Criminology Work Experience in South Africa

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Program Description

This Work Experience Program covers various aspects of the exciting field of criminology.
You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in some or all of the following areas:
*Community Police Forum - This civilian forum is working in partnership with the local police and aims to create and maintain a safe and secure environment for citizens living in the area.
*Social Welfare Organisation – this society is made up of trained counsellors, and often provides counselling to victims of crime. Activities vary but you may be observing the court office, assisting with an anger management program in the local prison, or assisting with community based educational programs.
*Law Firm - Criminal law and criminal defence services are provided by a firm specializing in the area of criminal law and providing support for persons facing criminal charges. You will have the opportunity to shadow an attorney and may also be able to observe court proceedings.
*Private Security Firm - A firm providing emergency response services and alarm installation. You may have the opportunity to assist with community patrols or assist in the control room.

You also have the option of combining your Work Experience Programme with any of our Knysna based Community or Conservation Volunteer Programmes! This is at an additional cost, so please inquire for more information.


-Experience a well-rounded program involving various aspects of law enforcement
-Develop your CV to compete in the job market
-Learn about the turbulent and interesting history of crime in South Africa


Specific qualifications are not required for this placement, although those studying or working in the field of criminology, sociology or psychology would benefit from this experience.

You will need to be hard working, motivated and able to show initiative. Volunteers also need to be confident with speaking English.

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What`s Included

- All project operating costs, equipment, tools and resources
- Return Bus Ticket from Cape Town, Jo'burg or PE to Knysna
- Pick up & drop off from arrival points (George/ Knysna)
- 24/7 emergency support
- Orientation & Training
- Accommodation in our Volunteer House
- 3 Meals a day
- Project Related Transport
- Project T-shirts
- Dedicated coordinators to assist you daily
- Project support and feedback sessions throughout your stay
- Assistance with optional activities and tours
- Assistance obtaining a local SIM Card for your phone
- Additional cultural and outdoor activities on Friday afternoons (and some evenings)
- Free, unlimited Wi-Fi and computer access in the voluntee

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Program Locations

Knysna, South Africa

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Program Details

  • South Africa: Knysna
Throughout the year
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months
$1095 for 2 weeks, $1895 for 4 weeks, $450 per additional week
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