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.
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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.
Your work on this project combines many aspects that all help to provide a caring environment to children who have been disadvantaged in life and are looking for a way to improve their prospects
Experience the home of the Carnivale, make a difference and immerse yourself in the culturally rich city that is Rio De Janeiro.
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.
This children’s home is a family-run home for abandoned and vulnerable children. Based in the south of Johannesburg South Africa, we rely on volunteers to assist with the babies.
Shadow professional medics and live life as a local doctor or nurse in Palampur; a beautiful rural town situated in a lush green landscape surrounded by teas plantations and pine forests.
Assist in school clubs, create environmental awareness campaign, recycling competition and learn about the Malay culture on the amazing Perhentian Islands.