Volunteer on Sports Development and Football Coaching in 8 Countries!

The Sports volunteer program offers you the possibility to train, compete, or just play around with unprivileged children enjoying one of the World’s favorite entertainments of all times.


Kids playing football in one of our Sports Development projects

Volunteering on Sports Development – Overview

At just about every corner in the World you will find the locals playing sports, but now you can be a part of the team as a volunteer in one of our sports development programs. Athletics have become vital for World’s lowest income communities, as they provide children and adolescents with recreational outlets in neighborhoods that offer young people very few options for entertainment.

Volunteers have the chance to partake in projects that are developed and operated by local organizations and their respective community councils. 


Read about some of our volunteer’s experiences…

“The Smiles on People’s Faces when I Bought Football Equipment”

Afonso with his football students in Rio
Afonso with his football students in Rio

I was very happy with my time on the Sports Development Programme. My expectations of Rio were surpassed and I had an amazing time seeing the city, meeting people and doing my volunteer work. The coordinator, Felipe, was very helpful and it was a pleasure to stay with him and his family. The local people who helped with the programmes were really kind, patient and fun to work with. […]

My favourite memories are the smiles on people’s faces when I bought football equipment and stationary with money raised by friends and work colleagues. I was able to raise £530 in two weeks and would highly recommend raising some money through a donation website, so you can go the extra mile with supporting the locals. – Afonso, 31 years, from London

Learn more about the volunteer program in Rio de Janeiro

I really felt like a family…

Matt with his young team in Buenos Aires
Matt with his young team in Buenos Aires

As an 18 year old exploring the continent for the first time this was a great way to acclimatise to the friendly South American culture. With the city of Buenos Aires just a half an hour train away as well as other day trips such as Tigre and Temaiken close too, San Isidro offers not just a great support scheme for young affected children, through the Fundación Cor program, but also offers a great location to spend your time during the program.

With a range of children from about 4 months to 13 years it really felt like a family here – which is precisely what those kids need. That and a bit of love and attention of course. I felt a real connection with not just the kids but also the super caring staff.

This program really must be considered by anyone with an interest for volunteering or just putting a smile on the faces that need it most. – Matt, 19 years old, West Sussex, England 

Find out about the volunteer project in Buenos Aires

Opportunities for Volunteers

Sports have becoVolunteer with children posing to the camera in a Sports Development projectme an essential part of poor neighborhood’s life, especially for children and adolescents. Because there are so few entertainment options for youth in low-income communities, kids unfortunately get caught up in illegal activity to pass the time. That’s why sports development has become a vital outlet for children, because it provides them with friendly competition in a safe and fun environment. And the best part is: these programs are almost always powered by volunteers.

Share your skills and have fun with children who really need your help

See how much difference you can make to the lives of some of poor children.

Live in beautiful places, such as Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Arusha, Buenos Aires or Mombasa and experience everything they have to offer from a local point of view. 

Skills needed for sports education and coaching

Volunteer warms up with youngstares on the beach on a surf Sports Development project


By no means do you have to be a star to participate in our programs, but a little of talent goes a long way! Our projects include a variety of programs such as football (soccer), surf, capoeira, rugby, basketball, volleyball, tennis, juggling, acrobatics, and many others, Check the ones that are offered at your chosen destination.




Football Coaching in Tanzania: train young boys and girls at school

Volunteer in Tanzania in our football project. The project offers sport activities (mainly football) to 400 children (boys and girls) from several football schools. The idea is to keep them away from the danger through sports and to develop the female football.As a sports volunteer, you’ll work alongside the coaches of the football team to help facilitate daily practices. Additionally, the team will play matches on the weekends, where you will assist the coach. Volunteers do not need to be professionals in sports, but rather have a passion and excitement for this program.


Teaching Sports to disadvantaged Children in South Africa

Go for an African Adventure and teach children as an South Africa sports volunteer.

In this project you will be teaching and helping with sports activities at a primary school situated on the South Peninsula of Cape Town, part of a disadvantaged community.

Your presence is desperately needed as there are only 33 teachers for almost 750 children. Your help with give the children access to more one-on-one attention and offer them the possibility of improving and gaining new skills that South Africa Sports Volunteer - Volunteers and children in our Sports project in South Africapreviously they would never have had the opportunity to learn.

These children are energetic and enthusiastic and so keen to learn, if you put in the effort there is no limit to what you can teach them.

Teach Football and Basketball

You can help develop their capabilities with more popular sports like football and basketball, or if you’re a guru at bowls or have a secret passion for ballet, bring it on!

Just remember that the school won’t have access to expensive equipment, so you will need to have an imagination and patience to think of creative ways to make sure everybody has fun. Also any old sports gear that you, your family or friends could provide as a donation would make a huge difference, and would be another way of improving these children’s lives.



Destinations for Sports Volunteers