School Sport Assistant

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Coordinator | Nicole
Coordinator | Nicole
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High­lights

Volunteer and make a positive impact in the lives of Jamaican children
Improve the future prospects of children and youth in Jamaica
Alleviate potential health and social issues by engaging children and youth in sport today, and developing a life-long love of sport and physical activity
Provide free sports training to youth in sports such as soccer and help them to achieve their sporting goals
Establish an understanding between different cultures
Volunteer and work within local schools, help with facilitating sporting programs and teach students about the concepts of good sportsmanship. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Jamaica is synonymous with sport. This tiny island nation has produced some of the best athletes in the world, from amazing cricketers to sprint stars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Involvement in sporting activities is very important to the people of Jamaica who are united through their love of sport and competition. Volunteers on this program will be working within local schools, to help facilitate sporting programs and teaching students about the concepts of good sportsmanship and self-esteem, essential tools and skills to help them in life. Volunteers with studies or experience in teaching, sports development, sports medicine or any related area are suitable for this program, or even those who simply have a love for sports, lots of enthusiasm and who like working with children. Jamaica is an amazing location to volunteer in, providing wonderful teaching opportunities, gorgeous beaches and places to visit, with plenty of opportunity to soak up its friendly Caribbean culture. Become a Love Volunteer today and put your sporting skills to the test in gorgeous Jamaica!

Volunteers on this program provide support to teachers within established schools. Participants could work in different schools with various age groups including early childhood institutions (3-6 years), primary school (6-12 years), primary and junior high schools and high schools (12-18 years). Volunteers will work alongside a Physical Education teacher and assist with the sports being taught.  This includes one or more of the following: athletics, football (soccer), basketball, netball and cricket - which are all very popular sports in the Caribbean. Volunteers will spend time working one on one with students to help their technique, give encouragement and support. They will also take groups of children for lessons, games and fun activities. Volunteers on this program do much more than simply teach sport – they’re imparting on youth the skills and love of a game, helping students play sports alongside their friends, to meet new people with similar interests and to engage in positive social activity outside of school hours. Students will also benefit from a greater cultural understanding from working alongside international volunteers. Volunteers learn valuable life skills, experience as a coach, teacher and facilitator, and gain a greater understanding of a different culture and the world in which we live. This program promises to feature loads of fun, laughter and quality time supporting children and youth.
Volunteers contribute in many ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

Support sporting programs in local schools
Teach students the skills to participate in sports
Lead and organize activities
Network with local school and program staff

Typical day

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule could be looking like this:

7:30am Breakfast at the host family home

8:00am Walk or bus to the project site

8:15am Pre-start meeting with the project supervisor

8:30am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES BEGIN

Volunteers work from 8:30am to 2:00pm daily with a break for lunch (provided) at the school. There is the option to continue volunteering up to 5:00pm if wished but this is not compulsory.

2:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END


Afternoons and evenings are free to relax, enjoy the beautiful location, explore, stay in touch with friends and family back home or socialise with other other volunteers.

Free-time activities

As with all of our Jamaica volunteer programs, volunteers on this project will be based in the idyllic city of Mandeville. Situated in the heart of the island at 2000 feet above sea level, Mandeville is one of the more peaceful and attractive places on the entire island of Jamaica.

Thanks to this esteemed history, Mandeville is not only a booming business center and capital of the Manchester Parish, it is a contrast of the new and old set amidst rolling hills and lush vegetation. What a wonderful place to volunteer!

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
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
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Love Volunteers
    • Airport pick-up on arrival
    • Orientation & full safety briefing
    • Accommodation (as specified below)
    • Food & Meals (as specified below)
    • 24/7 local support network
    • Project placement & onsite supervision
    • Return airport transfer 
Airport Pickup at Norman Manley International Airport
Upon your arrival into Kingston or Montego Bay, you will be collected at the airport and delivered to your accommodation. Here you will receive an orientation to help you settle in, find out about your volunteering placement, the local surroundings and meet your fellow volunteers. A representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience. They will also provide you with your Welcome Pack, which contains

 maps of the local area, supplies, volunteer t-shirt, contact information, and a volunteer manual to help you to be more aware and fully prepared. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts, meet your fellow volunteers, and ask any last questions you may have.

Accommodation

Volunteers on this program will be accommodated with a local Jamaican host family, where they will have the opportunity to become fully immersed in the local culture and custom, improving their knowledge of the people, culture and language. Jamaican families are renowned for their hospitality and love to learn more about different cultures. Living with a local family truly is the best way to throw oneself into the local culture and to meet people who will often become lifelong friends!

All host families have been fully vetted by our local team, receive a detailed orientation and have extensive experience hosting international volunteers. Depending on the time of year it may be necessary to share a room with other volunteers, but private rooms are often available upon request. Volunteers will be provided access to a shared bathroom and laundry. Volunteers are responsible for doing their own laundry (machine wash or hand wash onsite) or can pay a small fee to cover the cost. Wifi is available at most host family houses, however we ask volunteers to remember access to this service is a privilege and may be limited at times. A range of internet cafes are available in Mandeville.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Host families will provide breakfast and dinner daily (including weekends). Lunch is not included but can be purchased at a nearby café while at your project site – a wonderful opportunity to check out the huge variety of local and international restaurants, cafés and bistros in Mandeville!
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 Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston. We assist you to find cheap flights to Jamaica.
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 Jamaica provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Jamaica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Jamaica.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Program Arrival Day: SUNDAYS
Program Departure Day: SATURDAYS

Arrival/Departure Airport: Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica (Code: KIN) OR Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica (Code: MBJ)

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,738
3 weeks
$2,068
4 weeks
$2,398
5 weeks
$2,728
6 weeks
$3,058
7 weeks
$3,388
12 weeks (max. stay)
$5,038
Average fees
$644 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Love Volunteers 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 Love Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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School Sport Assistant

Volunteer and work within local schools, help with facilitating sporting programs and teach students about the concepts of good sportsmanship.

$644/week

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