Football 4 Life - Community Sport Educator

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founded in 2002
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Coordinator | Gerald
Coordinator | Gerald


Exchange daily life with community members
Train youths on life and football skills
Empower community members to use sports as a tool to reach a number of SDGs
Share your country experiences during our organised global days and with teams during meetings
This project organises numerous competitive football tournaments in local areas to target youths and disseminate educational information about HIV/AIDS, drugs & malaria. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 19+
The Football 4 Life project organises numerous competitive football tournaments which target local youths from particularly vulnerable communities where there is a prevalence of social problems. The tournaments will act as an opportunity to teach the young participants (both boys and girls) about many pertinent social issues; such as drugs, HIV, malaria, female empowerment, and teen pregnancy. It is hoped that by sensitizing the youths to such social issues that they can be diverted from making poor life decisions, therefore improving their lives and bettering their communities.

Football 4 Life runs from July until August. Volunteers are not obligated to stay the entire length of the project.

Needs / requirements: 

Hope Foundation is looking for volunteers who are flexible, motivated, open-minded, and friendly. It would be advantageous if you have teaching skills and some medical knowledge for informing the youths about illnesses such as malaria and HIV, but this is not a requirement for the role. Furthermore, some knowledge of French would be beneficial.

Typical day

Volunteers will spend their days organizing the football tournaments, training with respective teams, preparing educational material, inviting participants to the tournament, coordinating some logistics, and teaching participants about social issues and supporting their teams during the games.

Here is a line up of a typical day:

7am: Wake Up

8am: Breakfast

9am: Start of work, project design, office work or meet your respective assigned team for training, workshops and game preparation.

12am: Break and Lunch

2am: Work resume with meeting at the stadium with other teams and volunteers

2-5am: Games and public/social animations

6pm: Return to host family/hostel

7-8pn: Dinner

Free-time activities

In our ongoing as well as our summer programs, volunteers are expected to work between 7-8 hours a day from Monday to Friday.

Weekends can be spent exploring, sightseeing, relaxing, and hanging out with other volunteers or newly made friends!

Volunteers can organise among themselves to visit some areas around Betoua where there are lots of touristic attractions, or spend some quality time with local families around Bertoua which enables them to build friendship and learn more about the communities where they are working on.

Some volunteers might use the time as well to clean their apartment and clothing, while others take  on the adventure to cook exotic and new dishes for their group.



In order to join the program you need to be at least 19 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or French (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Leadership,life skills, life skills, social know how, coaching skills, punctual, love for football, planning, public speaker, organizing and a basic knowledge of French is beneficial!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Hope Foundation

Hope Foundation is an organization with limited financial resources; therefore, we require that each volunteer covers the cost of living during their stay in Cameroon, which we can arrange for both safety and comfort.

In addition to arranging accommodation, Hope Foundation picks up and drops off volunteers from the airport, and provides three healthy meals a day for volunteers. All volunteers receive a free T-Shirt. In the past ten years of receiving volunteers, this has proven to be both the easiest and most affordable way for volunteers to join us in Cameroon!

Other parts of the volunteer fees goes to support the project involved and various administrative costs!

To enable us to easily prepare for the arrival of our volunteers, Hope Foundation asks for a deposit of 50% of the total amount prior to arrival of the volunteer.

Airport Pickup at Yaoundé

A Hope Foundation staff member will pick up volunteers directly from the airport. The journey to Bertoua is about 6 hours.


The types of accommodation vary from one project to the next and from one location to another. A high amount of flexibility is expected from volunteers at this juncture where living conditions are not always the same as from their home countries. Volunteers coming in groups usually live together in shared accommodations while individuals stay with host families, a culturally immersive experience which allows volunteers to integrate into the local Cameroonian community through food, dance, music, dressing, and general lifestyle!

Detailed information about the project including map (s) / photos, helpful links, will be available and sent to applicants by email.

Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Three healthy meals are provided per day to volunteers! In a host family stay, all meals are prepared for the volunteer. In the dorm building, volunteers have access to a full-stocked kitchen and a cook comes once a day to prepare lunch. Breakfast and dinner are made by the volunteers, though all groceries are provided by Hope Foundation.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Yaoundé (BTA) in Yaoundé. We assist you to find cheap flights to Cameroon.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Cameroon provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Cameroon you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Cameroon.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

This year 2019, Our project will take place in the month of August, so volunteers are requested to arrive already in the last week of July to stay for 4 weeks. Volunteers can decide to sty longer for more weeks and months depending the activity remaining.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 436
5 weeks
$ 545
6 weeks
$ 654
7 weeks
$ 763
8 weeks
$ 872
9 weeks
$ 981
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,308
Average fees
$ 109 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Hope Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Hope Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Football 4 Life - Community Sport Educator

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