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Volunteer Multi-Sports Project in China

  • PLACEMENT LOCATION: Shanghai and Chengdu
  • ROLE: To work alongside a local coach to improve and develop students’ skills in various sports
  • AGE OF STUDENTS: 5 - 15
  • CLASS SIZES: 10 – 15
  • ACCOMMODATION: Shared volunteer apartments
  • Price: From Loading...
  • What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, travel and medical insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • LENGTH OF PLACEMENT: From 4 weeks
  • START DATES: Flexible

Volunteer with Projects Abroad on a Multi-sports project in China and help children and teenagers develop their sports skills and athletic ability. You will also focus on equipping them with social and teamwork skills that they can use on and off of the playing field. An enthusiasm for coaching sports, organising different physical activities and teaching important life skills will help you make the most out of this project.

Sports placements in China are based in Shanghai and Chengdu. You will work under the supervision of a local coach, with students from 5-15 years old. Each placement varies with their approach to coaching sports.

Your Role at the Sports Project in China

Children practice their ball skills during a lesson

On arrival at your placement, you’ll be introduced to your students and you will be assigned with a schedule. You will begin working as an assistant coach and if you are proactive and enthusiastic, you may be able to lead your own classes. You will be involved with the following activities:

  • Planning sports classes
  • Assisting the coach with classes in various sports, such as football, basketball, tennis, swimming, baseball and ice-hockey
  • Organising tournaments for students
  • Doing administration work relating to classes
  • Being in contact with parents of the students
  • Attending sport and promotional events for the school/organisation, such as open-days

At all of our placements, the children and teenagers speak English during the sessions. Use this time to get to know your students, share stories about your own country and practice conversational English with them.

During your first day at the placement, your co-ordinator will explain your working hours and role. Use this time to ask questions and to understand your placement. As a volunteer, you may be expected to work some weekends. If this happens, you’ll be given a day off in the week to make up for weekend shifts.

No previous experience or qualifications are required for this project. Local coaches and Projects Abroad staff will be available to assist you and give you advice.

All volunteers in China live in shared apartments. Explore China’s vast landscape during your free time by travelling on a solo adventure or with a group of volunteers. Once you’ve mastered China’s bus and train system, visit rural areas, monasteries or hike to the top of the nearest mountain. Take a tour along the famous Silk Road or walk a length of The Great Wall. You can speak to Projects Abroad staff and volunteers about sightseeing and travel ideas.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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