Summer Sports Camp Coordinator

Each summer, HINT looks for volunteers to implement sports camps for children ages 12 - 15.

About the Project 

Many school children in Cameroon are not so lucky as those in more developed countries.  They spend their summer holidays working in the house, with nowhere to go and few (if any) children's activities to occupy them. To address this problem, HINT makes an effort to run summer sports camps for local area children during the summer holidays (typically June through August).  In the past, such camps have been popular and successful with local children.

Sports camps may last anywhere from one week to two months (the length of the summer holiday).  Football is the most popular area sport, although volunteers are welcome to develop other sports programs (but be aware that a larger amount of training in the sport may be necessary before competition).  Basic health and nutritional training could be incorporated into the program, to teach children about how to keep their bodies well-fed and healthy.

Your Work

Volunteers will be expected to design, develop, and implement the sports program.  HINT will help the volunteer with locating materials, a physical location for the camp, interested children, and other day-of volunteers, if necessary.  Overall, the sports camp will be the volunteer's project with minimal guidance from HINT.

This is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to gain leadership experience and for those who enjoy working with children.

Summer Sports Camp Coordinator A volunteer and HINT's founder Training for the big game Football match schedule One of the football teams A volunteer's bedroom Warming up

Suitable for


Typical day

Long-term volunteers are typically expected to work from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday – Friday, with a two hour break for lunch and rest each day. These suggested work hours are flexible.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Previous work with youth camps or sports is a plus.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Helps International are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Buea is the capital of the Southwest Region of Cameroon. Buea and its surrounding environs comprise over 100,000 people, although most towns have a quaint feel. Buea is a picturesque and laid-back region whose main recreational activities include hiking, swimming, and other sports. Buea is located on Mount Cameroon, an active volcano that can be hiked at any time of the year. Buea is a university town, home to many schools of higher education, including the University of Buea, considered the best public university in the country. For additional activities, Doula, the main economic hub of Cameroon, is approx. one hour by car. Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, is approx. five hours by car (less by train).



What's included?
Fees for volunteers are 8 USD per day. This includes accommodations in a family home, three meals per day, volunteer pickup and drop off at the airport, and any other incidentals (medicine, toilet paper, bedding, etc.).
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 picked up from Douala airport (DLA) by someone from HINT and transported to Buea (1 hour from Douala). When leaving, you will also be transported to the airport.


he volunteer has his/her own room in the family house with his/her own bathroom (unless the bathroom were shared with another volunteer). The bedrooms provided include at least a bed, bedding and wardrobes. Some rooms include a desk, tv, etc. The bedrooms are quite spacious.

Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

With some financial assistance from the volunteer, we will provide all meals on a daily basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). In our culture, lunch is the heavy meal while most people may just eat a snack or some fruits for dinner. Tea and coffee is available at all times. Accommodations can be made for dietary restrictions.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
9 weeks
10 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Buea/Cameroon between 4 weeks and 10 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Helps International will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

Get ready to volunteer in Cameroon

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Cameroon. Please check the visa regulations for Cameroon.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Cameroon 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 Cameroon.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Cameroon.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Douala (DLA) in Douala. We assist you to find cheap flights to Cameroon.
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 Cameroon provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Cameroon you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Cameroon.
What can you do in leisure-time in Cameroon while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Buea, Buea, Cameroon

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