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Perfect 4.6rating (65)

Soccer Assistant Coach & Community

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3 - 24 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Perfect 4.6  · 
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Highlights

  • Explore one of the natural beaches of the world and coach kids at the beach (not every day)
  • gain Spanish by living with the family in our volunteer accommodation
  • Become a member of a great community and help kids to make their dream happend
  • Helping in Social Media or Fundrasing (Depending of Period of time)
  • Visit Costa Rica one of the countries in the world where sustainability is very important

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

About the program

Support training sessions with kids, girls and young people in a smaller beach city in Costa Rica. Kids in Costa Rica do love football and dream to get professional

Want to have a long lasting and sustainable impact on our community, coaches, and players?

This program may be the perfect fit. We are developing player’s soccer technique, strategy, & discipline, but we know our job doesn’t stop there. We believe our players must mature and grow on and off the ...

About the program

Want to have a long lasting and sustainable impact on our community, coaches, and players?

This program may be the perfect fit. We are developing player’s soccer technique, strategy, & discipline, but we know our job doesn’t stop there. We believe our players must mature and grow on and off the field. Our goal is to not only have alumni playing on a professional level, but also that they contribute to their families, local community, and those in need around them. 

As an International Coach you will work alongside our coaching staff & players on a weekly basis in a number of ways. An average week we will schedule:
  • Physical Training
  • Mid-Week Trainings
  • Saturday Trainings
  • Personalized Trainings
  • English Classes
  • Community Cleanup & Outreach
  • Occasional Events
  • Non Tournament games 1-2 month (Seasonal)
  • Tournament games every week typically for 12 weeks (Seasonal)
Each week you will have half a day free on Saturday, Sunday free and most of Tuesday and Friday. Sometimes we have games on Sunday when we are in a tournament, but we will be able to let you know the game schedule ahead of time. As volunteer will help 5 days a week.
Usually training will be at the local soccer field or gym. Sometimes you will make training at the beach.

Be prepared to do a little bit of everything! One of our core values is that everything is important. Some days we will be marking the field for the big game, teaching English to our players, preparing trainings, performing personalized training, leading physical training sessions, etc. The key to keep in mind is that EVERY thing we do is of great importance. You will work alongside and under the leadership of our coaching staff. One key to your success will be to develop proactive leadership skills. We will schedule out a lot of things with you, but we welcome new ideas!

Holidays:
From mid-December to mid-January, schools in Costa Rica are closed and our program is also on vacation.


Typical day

Every day is special! By working with kinds every day is different. We would like to help you to get an overview about a tipical day volunteer day: This project starts after local school. During the week (Monday to Friday) your help is at the afternoon. On Saturday or Sunday mostly in the morning.

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Typical day

Every day is special! By working with kinds every day is different. We would like to help you to get an overview about a tipical day volunteer day: This project starts after local school. During the week (Monday to Friday) your help is at the afternoon. On Saturday or Sunday mostly in the morning.

07.30/08.00: tipical breakfast at your accommodation
morning: free time - going to waterfalls, beach or be with the other volunteers at your accommodation
3.30 pm - 4 pm: preparing training
4 pm - 6 pm: training / inividual training
6 pm - 7 pm: supper at accommodation

Saturday / Sunday: game, training half day.

Free time & weekends: discover Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a greate place to discover. You can see a lot of nature, animales, beaches,... enjoying your Pura Vida life


Free-time activities

During your freetime you can go to the beach. You can enjoy activities like hiking, climbing, trekking, horseback riding, relaxing on the beach, etc. Costa Rica do have great surf spots. Water sport activities are a lot around the project.
Close to the beach people sell souvenirs, other cities ...

Free-time activities

During your freetime you can go to the beach. You can enjoy activities like hiking, climbing, trekking, horseback riding, relaxing on the beach, etc. Costa Rica do have great surf spots. Water sport activities are a lot around the project.
Close to the beach people sell souvenirs, other cities like Manuel Antonio or Dominical are close. As well you can do tours to waterfalls, which are close to your stay. One is in town, the other close to Domicial. We can reccommend to do the tour on your own, as it is easy to get there.


