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Sports Coaching & Development, Cape Town South Africa

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minimum stay2 Weeks

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Sports & Coaching

Many children in the disadvantaged communities and townships of Cape Town have limited opportunity for sporting activities, necessary for physical development and important in learning social and life skills. Use your sporting skills and passion to change these kids’ lives and send them on to a better future.

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African Impact volunteer projects in Cape Town are focused amongst communities which are poverty stricken and affected by low rates of employment, insufficient access to water and sanitation,as well as proper education and healthcare. Substance and alcohol use, linking to behaviours of physical, emotional and sexual abuse are also a major concern in these areas.

African Impact has developed meaningful programs with community partners where you can volunteer in Cape Town to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children, and empower youth through education, sports and life skills. Physical Education has been removed from many school curriculums in South Africa and as a result student involvement in physical activity has decreased.

Sport is a vital part of youth development and helps to increase concentration and develop social skills such as leadership, team work, and communication. There are a number of types of schools you could be placed in as a sports development volunteer, although volunteer work will take place mainly at community schools in the informal settlement areas of Cape Town.

Volunteers will also be involved in after-school care programs where you will help to plan and implement physical games to help the children with their motor skills and fitness levels. For some children this may be the only time of day where they engage in such activities therefore providing much needed development in this area.

It also provides a safe place for children to stay in the afternoons before their caregivers or parents return home from work. As a volunteer in Africa with your own unique set of skills and interests you will have the opportunity to design your own volunteer experience by combining a focus on sports with either orphan care, teaching, or healthcare.

project pricing
2 Weeks : USD 1309 GBP 748 EUR 972
3 Weeks : USD 1661 GBP 949 EUR 1234
4 Weeks : USD 2013 GBP 1150 EUR 1495
5 Weeks : USD 2315 GBP 1323 EUR 1720
6 Weeks : USD 2617 GBP 1495 EUR 1944
7 Weeks: USD 2919 GBP 1668 EUR 2168
8 Weeks: USD 3220 GBP 1840 EUR 2392
9 Weeks : USD 3522 GBP 2013 EUR 2617
10 Weeks : USD 3824 GBP 2185 EUR 2841
11 Weeks : USD 4126 GBP 2358 EUR 3065
12 Weeks : USD 4428 GBP 2530 EUR 3289

Please note a longer placement may be possible - kindly send through an enquiry for more information.

project start date

This project starts on the first and third Monday of every month.

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Sports Development

You will work alongside a trained sports coach in 45min sessions with different age groups teaching physical education classes. You will create innovative games and lesson plans, coach popular sports such as soccer and hockey, design drills and fitness tests to measure personal improvement and support some of the pre-schools by creating plans to encourage motor skills development for children aged 0-7 years.

Most of all you’ll be having a lot of fun and get to spend loads of time outdoors!

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The focus of the Cape Town Teaching Project is to educate, support, and empower disadvantaged, orphaned, and vulnerable youth through education and fun activities and games. Teaching volunteer work includes assisting teachers with lesson planning, implementation and the daily school routine as well as providing one-on-one attention to students.

You may also be involved in homework support, craft-making, computer literacy and reading clubs in after-school care programs.

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Orphans & Vulnerable Children

A home was established in Khayelitsha township to care for abandoned and orphaned children aged between 0 and 8 years. This area of Cape Town has been hugely affected by HIV/AIDS.

The ultimate goal of the home is to place children with a foster family after nursing them back to health. At this volunteer community project you will give children one-on-one attention, engaging in fun activities to help the children with their basic development needs. Topics covered include social play, language, numeracy and rhythm.

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The home for orphaned and abandoned children also requires your assistance as a healthcare volunteer. As a volunteer you will assist the home’s nurse every Monday to Friday with full health checks and keeping medical records updated. You will also need to support the health assistance when medical attention is required.

Volunteering in healthcare can be very rewarding and will allow you to gain practical work experience.

Things to do with your spare time
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Local Activities

The volunteer house is a comfortable place to relax and unwind in the evenings with a good book or movie and there are always plenty of other volunteers and interns to chat to and socialize with. For those who want to hit the town there are some great vibey coffee shops, bars and restaurants in the nearby vicinity.

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Beach & Sea Adventures

Cape Town has some of the most beautiful beaches to enjoy in the summer time. You can also join day trips to dive with sharks, take a boat trip to seal island, visit the iconic Robben Island or just enjoy Cape Town’s many markets, with yummy food and treats.

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Cape Town offers an endless variety of sightseeing options. A must see is Table Mountain. You can take the cable car up to the top for a magnificent view of the ocean and city, or even hike up and abseil down. You can picnic in the mountains, watch live music in the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, ride a Hop-on Hop-off City Tour bus and shop till you drop at the V&A Waterfront.

At the tip of the Cape Peninsula lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park which is a Natural World Heritage Site. Cape Point is a nature enthusiast’s paradise with many buck, baboons, Cape Mountain Zebras, birds and a variety of flora and fauna unique to the area.

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A Taste of Cape Town

Cape Town is wine country. You could choose to hit the winelands on a winetasting tour or visit a local craft beer brewery. The city is also famous for its fantastic restaurants catering to every type of person. Food markets abound and you’ll find a hundred other fun things to do in this vibrant place.

From being one of the top ten beach cities in the world to having one of the New Natural Wonders of the World, Table Mountain; Cape Town offers a variety of activities to cater to any traveller. Voted the number 1 tourist destination in the world, this vibrant city is full of new adventures at every turn and amazing site to see. Its rich history produces a wide range of people and cultures to learn about and foods to eat. Well-established winelands provide a tranquil contrast to the fast paced city, as well as plenty of boutique shopping. And did we mention there are indigenous penguins living on one of the beaches? What more could you ask for when visiting Cape Town?

About Cape Town
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During your work and volunteer experience in Cape Town you will be located in Observatory, a vibrant and bohemian suburb, just a 10 minute drive from Cape Town city centre. The secure property is fully furnished and staffed with a friendly cook and housekeeper. You will share a room with 2-6 other volunteers and bathrooms are communal. Wifi is available for a small fee as well as access to a small lock-up safe for your valuable items.

In the summer months, from December to February days are lovely and hot. The winter months of June to August can be rather wet, but the many crisp and sunny winter days more than make up for it.

Cape Town is a buzzing location for sports tours and festivals such as the Cape Argus Cycle Tour, Two Oceans Marathon, Jazz Music Festival and Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. There are plenty of local markets to visit, especially on weekends, where you can enjoy mouth-watering home-made fare and shop for local crafts.

Whether you are a student volunteer, coming for a gap year program or a well-travelled individual, Cape Town has something amazing to offer you. With its friendly people, vibrant atmosphere and colourful culture, Cape Town promises not to disappoint.

Feedback from our volunteers
Mollie Robbie, UK

South Africa has been the best experience ever - African Impact 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.

Matthew Blatherwick

This experience has shown me a different style and culture of coaching children and has opened my eyes to the fact that children have a massive respect for adults in this culture and been constantly hearing a collective "yes coach" and if you say something they do it, whereas some English children don't have that level of respect of even close. The more you put in to project the more you get out, it was one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had.