Volunteer Sports Coaching

The benefits of sports coaching and activities for kids in developing countries are numerous. Sport encourages exercise and develops social and team skills.

Sports Coaching Projects

It can also build confidence, provide an outlet for energy and gives kids something constructive to do with their time, keeping them off the streets and out of trouble. Team sports offer an excellent forum for creating awareness and providing education about other social issues, such as HIV/AIDS and other diseases.

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Lake Malawi Teaching and Sports Volunteer
Lake Malawi Teaching and Sports Volunteer

As a sports volunteer, you can make a real difference to the lives of local children. Teach in the morning and coach sports in the afternoon.

Tanzania Street Kids Sports Volunteer Project
Tanzania Street Kids Sports Volunteer Project

Coach sports activities, assist with basic education, help with homework and provide support where needed at the street kids centre.

Volunteer as a Sports Coach – How you can help

You do not need to be a professional coach, or an exceptionally talented sports person to get involved with volunteering in sport in Africa. However, it does help if you at least enjoy and have a reasonable knowledge of playing a particular sport. Our sports volunteer projects involve children of different ages and abilities, or sometimes adults as well. Therefore, anyone with sports coaching skills will be put to very good use, trying to bring on the African sports stars of the future. Less experienced volunteers can train and play with the younger children, encouraging them to get involved in team sports, as opposed to filling their time in other ways.

Sports that are more commonly played and taught at our projects include football, netball, volleyball, basketball and rounders, but if you have a specific sport that you have experience coaching please let us know.  It is great to be able to introduce new sports that are not as familiar in Africa and these are usually very well received.

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