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Share your passion for sport by delivering much-needed coaching sessions to under privileged children in the townships surrounding Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. By helping them to develop a love for sport, you will contribute to improving their health, team work and communication skills in an area where space and opportunities for physical exercise is limited.

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Volunteers on this project will get to:

  • Work with local coaches to deliver physical education classes in primary schools in poverty-stricken areas near Cape Town
  • Introduce new and exciting sports to groups of children through skill and fitness tests, games and competitions
  • Get kids active at after school care programs, where you can facilitate fun games and activities which get the children working in teams and learning new skills
  • Live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world with endless opportunities for adventure sports and trying new things
  • Choose from full time Sports Coaching and Development volunteering or combine this with another volunteer activity to broaden your volunteer experience, whether this be working with orphaned and vulnerable children, teaching and youth development, assisting in a healthcare program or joining our gender empowerment project
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2017 - 2 Weeks
Impacts Sports & Coaching
Priced From Priced From
£ 874 |

“Seeing the joy of children coming out to spend an hour away from the classroom is hugely rewarding. And not forgetting the buzz from finding the next superstar cricketer or football player…exciting times!” Michelle Lindsay – Cape Town Business Manager

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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 874 |

Detailed Project Pricing
2017 - 2 Weeks GBP 874
2017 - 3 Weeks GBP 1110
2017 - 4 Weeks GBP 1345
2017 - 5 Weeks GBP 1701
2017 - 6 Weeks GBP 1923
2017 - 7 Weeks GBP 2145
2017 - 8 Weeks GBP 2367
2018 - 2 Weeks GBP 939
2018 - 3 Weeks GBP 1192
2018 - 4 Weeks GBP 1445
2018 - 5 Weeks GBP 1828
2018 - 6 Weeks GBP 2066
2018 - 7 Weeks GBP 2305
2018 - 8 Weeks GBP 2543

Project Start Dates

2017 Start Dates:

11 & 25 September | 9 & 23 October | 6 & 20 November | 4th December

2018 Start Dates:

15 & 29 January | 12 & 26 February | 12 & 26 March | 9 & 23 April | 7 & 21 May | 4 & 18 June | 2, 16 & 30 July | 13 & 27 August | 10 & 24 September | 8 & 22 October |  5 & 19 November

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Work & Impacts

Volunteers work in a number of different township communities, the biggest of those being the renowned Khayelitsha which is home to just under 2 million people. From over-crowded wooden shacks to bigger permanent buildings, locals live in a range of different housing but suffer from the effects of poverty, lack of access to effective education and struggle daily with a lack of running water and electricity. The sheer size of these communities and lack of open space mean that access to sporting opportunities are low and this stresses the importance of our volunteer work.

Volunteers can either get involved in the full-time Sports Coaching and Development project, or combine it with:

  • Orphaned and Vulnerable Children project
  • Teaching and Youth Development project
  • Girl Impact Initiative
  • Healthcare
Sports development

Sports Development

As a sports coach, you will play a key role in getting children active and learning new skills. Working alongside local coaches in primary schools during the morning, you will run physical education classes, design drills and fitness tests which assess their health and create fun activities which help them learn a love for exercise. As well as working in primary schools, volunteers also get very involved in after school programs which encourage children to work in teams and offer opportunities for sport that would otherwise not exist. Through fun games and structured activities, the children love to learn new sports and get very competitive, but as most of these facilities have very limited outdoor space, volunteers definitely need to get creative in their planning!

Parttime teaching and youth development

PART-TIME TEACHING AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Volunteers on the teaching project play a vital role in providing disadvantaged children with a positive head start in their schooling, through educating, supporting and empowering children aged 3 – 6 at a community pre-school. Assisting local teachers, volunteers help plan lessons, run classes and provide one-to-one attention to those children who otherwise would fall behind in the system. Further to the time spent at the pre-school, volunteers help run an after school program which provides a safe place for children to visit in the immediate hours after school, when child abuse and crime is at its highest. Working with children aged 5 – 13, you will be involved in craft making, educational activities, facilitating sports sessions and introducing the children to new hobbies and games they can take away and teach their friends. Time spent at the after school program is extremely rewarding as you can see the immediate impact you are having on a child’s life. 

