NEW ZEALAND: Coach Athletics in CLUBS and SCHOOLS!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Sports Coaching / Teaching
Country: New Zealand
Location : Auckland
Duration: 4 weeks to 6 months
Approx Costs: 1250 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Great chance to volunteer w/ children & teens who desire to learn! You will love running, jumping and coaching these smiling students!

You'll coach junior athletes at a top athletics club in Auckland where you may also have the opportunity to train and compete yourself. You'll coach athletics for part of your time and part of your time will be spent teaching or coaching underprivileged children at a local school.

The club we work with has a very lively social scene and you will be welcomed with open arms.


PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Athletics Club is located in the suburbs of Auckland and a short bus ride away from the city centre where your accommodation is located. The club has excellent facilities which are the best in Auckland, including a weights gym, athletics track and top class cross country running park. At the club you will have the opportunity to coach a variety of different ages in a variety of different events. You'll also have the opportunity to train and possibly compete for the club, if you get selected.

The club has a large variety of athletics events available for volunteers to coach and compete in as follows:
• All field events,
• All track events,
• Cross country/middle distance

During the summer months (October - March), the club holds its track and field training. The cross country and middle distance training takes place all year round. The children you will be coaching vary from 7 - 18 year olds. If you would also like to compete yourself on this project, you can do this as a representative of the athletics club or as a representative from your own club.


COACH AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

As the athletics project won't occupy all your time, during the daytime you'll work on the School Sports Project. Here you can coach athletics or a number of other sports an additional hour or two on most days, leaving your evenings free to coach and train with the athletics club.

The Athletics season and coaching times:The athletics season runs from:
• Track & Field: October - March
• Cross Country, road running and long distance: All year round

During the school holidays there is the same opportunity to coach athletics as the school term.

As a volunteer with Travellers, you'll receive free club membership but if you wish to compete you will have to pay around $5 - $7 per meeting.


WHAT YOU’LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT

► An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure!
► The rewards from helping others and Making a Difference!
► New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
► An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
► And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!


ACCOMMODATION AND LOCATION

Our accommodation is located in the city centre of Auckland. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station and shopping district. You'll live in a centrally located lodge that is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long-term stays. You may have your own room or you may share a room with other volunteers. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.
Entertainment at your accommodation includes cheap internet access and cable TV (Sky) as well as an outside balcony. You are literally a stroll from the Sky Tower, harbor and waterfront. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to parts of Auckland and New Zealand or to the many other ‘things to do’!

The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or head over to the viaduct for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus, which is close to your accommodation. Maori settlement in Auckland was at least 800 years ago where by different tribes built fortifications on the various volcanoes in Auckland. When the British arrived in 1840 they claimed Auckland as the capital city of New Zealand until Wellington became the capital 25 years later.The city is modern and vibrant - a fun and friendly city with beautiful surrounding islands and harbour.

Some of its more famous attractions include the Sky Tower, Rangitoto Island, the Harbour, the Hukani Gulf Islands and the many extinct volcanoes that are in Auckland which provide great views of the city. Auckland has restaurants to suit all tastes - the most popular cuisine is New Zealand lamb which can be ordered at many restaurants around the city and is well worth it. For meals in local restaurants, a trip to Auckland's inner city centre is well worth the effort - it bustles with activity and offers a range of choices of restaurants.

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, You can participate for up to six months, subject to visa requirements.

Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).

You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.

Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Requirements

No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm and knowledge of sports! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 18 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.

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