For energetic children in Cartagena, the chance to take part in organised sports gives an outlet and chance for fun and activity. However, it’s not something that is able to happen without the structure provided by both local volunteers and those from abroad.
As a sports volunteer, you’ll help local children to play games, pick up new skills and learn about teamwork and sportsmanship. Volunteers assist in organising and running games after school each day, developing skills in their favourite games and introducing new sports from your own home. You’ll be based in an at-risk neighbourhood or a juvenile rehabilitation centre, helping to teach respect, teamwork and sportsmanship.
This project is only limited by the availability of volunteers; so if you are interested in teaching a specific sport (whether it be football or swimming, or another sport such as gymnastics or volleyball), please let us know, so we can include this in the schedule. Variety is seen as a very good thing, so you’re encouraged to bring your own creativity to the project.
Those with coaching qualifications are welcomed, though it’s not considered essential. Similarly, a First Aid Certificate is preferable but not mandatory.
It’s important to note that you’ll only be volunteering for one to two hours a day from Monday to Thursday, but you’re encouraged to make the most of your time in Cartagena by contributing to another project outside these hours.Apply now