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.
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Make a big impact on rural Kenyan communities and endangered wildlife. You’ll stay in the amazing Camp Tsavo, working on improving school infrastructure and reducing human/wildlife conflict.
Do you have a passion for alleviating the social deprivation in communities around the world? You do? Then we desperately need you on our social work programs helping children in need.
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