At a glance
- Volunteer as a sports coach and help local youth develop their skills and fitness
- Work alongside professional coaches, and be a part of multiple aspects of coaching and training
- Contribute your own creative training techniques
- Coach sports like football, basketball, and rugby
Throughout the yearSee Dates
18 or over
Coach sports to children
You will help develop the skills of disadvantaged children aged 7 through 16 years old. Training consists of:
- Fitness sessions
- Team structure
- Strategy sessions
Research and plan new and creative ways to coach
Local coaches might have access to the same information or techniques you’ve been exposed to. Before and during your project, you can research the latest trends in fitness and effective coaching strategies. You can introduce these concepts to coaches and your students.
Develop personal skills
Coaching sports is a great way to learn important life skills. By guiding students through their activities, you’ll develop leadership skills. You’ll explore ways to motivate a team and assist them in achieving specific goals. You’ll also improve your ability to plan lessons by preparing instructional sessions.
Who we work with in Ghana
We’ve partnered with DUNK! (Developing Unity, Nurturing Knowledge). DUNK! is a youth-led, community-based organisation. They provide safe spaces for youth from disadvantaged communities where they can grow, learn, and socialise.
Through educational support for at-risk youth, DUNK! empowers its members to succeed on and off the basketball court. DUNK! is currently working in the two of the most underprivileged communities in Accra: Nima and Jamestown. They work with around 250 children each year.
Where will you work in Ghana?
Located in the Eastern Region of Ghana, Akuapem Hills is characterised by vibrant green vegetation and rich red earth. As one of the quieter regions, children calling 'Obroni’ (foreigner) as they try to catch your attention will be unmistakable. The villages are welcoming and know how to entertain! When volunteering in Ghana, join in on the street festivities or try dried fish and yams at a food stall on the main street. The bustling city of Accra is within easy reach for a day trip.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring our impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
Meet the team in Ghana
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