Football Volunteering Projects Overseas, Gap Years and Internships
Football's main quality has always been its simplicity; it requires a bare minimum of equipment, can be played pretty much anywhere - grass, concrete or sand - and is easy to pick-up. Played regularly it will develop many physical attributes: speed, stamina, balance and co-ordination being just a handful.
But football is about so much more than simply the physical side. It can be incredibly rewarding for children to participate in because it develops notions of team work, fair play and respect, which in turn help to develop character. Within this social context it can also be good for communities because football focuses the minds of younger people, occupying them with a wholesome, worthwhile activity and associated wider lifestyle.
For some who play football it can even be an avenue to fame and fortune but, for all, it's 'the beautiful game'!
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Volunteer Coaching: Projects Abroad Football Placements
Our aim is to give you and all our Football coaching volunteers the necessary information and skills to develop the young footballing talent of your chosen destination, whilst you develop your own skills as a coach. You do not have to be an experienced coach with an FA coaching certificate to get involved. You do not necessarily need to be a very capable footballer, although it is always an advantage if you have a few good skills.
Your role will be wide and varied, but there are certain criteria which are most definitely needed - including enthusiasm, knowledge of skills and techniques and a warm, approachable manner. You can volunteer on a Football coaching project on your gap year, career break or as part of an extended holiday.
Whether you're on a placement for one, two, three months or more we will provide a specific coaching programme to assist you in your role, and support you all the way. Whichever destination you choose to volunteer in, you will rapidly see the impact that you are making on the young people you are working with, and you will be gaining experience of sports development that will stand you in good stead if you choose to go into study or work in this area in the future.
Football Coaching Infographic
One common question we receive from potential volunteers is "how much of a difference can I actually make on a football coaching project?". We have created an infographic showing the incredible work that our sports volunteers get up to.
This should give you an idea of how you, along with all our other sports volunteers can make a real difference while volunteering overseas:
Football Projects in:
Help develop the football skills of enthusiastic youngsters at a school that offers scholarships to kids from disadvantaged families. As a volunteer, you will work closely with the head football coach.
Volunteer in China and work with a football club that specialises in the development of talented young players or work with a private organisation than runs sessions for a variety of ages and abilities.
Improve your football skills and ability whilst at the same time helping local children to develop their game. You can get involved in all aspects of a youth academy, including training with a local team.
Volunteer on a Football coaching project in Romania and help to coach children and young adults aged 8-19.
Work with the Projects Abroad Stars teams to provide support to the dedicated sports coaches, as well as motivate these young players. Your personal skills and knowledge will be put to good use.