Sports Coaching - Colombo

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Program Description

In Sri Lanka, many young people like sports. Other than those who are in wealthy schools, many children do not have the opportunity to learn different types of sports or have access to a sports coach. Volunteers who are sporty will have the opportunity to work closely with one or more of the schools or sports clubs in the Colombo District by coaching sports to children. This type of project is available all around Sri Lanka as children in each district are very keen in to learn sports. It will also be an enriching experience to work with young people who have the talent, but not necessarily the opportunity to be trained. Many of these children are not trained because they have no sports club near by or money to travel to faraway places to get proper training. The activities that a volunteer can coach will be: Netball, Football, Cricket, Hockey, Basketball, Swimming, Rugby, Badminton, Golf, and even Karate or Judo. Volunteers will be able to work as sports coach in homes run by the Department of Probation and Child Care Services (Children’s Homes) or in other private sports clubs, institutions, schools etc.


Coach football, netball, Cricket, Rugby, and a variety of other sports to local children
Live in a host family where you will receive a warm Sri Lankan welcome
Based in the beautiful paradise of Sri Lanka


Have experience with informal and community education
Be able demonstrate an ability to work independently
Be able demonstrate a passion for using education for development
Have the ability to successfully manage their time and priorities tasks
Be fluent in English
Be capable and comfortable adapting to life in a less developed country with basic living conditions
Be able to adjust to life in another culture and a foreign language, and be able to work at all times with cultural sensitivity
Ideally have previous experience living, working or travelling in a developing country, though this is not essential
Be financially independent

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What`s Included

Visa paperwork (For projects over 24 week)
All entrance ticket to the tourist hot spots
Airport pick up
Free accommodation during orientation and entire project time
Breakfast every morning
Lunch & Dinner every work day
Free Orientation
Free sim card
Sri Lanka travel guide
Map of Sri Lanka
Onsite Coordinator
24 hour emergency assistance
Written record of service completion (for volunteers that successfully complete their project)

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Program Locations

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Program Details

  • Sri Lanka: Colombo
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
USD 500
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