Sports Teacher

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founded in 2001
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High­lights

Experience the ltalian life and the culture in Catania.
Gain experience while staying with local host family.
Gain valuable insight and experience in your career
Make memories by sharing your passion with us
Visit the local places and the ocean resorts
This project is well suited to volunteers who are passionate about working with young learners to help improve their English language skills, while also developing their This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Italy is a fantastic opportunity to learn something about Italy, its people, culture and customs, not to mention doing something really worthwhile for local people. 

This is a really meaningful way to experience the country, doing more than just sightseeing.

 You will get to sample the food, mix with local people, learn more about the history and culture of the country and do something rewarding.

Volunteers on the Sports project in Italy have the unique opportunity to teach sports to children. 

When volunteering on the Sports project, you can expect to be working with either migrant groups or individuals with special needs as a coaching assistant during their daily training. 

Work will focus on teaching skills for popular sports such as football tennis,mass display,gymnastics, (soccer), basketball and rugby.

We recommend letting us know if you have any preferences regarding the sports you would like to teach and any existing experience you have relevant to this project. 

This will help our local team to find the most suitable placement for you, however, please keep in mind that flexibility and willingness to participate in a range of sports is necessary.

To participate in this project, you must volunteer for a minimum duration of 4 weeks and have previous sporting experience. 

Please outline your relevant experience in your application when you apply.

Volunteers can also work alongside Italian staff on an English language camp for young people, and/or do arts and crafts activities with people who have a disability. 

You don’t even need to be an expert in the Italian language as most placements have English speaking staff and language training is provided.  

A lot of the ski resorts in Italy are located close together, so in your free time you might want to check out some other world class resorts. Italy is also a very good value destination so you should be able to save money when working here compared to other countries.


1- Knowledge of practical sport in ltaly
2- Global competencies like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management.
3- Certificates award
4- The ability to work and empathize with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a ‘global mindset’.
5- Confidence from pushing past your comfort zone.
Volunteering in Italy is an amazing opportunity for you to experience the highlights of the country. There are lots of different positions available during summer, winter and year round. 

 

Typical day

Weekdays: After your program orientation, you will have a morning, afternoon or evening volunteer shift at your placement and will work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day. A typical morning schedule is as follows:

7.30 AM Breakfast at the volunteer apartment.

8.30 AM Travel to volunteer placement to join local placement staff and begin work on your project. Please note that start times and daily workload depend on the project that you are participating on.

1.30 PM Work at the placement usually ends. You will travel back to the volunteer apartment for lunch or in some cases eat a packed lunch at your placement.

2.30 PM You are free to plan for the following day’s activities or use your free time as you wish. This could include sightseeing, shopping or taking Italian language lessons.

7.00 PM Dinner at the volunteer apartment. After dinner you will have the remainder of the evening free to relax and use as you wish.

Please note that this schedule will vary depending on the needs of your particular project.

Free-time activities

Volunteers have the weekends free to explore and Italy is universally recognized for its history, art, culture, cuisine and natural beauty - there is absolutely no shortage of things to see and do while in Italy!

Rome has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and you can spend your free-time visiting the historical centers and attractions, tasting the world-renowned cuisine, sipping espresso in the many café bars, or simply wandering around and discovering how truly beautiful Catania is. Must-dos on your list should include standing in awe of the Colosseum, visiting the Vatican City, seeing Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, exploring the Pantheon and throwing coins into the Trevi Fountain.

Or take a quick train trip over a weekend to see the ancient ruins of Pompeii, or Naples - the home of pizza. Nature lovers should also factor in a visit to the beautiful Amalfi Coast to complete the “Walk of the Gods”.

Volunteers staying for longer durations, or who wish to travel before or after their program, can visit areas further afield in Italy, including Venice, Cinque Terre, Florence, Milan, Pisa and so much more! You can make travel arrangements once you arrive in Rome with the advice and guidance of our expert local team.

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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) or French (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at Univeristy or College level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Physical Fitness
Good communication
Flexibility
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation

Program FeeWhat it covers

  •  24/7 in-country support
  •  Airport pick-up
  •  Program orientation
  •  Volunteer placement
  •  Accommodation
  •  Meals

Airport Pickup at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport

The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in ltaly on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Catania International Airport.

Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by the local team’s driver and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Catania, where you will be met by a member of the local team. 

If you are traveling in Italy prior to your volunteer program and arriving overland, we can arrange for you to be picked up at 4pm from the local metro station. If you are scheduled to arrive after 4pm on Sunday, you will need to arrange your own accommodation for this night, and transportation to the local team’s office in time for orientation at 10am Monday.

Orientation is hosted by our Italy team in Catania. It begins the morning of your chosen start date and lasts for a full day. The orientation covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Italy – Introduction to Italy, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement as well as a tour of the local area. The orientation will also give you a chance to sign up for Italian language lessons and to meet other volunteers with whom you can swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.

Accommodation

Volunteers are accommodated in a B&B-style Host volunteer apartment in Catania, about 15 minutes from the project school. The B&B has 3 rooms and can accommodate up to 8 volunteers at one time. You should expect to share a bedroom and bathroom with 2 to 3 volunteers of the same gender. Bathrooms are equipped with toilets and showers. Bedding is provided, however, volunteers will need to bring their own towels. As the accommodation is a shared living space, all volunteers are expected to help keep their personal living space tidy. There are also staff who clean the accommodation weekly.

The B&B has free WiFi which volunteers are able to use. You can also purchase a local SIM card with data for an unlocked mobile phone to keep connected.

In Catania, you are required to pay a City Tax directly to the accommodation and the amount will vary depending on how long you stay. We recommend you budget $20 per week for this.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday, and breakfast only on Saturday and Sunday. Lunch and dinner will be the responsibility of the volunteers on weekends.

Breakfast is self-serve at the volunteer accommodation and includes fruit, bread, jam, cereal, milk, tea and coffee. Lunch and dinner are provided in the accommodation on weekdays. Lunch is the largest meal of the day with dinner being a lighter option. Meals will include pasta, rice, meat, seafood, vegetable and salad dishes.

There are shops just a few minutes walking distance from the accommodation and volunteers are able to purchase very affordable food if they wish to. If your volunteer placement requires you to be away from the accommodation during lunch, a packed lunch can be provided upon request. Tap water is fine to drink in Italy, however, bottled water is readily available if you prefer and you should budget approximately $10 per week for this.

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 Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) in Catania. We assist you to find cheap flights to Italy.
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 Italy provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Italy you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Italy.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program orientation in Catania on the second and fourth Monday of each month and lasts for a full day. Volunteers need to arrive in Catania on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Leonardo da Catania Airport Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by the local team’s driver and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Rome, where you will be met by a member of the local team. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are traveling in Italy prior to your volunteer program and arriving overland, we can arrange for you to be picked up at 2pm from a central railway station in Rome. If you are scheduled to arrive overland after 2pm on Sunday, you will need to arrange your own accommodation for this night, and transportation to the local team’s office in time for orientation on Monday.

Orientation is hosted by our Italy team in Catania It begins the morning of your chosen start date and lasts for a full day. The orientation covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Catania – Introduction to Italy, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement as well as a tour of the local area. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers with whom you can swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.

Your specific placement orientation will be held the following day and you will be shown how to travel to and from your placement, receive an introduction to your placement, and then complete a few hours of volunteering.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,520
5 weeks
$ 1,900
6 weeks
$ 2,280
7 weeks
$ 2,660
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,560
Average fees
$ 380 /week

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

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Sports Teacher

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