Physical Education Project (Cape Town)

volunteer in physical education project in cape town, south africa
  • Share your passion for sports with the local youths
  • Work with local schools to provide a positive, recreational outlet for the youths
  • Live with a local family and immerse yourself in the South African culture
  • Explore culturally-rich modern city of Cape Town and the natural wonders of South Africa during your downtime

Do you enjoy sports? If so, this is the ideal project for you! South Africa is known as a sporting country. Cricket, rugby and soccer are popular sports, and widely-played on a national level. In fact, the country is proud to have won many competitions in the international sports arena. Sports have also brought together many communities and succeeded in uniting the country. Many schools, mostly in privileged areas, promote sports and prepare students for a sporting career. However, in the rural parts of the country, sports activities are not readily available, which meant that more youths get involved in unwanted activities. This project partners up with local schools that manage sports programs for disadvantaged communities. Volunteer in South Africa and inspire the youths by encouraging them to stay away from harmful activities and lead a healthy life. While in South Africa, take the opportunity to explore the many natural attractions in the most diverse country in the continent!

Minimum stay of four weeks

Volunteers' Responsibilities

By volunteering in South Africa in the Physical Education project, you will be placed in a sports coaching position at a local school, or work at a soccer camp in the area. Depending on your individual interests and skills, and on the needs of the local staff, your daily activities involve, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, skateboarding, etc.
  • Work with the local schools on sports community outreach projects
  • Emphasize on the importance of healthy living and a balance lifestyle
  • Have fun with the youths and share your culture with them
  • Empower the youths and encourage them to stay off the streets
  • Be a positive mentor to the youths
  • Be a friend to the youths and keep them off the wrong track
  • Highly encouraged to introduce lesser-known sports in order to stimulate the interests of the young
How You Can Make a Difference

It’s been proven that getting involved in sports helps students to become fit, have more interest in school, facilitates bonding with other students and most importantly, takes them away from harmful activities. You don’t have to be a professional in sports to participate in this program, although a little talent and sports knowledge can go a long way. Sports play a huge role in developing the physical, social and emotional skills of the young, and it helps to keep them away from illegal activities. This sports program comes as a necessity for the youths, as it provides them friendly competition in a safe and fun environment. It also keeps the youth focused, and gives them the motivation to want to do better in life. Have fun with the youths, while helping to renew the love and passion of sports in them, encouraging them to want to take part in the sports program.

Skills and Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications needed to volunteer in the Physical Education project, although a little talent and skill can go a long way. You should have a passion to teach and aspire to help your students. Volunteers should be good role models, flexible, patient, caring, creative, responsible and open-minded. Volunteers must also respect the locals and the host organizations, along with their rules and projects.

Project Location

The project is located in the capital city of South Africa, Cape Town. Not only is Cape Town South Africa’s second largest city, it is also the most popular tourist destination in all of Africa. Cape Town is the quintessential melting pot of South Africa; a city alive with creativity, color, sounds, and tastes. When strolling through the city streets of Cape Town, you will fall in love with the natural beauties that surround you, the creative freedom of the locals, and the ambiance of it all.

There is a lot to do and see in your free time in and around Cape Town. You can visit many popular sites such as Table Mountain National Park, City Bowl, various popular beaches, Chapman’s Peak Drive, The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Two Oceans Aquarium, and much more. You can also see places like Bo Kaap, a historical area inhabited by slaves from the Southeast, also known for colorful buildings, quaint streets, mosques, and the prettiest views of Cape Town. The Castle of Good Hope, the oldest surviving building is another attraction you can visit. There is also the Kistenbosch botanical gardens and Robben Island, two ocean aquariums if you are into glimpsing wildlife and water. You will never get tired of visiting and exploring the beautiful city! If your weekends are free, you can also take trips to the wine countries like Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Frankschoek.

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