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Rugby Coach

Run energizing and fun Rugby coaching sessions for children from the schools located in the areas of Teshie and Labadi in Eastern Accra, Ghana.

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.

Rugby Coaching

Your role will be a Rugby coach for the children from the schools located within Teshie and Labadi in Eastern Accra. This means that you will be responsible for all the training sessions and matches and making sure that they are energising and fun for the children to take part in. You will get to experience, first hand, what it is like to coach a team of your own and what it is like to help and volunteer with the children and to make such a difference in their lives, no matter how long your stay is and over the period of your stay, watch the team grow, develop and improve and become very passionate and enthusiastic play the game that you love. You will be expected to teach how to play and the rules of rugby, the techniques and also how to work as part of a team and based on that create your own coaching programme that works for you and your team.

Possible Tasks

All volunteers with get the opportunity, in the mornings, to assist with another volunteer project also running in the local area doing things and help contributing to projects such as child care, one-to-one teaching at a children’s centre for the underprivileged children in the area and also teaching in the local schools.

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
You do not need any specific coaching experience, just a good knowledge of the game and rules and a great attitude to get stuck in.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 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?
Your accommodation in out volunteer house, three meals per day and airport transfer on arrival. T
Airport Pickup at Kotoka

You will be picked up by a private taxi with a guide.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided in a comfortable volunteer house in a quiet residential suburb of Accra. The house has shared facilities, including dorm bedrooms accommodation (4-8 per room), with shared toilets and outdoor shower facilities. The accommodation is equipped with refrigerators for storing personal food items, ceiling fans in each room, TV, DVD player and WiFi.

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with three meals a day for the duration of their stay at their accommodation in Ghana. All meals will be cooked on site by our in-house team. Breakfast is western style (cereals, toast, fruit, tea, coffee) and lunch and dinner are typical Ghanaian styled food. Lunches will include: sandwiches, wraps, pasta, salads and dinner will include rice dishes, meat, beans, chicken, beef, fish and plantain. Vegetarians can be catered for.

Internet Access
Limited 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)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,592.00
5 weeks
$1,832.00
6 weeks
$2,073.00
7 weeks
$2,313.00
8 weeks
$2,554.00
9 weeks
$2,794.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3,515.00
Average fees
$345.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Accra/Ghana between 4 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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