Coaching Sports in Latin America & the Caribbean
Volunteers with a passion for sports and who enjoy working with children and teenagers are welcome to join one of our Sports coaching projects in Latin America & the Caribbean. We work in schools, private sports centres and community clubs, and there are a number of different Sports options to choose from. You have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged children, by creating a positive environment for them to learn the importance of teamwork and develop their skills. These placements are ideal for recent graduates, those on a gap year or university students.
Sports Volunteering in Latin America & the Caribbean - What Is It Like?
Volunteers can join specific football or volleyball coaching projects, or work at schools or clubs and coach a range of physical education activities, including rugby, cricket, soccer, hockey, track and field, and general fitness exercises. It’s an excellent way to develop personal leadership skills, improve your own abilities and pass on your passion for sport to children in the developing world.
You don’t need any prior experience to join one of our volunteer Sports coaching programmes; energy, passion and an open-mind are all that we require!
Sports Projects in Latin America :
Help develop the football skills of enthusiastic youngsters at a school that offers scholarships to children from disadvantaged families. As a volunteer, you will work closely with the head football coach.
Take part in a community sports initiative, teaching hockey and football to underprivileged youth and nurturing the sporting talent of the next generation.
Help run a summer sports programme for school children during their holidays. Every week, coaches and volunteers will focus on a different sport, such as beach football, swimming, martial arts and softball.
Volunteer at community-run sports clubs on the beautiful island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos. You will provide sports lessons to children, teenagers and adults of mixed abilities.
Volunteers work with partner organisations in Peru to train students, organise fitness sessions, coach advanced football skills to teenagers or run basketball competitions.
Volunteer as a sports coach in a school in Costa Rica. Football is the most popular sport, but some schools have facilities for volleyball and athletics, and focus on general fitness activities.
Volunteer at a school in Mandeville, Jamaica, and help teach children sports such as football, cricket, basketball and athletics. Work on their skills and promote teamwork.
Volunteer at a local secondary school in Mexico and inspire children to develop their individual sporting ability. You can get involved in teaching football, volleyball and basketball.
Volunteer as a sports coach in Cusco, Peru. You will work alongside a local PE teacher, encouraging school children to get involved in a range of sporting activities.