Fronteering Travel

Sports Coach and Community Helper

Knysna, South Africa show on map

Non-profit | Fronteering Travel

Volunteer now to assist the local children from underprivileged communities to develop their love for sport and get involved with various community outreach projects!

Do you have a passion for sports and love for children? If so, then come take this amazing opportunity to become a volunteer and help at our Sports Coaching & Community Outreach project! Based in Knysa, South Africa, you will be aiding the local children from underprivileged communities to develop their love for sport!

This is recreational activity is beneficial for the children, not only in keeping them active and healthy but it also serves as an excellent tool to develop social skills and works great in steering the kids away from negative things in their lives.

You may be required to manage your own sports workshop along with the support from a coordinator or you may also have to assist any of the local sports school club with any of their ongoing projects. Though you’ll be greatly involved in the sport sector, you’ll also get involved with the various community outreach projects!

Typical day

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with Sports Coaching, introduce new sports & Skills.
  • Help to develop the children social skills.
  • Assist with Food Security.
  • Support for the Elderly.
  • Assist in Community Surveys

Details on Arrival

There aren’t any specific start dates, the project is opened all year round however they close in mid-December to mid-January. They also prefer applicant arrivals to be on every second Saturday!

Free-time activities

Volunteers may not have days off due to the work being around the clock however, if volunteers are granted off time from work then there are lots of opportunities to go sightseeing, shopping, experience the different culture and unique cuisine. Visit the breathtaking beaches and coastlines, swim and so much more!

On occasion you will also have to volunteer in the weekend as some sports events will take part in the weekend.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/Snorkling
Shopping/Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking

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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, Two pics and Signed Policies and Liability Form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 06:30 - 15:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Fronteering Travel (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 Fronteering Travel

  • Airport Pick up & Transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Mail-holding service
  • Ongoing service
  • Tours
  • 24/7 Emergency contact

Airport Pickup at Cape Town International Airport

You will arrive in beautiful Cape Town or Johannesburg where you will either catch a connecting flight to GEORGE (GRJ) or take a bus from Cape Town or Johannesburg to the project. This allows you to have a better view of the area. 

Accommodation

Volunteers will stay in a basic but clean and comfortable volunteer house with a dorm style sleeping arrangement. This house has great views over the mountains and you will have access to a communal kitchen and lounge area with TV/DVD player, hot water showers and electricity and free wifi and computer access. There is also a barbeque (braai) area and hammocks for you to enjoy. If you need, private and family rooms are available on request.

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Three meals a day provided!

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 Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town. We assist you to find cheap flights to South Africa.
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 South Africa provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in South Africa you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for South Africa.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,495.00
4 weeks
$2,195.00
6 weeks (max. stay)
$2,995.00
Average fees
$623.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Knysna/South Africa between 2 weeks and 6 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Fronteering Travel 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 South Africa.
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 Fronteering Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash.
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