16 Feb Arms Around the Child Volunteer and Study Abroad in Psychology
The Psychology Volunteer Abroad Programme 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. The Psychology Volunteer Programme 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.
We have two Psychology Volunteer Programmes; 1 in Durban, and another in Johannesburg.
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.
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; Development from infancy, Psychology, Crime and the Criminal Justice System, Society, Politics and Prejudice, Society and Communication, Child development Psychology, Social Research Methods, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Mental Health
“This is an incredible project to volunteer with. Those who practice or are studying social work, counselling, psychology, child development, youth work or anthropology, I believe can gain a lot from this experience. Working within a different cultural framework, understanding the challenges of that environment and learning how NGOs work to overcome them can deepen your understanding of a subject and enable you to broaden your approach to it.”