Law & Human Rights in South Africa
Whether you are considering a career in law or human rights or a graduate seeking some practical experience, a placement at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office in Cape Town will be a great opportunity to boost your CV whilst carrying out worthwhile work in the local community. Volunteers on our Projects Abroad Law & Human Rights placement will work alongside local staff and gain first-hand experience of human rights law in practice.
Your role as a volunteer will be determined by your level of experience and any specific areas of interest that you have. We welcome volunteers of all levels of experience to participate - whether you are a university hopeful or a qualified lawyer we will be happy to welcome you. An average day may involve conducting interviews, doing research, providing legal advice and reviewing cases from walk-in clients. Office work is combined with field work in prisons, homes for victims of abuse, HIV / AIDS victim shelters and juvenile detention centres.
Volunteers can get involved in the running of human rights workshops, the distribution of educational pamphlets or documents, assisting refugees in processing their refugee status papers, and skill-building, CV development and mock interview workshops.
How to apply?
Send us an email enquiry or visit our website - we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions!
A deposit of £195 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.
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From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad directly employs staff in all destinations. They will meet you on arrival at the airport and drop you off at the end of your placement. They will give you a full induction and safety briefing, and will visit you frequently at your placement. Our staff are on call 24 hours a day.
- Airport transfers
- Transportation to and from your placement
- Travel and medical insurance
- 24-hour support and back-up from local and UK staff
Non-UK Citizens Accepted?
Projects Abroad is a leading global organiser of overseas voluntary work placements. Founded in 1992, we have now sent nearly 100,000 volunteers to projects all over the world!
Our projects run year-round and we offer a high level of flexibility and choice. With nearly 700 members of staff worldwide, volunteers will benefit from the support and back up that Projects Abroad provide both before you leave and whilst you are overseas.
Whether you are on a gap year, a student, a career-breaker or a retiree, we have a project to suit you in one of the 30 fantastic destinations in which we operate! We welcome volunteers of all nationalities and backgrounds on our projects and even have projects for families to get involved in!
Projects Abroad also welcome volunteers who have professional qualifications and experience - we offer projects specifically designed for you to put your skills to the best use!
With placements available in over 30 destinations across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the South Pacific and Europe, volunteers can enjoy adventurous foreign travel whilst make a positive contribution within a developing country!
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