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 Sports Coach Port Elizabeth <strong>Province</strong>: Eastern Cape <br />

Sports Coach Port Elizabeth

Town: Port Elizabeth
Province: Eastern Cape

.: Interactive sports activities, both fun and competitive, are a powerful tool and an extraordinary leverage mechanism to develop life skills and encourage sustainable social change.

The focus of this project in the townships of Port Elizabeth is on developing personalities, life skills and reducing at-risk behavior. As a volunteer you can coach children and teenagers, play games, interact with them and help them give a view on their future and possibilities.

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Program: Coaching, organizing educational sport programs.


The project is run by a non-profit organization and is therefore very dependent on volunteers. If you are experienced in giving sports training, your studies are sport related and/or you love children, this project is ideal for you!

Guidance and Supervision

Once the project knows where they can use your specific skills you will be introduced to the people who will offer guidance during your period of volunteer work. The projects director will always be there as a support point during your stay.


Placements primarily include providing education and development through sports projects, coaching and / or promoting social and health awareness. Alternative non-sports placements include teaching, arts and crafts or working with disabled or HIV/AIDS affected children.

Join one of our volunteer coaching placements in South Africa during your gap year, career break or activity holiday and play and coach sports to keen young players who are passionate about football/soccer, cricket, rugby, hockey, netball, tennis, basketball, swimming and more. As part of the life-skills curriculum, promote good citizenship and impart social / health awareness and knowledge. You will work 5 days a week as part of a team and go out into the community to teach sports and games to underprivileged children.
Program may include: Working with children and having the opportunity to contribute to their well-being and education. Besides that, you will have a great time with your fellow volunteers of course!
Location: The project takes place at different schools in the Nelson Mandela Bay area (Eastern Cape)
Getting to Project: Transfers to and from the project on a daily basis are included.
Accommodation: Accommodation is in a volunteer house close to the beach. You will have access to free internet in the volunteer house and all meals will be provided. You may have to help with cooking and cleaning the dishes at times.

You will obviously be responsible for your own private luxuries such as snacks and beverages. There will be an on-site volunteer coordinator who is available 24/7.

Depending on availability you will either have your own room or share a room with another volunteer.
Applicants: Love for kids, physically fit.


Its important that the volunteer considers the following points:

Respect the mission and vision of the project
Be flexible with your tasks and activities
Be a go getter!
Love working with children
Includes: Transfer to and from the Port Elizabeth airport
Full orientation and induction to your project and the general local context upon arrival
Accommodation in a communal house with swimming pool and all amenities
Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Your volunteer placement or training course
All work-related local transport
Necessary equipment and briefings
24/7 in-country attention and support
Numerous free weekends and social evenings, adventurous and cultural activities
Work experience and reference letters on request
Lots of advice on what to do and where to go in your free time and further travels.
Excludes: All flights
Visas (when applicable)
Vaccinations and medications
Local transport which is not work-related (we encourage volunteers to use local taxis or public transport)
Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Laundry service
In-country travel and personal spending money, i.e. all costs related to personal, social, tourist and cultural activities, we can assist with bookings and useful advice
All travel and personal insurances: loss of personal property, illness, accident (whether during an activity linked to us or not), repatriation, personal liability, etc.
Hours: Flexible, but we rise early most days.
Freetime: You will also be offered the opportunity to take part in weekend trips and outings arranged by the project (extra costs can apply).
Volunteers Feedback: Vladimir - Bulgaria
"I really felt like I was able to contribute to the maturation of the children and have fun with them, honestly a great experience."

Annelinde - The Netherlands
"My time in Port Elizabeth volunteering at the sports programme was intensive and reinventing in many ways. This is the perfect place to go if you feel involved with the education of youngsters. Im looking forward returning to the project as soon as possible!"

Ben Scotland
"I had a great time, the staff was really friendly and I had no problems adapting at all! Besides the chance to support the local kids, I utterly enjoyed the wonderful time with my new friends and being busy in a sportive way!"

Jaques - France
"Never in my life I felt so useful, this was my first volunteering experience but it surely wont be the last! I had a great time with the kids and my coworkers. I was accepted right away and felt a part of the professional team from the minute I started volunteering! My thanks to my colleagues for the great time, and also to you for giving me the opportunity."

Dana and Scott U.S.A.
"The Sports Programme is a place you must have been if youve got volunteering and sportsmanship in your blood. The people are all very nice and the supervision is great! We found it difficult to leave here! We will be back & look forward to a long mutually beneficial relationship to the community.

Rate in ZAR: 4990

Rate For: per week

Rate Extra Weeks in ZAR: R 3990/week when extending longer than a month

Duration: Min 5 Weeks but can be extended

Dates: Starting your volunteer work is on Mondays only. You will be picked up at either the airport or any accommodation in Port Elizabeth on Monday morning after which you will have time to settle in and explore the area.


Apply here today for your Volunteer Experience


Rates Valid till Oct this year, All Rates subject to change

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Created on 2014/03/07 Updated on 2014/03/07

Sports Coach Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

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