Parttime orphaned vulnerable children

PART-TIME ORPHANED & VULNERABLE CHILDREN

Working with children aged between 0 and 14 years, the main aim of this project is to care for and support abandoned and orphaned children in a variety of different facilities which provide emergency foster care and after-school programs. Planning and creating fun activities, as well as providing one-on-one attention, volunteers help the children with their gross motor skills, English language, basic development needs, as well as their numeracy and literacy skills. In an overcrowded social care system, volunteers have a real impact on the lives of neglected children and there is nothing more rewarding than knowing you will play a tangible positive role in their lives and future opportunities.

Parttime healthcare

PART-TIME HEALTHCARE

At an Emergency Care Home for Abandoned and Orphaned Children, many of the young children our volunteers work with will be admitted into the home with a variety of diseases and illnesses, the most predominant being HIV. Before they are found new foster parents, the first priority of the care home is to nurse the children back to health, so our healthcare volunteers will spend a small portion of their week assisting the staff at the care home to prepare and administer relevant medications to the children who are aged between 0 and 8. As well as gaining an insight into the on-site clinic at the home, volunteers will also assist the carers by accompanying them to the local clinics with any children who may have appointments. 

Parttime girl impact initiative

PART-TIME GIRL IMPACT INITIATIVE

Volunteers joining the Girl Impact on a part time basis will play a vital role in empowering boys and girls in Cape Town to make informed choices growing up. By creating safe and constructive environments where discussion around health, education, relationships, safety, early pregnancy and generating income can take place, volunteers help to provide support and mentorship to these children. Joining girls’ and boys’ clubs, support groups for children of all ages and by providing English lessons to women, volunteers will take an active role in promoting gender equality and improving future opportunities for disadvantaged communities.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Get out and about exploring

GET OUT AND ABOUT EXPLORING

You will be living in an area of Cape Town called Observatory, one of the most bohemian, buzzing and chic places to live, only a short walk away from plenty of unique coffee shops, bars and restaurants. There are lots of things to do in Observatory, so whether you’re interested in browsing the vintage stores, heading to a quiz night or listening to one of the many live music nights, there is always something going on. Of course, you’re only a ten-minute drive away from the center of Cape Town so you can always go further afield and explore this incredible city!

Go sightseeing

GO SIGHTSEEING

Cape Town has been voted the world’s most beautiful city and therefore has endless opportunities for sightseeing in your spare time. As well as the iconic Hop-on, Hop-off tourist buses that give you an interactive and informative tour of the city, you can also take to the city by foot, exploring the incredible food and curio markets, the beautiful Victoria and Albert Waterfront or the spectacular promenades and beaches that line the ocean. Of course, Cape Town is known for the world-famous Table Mountain which offers incredible views over the city so there is plenty of amazing hiking opportunities, as well as the chance to visit Robben Island and learn more about Cape Town’s diverse history and Nelson Mandela.

For the more adventurous

FOR THE MORE ADVENTUROUS…

As well as hiking up Table Mountain, there are endless opportunities to take part in adventure activities. From abseiling, skydiving, helicopter rides to mountain biking, Cape Town is the ultimate “bucket list” location and we can arrange everything for you so you will never be short of things to do! If you’re more interested in getting out on the water, why not go shark cage diving, learn to surf or visit the penguins at Boulders Beach? As Cape Town is almost surrounded by water, if you’re a keen kayaker, paddle-boarder or just want to learn a water sport, there isn’t a better place to do it!

rea.

Wildlife

WILDLIFE

The city of Cape Town isn’t known for its wildlife, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find it close by! Whether you decide to visit the most South-Western point of Africa and spot baboons and ostriches in the national park, or hit the ocean by boat and spot dolphins, seals or whales (Jun – Nov), there is plenty you can do in the local area. Of course, you could also head further afield and spot the ‘Big 5’ (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) at a private game reserve and spend your day on safari! 

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About Cape Town

About cape town

About the Destination

While joining this project you will be staying in one of the coolest suburbs of Cape Town, a bohemian area known as Observatory and about a 10 minutes’ drive from the center of the city. The private and secure gated property where you will be living is fully furnished and staffed with a housekeeper and cook, as well as on-site staff who live with you to make sure that your time with us is as incredible as possible! Close by are a number of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops that mean you will never be short of things to do, as well having the city of Cape Town on your front door to explore!

