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Sports Coaching Instructor

Pysical Education lessons in Primary Schools. Volleyball, hockey, football coaching with school teams.. Athletics in summer.

From 0900 to 1430 daily, Monday to Friday, we organise and run the Physical Education programme for boys and girls in a disadvantaged Primary School.

After school we coach and organise games for the school Under 11 and Under 13 football teams.
For Volleyball , hockey and netball enthusiasts the schools encourages these sports amongst the girls.Our volleyball project has been successful in arranging for pupils to be accepted at the Western Cape Sports High School.

We arrange mini-tournaments in all the sports.

In the summer, coaching and organisation of Athletics in preperation for interschool competition.

Suitable for


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)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Competance and interest in sports. at High School level
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Dedicated, and able to motivate young people.
Able to organise PE lessons and training drills.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Volunteers Direct are happy to help you.

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Free-time activities

We have travelled extensively throughout southern Africa and will be pleased to share our interest and knowledge. If you intend to travel within Southern Africa email us beforehand as there are flight options that may make your journeying easier.

Cape Town is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and consisitantly voted as a top destination by international travellers. Cape Town is a vibrant yet relaxed city offering International entertainment, sport and culture. During free time volunteers can climb Table Mountain, ( the less energetic can take the cable car ), take a trip to historic Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was inprosoned for 27 years, tour the Wine Estates where you can sample the merchandise, visit the comical penguins at Boulders Beach before heading on to the Cape of Good Hope, laze on beautiful white sandy beaches, take part in adventure programmes such as Bungy Jumping from the Highest Bridge Bungy in the World, cage dive with Great White Sharks, take a boat trip to the massive Southern Right Whales off the coast,( July to December ) and abseil off Table Mountain.

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Airport pick-up and meet on arrival and transfer to accommodation
Airport drop-off on departure
Orientation on arrival and assistance throughout your stay
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Accommodation (non-dormitory or bunk-style)
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Airport Pickup at Cape Town International

Airport pick-up and meet on arrival and transfer to accommodation
Airport drop-off on departure


You will not be in dormitory or bunk-style accommodation. You may have to share a room and bathroom with another volunteer.

Our accommodation is centrally situated and you can walk to the V.& A Waterfront, the city centre, museums, and the nightlife of Long Street.

The Atlantic beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton are only 10 minutes by taxi cab

Guest Family Bedroom (Double)
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
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Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
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12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Cape Town/South Africa between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Volunteers Direct will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Volunteers Direct during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in South Africa.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Cape Town International (CPT) in Cape Town. We assist you to find cheap flights to South Africa.
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