Sports Coaching

The Sports program is for those volunteers who are interested in physical activity.

Share your passion for football with Ghanaian children from deprived backgrounds. Working in communities, you will help them to develop their sporting skills. The level of talent existing in Ghana was highlighted by the country’s presence in the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany. Notwithstanding that alone, Ghana again took home a bronze medal (came 3rd) when it’s hosted the 26th African Cup of Nations in 2008.

Indeed, sporting activities in terms of soccer/football is gradually been understood by most populace in the country. You will have the opportunity to help harness and develop that talent! The organization runs the program in collaboration with soccer clubs (divisions 1&2 and colts), schools, colleges.

Volunteer(s) Role

Work with children from various deprived backgrounds, including orphans, street children and children with disabilities. Help by developing their football talent and offering them care, support and education. The Football Volunteer(s) Program operates in mainly the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. During your program, you will have the opportunity to take part in the following program activities:


Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Typical day

Assist coaches in football classes through skill development, coordination skills, game preparation and training drills.

  • Help in the organization of training sessions and competitions
  • Referee short games for children at the project and in the local community
  • Give advice and lessons on football tactics
  • Teach new sports exercises and provide advice on health issues and requirements
  • Take part in football camps and local tournaments
  • Optional teaching within the academy or local schools

In your spare hours each day you will also have the fantastic opportunity to teach within local schools in area placed. The schools will vary in their facilities, but generally consist of a few classrooms with wooden desks and a blackboard, so there are loads of opportunities for you to be creative in your role and make the lessons memorable for the children!

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
16 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV and Photo
Other Skills
You do not need previous experience in order to get involved in sports coaching abroad. However, if you do have coaching qualifications ,you will be able to lead training sessions and pass on your knowledge to the local players and staff. Overall, the key skills is enthusiasm!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Ghana? Volunteer World directly connects you with VolunteerMatch Ghana

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Free-time activities

Accra has developed a fairly western social scene in the recent years, mainly because of the large expatriate community in the city. On Friday night, singing karaoke in the champs sports bar at the Paloma Hotel, you would be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped back into Europe. And this has its place-after a month living in the village, a cocktail and some fluent English conversation can be just what you need. 

There are some great deal of bars in Accra with much more feel, and much more opportunity to interact with Ghanaians, one popular place with volunteers is ’By well’ at the southern end of Osu Oxford street, where the house band plays every Thursday evening. Cape coast also has good bars, ‘Oasis’ on the beach near the Castle is popular and sometimes has impressive live drumming and dancing shows.

Spot bars are usually relatively inexpensive, and the sorts of places local people to for their beer after work. Learning some Twi or Ewe and some Ga from the locals as the sun goes down and sip an ice-cold star or club beer can be a great and very cheap evening out. Labadi beach is also a place where volunteers go swimming and horse riding.

Ghana being a safari destination for tourists, our program has established links to various destinations for our volunteers. Volunteers have the opportunity to visit the famous Kakum canopy walk, Tafi Atome monkey sanctuary, Wli water falls, Cape Coast castle and the Mole national park.


Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Riding

Services

What's included?
Arranging your Program
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Accommodation and Food
Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
Orientation
WIFI internet access/ stand-by generator during power cuts.
Local in-country team support and backup
Certificate of Completion
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

You will be met by our representative at Kotoka International Airport in Accra from where you are transferred to your project location. Volunteers will stay overnight in Accra at VolunteerMatch Ghana homestay.

Accommodation

Volunteers will be staying with VolunteerMatch Ghana Homestay. Accommodation is either provided in an individual or shared room along with other volunteers. By staying with a VMG Homestay you will experience the local Ghanaian culture, language customs and traditions.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

VolunteerMatch Ghana strives to provide best of the living and other arrangements to its volunteers. Like we keep saying, just pack your bags and arrive at your placement destination. From your airport pickup, stay, meals, weekend tours and other nitty gritties, VMG manages everything for you.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$800
5 weeks
$1000
6 weeks
$1200
7 weeks
$1400
10 weeks
$2000
12 weeks
$2400
20 weeks (max. stay)
$4000

You can volunteer at the project site in Accra/Ghana between 4 weeks and 20 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. VolunteerMatch Ghana will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$200/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 VolunteerMatch Ghana during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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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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