essential practical on-the-ground work-experience to apply to degree related travel and career progression, while giving back to communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
During your stay you’ll be able to apply your research methodologies, gather insights and understand how people’s way of life has developed.
Psychology, Mental Health and Social Work Placement Themes
In addition, you will deal with everyday child abuse cases that come in, as well as follow up with closed cases and community outreach programmes, where you’ll be involved as a supporting member of the team and supervised at all times.
This is a great volunteer abroad programme to acquire primary research for a third year dissertation or to simply apply your degree education in communities in need. You can research while volunteering based on your academic interests and dissertation topic.
“I absolutely loved everything about my volunteer experience in South Africa. After witnessing everything that happened at Bobbi Bear, especially the impact of the great work all the staff members have on the children, I realised I want to do something identical. I want to work with traumatised children, support them during their sorrows and help them find happiness in life again.”
“I wanted a project where I could provide both psychological support as well as legal and social support. I wanted a project that was not the same every day and a project that also had a lot of freedom. The few expectations I had certainly came true. I have no regrets of my choice and it has had a major impact on the rest of my life.”