Sports Coaching & Workshops

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High­lights

Deliver fun and engaging sports lessons
Teach children the importance of healthy lifestyle and team work
Learn how to manage large number of children
Lesson plan according to a curricilum
Experience day to day life in a township primary school
Participating in sports from a young age has lifelong health benefits, including reduced risk of obesity and so much more! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Taking part in this program involves coaching mainstream South African sports in townships that surround the renowned city of Cape Town. This program with volunteer assistance provides a unique opportunity for the the children to take part in such a variety of sports activities and events, due to lack of equipment, skills and general supervision within the township.

The program involves running sports lessons at the township schools. You will be running general physical education classes but you may also be teaching specific sports like football, netball, cricket, tennis, athletics and rugby. Volunteers will: prepare and run general physical education classes and coach specific sports such as football, netball, cricket, tennis, athletics and rugby.

You will mostly be planning and conducting sports classes at the local primary school. Volunteers will work with students in Grade 4 - 7. You may have some free periods and then you will be planning sports lessons or assisting with our tutoring program.

Health & Hygiene:

The work we contribute to across the globe remains important and new measures allow our participants to continue to join our programs and continue impacting positively on their world and the communities we work with. Changes to our existing protocols have been made by our health and hygiene team to strengthen our health and hygiene protocols and ensure that international standard safeguards are in place to protect our participants, staff and host communities. Please inquire for more information on the protocols. 


Typical day

  • Volunteer work is Monday through to Friday with weekends free to explore
  • In the school holidays, volunteers will be participating in the school holiday program. The ages of those students vary from 1-15 years meaning we do a range of activities to cater for everyone. This includes arts, craft, reading, tutoring, sports, health, and confidence building among other things.
  • Program work depends on the needs of the community at the current time and so we encourage participants to remain flexible

Free-time activities

You will be based a short drive from your project site. Volunteers will be collected each morning and dropped off each afternoon by private vehicle or private taxi. 

In your down time you will be free to travel in the local area and can expect weekends off. In this time we advise you could to arrange some of the optional side trips; Cape Town Cultural and Activity Weekend, Stellenbosch Wine Tour, Cape Town Wildlife Safari. Please note that you would not be able to do all of these within a 2 week duration. Before and after your program you could visit the Garden Route or travel up to Kruger National Park – the possibilities are endless! 
Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No specific skills required, all training is provided in country
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by GVI

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • Airport transfers (before 10pm on scheduled days only)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff done online 8 weeks prior to arrival:
    • PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION (1 hour)
    • PROGRAM SPECIFIC TRAINING (1 - 5 hours)
    • OPTIONAL: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COURSE (10 - 15 hours)
  • Daily transport to and from project sites
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Airport Pickup at Cape Town International Airport
Most volunteers arrange international return flights to Cape Town International Airport (CPT). If you are arriving before the scheduled meeting time you may want to arrange your own transport to the accommodation options listed below. Please ensure field staff is aware of your arrival plans.

Airport pick-ups can be arranged from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM on your project start date, please request this from your support coordinator who will be allocate to you at time of booking. 

Please note that if you are arriving/departing later than 10 pm on the scheduled days, or outside of these days, you may need to contribute to any additional transfer costs. 

Departure: 
You will be transferred back to Cape Town International Airport on the final Saturday at the end of your placement. For those not traveling on after the project we recommend you book your return flight for the evening. This will allow you to enjoy the day before traveling home. However, if you are only doing the 2-week option, and would like to do both main side trips, we recommend you book your return flight for your final Sunday. You will need to arrange an additional night of accommodation for Saturday night.
Accommodation
Accommodation is in shared (mixed sex) rooms with a private bathroom. 2 large bedrooms with 4-6 people in each room. There is hot running water available for cooking and showers. Flush toilet facilities are available, and participants share house duties, including cleaning and other chores. large balcony and big patio in the garden which is used as communal space. 
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
Food is very basic, and most volunteers will prepare their own breakfasts, usually toast and cereals, and packed lunches to eat at the project site. Volunteers are split into teams to prepare the evening meal on a rotational basis, which is loads of fun, but also encourages team building. All dietary requirements will be catered for accordingly. 
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 Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town. We assist you to find cheap flights to South Africa.
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 South Africa provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in South Africa you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for South Africa.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Due to the current situation you have the flexibility of changing the destination and start dates for this program at no extra cost.

2021
  • 02 Oct 2021
  • 16 Oct 2021
  • 30 Oct 2021
  • 13 Nov 2021
  • 27 Nov 2021
  • 11 Dec 2021
  • 25 Dec 2021

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens January 2022. Apply Now!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$2,556
2 weeks
$2,922
4 weeks
$3,654
6 weeks
$4,386
8 weeks
$5,179
10 weeks
$5,972
12 weeks (max. stay)
$6,643
Average fees
$1,555 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. GVI 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 GVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Sports Coaching & Workshops

Participating in sports from a young age has lifelong health benefits, including reduced risk of obesity and so much more!

$1274/week

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