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Volunteer with BUNAC to coach sports in South Africa

Save £100 on BUNAC’s Sports Coaching programme and help make a difference to disadvantaged children in South Africa

Sports Coaching South Africa, the volunteer programme from work abroad expert, BUNAC, gives students, school leavers, gappers and career breakers aged 18 and over the opportunity to work with children from disadvantaged backgrounds and to make a difference to their lives.

And, with a discount of £100 now available on the cost of the five-week programme departing on May 11th if booked by 29 March, there’s an even greater incentive to head for South Africa this spring.

Self-motivated, adventurous volunteers who enjoy playing or coaching sports have the chance with this BUNAC programme to work in a fun, yet challenging, environment in the South African township of Port Elizabeth.

Participants spend time helping children living in hardship to play and develop through sports that they are passionate about, and in doing so the volunteers also receive an unforgettable, life-enriching experience by living and working abroad.

The volunteer abroad programme is designed to use sport to develop responsible youth, keep children off the streets in a light-hearted, consistent way, as well as to bridge social divides and raise awareness and knowledge about a wide range of key health and social issues.

Volunteers who are able to lead coaching sessions in football, cricket, rugby, hockey, netball, tennis, basketball and swimming are particularly in demand.  With the exception of swimming, no formal coaching qualifications are necessary.

Recruitment is on a first-come-first-served basis, following an orientation interview, police check and health screening, and successful applicants are required to be flexible, have good communication skills, plus the right attitude and determination to live in a developing country with the mental and physical challenges that entails.

For further information about Sports Coaching South Africa, visit www.bunac.org/volunteer/sportscoaching or telephone 020 7251 3472.