This volunteer house will be your base and each day you will travel out to a number of different communities in the ‘Cape Flats’ area where you will be volunteering. These townships are a melting pot of different cultures, ethnicities and languages and are incredibly vibrant! Yet across these communities, there are many parallels such as poverty, unemployment and HIV/AIDS. Locals live in a vast range of housing types from shacks built of wood and iron to larger permanent buildings and visiting this township is an eye-opening experience.

Outside of your time volunteering, you will be staying in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, so whether you visit in the summer months, from December to February or during our winter of June to August (Don’t worry, we don’t know what snow is down here!), there are endless activities and sights to see. From the iconic Table Mountain to the fascinating prison that held Nelson Mandela, Robben Island, Cape Town is a city of culture, history and colour! Concerts, wine tours and visiting the beaches are always a favorite for volunteers, as well as ticking off their bucket list by jumping into the ocean to go shark cage diving, skydiving or heading out on safari to spot Africa’s ‘Big 5’ animals!

Cape Town, although an incredible tourist location, is a city troubled by inequality and poverty and what better way to visit than making a difference during your time here. 

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Feedback from our volunteers

Mollie Robbie, UK

"South Africa has been the best experience ever - It has been life-changing! Sports volunteering was brilliant. The kids were a pleasure to coach, and welcomed me with open arms. The coaches at the schools are doing a great job and I will miss them all greatly! I came to South Africa alone and was very nervous, but everyone did a fantastic job of making me feel this was my home. I'm leaving here feeling more than content and with a completely different outlook on life."

Christopher Duddy, Ireland

"The ultimate experience to combine tourism with doing something meaningful, whilst learning immeasurably beneficial life skills and enjoying the exchanging of cultures and traditions not only between South Africa and your home culture, but with every other culture you mix with during your time on project."

Peter Eves, UK

"New people, languages and cultures never fail to make us think differently. A month in a country that's defining history is so recent and readily apparent has provided a lot of food for thought. My time here has further encouraged me to consider living and working abroad."

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Sports Coaching & Development in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
*Required

Share your passion for sport by delivering much-needed coaching sessions to under privileged children in the townships surrounding Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. By helping them to develop a love for sport, you will contribute to improving their health, team work and communication skills in an area where space and opportunities for physical exercise is limited.

Img 3443

Volunteers on this project will get to:

  • Work with local coaches to deliver physical education classes in primary schools in poverty-stricken areas near Cape Town
  • Introduce new and exciting sports to groups of children through skill and fitness tests, games and competitions
  • Get kids active at after school care programs, where you can facilitate fun games and activities which get the children working in teams and learning new skills
  • Live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world with endless opportunities for adventure sports and trying new things
  • Choose from full time Sports Coaching and Development volunteering or combine this with another volunteer activity to broaden your volunteer experience, whether this be working with orphaned and vulnerable children, teaching and youth development, assisting in a healthcare program or joining our gender empowerment project
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2017 - 2 Weeks
Impacts Sports & Coaching
Priced From Priced From
£ 874 |

“Seeing the joy of children coming out to spend an hour away from the classroom is hugely rewarding. And not forgetting the buzz from finding the next superstar cricketer or football player…exciting times!” Michelle Lindsay – Cape Town Business Manager

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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 874 |

Detailed Project Pricing
2017 - 2 Weeks GBP 874
2017 - 3 Weeks GBP 1110
2017 - 4 Weeks GBP 1345
2017 - 5 Weeks GBP 1701
2017 - 6 Weeks GBP 1923
2017 - 7 Weeks GBP 2145
2017 - 8 Weeks GBP 2367
2018 - 2 Weeks GBP 939
2018 - 3 Weeks GBP 1192
2018 - 4 Weeks GBP 1445
2018 - 5 Weeks GBP 1828
2018 - 6 Weeks GBP 2066
2018 - 7 Weeks GBP 2305
2018 - 8 Weeks GBP 2543

Project Start Dates

2017 Start Dates:

11 & 25 September | 9 & 23 October | 6 & 20 November | 4th December

2018 Start Dates:

15 & 29 January | 12 & 26 February | 12 & 26 March | 9 & 23 April | 7 & 21 May | 4 & 18 June | 2, 16 & 30 July | 13 & 27 August | 10 & 24 September | 8 & 22 October |  5 & 19 November

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Work & Impacts

Volunteers work in a number of different township communities, the biggest of those being the renowned Khayelitsha which is home to just under 2 million people. From over-crowded wooden shacks to bigger permanent buildings, locals live in a range of different housing but suffer from the effects of poverty, lack of access to effective education and struggle daily with a lack of running water and electricity. The sheer size of these communities and lack of open space mean that access to sporting opportunities are low and this stresses the importance of our volunteer work.

