Volunteer Multi-sports Projects Abroad
Our Multi-sports projects involve coaching multiple sports to children of all ages in developing countries. These projects incorporate a number of exciting physical activities, all of which encourage participation and communication among those involved. This could include sessions at a community sports club or extracurricular lessons after school.
The Importance of Participation in Sport
In many state run schools across the developing world, funding is more likely to be spent on subjects such as maths and the sciences rather than physical education lessons. This means that many children and teenagers lack the opportunity to learn and participate in sports, which is why volunteer help is needed.
Sport not only provides mental and physical benefits, but also teaches vital life skills such as discipline and the importance of team work. Regular sports sessions can have a great impact upon those from disadvantaged backgrounds as it offers time away from the less positive aspects of life.
By taking part on these placements you can help nurture future talent in enthusiastic youngsters, teenagers and young adults. This can help to enhance their quality of life and teach them valuable skills that they will then use on a daily basis.
Your Role on a Multi-sports Project
Unlike some of our other Sports placements, our Multi-sports projects focus on a mix of sports. This will depend upon your chosen destination, but you may be involved in coaching some of the following sports; football, basketball, volleyball, athletics, swimming, hockey, rugby and cricket, as well as general fitness/physical education. The children you coach will be extremely keen to participate in a wide variety of sports so please feel free to let us know if you have any new ideas.
As a volunteer on this project you will be working with children and teenagers from the ages of 6 up to 17 years old, across a range of different organisations and centres including orphanages, care centres for the disabled and community sports clubs. In some countries you may also coach adults.
Previous coaching experience is not necessary but any existing skills you have combined with energy and enthusiasm will really help to give these youngsters a proper chance to take part.
So, whether you have a passion for a particular sport and are looking to spend time in a developing country, or are simply committed to making sport accessible for all, then why not join a Multi-sports project with Projects Abroad.
Multi-sports Projects in:
Work with a privately-owned sports club and provide sports lessons to children and teenagers, as well as with two community initiatives that provide free rugby and hockey lessons to children from impoverished families.
Volunteer at community-run sports clubs on the beautiful island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos. You will provide free sports lessons to children, teenagers and adults of mixed abilities.
The aim of this project is to get children off the streets and into a safe place in the afternoons by providing them with football and athletics coaching and health education sessions.
Volunteer on a Multi-sports project in Morocco and work alongside our partner organisation by coaching teams in football, basketball or volleyball.
Volunteers work with partner organisations to train students, organise fitness sessions, coach advanced football skills to teenagers or run a basketball competition.