Volunteer in South Africa with Sports Development Program - from just $23 per day!

Company : Love Volunteers
Activities: Charity Challenges / Career Break / Community Volunteer Projects / Sports Coaching / Surfing / Summer Volunteer Programs
Country: South Africa
Location : Cape Town
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 500 to 2000 $ Dollars (US)

Do you have a love for Sports? This program is for you!

By introducing at-risk children to sport and physical activity, this program has a positive impact on their lives. This wonderful program plays an essential role in supporting some of Cape Town’s most impoverished children. It involves coaching young people at a primary school level. Volunteers can assist in coaching sports and teaching children various skills such as fitness training. In some instances, sports coaching involves teaching children about healthy lifestyle awareness and team building. As physical education has only recently been introduced in the schooling system most schools have very limited equipment and resources. Volunteers do not need prior experience in teaching, however they will need patience, enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude! Teaching children sports and the enjoyment and benefits of physical activity can make a huge difference to the lives of at-risk children. Boosting their confidence and self-worth and keeping vulnerable children off the streets are just some of the many positive impacts this program has on its participants.

Goals of this Project:

  • Improve the future prospects of some of Cape Town’s most vulnerable children
  • Alleviate health and social issues for the children of Cape Town by engaging them in sports and physical activity
  • Provide education on healthy lifestyles, increase participant confidence and teach team work and other skills that will benefit at risk children into the future
  • Create inter-cultural understanding which benefits both residents and international volunteers alike

Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Requirements

Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for children through the power of sports. This project is best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in the field of physical education, those who wish to explore an interest in this field, or those who simply wish to share the joy of sports with the next generation. As such, the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by one of local project leaders. Applicants must have a genuine willingness to help, be fit and active, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

Emergency contact
Police check

Booking / Enquiry

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