Sports Coach

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

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.


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.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
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

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Ghana? Volunteer World directly connects you with Dream Africa Care Foundation

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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

Services

What's included?
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.
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.
Airport Pickup

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
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$350
5 weeks
$434
6 weeks
$517
7 weeks
$601
12 weeks
$1020
20 weeks
$1689
50 weeks (max. stay)
$4200

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 tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$86/week
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.

Get ready to volunteer in Ghana

Check out first

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?
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Ghana upfront.
Accra, Teshi-Nungua, Accra, Ghana