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Psychology & Mental Health

Psychology & Mental Health

The Psychology and Mental Health Volunteer Abroad Placement is for current and alumni Psychology students and professionals who want to live in a different social and cultural context in the heart of local communities.

This Psychology and Mental Health Volunteer Placement is designed to give essential practical 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. In addition, you will deal with everyday 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.

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.

Psychology topics to consider;

We have two Psychology and Mental Health Volunteer Placements, one in Durban with Operation Bobbi Bear, and another in Johannesburg with NGO Nkosi’s Haven.

They both offer something different and we work exclusively with both organisations.

*Please be aware, that places are limited on the Psychology programme, and in the summer months, fill up fast as this is a very popular volunteer programme.


“I absolutely loved everything about my volunteering experience in South Africa. After witnessing everything that happened at Bobbi Bear, especially the impact of the great work all the staff members do 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.”
Shauna, Psychology Student


“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.”
Viola, Psychology Graduate




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