Hiya, quick question for anyone who can help.
I’m considering doing some volunteer work abroad within the next 18 months. I would like to intergrate that with some sort of sports coaching. I’m absolutely mad on football and play 4 times a week so standard and fitness wouldn’t be an issue buyt i was wondering who offers these types of courses and how much they cost. Understand that these sorts of volunteer trips can be quite pricey!
Also has anyone done anything like this? Can you tell us what it was like and whether its worth it? Any assistance / Inspiring stories would be greatly appreciated!
hope you’ll find this link useful:
check out projects abroad i did a placement with them in Sri Lanka and they are brilliant.
Thanks very much. Will check it out
Hey yes! I can help with this.. I’ve done some amazing sports coaching projects with www.volunteervacations.co.uk - keep going back and doing more! I know their website is being updated at the moment but it still has all the info on it, its a small, personal company that makes sure you get what you want out of the project.
You can do football coaching on the placement in South Af which I did 2 summers ago and cant recommend it enough - as well as spending 5 weeks coaching sport, I also had the opportunity to teach in schools and visit orphanages if I wanted to. I also went on several safaris, some are included in the price, did a road trip to cape town with friends, spent the weekend surfing in Jeffreys Bay, went shark diving, bungee jumping, sky diving, spent a night in a slum (provided by the placement so it is safe but such an eye-opening experience!) - just so much! There were about 30 other volunteers my age so it was so much fun as well as a really amazing experience.
Anyway sorry i could go on about it for ages! Have an incredible time wherever you go and feel free to ask any questions! xx