Football Coach

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Coordinator | Steffen

High­lights

Experience the Ghanian way of life by living with a Host Family or amongst other participants in the shared volunteer house
Make an impact within the local community through your passion for sport
Use the universal language of football to improve a local club and help them progress
Contribute to communities that need volunteer support and help create a positive environment for those that need it
Visit beautiful areas of a new country in your spare time away from the project
The football coaching program is the perfect program for those looking to combine their athletic, football and social skills whilst making an impact in a new community. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Our football coaching program in Ghana's capital city, Accra, is the perfect programme for those looking to combine their football and social skills! Not only will you be teaching discipline and new skills to your teams, but you’ll also be helping to recruit new players and helping local children build a brighter future for themselves. If you have a passion for football that you want to use to contribute around the world, then this is the programme for you.

Football is a national sport in Ghana, and the national team plays at the World Cup level. Enthusiasm for the sport runs high, and it is genuinely played everywhere - at school, at local clubs, out on the street! As well as the obvious health benefits such as increasing physical fitness, the sport also promotes positive social skills and teamwork within the community.

Volunteering as a coach in Ghana would enable you to pass on valuable skills to the younger generations and become part of an amazing community.

Volunteers are based in Accra, working at the local football club which was founded in 1998. The club has evolved over the years and has teams across several tiers. They have had a very successful evolution, growing from an amateur team to a progressional football club. Their main goal now is to reach the main national league. The club is home to both a junior and senior team, who train on different fields around ten minutes apart. From our shared volunteer house or your host family, you can easily reach the training ground by public transport or taxi. 

Typical day

As a volunteer, you'll assist the coaches on site. This could include training the players in groups according to their skill level, leading warm-up exercises, working on strength and endurance techniques and guiding your players through specific exercises designed to improve their match techniques. If you volunteer during low season, you will also be responsible for recruiting new talent. The club puts on dedicated training days in order to find the best local talent, so you'll be able to offer an important amount of support for these. 

Typically, you will work for three to five hours a day, five days a week. Matches are usually held on the weekend so you may, at times, have to work a weekend and swap your days off for ones in the week. The teams practice every day except match day, and you’ll usually have the day off after an important game. The senior team trains in the morning and juniors train in the afternoon. During the off-season when there are no league games, you’ll spend your time recruiting for the club.


Types of Tasks

  • Training Setup
  • Guidance
  • Skill Development
  • Recruitment
  • Assisting Coaching Team
  • Assessing Team & Fitness

Free-time activities

There is a lot to discover near the accommodations, as they are close to the beautiful Coco Beach. In addition, after work, you can take a relaxed stroll in a shopping mall not far away. Ghana is famous for its golden beaches, many of which provide the opportunity to try water sports such as surfing. There is also a lot of sightseeing opportunities across the country, and may volunteers will use the weekend to get to other areas of the country to go on tours.

Water Sports
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, letter of motivation, criminal background check, visa document and
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We request that those who apply have a keen passion for football and/or fitness. It requires people to be energetic, determined and ready to work hard. A background or education in football is a bonus and is not required, but playing for a team locally is preferred.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Rainbow Garden Village

What's Included:

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pickup
  • In-Country Orientation
  • 24 Hour In-Country Support
  • Personal Contact Person
  • Assistance with Travel Preparation
  • Branded T-Shirt
  • Recognised Participation Certificate
  • Extensive Volunteer/Travel Guide

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

One of our friendly team will be ready and waiting at the airport, to make sure you're fully comfortable in your new environment.

Accommodation

Living with a host family, you will allow you to dive deeper into the culture of the local community. Living with a host family will allow you to learn more about the traditions and how things work. All our host families have running water and electricity. The Ghanaians are so warm and they will quickly integrate you as a new family member. In Ghana, a blackout is nothing unusual. You should prepare for that and take it like the Ghanaians themselves; relaxed! Apart from that, all our host families have running water and electricity. Only very few host families have a washing machine, so the laundry needs to be washed by hand. For a small fee you can also leave your laundry for cleaning.

There is also our shared volunteer houses. Here, you live in the house together with other volunteers. In addition to the bedrooms, the volunteers have 3 bathrooms and a fully equipped communal kitchen (where your breakfast and dinner will be prepared each day) There is also a large living room with satellite TV and our on-site cook. It has a spacious veranda where you can play table tennis, listen to music, read, relax and socialise.

Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Your meals are included throughout the programme, with breakfast and dinner provided for you. It'll give you an insight into how the locals live, and you'll get to try some of the tasty local dishes and cuisines on offer.

Internet Access
Limited 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 Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana.
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 Ghana provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Before you even depart, the team will take you through every step of the process, from answering your questions about the programme, through to advising you where to go for your visa. We are here to help you and to ensure that you feel totally comfortable (and prepared!) before departing.

Before your project work starts in Ghana, the in-country team will prepare you and give you all the information you need whilst in Ghana. The orientation usually takes place over two mornings and will cover information such as the local area, your tasks within the project and the culture, so that you can settle in well in your new environment. 

You will also receive information about how you could spend your free time along with tips on withdrawing money, SIM cards and the history of Ghana. This is also the perfect opportunity to meet other volunteers at the projects and get to know those people you'll be working with over the next few weeks or months.

The project has weekly start dates (with arrivals being taken on Wednesdays/Sunday) all year round. There are a few exceptions around public holidays, so please contact to find out more.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 48 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in GBP (USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
£999 ($1,259)
6 weeks
£1,249 ($1,574)
8 weeks
£1,499 ($1,889)
10 weeks
£1,749 ($2,204)
12 weeks
£1,999 ($2,519)
24 weeks
£3,499 ($4,409)
48 weeks (max. stay)
£6,499 ($8,189)
Average fees
£193 ($243) /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Rainbow Garden Village 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 Rainbow Garden Village during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Football Coach

The football coaching program is the perfect program for those looking to combine their athletic, football and social skills whilst making an impact in a new community.

$193/week

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