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 projects.

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. You get a job and staff accommodation for the whole season and get to enjoy the breath-taking scenery  and diverse cultural scene of Whistler Village.

This is the perfect opportunity to spend every day on some of the best slopes in the world suitable for all skill levels. While others typically require a Level 2 CSIA qualification to apply for Whistler Blackcomb positions, with Oyster, you’ll leap straight into an instructor role as a freshly qualified CSIA Level 1 graduate!

Passion for Sports

Sports volunteering abroad can combine your passion for sport with your desire for travel. Oyster offers amazing projects for volunteers to coach sports in Chile, Ghana, Brazil and South Africa, where you can enjoy the benefits of living in a vibrant city, but at the same time, really get to know the locals. These countries are all famous for their passion for sports, but many local children do not have access to sports education and this is where sports coaching volunteers can make a real difference. Volunteers can either get involved in football coaching or they can choose to teach swimming, cricket, netball, tennis, boxing – to name just a few. If you love a particular sport, let us know and can see how we can coach it abroad.

Oyster also offers paid sports coaching jobs in Canada. You can gain a ski or snowboarding certification and  earn money as a paid instructor.

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.

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