Psychology Programme, South Africa


Working or interested in Psychology and looking to gain in-field experience?

Join human rights organisation Bobbi Bear as a Psychology Volunteer, working with vulnerable children affected by sexual abuse and HIV/AIDS.

Operation Bobbi Bear is dedicated to supporting young victims of sexual abuse and empowering local communities. They run a rescue centre and engage in incredible education and outreach projects.

The team have designed a toy teddy bear known as a ‘Bobbi Bear’ to help the young children communicate the nature of the abuse, crossing all language barriers and preventing secondary abuse at the point of rescue.

Operation Bobbi Bear’s success rate with prosecution of the perpetrators and providing safe homes for the abused children is testament to the organisation’s training programmes both with individuals, the community and collaboration with the criminal justice system in South Africa.


Program Highlights

  • Earn comprehensive field training experience in the field of Psychology
  • Attend emergency call-outs and shadow child safety officers throughout abuse cases.
  • Directly work with the rescued children; comforting them and counselling them.
  • Attend ‘The Tree’ every Friday and Saturday, a Bobbi Bear outreach programme that brings rural communities together to share stories and empower women and children
  • Have the opportunity to work directly with rescued children
  • Gain insight and experience in social welfare in South Africa.


Program Fees Include

  • 3 days field training
  • Pre-departure support
  • In-country support
  • Accommodation in Bobbi Bear Volunteer House
  • Meals
  • Airport pick-up



£1400 for 4 weeks£100 for every additional week.

Want to know more about the Psychology Volunteer Programme, South Africa? 

Speak to our team or APPLY HERE.