Sports Coaching & Community Outreach in South Africa

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Program Description

You will help local children to develop their love of sport. We feel that sports is not only important for keeping children active and healthy; but can also be an excellent tool for developing social skills such as working as part of a team; and provides a positive outlet for children, steering them away from the negative things in life.

You may be running your own independent sports workshops (with the support of a co-ordinator) or assisting a local sports school with their ongoing projects. Soccer is a very popular sport in South Africa so it is a good idea to know the basics of this sport, however we encourage volunteers to also introduce new sports to the children! You will usually be working with children between the ages of 11-18.

By joining this programme you will enjoy a very varied experience, as not only will you be assisting with sports workshops but you will also have the opprtunity to be a part of our various community outreach projects - all aimed at empowering locals!

Community outreach projects may include conducting social surveys in the local township, building eco-friendly greenhouses and helping at an elderly care centre.


-Inspire local children to be active and healthy
-Provide an opportunity for local children to experience new sports and develop their skills
-Experience a variety of community projects which aim to empower and educate people in Knysna’s poorest communities
-Meet the local people and make friends for life
-Immerse yourself in South Africa’s unique cultures and heritage


Specific qualifications are not required however volunteers will need to have a passion for sports and be confident with the basics of at least one sport (Soccer as this is an extremely popular sport in SA but we welcome the introduction of a variety of sports too).

Volunteers need to be hard working, motivated and able to show initiative. Good health and physical fitness are also required. Volunteers also need to be confident with speaking English.

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What`s Included

-All project operating costs, equipment, tools and resources
-Return Bus Ticket from Cape Town, Jo'burg or PE to Knysna
-Pick up & drop off from arrival points (George/ Knysna)
-24/7 emergency support
-Orientation & Training
-Accommodation in our Volunteer House
-3 Meals a day
-Project Related Transport
-Project T-shirts
-Dedicated coordinators to assist you daily
-Project support and feedback sessions throughout your stay
-Assistance with optional activities and tours
-Assistance obtaining a local SIM Card for your phone
-Additional cultural and outdoor activities on Friday afternoons (and some evenings)
-Free, unlimited Wi-Fi and computer access in the volunteer house

Program Locations

Knysna, South Africa

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Program Details

  • South Africa: Knysna
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months
$1095 for 2 weeks, $1895 for 4 weeks, $450 per additional week
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