Sports Leadership for High School Group

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founded in 2004
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High­lights

Coach Ghanaian children in football and gain international volunteering experience.
Share your skills in playing the sport loved by millions of Ghanaians.
Teach children other skills, such as speaking and understanding the English language.
Live in Ghana for a few weeks and explore its culture through friendly interaction with locals.
Expand your own life experiences, Learn about a new culture
You will work alongside local coaches to help children develop their skills, increase their confidence, and referee matches. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 15+
Couples
Families
Groups

Volunteers can make a contribution by coaching football, the most popular sports in Ghana. You will work alongside local coaches to help children develop their skills, increase their confidence, and referee matches.

As a volunteer, you will coach footballs in dusty fields in West Africa, Ghana.  Many children in Ghana don’t receive proper coaching and they lack basic ball skills and understanding of Football. You’ll teach them how to use their raw talent more effectively.

You’ll work with a number of schools, coaching football during lesson times and coaching the school teams after school. You’ll also combine your coaching with some normal teaching, such as English, thus giving you a wider range of experience.

With a little time, energy and patience your placement will be thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable for both you and the children. You’ll no doubt learn a thing or two as well – this country is passionate about sport with no shortage of talent! The sense of importance that children feel from the fact that you’re from another country and have chosen to spend your time helping them can be overwhelming – your very presence is encouraging and motivating.

It would be ideal if you could spend four weeks on the project to get the most out of it. However, you can also join for two or three weeks. The project runs year-round and you can join at any time.

 

As a volunteer football coach in Ghana, you will work at either Ashanti or Central Regions of Ghana. Here are some of the tasks you can expect to do during your placement:

- Prepare for training sessions with local coaches

- Teach a youth team various footwork, passing, and ball control techniques

- Be on the bench for a local team during weekend matches

- Accompany coaches and players to games to help with football development

Your work will focus on the following areas:

Prepare for training sessions with local coaches

You will meet with local football coaches to discuss training sessions twice a week. This will also include doing match analysis and discussing the weekly schedule. Interacting with local coaches is an excellent opportunity to learn coaching skills and trade secrets from professionals. It’s also a great way to get to know more about the strengths and weaknesses of the players you will be working with.

Teach a youth team

As a volunteer coaching football in Ghana, your afternoons will be dedicated to training a young team. This will include working on:

- Development of ball control

- Accurate passing

- Keeping possession

- Game tactics

- Moving into space.

Along with the local coaches, you will also discuss and work on match strategies and coordinate practice games.

Join in local games

One of the greatest things about this volunteer project is the fact that you will be able to join in the fun!

As a football enthusiast yourself, you are likely to be drawn into local games in the evenings or over weekends. This will give you a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the local style of soccer and offer better advice to your team.

Accompany coaches and players to professional games

You will also get the opportunity to see one of Ghana's many top division club teams in action. You can accompany the players to games, and discuss the match to help with their own development.

Your working week will be from Tuesday to Saturday, to accommodate weekend games. You will have Sundays and Mondays off to rest and explore.

You will start your mornings with a hearty breakfast in your host family’s home. You will make use of public transport to get there. Our staff will accompany you every day. 

The coaches you work with have many years of experience. They can offer you some great insight into local football culture and practice.

As schools close for the day, children will start arriving at the football club between 4pm and 6pm. This is when the fun begins! You will spend the rest of the day teaching a young team and helping them develop basic skills and techniques.

You will be expected to help out at games on certain evenings, but mostly on Saturdays. You may even be asked to act as referee or join a game if a player gets injured. Time spent with the children will provide you with an excellent hands-on football coaching experience while you’re in Ghana.

On Sundays and Mondays, you will have plenty of free time to explore with your fellow volunteers and get to know your host family. When you’re not working, we’ve organized plenty of social and cultural activities to keep you busy, along with weekend trips. Throughout it all, OGVO staff will be by your side.

Football is hugely popular in Ghana. There is plenty of room for development on a national level, and especially talented players can go on to represent their country.

Typical day

Your working week will be from Tuesday to Saturday, to accommodate weekend games. You will have Sundays and Mondays off to rest and explore.

You will start your mornings with a hearty breakfast in your host family’s home. Twice a week, you will meet with local coaches and plan training sessions.

These meetings will also be a useful time to analyze past games and discuss new strategies. The coaches you work with have many years of experience. They can offer you some great insight into local football culture and practice.

As schools close for the day, children will start arriving at the football club between 4pm and 6pm. This is when the fun begins! You will spend the rest of the day teaching a young team and helping them develop basic skills and techniques.

You will be expected to help out at games on certain evenings, but mostly on Saturdays. You may even be asked to act as referee or join a game if a player gets injured. Time spent with the children will provide you with an excellent hands-on football coaching experience while you’re in Ghana.

On Sundays and Mondays, your supervisors will ensure there are plenty of social and cultural activities to keep you busy, along with weekend trips. You’ll soak up the sun at the beach, observe the wildlife at national parks, and learn about the country’s history at national museums. You’ll sample authentic Ghanaian food and haggle with traders at their local markets.

Free-time activities

Volunteers will be immersed in a new culture while exploring new regions, encountering new flora and fauna, as well as making new international friends. You will visit breathtaking beaches, see historical sites, visit museums, shop at amazing markets, eat delicious cuisine, and just soak up all your time in Ghana.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 15 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Math, environment, medicine at Open to all high school students level
Required Documents
CV, certificates and proof of education
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No work experience is required
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 06:00 - 12:00

What's Included

Services by Our Generation Voluntary Organization

Participation fees cover:

– Airport pick-up service & transfer to project site

– All accommodation

– All meals (three meals a day)

– Comprehensive pre-departure information

– 24hr emergency support

– Orientation, staff support and backup

– Introduction to host family and program

– Daily transport to and from your project

– Placement, supervision in program and visa support letter

– Recommendation letter/certification of completion

– Cultural activities, weekend excursions and entrance fees

– Application review and processing

– All information before and during your time with us in Ghana

– Airport drop-off after program completion

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport
You should arrive into Kotoka International Airport in Accra (airport code ACC). You will be met at the airport by one of our staffs who will be holding OGVO sign. He/she will take you to your accommodation where you will spend the rest of your day at leisure.
Accommodation
All accommodation with a Ghana home-stay family is included. Rooms are shared with other volunteers with the same sex and have all the basic furnishings you could expect, including running water, electricity & clean bathrooms - Volunteers live with a host family in a large house for the duration of volunteer work and a hotel for the duration of the tours.
Dorm Room Guest Family Guesthouse Hotel Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel Camping
Food & Beverages
Three meals a day are provided by the home-stay families and consist mainly of traditional Ghanaian meals with some flexibility for home comforts when available. If you have special eating needs, you can indicate that while applying. Even though special eating needs are not something we can guarantee, we will do our best to meet your needs.
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 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

High school groups can arrive any day of the week, and any month of the year. You should arrive into Kotoka International Airport in Accra (airport code ACC). You will be met at the airport by one of our staffs who will be holding OGVO sign. He/she will take you to your accommodation where you will spend the rest of your day at leisure.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,250
3 weeks
$1,500
4 weeks (max. stay)
$1,750
Average fees
$531 /week

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

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Sports Leadership for High School Group

You will work alongside local coaches to help children develop their skills, increase their confidence, and referee matches.

$531/week

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