Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

Coach Young Athletes

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Coach athletics to children in Ghana and give aspiring athletes the opportunity to train and develop in the sport they are so passionate about. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Athletics

Coach athletics to children in Ghana and give aspiring athletes the opportunity to train and develop in the sport they are so passionate about. Coaching athletics in Ghana is a fantastic way to experience Africa while sharing your love for athletics with others.

There are very limited opportunities for children in Ghana to develop in athletics. The schools receive little funding for sports activities and the local clubs that do exist tend to struggle for decent equipment and dedicated staff. This is why you can make a huge impact as a volunteer athletics coach. You do not need recognised qualifications, just some experience in your chosen event(s) and a willingness to organize athletics training for young, enthusiastic athletes.

 Athletics Volunteer Placement
Our athletics coaching placements are based in and around Kumasi.  As a volunteer athletics coach, you will be assigned to one of the athletics clubs or schools in the local community. The athletes are aged between 10 and 16 and vary in talent and experience. You will, however, be surprised by the levels of speed, strength and stamina many of the children possess. Your young athletes will train hard, dreaming of being the next athlete to represent Ghana at the Olympic Games or World Championships.

However, coaching athletics in Ghana is not all about rigorous training. Your main goal is to simply allow more youngsters to train in a fun and structured environment, giving them the chance to belong to a team, enjoy sport and develop in the athletics events they are so passionate about. The events you can choose to coach are listed below.

•  Long Jump
•  High Jump
•  Triple Jump
•  Shot Put
•  Javelin
•  Discus
•  100m
•  200m
•  400m
•  800m
•  1500m
•  3000m
•  4 x 100m Relay
•  Marathon

We welcome athletics volunteers with varied levels of coaching experience. We just ask that you have trained or competed on a regular basis and have a good understanding of the athletics events you wish to coach.

 

Typical day

Volunteers will help local coaches run training sessions from 6am to 8am for young athletes in the community as well as the school.

Evening Training sessions, starts from 3pm to 5pm

This may sound daunting, but you will soon realise that you possess an understanding of athletics that the young players are eager to have. The rewards are great because the raw talent is often there but the experience of a structured training environment is lacking. Through strength and conditioning work, group fitness sessions, and of course, dedicated athletics training in particular disciplines, your athletes will develop rapidly. Furthermore, you will not be left alone. You will work alongside our in-country team and our other volunteer sports coaches.

Volunteers can also assist in teaching children various skills such as fitness training. In some instances, sports coaching involves teaching children about healthy lifestyle awareness and team building.

Volunteers will have 1-3 periods of sports education per day, and outside of this will assist teaching in the classroom. This can of course vary depending on the activities planned for the day, and the volunteer’s creativity and initiative to conduct their own physical education lessons with the children.

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.

Free-time activities

Weekends, are free days to 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 neighbourhood.

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

Program 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
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We welcome athletics volunteers with varied levels of coaching experience. We just ask that you have trained or competed on a regular basis and have a good understanding of the athletics events you wish to coach.

Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Included Services

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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO).

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

. Airport pickup upon arrival.
Hotel and meals in Accra upon arrival, before transfer to project site.
Transportation to project site first day.
Accommodation
Utilities
Meals - Breakfast, lunch and super

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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.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be served three meals daily. Breakfast is usually tea/ coffee/ oats or corn porridge and bread with jam/ butter/ egg omelet. Lunch; plantain or rice or yam with vegetable stew or similar. Dinner; yam, pasta or plantain with vegetable sauce or stew or soup. For dessert you'd be served an orange or pineapple.

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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$550.00
5 weeks
$688.00
6 weeks
$825.00
7 weeks
$963.00
11 weeks
$1,513.00
19 weeks
$2,613.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$6,875.00
Average fees
$138.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kumasi/Ghana between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ghana.
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 (SAVO) during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Western Africa Ghana  Kumasi, Kumasi - Ejisu Road

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