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.

Want to see a nation with real passion for sports? Travel to Ghana! Football is the most popular sport and when the national team – Black Stars win – the country erupts in celebration. However, football is not the only sport that is loved there. Head to Ghana and coach anything from netball to martial arts and work with people with genuine talent.

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.

Take our CSIA Level 1 course in Whistler and then begin work as a qualified ski instructor teaching adults to ski for the rest of the season.
Guaranteed and central accommodation is provided for the season, along with full support throughout.

Located in São Paulo, this fantastic project is perfect for people who are passionate about sport. Volunteer at a youth centre dedicated to helping local children stay off the streets. It is no secret that Brazilians love sport and that is why there is no better destination to travel to to share your own skills and coach!

Live and volunteer in Coyhaique, gateway city to the stunning landscapes of Patagonia. You’ll live with a host family improving your Spanish, while volunteering as a teacher or sports coach in a local school in Chile. If you love adventure and the great outdoors, this teaching abroad project is perfect for you.

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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