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Football Coaching: Volunteering in Argentina

Travel for sports volunteering in Argentina: in our football coaching project, you may help us discover the new Messi!!

Teach Soccer, Hockey and Handball to 400 Children from La Cava, San Isidro

This project offers sport activities (soccer, hockey, handball) to 400 children (boys and girls) from La Cava, a very poor neighbourhood in San Isidro, Buenos Aires.

The idea is to keep them away from the danger of drug through sports.

Everyday the coordinators highlight the importance of the respect for rules, teamwork and perseverance to become a better person physically, intellectually and socially.

Volunteer are invited to help on all the spots activities, organize their own workshop if they want and also teach English. You might get tired but it will be well worth it!

Want to be a Sports Volunteer in Argentina?

Find out everyghing about the volunteer programs in Argentina, and proceed with your application. You may also visit our page with all the sports volunteer opportunities, in several countries!

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Learn to Surf and help children in wonderful Cape Town, South Africa

Learn to surf in South Africa and volunteer to help underprivileged children at Muizenberg, close to Cape Town.

The volunteer program takes place in Muizenberg, Cape Town. The place is renowned for its gentle rolling waves just calling out to be ridden, you will be learning to surf in one of the best places in the world. The surf is free from rips and currents, giving you the safest & best opportunity to hone your skills – it’s not as easy as it looks!

Learn to Surf on the Gently Rolling Waves of Muizenberg, Cape Town

Learn To Surf and Help Children in South Africa

A young boy surfing on the waves of Muizenberg

You will first learn the art of surfing, along with the addictive and electrifying feeling that comes with riding a wave all the way into the shore; then you will be working will kids from the disadvantaged areas surrounding Muizenburg, teaching them how to surf.

These are bright, enthusiastic children who have been unfortunate to grow up in underprivileged communities. Their upbringing will often have been marred by violence and tragedy, as well as limited access to money. This is why your volunteer work is so important, as it gives them the chance to get away from all of that; to spend a few carefree, laughter-filled hours in the water, where they can have fun and make friends.  It provides them with a freedom that really is priceless and makes a huge impact on their lives.

This is only made possible through the help of volunteers like you. You will get to spend sun-soaked days on the beautiful beaches of South Africa, while giving new experiences and skills to these wonderful kids, letting them escape the difficulties of their lives and helping to broaden their horizons.

In your free time you will also be able to explore all the amazing places in Cape Town with the city right at your feet.

Qualifications and requirements for the Surf Project in South Africa:

  • You must be 18+ years old.
  • You should provide a CV & Motivational letter.
  • You need to be caring and ready to give back – You should love spending time with children.
  • If you’ve got your own wetsuit, bring it along. The weather can become quite cold, especially during the winter months of May to September. If not, you will be provided with one.
  • You are asked to please bring your laptop and camera, if possible, so as to be able to help with administration tasks; working in the office, blogging, social networking, coming up with new ideas to improve the project and other helpful tasks.

Want to Participate in the Surf Project?

Find the complete information about volunteering in South Africa.

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Tanzania Soccer Coaching Volunteer Program

Warm up session on the Tanzania Sports volunteer program.

Tanzania Sports Volunteers coach and educate local children

Tanzania Sports Volunteer Program

Tanzania Soccer Team – warm up

The sports program helps youth in the rural villages to foster their talents and focus on safe and healthy after school activities. Additionally, it helps youth to gain leadership skills and discipline by becoming a part of a team, and building stronger bonds with their community.

Work alongside the coaches of the football (soccer) team

As a sports volunteer, you’ll work alongside the coaches of the football team to help facilitate daily practices. Additionally, the team will play matches on the weekends, where you will assist the coach. Volunteers do not need to be professionals in sports, but rather have a passion and excitement for this program. Though you will work on the weekends, you can arrange with our staff to take off certain weekends for travel if you want to see other parts of the country. Volunteers in the sports program are most successful if they combine it with another program, such as childcare or teaching, to fill their days with more activities and build stronger bonds with the community.

Tanzania Sports Program - Boy with Football

Boy with football

Become a Tanzania Sports Volunteer!

Find the full information about affordable volunteering in Tanzania. Have a look also on our page with all our sports volunteer programs!

 

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Football Coaching in Brazil – Rio de Janeiro – Feb 2017

Alfonso from Kingston University in London has been volunteering on football coaching in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, and enjoyed his experience with the boys. When he finally donated football equipment, there where big smiles on their faces!

I was very happy with my time on the Sports Development Programme. My expectations of Rio were surpassed and I had an amazing time seeing the city, meeting people and doing my volunteer work. The coordinator, Felipe, was very helpful and it was a pleasure to stay with him and his family. The local people who helped with the programmes were really kind, patient and fun to work with.

Learn Portuguese before coming to Rio

I would advise future participants to try and learn as much Portuguese as possible before coming to Rio to give you a head start on being able to communicate with the locals. Don’t assume that they may speak some English, because many of the locals don’t and it will go a long way to show you have made the effort to learn their language. However, you will have lessons from a great teacher who is really patient and friendly. She will help you a lot with whatever level of Portuguese you are currently at and help you improve quickly. I learned a lot from her and really grateful for her time.

Volunteer Work in Rio during Carnival

The best time to go to Rio to do volunteer work is during carnival. You will have to pay a little bit more, but it is defiantly worth it! The Blocos, parade and weather is amazing! You will have a great time partying and seeing the parade, while helping out with whatever project you choose to do.

The Smiles on People’s Faces when I Bought Football Equipment

My favourite memories are the smiles on people’s faces when I bought football equipment and stationary with money raised by friends and work colleagues. I was able to raise £530 in two weeks and would highly recommend raising some money through a donation website, so you can go the extra mile with supporting the locals.

After retuning to London, I now take regular Portuguese classes and use online website to learn as much as possible for when I return – you will want to return… believe me!!! – Alfonso, Kingston University, London

Find out more about volunteering in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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