Sports Development Programs in South Africa from US$250

Company : International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)
Location : Cape Town
Duration: 1 week to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 250 to 3000+ $ Dollars (US)

Like most African countries, South Africa has a great number of children living in poverty and on this program you can apply to coach sports and make a difference on the ground.

Although some of the children attend school during the day, after school they have no one or have no activity to do to occupy their time which can often lead them into trouble. You will see some of these children begging for money on the streets, stealing, drinking and engaging in bad substance abuse after school. Our sport development project operates programs in over thirty schools in the Western Cape region, and focuses both on developing general life skills and sports skills.

This program involves facilitating indigenous games, teambuilding exercises, HIV/Aids lessons, assisting children with physical disabilities and running holiday programs in Cape Town communities and townships (these programs focus on keeping South African youth entertained and off the streets). In addition to aforementioned, volunteers may also get the opportunity to be involved in feeding programs and crèches, volleyball coaching, football coaching, camp facilitation, and also community projects within various townships.

Our sport development program has worked with over 100,000 children in the last six months alone, and their work with children has been well recognized and is highly sought after.



Cost & How to Apply

  • This program is offered as part of a structured package with prices starting from US$250 (1 week) to US$2900 (24 weeks)
  • Included in this price is placements, in-country 24/7 support, information pack, airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, meals and accommodation for the duration of your stay
  • If you are thinking about booking this program on the application there is a section "Have you been referred by an IVHQ Ambassador or IVHQ Partner?". Here you can enter type code: ONEWORLD365 and you will be entered into a monthly draw to win a full refund of your registration fee



Start Dates

1st and 3rd Monday of every month


Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the volunteer program and must provide a criminal background check on arrival in South Africa.

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