Swimming Instructor

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founded in 2001
Samba Africa Voluntary Organization
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Coordinator | Daniel
Coordinator | Daniel
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High­lights

Experience the Ghanaian way of life
Discover Ghana’s incredible natural beauty and wildlife
Make a positive and lasting impacts on these children
Make some new Friends, Make your Gallery beautiful
Give unforgettable swimming lessons to children
Give swimming lesson to children and young people in Ghana and give back a gift that will most certainly save lives. A truly rewarding experience as you guide someone This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Give swimming lesson to children and young people in Ghana and give back a gift that will most certainly save lives. A truly rewarding experience as you guide someone through the steps, from being fearful of water all the way to being confident and able to swim in it.
Volunteer Placement work with children generally ranging from 5 to 17 who, on the whole, will have never had a structured swimming lesson in their life before. These children come from a number of the townships in Kumasi as well as our own swimming club.
With your enthusiasm and guidance you will spend time giving these children a vital life gift, getting them confident in the water and taking them through weekly sessions to progress their swimming technique. You will also get plenty of support from our in-country team allowing you to give as much or as little as you feel able to contribute.
We tend to run sessions for approximately 4 hours per day, giving you ample opportunity to get involved with other projects and activities, or you might just want to chill out on some of Ghana’s great arts center or visit the local markets to buy some souvenir for family and friends back home
 
We believe it is important that you try and come for as long as possible in order to build strong relationships with the kids but to also be fully involved with their swimming development. volunteer will gain a great deal of reward from this project and see the positive change you can make in a child’s life as you give them this life changing gift!

Typical day

Usually swimming starts from 2:30 pm to 6pm , Mondays to Fridays but Breakfast starts at 8am, 12 -1pm lunch and 6pm Dinner
Swim instructors typically have a wide range of responsibilities, which can include:
  • Providing instructions to children on how to use swim equipment, including flotation devices such as kickboards and life jackets
  • Assisting with the development of swim lessons based upon each student’s individual needs and abilities
  • Observing students during swimming lessons to ensure that they are performing the exercises correctly
  • Conducting water safety drills such as evacuations and responses to natural disasters etc.
  • Volunteer  will either assist or run your own full swimming lessons for groups of approximately 10 children per session. Work with other volunteer swimming coaches to deliver fun lessons for the kids, helping them to get confident in the water and steadily nurture them into competent swimmers.
  • Volunteer will have to assess the ability of the children when you meet them and work on a plan to cover the different stages they are each at with being able to swim or not. Volunteer can bring all appropriate and necessary equipment such as arm-bands and floats, allowing you to bring in fresh and fun ideas to keep the children positive and focused in the water.
  • There may also be opportunities to work on delivering theory lessons to the children on important topics such as first aid, health and safety and breathing techniques.

Free-time activities

Weekends, are free days for the volunteers. You may choose to travel out of town to see the many interesting sights and sounds in other parts of Ghana or hang out with your fellow volunteer(s) and/or locals in the neighborhood. Volunteers can also Organize competition match

Weekend trips available include visits to Mole National Park in the Northern Region of Ghana. This National Park offers a great Safari-like experience and is one of the biggest Elephant Sanctuaries in Africa with the chance to spot Lions, Leopards & Antelopes in their natural habitat.
Volunteers can also take a trip to Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana to relax in the beautiful beaches and see the famous Cape Coast castle, the Kakum Canopy walkway and Elmina castle, where slave trade begun.

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

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High school level
Required Documents
Cv, proof of education and certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Relevant work experience , Individuals with the passion to Teach
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 14:30 - 18:00

What's Included

Services by Samba Africa Voluntary Organization
  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Hotel and meals bills in Accra upon arrival, before transfer to Kumasi/ Final Destination
  • Transport to host family / project site on First day
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Accommodation
  • Utility Bills
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Super (Dinner)
  • Samba T-Shirt
  • Free Sim Card/Data Sim
Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport
On the day (or night) of your arrival, SAMBA AFRICA VOLUNTEERING (SAVO) staffs will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to a hotel with fan rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to your destination (KUMASI).
Accommodation
The accommodation belongs to the host-families. There are always other people in the house as well; and they would be willing to give you some assistance. You would be placed in the same location with another volunteer - unless you specifically state that you like to be stayed alone. Participants coming as couple or pair will not be placed with other volunteers in the same bedroom. The volunteer(s) have their separate room - with a lock and key. Its advisable to come along with a mosquitoes net.
Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Foods served are mainly international dishes comprising rice, chicken, beef, tea, coffee, bread, eggs, soup, potato, oats, fruits, fish, etc. Local foods are served alongside and are made mainly from the above, tubers, beans and/or maize. We have to mention that it is very common to find dishes volunteers are familiar with in a restaurant in the cities.
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

STARTS DATE: Flexible

Airport pickup info:

On the day (or night) of your arrival, Samba Africa Voluntary (SAVO) Staffs will be at the Accra Kotoka International airport to welcome you And transfer you to a hotel with Fan  or air-conditioned rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your Assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to our office in Kumasi.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$650
3 weeks
$925
4 weeks
$1,200
5 weeks
$1,475
9 weeks
$2,575
17 weeks
$4,875
50 weeks (max. stay)
$14,150
Average fees
$304 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Samba Africa 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 Samba Africa 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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Swimming Instructor

Give swimming lesson to children and young people in Ghana and give back a gift that will most certainly save lives. A truly rewarding experience as you guide someone

$304/week

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