What is the Volunteer Coaching Sports programme in Ghana all about?
Sports are very popular in Ghana, so many Ghanaian children are passionate about watching and playing sports, especially football. This Volunteer coaching sports project in Ghana supports sports development amongst children and youth, including finding the next Ghanaian talents to compete in international teams. All sports coaching skills are welcome, including football, cricket, netball, tennis, swimming, golf, rugby, basketball, hockey, martial arts, boxing and athletics. The project aims to introduce new sports to the local kids and help them step up their game within the sport they already love. The volunteer coaching sports in Ghana project supports coaching sessions at local schools, academies and after-school clubs.
You might be required to teach more than once in a day and assist in matches during the evening and weekends when necessary. Volunteer Coaching Sports in Ghana may involve a variety of activities:
- Organizing and coordinating mass participation events and coaching sessions.
- Assisting in training sessions.
- Providing coaching and share your knowledge of your specialist sport.
- Getting different clubs together to organize matches between the team.
You can bring any equipment or teaching aids with you, that will assist with your coaching experience, as equipment may be limited in some placement areas. Your schedule may vary depending on the type of sport you coach and the time of your placement. You can expect to coach 3 or more hours each day. There may also be matches on the weekends when your team is playing or other sporting events that you may want to attend.
Why choose this Volunteer Coaching Sports project in Ghana?
- Understand the importance of sports in the life of local Ghanaian.
- Help youth groups and children exploit their full potential when it comes to sports.
- Live the Ghanaian lifestyle while meeting other international volunteers with like-minded
Role of the Volunteer Sports Coach
Depending on your experience and training, your role will differ and you might be given greater or fewer responsibilities. In general, the sports coaching sessions help increase the athletes’ knowledge, speed, stamina, strength and skills. With no qualifications, you may be involved in large group coaching sessions or team coaching, including coming up with drills, warmups and practice sessions. If you are a qualified trainer or coach, you might be asked to take on greater responsibilities depending on the length of time of your placement.
What skills do I need to be a Sport Coach Volunteer?
All levels are welcome to become a volunteer coaching sports in Ghana. Also, the project welcomes qualified participants. Qualifications may include UEFA, FA Level One etc. If qualified, you will be asked to send a CV to be accepted on this project and to ensure the local team uses your skills to the benefits of all local academies.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
Volunteer Coaching Sports in Ghana and experience a new culture and country
Transfer your knowledge to future prospective athletes
Discover a new country and a new way of life
Where will I work in Ghana?
About the Location
You will volunteer coaching sports in Ghana around Accra while being based in a community right outside the City. The community is very welcoming to the volunteers and you will be at the heart of the Ghanaian lifestyle, while not being too close to the chaos of Accra. The centre of Accra is only 20/40 minutes away depending on traffic, allowing you to visit the bustling city of Ghana with its local markets and an active nightlife regardless.
Your accommodation is conveniently located within walking distance to a few commerce, restaurants and cafes/bars. Your volunteer house is basic but comfortable where there is a true sense of camaraderie between the volunteers where you have access to many communal areas indoors and outdoors. There, you will share a same-gender dorm room and a bathroom. The dorm room typically accommodates up to 14 people.
What to do in your spare time
Your location allows you to visit some of the main Ghana tourist attractions on the weekend such as the Volta Lake, Cape Coast, Elmina and the Mole National Park for wildlife viewing.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 2+ weeks
- Cost: £828 / $1293 for 2 weeks
£235 / $366 for each additional week.
- Requirements: Age 18+
- Location: Coastal Town of Accra, Ghana
- Working hours: Monday through Friday, 6 hours a day
- Project availability: All year round, except 15th December - 5th January, and during school holidays. Check with your Kaya advisor for exact dates.
- Arrival day: Sunday
What is included
- Accommodation: same gender dorm room for up to 14 people in a volunteer house with large indoor and outdoor communal areas
- Meals: 3 meals a day Mondays through Fridays
- Airport: Pick up from Kotoko International Airport, Accra
- Training: Pre-departure info pack, learning reflection manual, on-site orientation and project induction
- Support: 24-hour support from on-site coordinator
What is not included
- Airport Drop off
- Transport to and from projects (costs range from £2 – £5 Euros per day)
- Meals on the weekends
- Police/Government Background Check; US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies) all other nationalities must provide local police check.
- Any costs for COVID-19 PCR tests required pre-departure and in-country
Easy 4-step application process
Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
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