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Football Coach

Run fun football coaching sessions for kids and help our teams deliver important life messages. You will also get to play football against the locals.

Volunteering 
Join our teams to help deliver sports sessions to kids. We do this in a number of sports as part of our mass participation programme, bringing as many kids together to have fun but also learn new skills in a structured environment. You will also help us identify kids with particular talent so they can be invited to a school of excellence programme helping them reach their full potential in sport and education.

We also put our kids through school so there are a range of teaching opportunities available in various subjects.

Football Coaching

As a coach in Ghana, you will have the responsibility of running and supervising all training and matches for your club team. This may sound daunting, but you will soon realise that you have an understanding of football that the young players are desperate to have. The rewards are great because the raw talent is there but the experience of a team structure is not. By introducing the basics of team play, movement and position holding, your club team will develop rapidly. Furthermore, volunteers are not left alone and you will work alongside our in-country team and local coaches as well as the other volunteers. You will also see that the competition between the volunteers can also get very passionate! However, whether its complicated technical plays or morning beach runs, you will soon develop your own coaching programme unique to you and your players. In some cases, if you have sufficient football coaching qualifications and experience, you may be given sole responsibility of managing your own local football team. You may also be asked to train local coaches and help them improve their football coaching skills.

Optional Teaching in Ghana

In addition to your coaching role, you will have the opportunity to teach classes, or assist in teaching classes, in one of the sports academies or schools based in Accra. This will give you another impacting experience while allowing you to make a difference outside the world of sport. With a western education, you will be able to contribute massively to the standard of tuition that the students receive. Subject areas include English (language and literature), math, science, journalism, business, IT, RE and a whole variety of extra-curricular activities.

Other Options in Ghana

It is likely that there will be a whole variety of other activities you can get involved with while you are away. Because we have focused in-country teams, they will be able to inform you of other opportunities both inside and outside the capital. This gives you a unique chance to combine projects and experience the country in a whole variety of ways. 

Impact

The main aim with this project is to bring kids together and give them further opportunities to play in a structured and friendly environment. We also use our coaching sessions to invite kids to our after school programme where we improve education, raise health awareness and build life-skills. Sport for us is a powerful tool to teach kids important messages and we need your help to help us reach our goals.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

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).
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
A knowledge of football is important and the general rules of the game. You will get full support from our in-country team.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at Sporting Opportunities are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

There are many things to do in Ghana from visiting waterfalls, to experience their wildlife at Mole National Park to socialising with the locals at some great beach parties. Our team will make sure you experience Ghana to it's full and guide you in seeing the best parts this amazing country has to offer.

Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports

Included Services

What's included?
This includes all your food, accommodation, airport pick-up, project equipment and full international and local support. It does not include you flights to Ghana, your visa, any vaccinations you may want to have or personal spending money. You will also need to budget for project transport. You will be using local taxis that are very cheap and we have an arrangement with a local firm.
Airport Pickup at Kotoka

Once you know your flight arrival time you will just inform us so that we can make arrangements to meet and greet you at the airport.

Accommodation

The accommodation is basic but comfortable and we house up to 30 volunteer coaches at any one time. Our in-country team also live at the accommodation so someone is always on hand to support your needs. Use have access to full wifi so you can stay in touch with family and friends back home. Your projects are a short taxi ride from accommodation but please note that traffic in Accra can be bad so this may extend journey times.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

All food is provided and we can also cater for vegetarians too. Once you apply for the project and have been accepted we will ask you for further details on your dietary requirements

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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,100.00
3 weeks
$1,342.00
4 weeks
$1,583.00
5 weeks
$1,825.00
6 weeks
$2,066.00
7 weeks
$2,308.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3,515.00
Average fees
$421.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Accra/Ghana between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Sporting Opportunities 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 must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

Get ready to volunteer in Ghana

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Ghana. Please check the visa regulations for Ghana.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Ghana and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Ghana.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ghana.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Kotoka (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Ghana while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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