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Dream Africa Care Foundation

Soccer Coach

Accra, Ghana

Train our local boys and girls soccer teams and support them during the matches on weekends.

Dream Africa Care Foundation (DACF) started the soccer project in 2010 with some volunteers who were interested in sports.  This was to occupy children after school instead of making them loiter about in the society.  This project was mainly for boys but later in 2014, Dream Africa partnered with Believe Elijah (Coach Little) who is a refreree and coach by profession and has a lot of passion for sports but needed support. DACF agreed that coach little coaches the team. He is also the project co-ordinator. Coach Little also introduced a girls team

If you have a love for sports and a little sporting ability, then you could play an important part in the personal development of young sports men and women in Ghana. Our sports projects include soccer or football, basketball, net ball coaching in schools and communities. Volunteer Sports Coaching Placement takes you on a sport coaching which can have a very positive impact on children. As well as the obvious physical and mental benefits that regular exercise provides, there are many inherent life-skills to be learnt, such as the importance of team-work, communication and discipline.

Wherever you travel in the world you will always find people who love sports. Sports bring people together and help to build strong communities, as well as contribute to the creation of healthy, happy individuals. Sports can also provide a much-needed distraction from more negative aspects of people’s lives and, to many people from disadvantaged backgrounds, it can offer a route out of poverty and a path of excitement and promise. Sports projects share the following aims

Fostering of local sports talent through provision of quality coaches and support for our volunteer trainee coaches. Development of the wider communities in which we work through offering alternatives to young people from impoverished areas.

As a volunteer coach Sports Project, you will be helping with all these aspects of development while working with the most enthusiastic people in some of the poorest communities in Ghana, we can help you make the most of your time. We will help you find a schedule that is right for you. You could be learning more about your sport in the morning and organizing a game in the afternoon. Volunteer sports coaches are responsible for helping in the organization in all aspects of training; from setting up drills and fitness sessions, to coaching sports teams in competitive games.

Through well-established relationships with local teams, clubs, and carefully structured sports placements, we are able to assist volunteers regardless of coaching experience. Whatever your interests we can find the right Sports project overseas for you!

The sports project trains children and teenagers both, males and females who have the passion for soccer and other sports activities. These children meet at a pack where they are coached by local and foreign volunteers in playing football and other sports activities. They play football matches in different towns and cities.

The project has about 200 boys and 120 girls who are grouped by ages. The team has the under 7, under 9, under 11, under 13, under 15 and under 17. The age range is between 6 years to 19 years.

Typical day

In this project you will help to train the teams and implement training sessions to improve their talent. On weekends you can go with them to matches in different towns and cities in Ghana to support them.

As a volunteer you will assist the coach with training the kids. You can implement special training methods if you want to. On weekends you can travel with the team to matches all over Ghana. The training takes place in the afternoon from Tuesday to Friday.

Free-time activities

Ghana has so much to offer to volunteers, with its rich culture, festivals, food, art & craft centers, castles & forts, long sandy beaches, national parks, waterfalls, rain forest and other interesting places to visit.

The DACF management organizes several trips to discover Ghana’s culture, nature and most relaxing places.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
A positive attitude, an interest in football and good health conditions to do sports in an tropical country are required.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 16:00 - 18:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at Dream Africa Care Foundation are happy to help you.

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Services by Dream Africa Care Foundation

As a volunteer you pay a monthly fee. This covers accommodation, transportation from the airport, orientation and 24 hour support from our staff.
The fee also covers your food, housekeeping, laundry service, drinking water and unlimited wireless internet access.

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

Our driver and a staff member will pick you up from the airport and bring you to the place where you will stay. You will visit the project together with other experienced volunteers on the next workday.

Accommodation

You can choose to stay with a local host family or stay in our volunteer house. It depends on the location where you want to be placed. Our main location is the volunteer house in Accra, where you will be living with around 16 other volunteers from all over the world. We have four bedrooms with two bunk beds each and two shared bathrooms. The volunteer house is located in a very safe area in Ghana.

Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages

We have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteers. We will prepare special food for you, if you have to follow a special diet. The food is mostly western, but we also offer local dishes to our volunteers. If you are placed in a host family you might have more local dishes.

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)
$350.00
5 weeks
$434.00
6 weeks
$517.00
7 weeks
$601.00
11 weeks
$936.00
19 weeks
$1,605.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$4,200.00
Average fees
$86.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Accra/Ghana between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Dream Africa Care Foundation 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 Dream Africa Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
Africa Western Africa Ghana Accra, Accra, Teshi-Nungua
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