- Ezulwini Valley
- Duration of Program
- 4 to 12 Weeks
- Dates of Program
- 1st Monday of Every Month
- Both (group and independent)
- Age Restrictions
- 18 to 65 Y
- Project Review
Volunteer to coach sports in Swaziland. Coach disadvantaged children to play football, soccer, tennis, volleyball, netball and more. Volunteer to develop sports talent and sporting opportunities for all.
The focus of the Sports Development Project in Swaziland is to improve the wellbeing of disadvantaged children and young adults within rural Swazi communities, through sport. As a volunteer you would help organize sporting activities and coaching for 3 main sports - football or soccer, volleyball and netball and would engage boys and girls from the age of 7 to 25. You may also coach tennis, golf, swimming, squash, mountain biking and rugby, depending on your skills and the needs at the time. The aim is to encourage youth to participate in some activities with other children outside of school, build confidence, and get some exercise. You will be encouraged to arrange trainings and sports activities, to develop sports teams, to organize mini competitions and once at the right level, facilitate them to compete in local sports leagues. You will also be involved in organizing matches between other teams in the area and fund raising for the development of the sports facilities.
Many children in Swaziland cannot afford to go to school and with the high unemployment rate (50%) young adults may be tempted through boredom and desperation to engage in criminal activities. Sport can add purpose and meaning to the lives of disadvantaged people keeping them stimulated, focused, fit and healthy. There are a few primary schools and day care centers in the area as well, and the volunteers are encouraged to get the children from these care points involved in sports development. Sports days are very popular events for the children at the schools and day care centers - volunteers are encouraged to organize these fun filled events that bring much joy to the children.
- Major Responsibilities
Part of the volunteer role is to source participants including campaigns through the community to get youth to join sports sessions. Working on fitness training, involvies anything from shadowing a trainer to taking on your own small team or doing fitness drills. Skills development is also important and may include physical skills to learning about responsibility and self esteem through sport. You will also be involved in preparing teams and competitions either with those attending the sport centre or you can liaise between sports groups to arrange matches and mini competitions and / or tournaments.
- Cost/Program Fee
- USD 2,290 (4 Weeks) and USD 3,972 (12 Weeks)
- What program fee Includes
- All accommodation throughout your programme
- All meals
- Orientation upon arrival
- Transfer to and from the airport in Swaziland
- Full support and daily guidance from the project coordinators
- Project material such as teaching aids, sport equipment and craft materials as required
- Backup support from All Out Africa’s head office and administrative staff
- Reimbursement of your bus fares.
- ALL OUT T-shirt
- Personal travel insurance for the duration of your placement
- All flights
- All items of a personal nature.
- Telephone, internet, extra food and drinks, weekend activities
- Any excursions over and above your planned itinerary
What is Included?
What's not Included?
- Skills/ Qualifications
Volunteers should be energetic and passionate about sports.
- Arrangements for Room/Food
Our accommodation between excursions is at the Lidwala Backpacker Lodge in the Ezulwini Valley. The All Out Africa office is situated here as well. It is conveniently located on the main Ezulwini road less than 2km from most of the area’s main facilities and attractions, such as craft markets, shopping centres, hotels, and restaurants. Volunteers on social projects stay here so conservation volunteers intermingle with them when not in the field.
In the field, volunteers and staff camp at Hlane Royal National Park in dome tents with foam mattresses and pillows, all provided. You will need to bring a sleeping bag of appropriate warmth for the season. Flush toilets and hot showers are on-site, however, there is no electricity. Lanterns are provided in the bathrooms and at the All Out Africa campsite. A headlight or torch is still very useful to bring.
The camp kitchen consists of a gas powered stove, small gas powered refrigerator, pots, pans, and cutlery. Generally breakfast is cereals and toast, lunch is sandwiches and dinner is a cooked meal. Cooking is shared between volunteers and staff on a rotational basis.
- Application Process
Application process online. To apply please click on the link http://www.alloutafrica.com/volunteers/enquiry.php
- Any Missing Important Information
Visa: 30 days tourist visa on entry – 60 day extension possible in-country.
All Out Africa 's other programs in Swaziland
- Ezulwini Valley : Teach in Schools to the Underprivileged Children in Swaziland
- Ezulwini Valley: Community Building for the Needy Families Volunteer Project in Swaziland
- Ezulwini Valley : Care for Orphaned Children Volunteer Project in Swaziland
- Ezulwini Valley: Coach Sports to Disadvantaged Children Volunteer Project in Swaziland
- Kruger National Park: Conservation of Wildlife Volunteer Projects in Swaziland
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