Arms Around The Child

The Anthropology Volunteer Programme in Africa is not for the faint hearted; it is for those with a big heart. Our Anthropology Volunteer Programme will give you valuable and a very powerful insight into Anthropology themes such as; Development from Infancy, Language and Culture, The Anthropology of Africa, Human Rights & Development. Using cultural Anthropology, Behavioural Anthropology and Social Anthropology studies as a basis to take your theory studies and put it into practice.

Arms Around the Child has helped Anthropology students travel to Africa to fulfil their education and research ambitions, with many students conducting primary research at our project partners.

The Anthropology Volunteer Abroad Programme is for students who want to live in a different social and cultural context in South Africa and apply their degree subject to a practical experience.

During your stay you’ll be able to apply your research methodologies, gather insights and understand how people’s way of life has developed in South Africa. In addition, you will deal with everyday cases that come in, as well as follow up with closed cases and community outreach programmes. where you’ll be involved as a supporting member of the team.

This is a great volunteer abroad programme to acquire research for a 3rd year dissertation or to simply apply your degree education in communities in need. You can research while at Bobbi Bear based on your academic interests and dissertation topic.

Other topics may be:
– development from infancy
– language and culture
– the anthropology of Africa
– human rights & development

“This is an incredible project to volunteer with. Those who practice or are studying social work, counselling, psychology, child development, youth work or anthropology, I believe can gain a lot from this experience. Working within a different cultural framework, understanding the challenges of that environment and learning how NGOs work to overcome them can deepen your understanding of a subject and enable you to broaden your approach to it.” 


In partnership with our official partner, Volunteer Invest. Find out more and APPLY HERE