Athletics Volunteering Projects Overseas, Gap Years and Internships
The Olympics are well renowned for keeping audiences captivated around the world, with Athletics being one of the biggest draws. The majority of athletics events require little or no equipment and there can be few people who haven't, at some stage in their lives, taken part in some form of athletics, such as a long jump at school or running race against childhood friends.
The sheer variety of events that come under the Athletics banner means that there really is something for everybody; if you can't run fast enough to compete in a sprint, then perhaps you have the endurance to run the mile? If running is not your thing then you might be better at a throwing or jumping event!
And although the majority of Athletics events are for individuals, the way the sports are organised means that these individuals will usually form part of a larger team, which supports each its members through their respective events.
The inclusive, team-oriented nature of Athletics makes it a perfect development sport, and this is why Projects Abroad send our volunteers out to work as Athletics coaches in the developing world.
Volunteer Coaching: Projects Abroad Athletics Placement
You don't have to be an expert in athletics to take part in one of our Athletics Sports Projects. Volunteers can take part during a Gap Year, on a holiday from work or from studies, or as part of a Career Break. An interest and enthusiasm in athletics plus a basic knowledge of the main sports involved is all that's required.
Projects Abroad has Athletics Projects in India. Voluntary athletics coaching in India is enabling many more children to discover athletics and realise their own potential, whilst allowing the volunteers to develop their own coaching abilities, and to make a difference to the lives of the children they are working with.
If you volunteer as an Athletics coach in India you will see the sense of pride that a child gets from realising that they have a natural ability in something. Furthermore, as you work with them to develop their talents, you will witness the way in which their increased self-esteem impacts on their personal relationships.