Voluntary teaching and sports coaching placements in South Africa, Swaziland, India, Bali, Thailand, Ecuador and The Galapagos. Will appeal to all overseas volunteers, adults and students, who are genuinely interested in actively making a difference in some of the most impoverished areas of the world.
Sports coaching placements such as our unique project in Port Elizabeth, South Africa are ideal for gap year travel, university students, and for career breaks. If sports are not your thing, you could also help out in our South African schools on a standard teaching placement (primary or secondary) or care placement in an orphanage, giving much-needed love to some of the most disadvantaged children.
A village primary school and boys' orphanage in the hills surrounding Udaipur in Rajasthan are the locations of our Northern India projects. Here volunteers teach English, Maths, arts and sports to a generation of children who are first in their families to access formal schooling - an amazing opportunity to work with families living far below the poverty line.
Other projects include Construction and Renovation (Udaipur) in July every year and Health Promotion. All our India projects are suitable for under 18s providing they are accompanying an adult volunteer, so perfect for families with children wishing to help their parents. They are also perfect for older volunteers who have so much to offer. Duke of Edinburgh Gold can also be taken their with our partners who are an approved activity provider.
Volunteer rugby coaching and HIV/AIDs edcuation in Swaziland is also very popular. Whilst in Swaziland, volunteers can take their Level 1 rugby coaching certificate and learn about the AIDS/HIV educational programme that this amazing charity executes in the schools and communities. This is a fabulous opportunity for someone to get heavily involved with not only rugby coaching but making a difference in this country with the highest HIV/AIDs figures in the world. Personal trainers would also be most welcome.
Our project in Thailand consists of working with vulnerable children in pre-school groups and helping them with socialisation, personal hygiene and general pre-school education. These placements may be suitable as part of your degree and are with an organization that receives University students from many countries already.
The charity in Bali are looking for volunteers to come in pairs who are 25+ and who are willing to get involved in their Outreach Project, teaching disabled children, helping with fundraising activities, driving or teaching English in local schools.
Ecuador and The Galapagos offers Spanish speaking placements for anyone who wants to improve their language skills and also get involved in a project. Projects include teaching in schools, street children schemes, looking after rescued jungle animals, working in conservation, working in an Eco Lodge, and coaching football. All volunteers spend their first week in the Spanish School in Quito to work on their language skills and at all times live with Spanish speaking families.