Join Pod Volunteer to lead coaching sessions in stunning rural Ghana and highlight the importance of getting fit and having fun at the same time!
How can I help? Share your love of sport by leading coaching sessions and help to improve fitness levels and concentration as well as increasing the children’s confidence. Volunteers inspire a passion to learn and have increased community-wide participation in sports in the area. You will work with the team promoting improved health care and education and live in the heart of the community.
Running sports sessions and delivering training to the children and young people teaches the importance of health and fitness, and encourages teamwork and team spirit. Sports that have proved popular in the past are football and volleyball but you are welcome to introduce new activities.
When can I join? Fortnightly Saturdays throughout the year for placements of 1-12 weeks.
Where will I be living? Volunteers live in clean, simple bunk-bed dormitories with shared bathrooms. The project is based in a friendly village in the heart of rural, tropical Africa, 2.5 hours’ drive from the capital city Accra. The village is home to 400 members of the community, most of whom are subsistence farmers. It is a very welcoming community and they love having volunteers helping in the village.
In their free time, volunteers can explore more of vibrant and friendly Ghana. Whether that’s Shai Hills nature reserve, historical Cape Coast and Elmina Castle or the tropical Volta Region – there is plenty to see!
Placement fee Volunteer placements start from £795 for 1 weeks. This includes your airport pick up in Accra and transfer to the project, accommodation, all main meals, induction and training and local language lessons + planning your trip support from the Pod team.
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Pod Volunteer has a range of opportunities from 1 - 12 weeks at animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. You can see the full range projects that are available for your Gold Residential Award here.