Sport and Youth Development Project

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Sport and Youth Development Project

Children living in impoverished communities have a huge need for youth development projects which serve to teach them valuable life skills such as teamwork, structure, and discipline which uplifts their self-esteem through the realization of talent.

This project facilitates children from severely disadvantaged areas. Mornings are spent developing gross motor skills through activities with children in the Educare centres. In the afternoons we host various sports programs with the children. 

These include; soccer, boxing, netball & spikeball. This is an important way for the children to be exposed to better role models. It helps to keep them busy, which serves an important role in lowering socio-economic problems which are often found in these settlements.

Details about the project

What's included

Upon arrival you will be collected from the airport and driven to your accommodation for your 2 Day Cape Town Orientation. On the start day of your project you will be transferred to your accommodation for the duration of your project.


24 hour support and supervision 


Room share with other volunteers

Food & Beverages

3 meals per day apart from Saturday and Sunday

Details about the project

Sport and Youth Development Project details

  • Arrival Day – Saturday 
  • Time – Your flight can land anytime on Saturday 
  • Airport – Cape Town International Airport 
  • Orientation – Saturday – Sunday 
  • Project Starts – Monday 
  • Departure Day – Saturday 
  • Departure time – You can depart anytime 
  • Min Duration – 2 weeks (incl 2 day Orientation)
  • Min Age: 16 (with Parental Consent)
  • Max Age: N/A – Medium Level of fitness required


We can also collect you at any Hotel or place of accommodation on your arrival day, should it be within close radius of the City center.

Volunteer Tasks May Include (but are not limited to):

Option 1
Participating in the existing sports programs as they are (Skate, soccer, dance, boxing, swim and spike ball)

Option 2
Run a sports clinic to teach the children a sport that they do not currently know of or participate in. This could mean running a short clinic for the duration of your time to expose the children to different sports from around the world. If the children show interest and we have the capabilities to continue with the project once you have left, we will do so. In this option if there are any special equipment needs you will be required to either bring said equipment with you or fund-raise for the equipment to be purchased once here. For example, we had a volunteer bring over boxing equipment and run a clinic to teach the children non-contact boxing fitness. It was a huge success and now we are currently still running the project with the children.

Please keep in mind that location for all sports varies according to needs and logistics. Soccer, for example, mostly happens in the township at the community center but sometimes we take the children to Table View to do sports with them there.

Volunteer Tasks

  • Teaching kids sports
  • Helping with classroom activities in preschool
  • Running gross motor development lessons and activities for preschool children
  • Being a positive role model through behaviour on the project
  • Some basic building projects such as fixing soccer posts or building new sport facilities

Volunteers will work 5 days a week with the children. Some days volunteers will work a full 8 hours and other days 4 to 5 hours, depending on the needs of the project. The volunteers’ mornings are spent assisting in one of the schools and the afternoons are spent with the kids teaching them sport – this could be (but not limited to) soccer, netball, rugby or athletics.


AM: Volunteer Meeting

PM: Office Day


AM: School Assistance

PM: Sport


AM: School Assistance

PM: Sport


AM: School Assistance

PM: Sport


AM: School Assistance

PM: General Duties


AM: Off OR Activities with kids

PM: Off



Please note: Mondays are office day for both new and old volunteers. New volunteers will receive their teacher training and additional information on our projects and the areas where they will be working. Volunteers who have been on the project for more than one week will assist with planning for the week, equipment maintenance, re-organising storage spaces, donation sorting etc.

  • CV/Resumé
  • Police clearance
  • Intermediate to advanced level of competency in English
  • Copy of return flight itinerary
  • Ability to swim

Volunteers will be staying in one of our volunteer houses with bedrooms sleeping 2 – 5 people. All houses are facilitated with electricity, WIFI, hot water, a kitchen, communal bathrooms (with shower & toilets), beds with linen and a pillow (no towels). Male and female volunteers will share rooms unless otherwise requested. Upgrades to private single or double rooms are available at an extra cost.

Volunteers are responsible for keeping their own room and volunteer house tidy. Bathrooms are cleaned every day by cleaning staff, and linen is changed once a week. The volunteer houses are walking distance from shops, restaurants, entertainment, bus stops, and the beach.


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