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Volunteer with Football Coaching in Ghana

Go for a very special volunteer trip and volunteer with football coaching in Ghana. These boys  in Ghana kicking football are waiting for you to play with them! Ghana was 7th place in 2010 FIFA World Cup and so it takes no wonder what these kids are dreaming of: Quatar and Russia. Loved throughout the country, football is Ghana’s number one sport, and it’s not exactly hard to see why!

Great Volunteer Program for Sports Fans and Wannabe Coaches alike

Ghana Sports Development Program

Ghana Football Coaching Program

Working with local schools in rural villages, our football coaching volunteer program is great for sports fans and wannabe coaches alike. When you arrive at the project you’ll be assigned a team, and moving forward you’ll be there to coach them to sporting glory, from heading up the training session on the beach to being chief supporter on the sidelines of a match.

Football Coaching in Ghana: Foster the Talents of the Youth in the Rural Villages

The sports development program in Ghana 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.

Feel inspired to volunteer in Ghana?

Find out everything about volunteering in Ghana and how to apply!

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Peter Campbell, from U.K., brought 20 football kits

Peter Campbell, from U.K., brought 20 football kits to promote a tournament at his sports project.
Thank you very much Peter!!

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Football and Sports Volunteering in Argentina

Travel for sports volunteering in Argentina: in our football 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.

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Volunteer on Sports Coaching in Uganda

Volunteer in Uganda in our football coaching. Sports have the powerful ability to draw people together, even beyond international borders, help to build strong communities, and contribute to the creation of healthier, happier individuals. Sports also can offer a route out of poverty and a path of excitement and promise to many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Sports Activities are a Great Opportunity for the Children to Come Together and Grow Personally

However, for children in deprived communities, opportunities to participate in creative games are rare, due to lack of resources to provide specialized sports and physical education teachers.  As a sports development volunteer, you can give these disadvantaged teenagers the chance to discover new sports and enjoy getting fit, encouraging them to uncover their potential.  IKPVA Uganda’s sports coaching projects offer participants with both valuable life-changing experience and an opportunity to make a difference.

Volunteers on sports development in Uganda interact daily with local students, children, young adults, and their leaders in schools, sports clubs and youth organizations. They design and organize various sports activities like:

  • track and field
  • conduct physical education lessons
  • coach local games such as volleyball, football, basketball, netball, athletics
  • organize sports tournaments among different schools or local clubs
  • bring fresh ideas and introduce new sports and games
  • promote healthy sports habits and serve as positive role models for young, impressionable individuals

Please note: volunteers do not need to be qualified or experienced to participate on these projects, however volunteers with special expertise are highly preferred.

Want to volunteer on Sports Coaching in Uganda?

Find the complete information about volunteering in Uganda here, and how to proceed with you application.

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Learn to Surf in South Africa and Help Underprivileged Children

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 this 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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Ghana Sports Development Volunteer Program

The sports development program in Ghana 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.

Volunteer on the Ghana Sports Development Program

Ghana Volunteer Porgrams

Children in Ghana playing soccer

As a volunteer on sports develpment in Ghana, you’ll work alongside the coaches of a young football team to help facilitate daily practices. On weekends, the soccer team will play matches, where you will assist the coach. Volunteers do not need to be professionals in sports, but rather have a passion and excitement for this sports 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.

Apply for Sports Development volunteering in Ghana

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Tanzania Sports 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!

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Volunteer on Capoeira in Brazil

Learn Capoeira in the Sports Development Project in Brazil

Volunteering in Brazil on our sports program in Rio de Janeiro

Sports have become vital for Rio de Janeiro’s lower income communities, providing children and adolescents with recreational outlets. At just about every corner of Rio de Janeiro, you will find locals playing the national sport of futebol. With the few entertainment options for youth in lower income communities, sports have become an essential part of favela life, especially among children and adolescents.

Capoeira in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Capoeira in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Given the lack of entertainment and job opportunities, children are increasingly getting caught up in illegal activities. The Sports project aims to provide children with friendly competition in a safe and fun environment. Volunteers on this project have the opportunity to work with children in popular Brazilian sports, such as futebol, futsal, capoeira, and surfing.

Volunteers do not need to be sports stars to participate on this project, but a passion and enthusiasm for sports goes a long way! Volunteers are encouraged to list their preferences and skills when applying for the Sports project, but will be required to be flexible and participate in a variety of sports where required.

Please note, many of the placements are based outdoors and are dependent on good weather. In the event of bad weather, our local staff will do their best to place volunteers at other projects, such as Childcare or Community Development.

Start your volunteer experience in Brazil

If you feel ready to go, sign up as a Brazil Volunteer .

We will take you carefully step by step through the enrollment, and you will learn what will be provided with the program, costs and requirements. Have fun.

 

 

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Volunteering in Ghana on the Sports Program

Ghana was 7th place in 2010 FIFA World Cup; They need you help to make it to Russia and Qatar – Volunteer in Ghana with Iko Poran

Sports Volunteer Program in Ghana

The sports program helps youth in the rural villages to foster their talents and focus on safe and healthy activities after school. Additionally, it helps youth to gain leadership skills and discipline by becoming a part of a team, and building stronger bonds with their community. As a sports volunteer, you’ll work alongside the coaches of the soccer team to help facilitate daily practices. On the weekends, when the soccer team plays matches, you will assist the coach. Volunteers do not need to be professionals in sports, but rather feel 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 volunteer program, such as childcare or teaching, to fill their days with more activities and build stronger bonds with the community.

Volunteer Program Details

Location

All volunteer programs currently take place in Ghana’s Central Region, along the coast in two locations.

Achiase, Ghana

The village of Achiase is located 15 minutes away from the larger town of Swedru, Ghana, about 3 hours from Accra, Ghana’s capital.

Senya, Ghana

Senya, Ghana is located directly on the coast, about 2 hours from Accra.

Volunteer Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation and meals are provided for all programs. The type of accommodation varies based on the service site. Volunteers will either live directly on site or in a volunteer house near the service site. In all accommodations the rooms for volunteers will be private separated from local youth or staff. Volunteer rooms will be shared with bunk beds.

Start & Duration

Volunteer in Ghana programs start on the 1st and 15th of each month. Volunteers should plan to arrive one day ahead of the program

You can choose to volunteer from 2 to 24 weeks

Orientation

Volunteers will fly into Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. Volunteers will be greeted at the airport and will be taken to the chosen service site. Service sites are 2-4 hours from Accra depending on traffic. Orientation takes place the first day at your service site with the local staff. Volunteers are given a Ghana guidebook in advance, and this will be used during orientation.

Requirements for Sports Volunteers

Volunteers in Ghana must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement.

All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to Iko Poran prior to travelling or at orientation.

Language requirements for volunteering in Ghana

Fluency in English is required in all the projects.

Safety

The safety for our Volunteers is our top priority. You will have a competent support and advice from the local team and project leaders. There will always be a member of the local team working with you at the projects. The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.

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Feel inspired? – start your volunteer experience!

Go ahead and enroll as a volunteer with this program.

We will take you step by step through the enrollment process, and you will learn also about everything provided with the program, costs and requirements.

Have fun!

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Sports Development Programme in Rio – Feb 2017

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

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