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.
Help this favela community by constructing homes and renovating structures; you will find the work rewarding as you build up a relationship with the local population and make a difference.
Tailor make a trip that is perfect for you. Mix and match from a fantastic range of experiences, from community projects to animal conservation to cultural experiences. Why choose just one?
Volunteer in the heart of rural Nepal. In remote villages in the Himalayan foothills, you’ll get to experience authentic Nepali culture.
Assist in school clubs, create environmental awareness campaign, recycling competition and learn about the Malay culture on the amazing Perhentian Islands.
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!
Experience the home of the Carnivale, make a difference and immerse yourself in the culturally rich city that is Rio De Janeiro.
Volunteering on a Medicine & Healthcare Project with Projects Abroad will provide you with an invaluable experience of the challenges faced by medical institutions in the developing world.
ICYE UK’s ethical volunteering programme provides a true cultural immersion for volunteers who support local development NGOs in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Take part in our community outreach project in one of Peru’s poorest shanty towns, before embarking on an adrenaline filled expedition across Peru and Bolivia. Apply now for Jan 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.