Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

Youth BasketBall Coach

Kumasi, Ghana show on map
Coach basketball to young and enthusiastic players in Ghana, who do not have the opportunity to play and train in a structured environment. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Challenge yourself as you work on delivering new and fun coaching sessions for the children as well as organising basketball games and building lifelong friendships through sports. Basketball is said to be Ghana's next up-and-coming sport event. There is an abundance of raw talent within the country and the Ghana Basketball Association has worked hard to implement an intricate training and development programme.  Basketball placement will give interested participants the opportunity to access some of Ghana's finest athletes and take part in their coaching and training. However, this is only one side of the game and you can choose how involved you want to be. A basketball placement will allow you to work with young and enthusiastic players on a more relaxed level where the emphasis is on fun and developing strong friendships. At this level, the placement is about building worthwhile relationships, rather than creating Ghana's next big star.

volunteer placement  can be done in the big cities of Ghana as well as in the Rural areas where volunteers will be living among the local families, gets to know their rich culture,food and make new friends .

Samba Basketball project is link to numerous number of local schools and league teams where there is a competitive, as well as a more relaxed, attitude towards the game. We also work closely with the Ghana Basketball Association and can place our basketball coaches in some of the top development clinics and training sessions for the junior national teams. Samba Africa can provide a placement for any enthusiastic volunteer, no matter what experience you have.


These are the main activities you can get involved with during your project:

  • Coach basketball to disadvantaged children at a basketball club
  • Research and plan new, creative coaching methods
  • Develop personal skills like leadership, team building, planning, and motivating others.



Typical day

Volunteers will teach basketball in Ghana, from Monday to Friday for four hours per day. These hours can be split up in either the mornings or afternoons. Training could start as early as 6:00am for the morning sessions and 2:00pm for the afternoon sessions. However, these times could be varied depending on your requests and overall convenience for everyone involved.

Daily lessons will focus on enhancing the players fitness and improving their technical basketball skills.

In the evenings, you will return to your host families to get a taste of living like a Ghanaian. Share stories from your day with your host family and fellow volunteers, and chat about life in your home countries.

Details on Arrival

STARTS DATE: Flexible


Airport pickup info:

On the day (or night) of your arrival, Samba Africa Voluntary (SAVO) Staffs will be at the Accra Kotoka International airport to welcome you And transfer you to a hotel with Fan  or air-conditioned rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your Assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to our office in Kumasi.

Free-time activities

Weekends, are free days for the volunteers. You may choose to travel out of town to see the many interesting sights and sounds in other parts of Ghana or hang out with your fellow volunteer(s) and/or locals in the neighborhood. Volunteers can also Organize competition match

Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports

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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University or High School level
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

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO).

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) (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 Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO)

Airport pickup Upon Arrival, accommodation,  food, utility bills included in the fees. Hotel bills upon Arrival in the Night, Samba Africa T- Shirt 👚,Transportation to Volunteer Final Destination,


Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

On the day (or night) of your arrival, SAMBA AFRICA VOLUNTEERING (SAVO) staffs will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to a hotel with fan rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to your destination (KUMASI).

Accommodation

The accommodation belongs to the host-families. There are always other people in the house as well; and they would be willing to give you some assistance. You would be placed in the same location with another volunteer - unless you specifically state that you like to be stayed alone. Participants coming as couple or pair will not be placed with other volunteers in the same bedroom. The volunteer(s) have their separate room - with a lock and key. Its advisable to come along with a mosquitoes net.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be served three meals daily. Breakfast is usually tea/ coffee/ oats or corn porridge and bread with jam/ butter/ egg omelet.  Dinner; yam, pasta or plantain with vegetable sauce or stew or soup. For dessert you'd be served an orange or pineapple.

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 Kotoka International Airport (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.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$550.00
5 weeks
$688.00
6 weeks
$825.00
7 weeks
$963.00
11 weeks
$1,513.00
19 weeks
$2,613.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$6,875.00
Average fees
$138.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kumasi/Ghana between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) 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 Ghana.
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 Samba Africa Voluntary Organization (SAVO) during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Western Africa Ghana  Kumasi, Kumasi - Ejisu Road

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