Volunteers can either get involved in the full-time Sports Coaching and Development project, or combine it with:

  • Orphaned and Vulnerable Children project
  • Teaching and Youth Development project
  • Girl Impact Initiative
  • Healthcare
Sports development

Sports Development

As a sports coach, you will play a key role in getting children active and learning new skills. Working alongside local coaches in primary schools during the morning, you will run physical education classes, design drills and fitness tests which assess their health and create fun activities which help them learn a love for exercise. As well as working in primary schools, volunteers also get very involved in after school programs which encourage children to work in teams and offer opportunities for sport that would otherwise not exist. Through fun games and structured activities, the children love to learn new sports and get very competitive, but as most of these facilities have very limited outdoor space, volunteers definitely need to get creative in their planning!

Parttime teaching and youth development

PART-TIME TEACHING AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Volunteers on the teaching project play a vital role in providing disadvantaged children with a positive head start in their schooling, through educating, supporting and empowering children aged 3 – 6 at a community pre-school. Assisting local teachers, volunteers help plan lessons, run classes and provide one-to-one attention to those children who otherwise would fall behind in the system. Further to the time spent at the pre-school, volunteers help run an after school program which provides a safe place for children to visit in the immediate hours after school, when child abuse and crime is at its highest. Working with children aged 5 – 13, you will be involved in craft making, educational activities, facilitating sports sessions and introducing the children to new hobbies and games they can take away and teach their friends. Time spent at the after school program is extremely rewarding as you can see the immediate impact you are having on a child’s life. 

Parttime orphaned vulnerable children

PART-TIME ORPHANED & VULNERABLE CHILDREN

Working with children aged between 0 and 14 years, the main aim of this project is to care for and support abandoned and orphaned children in a variety of different facilities which provide emergency foster care and after-school programs. Planning and creating fun activities, as well as providing one-on-one attention, volunteers help the children with their gross motor skills, English language, basic development needs, as well as their numeracy and literacy skills. In an overcrowded social care system, volunteers have a real impact on the lives of neglected children and there is nothing more rewarding than knowing you will play a tangible positive role in their lives and future opportunities.

Parttime healthcare

PART-TIME HEALTHCARE

At an Emergency Care Home for Abandoned and Orphaned Children, many of the young children our volunteers work with will be admitted into the home with a variety of diseases and illnesses, the most predominant being HIV. Before they are found new foster parents, the first priority of the care home is to nurse the children back to health, so our healthcare volunteers will spend a small portion of their week assisting the staff at the care home to prepare and administer relevant medications to the children who are aged between 0 and 8. As well as gaining an insight into the on-site clinic at the home, volunteers will also assist the carers by accompanying them to the local clinics with any children who may have appointments. 

Parttime girl impact initiative

PART-TIME GIRL IMPACT INITIATIVE

Volunteers joining the Girl Impact on a part time basis will play a vital role in empowering boys and girls in Cape Town to make informed choices growing up. By creating safe and constructive environments where discussion around health, education, relationships, safety, early pregnancy and generating income can take place, volunteers help to provide support and mentorship to these children. Joining girls’ and boys’ clubs, support groups for children of all ages and by providing English lessons to women, volunteers will take an active role in promoting gender equality and improving future opportunities for disadvantaged communities.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Get out and about exploring

GET OUT AND ABOUT EXPLORING

You will be living in an area of Cape Town called Observatory, one of the most bohemian, buzzing and chic places to live, only a short walk away from plenty of unique coffee shops, bars and restaurants. There are lots of things to do in Observatory, so whether you’re interested in browsing the vintage stores, heading to a quiz night or listening to one of the many live music nights, there is always something going on. Of course, you’re only a ten-minute drive away from the center of Cape Town so you can always go further afield and explore this incredible city!

