Swimming Instructor & Water Safety

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founded in 2001
Samba Africa Voluntary Organization
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Coordinator | Daniel
Coordinator | Daniel
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Teach children and young people how to swim and give back a gift that will most certainly save lives. A truly rewarding experience as you guide someone through the course This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Samba Africa swimming projects give volunteers the opportunity to experience volunteering abroad and coach swimming to children from disadvantaged backgrounds in some of the world’s top travel destinations. Working with other like-minded coaches, you will run swimming coaching sessions and training for kids in disadvantaged communities, teaching them the swimming skills that will save their lives.

 Most of the children have not even stepped foot in any swimming pool before, so it will be a great opportunity and privilege to swim and more importantly to have an experienced volunteer from aboard to help them. Teaching them the swimming skills to stay safe in the swimming pool and at the beach. This swimming coaching program is a deeply rewarding sports experience for you and for the young swimmers. This swimming coaching program gives you the chance to contribute to this scheme, helping to teach the children how to swim. There are opportunities to coach also average level swimmers, teaching youngsters the techniques to stay safe in the pool and on the beach. 


The main focus is working with children from schools in the township communities. However, there is still a lack of swimming instructors and general assistants to help supervise the sessions. Whether or not you have a recognized swimming teaching qualification, or simply enjoy swimming and interacting with kids, there is a place for you. The age of the swimmers ranges from 5 to 15 years and there is a variety of abilities. Volunteer will therefore have the option of helping children learn to swim from the first time they have set foot in a pool, as well as coaching experienced children who know how to swim a bit. You can therefore take on as much responsibility as you feel your expertise allows.

 

Typical day

The project is based in Kumasi, The Ashanti Kingdom , with shops, banks & Internet cafes nearby. This vibrant city is renowned for its friendly atmosphere where visitors are always welcome. It's full of contrasts: from traditional culture and history to modern infrastructure.

Volunteers will train a local school in the community. As our swimming instructor your tasks will range from planning and implementing swimming lessons with the community school to develop plans for promising swimmers/children who will sign up for swimming lessons. 

You will work alongside qualified swimming instructors or but most often on your own. This will enable you to develop your own confidence and build relationships with the children.


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.

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
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Museum/
Opera
Sports

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University or High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Relevant Experience or Technical Skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

What's Included

Services by Samba Africa Voluntary Organization

Airport pickup upon arrival.
Hotel and meals in Accra upon arrival, before transfer to project site.
. Transportation to project site first day upon arrival
. Utilities
 

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 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 your destination (KUMASI).

Accommodation

The accommodation type we arrange for volunteers is the family stay type. This means that volunteers stay with a family as their host. Staying with a host family is very ideal and cost saving for both the volunteer and SAVO- Ghana. The volunteer gets to experience the culture closely and better whilst SAVO- Ghana also comfortably manages the security and safety of the volunteer and properties. In a room, each volunteer has to his/her own, a bed, pillow and bedspread.

Food & Beverages

Host families will provide volunteers with breakfast, lunch and dinner during the working week.

Breakfast is usually ready by around 7am; however volunteer can eat later if you prefer to get up late. Lunch is usually packed by your host family in a lunch box so that you can eat at your project if you wish. Dinner is usually served around 6pm.

If you have special eating needs, you can inform us. 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

START DATES

:  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.

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$628
5 weeks
$785
6 weeks
$942
7 weeks
$1,099
11 weeks
$1,570
19 weeks
$2,826
50 weeks (max. stay)
$5,000
Average fees
$129 /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 & Water Safety

Teach children and young people how to swim and give back a gift that will most certainly save lives. A truly rewarding experience as you guide someone through the course

$129/week

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