Sports Coaching

Sports coaching overseas is not only a great way for sports enthusiasts to share their passion and experience, it is also a great way to motivate children and give them life skills. Contribute your time and energy to coaching enthusiastic kids and help expand their horizons through sport.

Ghana - Sports coaching in Ghana

Sports coaching in Ghana

With Ghana, you can always expect the unexpected and this is just as true for the sports that you can find there. Football is the most loved sport, with many supporting their national team – the Black Stars. However, there are plenty of other sports that you could coach, from boxing to golf. Get involved with amazing local clubs and pass on your passion for sport.

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South Africa - Volunteer sports coaching in South Africa

Volunteer sports coaching  in South Africa

Coach football, netball, hockey, cricket, rugby, tennis, basketball or swimming in one of the world’s greatest sporting nations, bringing your love for sports into some of Africa’s poorest townships. Coach just one or a combination of these sports to improve not only the children’s sporting abilities and teamwork, but your own as well. If that’s not enough for you, you can even get involved with childcare and teaching!

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Chile - Volunteer as a teacher in Chile

Volunteer as a teacher in Chile

This is one of our best and longest running projects. Set up in 2002, the project was created to allow full Spanish immersion while volunteers teach in Chile. Volunteer English teachers help in local schools in Coyhaique. This project is particularly popular with people looking to learn Spanish and for those seeking an adventure in Patagonia – a remote and stunning destination in Latin America.

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Brazil - Volunteer sports coach in Brazil

Volunteer sports coach in Brazil

Brazil – home to one of the world’s greatest football teams– is a fantastic place to volunteer as a sports coach. Teach football, rugby or athletics in Brazil and volunteer at a youth center in São Paulo. Passion for sport is integral to Brazilian culture, making it an exciting country to teach sports. Participate in Portuguese lessons and practice your skills in the local area. If you love sport and want to immerse yourself in vibrant Brazilian culture- this project is perfect for you!

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Canada - Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor Jobs

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor Jobs

Qualify as a CSIA Level 1 ski instructor in Whistler Blackcomb and join a world-renowned ski school, teaching children how to ski for the season. Your job and accommodation are organised for you for the whole season. This is the perfect opportunity to spend every day on some of the best slopes in the world.

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Canada - Whistler 11-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course

Whistler 11-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course

Gain your CSIA or CASI Level 1 and 2 qualifications as a skier or snowboarder on our professional 11 week course in Whistler Blackcomb – North America’s number 1 ski resort. Avalanche Skills Training (Level 1 and 2) is also included so you get to experience the backcountry as well!

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Romania - Paid Ski Season in Romania

Paid Ski Season in Romania

Train to become a ski instructor in Romania’s largest ski resort, Poiana Brasov. Work for a prestigious ski school, teaching children and adults alike to love winter sports as much as you do. This is a unique way to have an unforgettable ski season, all whilst gaining a qualification and immersing yourself in life in this amazing country. Noroc!

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Canada - Marmot Basin 11-week CSIA Ski Instructor Course

Marmot Basin 11-week CSIA Ski Instructor Course

Become a professional ski instructor whist spending 11 weeks living in the Canadian Rockies. On this programme you will gain your CSIA Level 1 and 2 instructor qualifications, training at the stunning resort of Marmot Basin, 20 minutes from the authentic mountain town of Jasper.

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Passion for Sports

Volunteer work abroad in coaching can combine your passion for sport and your desire for travel. Oyster offers amazing projects in Brazil, South Africa and Canada, where you can enjoy the benefits of living in a vibrant city, but at the same time, really get to know the locals. Volunteering in South Africa is very rewarding and you will be able to offer your support to some of the poorest villages in the surrounding areas of Port Elizabeth. If you volunteer in Brazil, you will be able to enjoy the amazing beaches and the vibrant city of Sao Paulo. There is also an opportunity to take Portuguese lessons if you don’t pick up enough during the day with the children! In Canada, you can gain a ski or snowboarding certification and the opportunity to earn money in a paid instructor role.There is a lot of fun to be had when participating in one of these projects and it is a great way to meet lots of new friends from all over the world as well as enhancing your CV for future job roles or university applications.

For more information about how we select our childcare programmes and support our volunteers, read our child protection and safeguarding policies.