Go sightseeing

GO SIGHTSEEING

Cape Town has been voted the world’s most beautiful city and therefore has endless opportunities for sightseeing in your spare time. As well as the iconic Hop-on, Hop-off tourist buses that give you an interactive and informative tour of the city, you can also take to the city by foot, exploring the incredible food and curio markets, the beautiful Victoria and Albert Waterfront or the spectacular promenades and beaches that line the ocean. Of course, Cape Town is known for the world-famous Table Mountain which offers incredible views over the city so there is plenty of amazing hiking opportunities, as well as the chance to visit Robben Island and learn more about Cape Town’s diverse history and Nelson Mandela.

For the more adventurous

FOR THE MORE ADVENTUROUS…

As well as hiking up Table Mountain, there are endless opportunities to take part in adventure activities. From abseiling, skydiving, helicopter rides to mountain biking, Cape Town is the ultimate “bucket list” location and we can arrange everything for you so you will never be short of things to do! If you’re more interested in getting out on the water, why not go shark cage diving, learn to surf or visit the penguins at Boulders Beach? As Cape Town is almost surrounded by water, if you’re a keen kayaker, paddle-boarder or just want to learn a water sport, there isn’t a better place to do it!

rea.

Wildlife

WILDLIFE

The city of Cape Town isn’t known for its wildlife, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find it close by! Whether you decide to visit the most South-Western point of Africa and spot baboons and ostriches in the national park, or hit the ocean by boat and spot dolphins, seals or whales (Jun – Nov), there is plenty you can do in the local area. Of course, you could also head further afield and spot the ‘Big 5’ (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) at a private game reserve and spend your day on safari! 

Back to Top

About Cape Town

About cape town

About the Destination

While joining this project you will be staying in one of the coolest suburbs of Cape Town, a bohemian area known as Observatory and about a 10 minutes’ drive from the center of the city. The private and secure gated property where you will be living is fully furnished and staffed with a housekeeper and cook, as well as on-site staff who live with you to make sure that your time with us is as incredible as possible! Close by are a number of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops that mean you will never be short of things to do, as well having the city of Cape Town on your front door to explore!

This volunteer house will be your base and each day you will travel out to a number of different communities in the ‘Cape Flats’ area where you will be volunteering. These townships are a melting pot of different cultures, ethnicities and languages and are incredibly vibrant! Yet across these communities, there are many parallels such as poverty, unemployment and HIV/AIDS. Locals live in a vast range of housing types from shacks built of wood and iron to larger permanent buildings and visiting this township is an eye-opening experience.

Outside of your time volunteering, you will be staying in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, so whether you visit in the summer months, from December to February or during our winter of June to August (Don’t worry, we don’t know what snow is down here!), there are endless activities and sights to see. From the iconic Table Mountain to the fascinating prison that held Nelson Mandela, Robben Island, Cape Town is a city of culture, history and colour! Concerts, wine tours and visiting the beaches are always a favorite for volunteers, as well as ticking off their bucket list by jumping into the ocean to go shark cage diving, skydiving or heading out on safari to spot Africa’s ‘Big 5’ animals!

Cape Town, although an incredible tourist location, is a city troubled by inequality and poverty and what better way to visit than making a difference during your time here. 

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Feedback from our volunteers

Mollie Robbie, UK

"South Africa has been the best experience ever - It has been life-changing! Sports volunteering was brilliant. The kids were a pleasure to coach, and welcomed me with open arms. The coaches at the schools are doing a great job and I will miss them all greatly! I came to South Africa alone and was very nervous, but everyone did a fantastic job of making me feel this was my home. I'm leaving here feeling more than content and with a completely different outlook on life."

Christopher Duddy, Ireland

"The ultimate experience to combine tourism with doing something meaningful, whilst learning immeasurably beneficial life skills and enjoying the exchanging of cultures and traditions not only between South Africa and your home culture, but with every other culture you mix with during your time on project."

Peter Eves, UK

"New people, languages and cultures never fail to make us think differently. A month in a country that's defining history is so recent and readily apparent has provided a lot of food for thought. My time here has further encouraged me to consider living and working abroad."

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