Volunteer as a social worker and provide essential support to children, young people and adults alike when they are in need or at risk of danger. Social work development programs encourage volunteers to actively take part in training, practice and evaluating results. Volunteers generally need to display a ‘can-do’ attitude so that they can integrate individuals into the wider the community.
Volunteering as a social worker, you may be confronted one-on-one with sensitive circumstances of neglect, abuse and exploitation. Volunteers must be empathetic to these situations and practise professional dealings of these emotional and physical mistreatments. Volunteers may also be asked to create and analyse legislation and community practises to ensure a safe environment for everybody within the community. Routine tasks include running workshops on dealing with disabilities, safe sex, diseases and exploitation, conducting interviews with the local people and reviewing their situations, organising and managing support services, maintaining accurate records of all dealings and more.
If you would like to volunteer as a social worker on your gap year and help people deal with issues such as child abuse, substance abuse, mental illness and more then have a look through our products listings and get in touch with a company who can help you.
Do you have a passion for sports, the arts or music? We welcome volunteers with an interest in these areas to help us to help others around the world!
Discover sunny Thai culture by living and teaching in the local community for two months. This is a great chance to experience authentic Thai culture and gain hands-on teaching practice.
Gain invaluable work experience and insight into life as a doctor or nurse in vibrant Delhi. Choose a range of departments to work in and create an experience tailored to your interests.
Volunteer at our vibrant and exciting centres in Peru. Work with children and young people who have special needs or have been abused or abandoned.
Located in a village on the East coast of Zanzibar, this project gives you the chance to assist with teaching, childcare and community development initiatives while living in paradise!
4 weeks working on essential infrastructure projects in Malawi, supporting communities in their effort to provide a fighting chance to children orphaned by HIV. Departs July 2017!
Looking to live like a local in India? Want to immerse yourself in the culture and tradition? Great! Then we offer the chance to live with an Indian host family and do volunteer programs in India.
Volunteer in Ecuador and help to provide a positive and stimulating education for the disadvantaged children who work in the markets of Quito.
The ultimate 3 month South America volunteering experience. Spend 6 amazing weeks in both Peru & Ecuador, working on improving schools, community infrastructure & environmental initiatives.
Sign up to our Experience India Volunteer tour and not only will you be working with and supporting local communities, but have a structured tour seeing the best that India has to offer.