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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 (intermediate level) or Spanish (basic level)

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

Soccer / Football experience, good English knowledge

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 14:00 - 18:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee

  • Airport Pick Up
  • Local support
  • 12/7 Emergency Number
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house
  • 2 meals a day

Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

Our team will pick you up at San Jose Airport. We can organize the pick up from the airport till 11.30 am. Our driver will bring you to the bus station in San Jose. The bus will take about 3,5 to 4 hours to your final destination. If you are coming later our driver do offer a add on package with one day overnight at a host family close to the airport.

Accommodation

You will be in a volunteer house. Rooms are very well equipped and you will have dorm room. Single rooms up on request on a extra fee. You will share bathroom with other volunteers.  Our traveler recommend the accommodation to 100%. The accommodation is about 10-15 minutes by bisicial from the project.

Food & Beverages

Tipcial breakfast and dinner are included, as well during weekend.

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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 Costa Rica provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Costa Rica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Costa Rica. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

You can start the project very flexible, each monday. Arriving day is Saturday. You will get an pick up at San Jose Airport and on next day a driver bring you to bus station in San Jose. The bus will take about 3,5 hours.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

3 weeks (min. stay) 772€
4 weeks 990€
8 weeks 1,901€
12 weeks 2,495€
24 weeks (max. stay) 4,871€
Average fees 230€/week

Program fees

230€ per week 3 - 24 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

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NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

3 - 24 weeks

Deposit

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

Your final payment will be agreed with Jamso Trainee during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Jamso Trainee

Perfect 4.6 rating (65 reviews)

Agency

Verified by Volunteer World

  Good response rate

Coordinated by

Angela

Spoken languages: German, Spanish, French, English

About the project

Jamso Trainee do help students finding volunteering projects and internships around the world.

Meet your organization

Jamso Trainee has been placing volunteers around the world for over six years. We're passionate about making a difference in developing communities. Cause we are a smaller agency we stay always in a good communication to our volunteers and to the communites. For us it is important to find the right programm for your stay abroad. Don´t travel just like a tourst!

History: 

Jamso Trainee startet in December 2012 helping in communities in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is since now the county with the most interns, volunteers and travelers. 

Since 2013 Jamso Trainee started working with partners in Ecuador, Peru, South Afrika.

2015 we begin working with our partner Bali and Thailand.

Visiting projects and getting more relationshsips with local charities is a goal of each year. Jamso Trainee don´t increase too fast, because for us it is very important to hold long contacts and stay in a good communication with volunteers and projects.

65 reviews · rating4.6

Benjamin Abrahams rating4.8

2021 at Soccer Assistant Coach & Community

Although it was short (2 weeks), had a great experience in Uvita. My host family was very accommodating and cooked great meals. I really enjoyed coaching the kids and felt they enjoyed meeting a new coach from another part of the world. There was also enough free time to explore the beautiful nature ...
Ollie Pilfold rating4.4

2021 at Soccer Assistant Coach & Community

I stayed in Uvita in a volunteer house through Jamso Trainee. Liz and her family were very accommodating and well organised along with Angela. The soccer program was very rewarding and teaching the local kids was fulfilling. Some of the kids are bilingual so it made it very easy to communicate with ...
Denise Grosse rating5

2023 at Support a Cat and Dog Shelter

Ich war für 4 Wochen in Uvita als Volunteer. Die Arbeit mit den Hunden und Katzen hat mir sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Die Arbeitszeiten sind entweder vormittags von 8-11 Uhr oder nachmittags von 15-17 Uhr, sodass man noch sehr viel Freizeit hat. Die Schicht beginnt mit Gassirunden, anschließend ...
I loved my time in Santa Barbara in this program. The work was delightful and fulfilling, but it was a private (and bilingual) school, and the children I was teaching weren't the ones who would've needed it the most, I would say. That being said, I feel that I made a significant change and that my ...
Francis Clément-Garon rating4.6

2023 at School & Educational Supporter

It was one of the most meaningful experience I have ever done and I think that it made me want to do more volunteering work around the world. This experience will be something that I will remember for the rest of my ...
Jennifer rating5

2023 at Support a Cat and Dog Shelter

***English below*** Während meiner unvergesslichen Zeit in Costa Rica von Mitte Februar bis Anfang April 2023 habe ich in dem Shelter als Volunteer geholfen. Das Tierheim ist ein kleines Shelter, worin im Durschnitt etwa acht Hunde und ca. 25 Katzen untergebracht werden. Die Arbeitseinteilung ...

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