Through our sports coaching volunteer project in Rwanda, Go Volunteer Africa is aiming at enhancing the physical, social and emotional development of children and youth in Rwanda. The program provides at-risk children and youth a safe environment in which they participate in a number of extra-curricular activities.
The sports coaching volunteer project also helps coordinate important educational workshops in areas lacking emphasis in general school curricula such as recycling, nutrition, hygiene, and self-esteem. This is a fun project for anyone who loves working with children and youth. The youth are very enthusiastic and always keen to learn, play, and interact with volunteers.
Go Volunteer Africa sports coaching volunteer project in Rwanda caters for volunteers of all levels of experience and you will be supervised by local coaches. This sports coaching volunteer project in Rwanda will offer you a life changing experience and the memory will last with you forever. You will get to integrate into local society, sample the tasty food, experience the vibrant culture and also make a difference.
Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older
Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival dates: One day before the start date
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Host Family or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Language: English/ French
If you are a sports lover or physically active person, you can volunteer in Rwnada as a sports coaching volunteer with Go Volunteer Africa. You can volunteer as a sports coaching instructor of athletics, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, football, golf, hockey, martial arts, netball, polo, rugby, surfing, swimming, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and more!
Go Volunteer Africa's Games, Sports and Recreation Program in Kigali collaborates with local communities to promote healthy lifestyles amongst local children/youth through teaching basic skills and tactics of football (soccer) and volleyball, netball, skating and so many other sports.
Given the lack of adequate recreational opportunities available to youth in the slums and semi-urban areas, our volunteering program in Rwanda seeks to provide at-risk children and youth with a safe environment where they can practice these activities in order to make productive use of free time.
In addition, we emphasize important core values like mutual respect, trust, fair-play and self-esteem as well as sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership. Volunteers contributing to this program will plan and lead practices of understanding the sport or game. Working in the heart of the community you can help put a smile on the faces of the children and youth of Rwanda.
You can teach a new sport or add skills to the sports activities our children and youth already know. You can participate in fitness and training of sports for children and youth and you can combine it with another project, like mentoring for slum or village youth.
- Prepare sports training modules/plans
- You will be teaching and assisting in sports trainings.
- You might be assigned to develop team assignments
- You will be able to share your knowledge, skills and passion for sport
- You will learn deeply about Rwandese culture and the country
- You will do something positive
- You will make a significant and worthwhile contribution to the local community
- You will meet new people and make friends for life
This project aims to empower the local children youth of Kigali through various sports and games activities. You can combine this project with other community service projects in Rwanda. If you are looking for a volunteer project with a difference, then join meaningful volunteer project in Rwanda.
This sports coaching volunteer project in Rwanda is unique as its combine volunteering, fun, adventure and trekking, you will need to be in good shape to participate. On the weekends you are encouraged to explore the country with friends you make on the program, and our representatives are available to give travel advice and make bookings for you.
LIVING IN KIGALI
Go Volunteer Africa's volunteers enjoy an extremely unique experience not only in the work they do but also in the atmosphere they live in. Volunteers in Rwanda are housed at either, our in-country Coordinator’s home, host family or volunteers’ house, depending on the project site. All accommodation environments allows volunteers to meet other travelers and to get to know each other better outside the work-site and forge friendships that will last a lifetime.
The accommodations of course are clean and comfortable and will quickly become your second home. The African and western style toilet and shower facilities are shared between 4 or 10 people and, while we can’t always guarantee the hottest water, the facilities are more than adequate. The accommodation is always equipped with a lounge, TV, Kitchen, hand washing facilities, telephones, and spare electricity sockets. Life at the accommodations facilities is simple, unsophisticated and fun, perfect for unwinding from a busy day!
You will be provided with three good quality meals every day, so you shouldn’t ever feel hungry. The food you will be provided with will consist of delicious local dishes, using fresh produce to create a cultural and tasty experience! Typically your diet will consist of rice, bread, sweet-potatoes, beans, noodles, corn bread, banana with vegetables such as cabbage, avocado, spinach and eggplant. Water and tea/coffee are included throughout your stay whilst soft drinks (coke, sprite etc) and other beverages can be purchased from the local supermarkets in town.
The hard work volunteers put in during the week undoubtedly warrants some fun and relaxation during evening free time and on the weekends. During the week we organize a variety of activities for volunteers in the evenings. We often play football (soccer), cards and board games or chill out around the bar or go out for a dance getting to know fellow volunteers from around the world. Musical ballads are known to break out from time to time as well as the always entertaining pub-quiz nights.
Yet one of the biggest perks of volunteering in Rwanda lies in the plethora of weekend outings we organize. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!
§ Placement Booking & Confirmation
§ Pre-departure support & documentation
§ Project orientation
§ Three meals a day
§ Airport pickup
§ In-country emergency support
§ 24-hour international HQ back-up
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
Flights: Flights are not included in our program costs. However, GVA has partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteer travelers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travelers.
Visas: The Republic of Rwanda, a member of the East African Community, allows citizens of all African countries to obtain a visa on arrival. Citizens of most other countries must obtain an e-Visa online before departure. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least one empty page. Check this page - https://www.migration.gov.rw/our_services/visa/
Insurance: You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.
BOOKING AND APPLICATION
To participate in this program, you have to fill an online application form, and submit it for consideration. After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay 50% of the program fee within 14 days of your acceptance. Failure to make the placement booking and confirmation payment will lead to cancelation of your program.