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Volunteer Overseas

School Sports Volunteer Projects in Kenya

  • Placement location: Nanyuki
  • Role: To inspire children to learn new sports and coach children during their physical educational lessons.
  • Age of Students: 8-18
  • Class Size: 15-20
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Price: From Loading...
  • What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, travel and medical insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: From 1 week
  • Start dates: Flexible

Volunteering on the Sports project

By taking part on a voluntary School Sports project in Kenya you can help teach children and young adults the importance of sport and inspire the next generation of sporting talent. You can volunteer on a sports coaching project in Kenya without any previous experience, although it is fantastic if you already have some.

Volunteers are welcome no matter what stage of life they are at - during a gap year from education or a career break or even as an alternative holiday. All we ask is that you have a passion for sport and a desire to help others develop their own sporting ability.

Kenyans are very keen on sports and you will often find young children kicking a ball around in their school playground or running around outside. Even though football is the most popular sport in Kenya, you can get involved with a range of different school sports including netball and volleyball. Children are really keen to participate in a wide variety of sports so feel free to come up with new ideas.

Coach Sports in Kenya in Schools and Drop-in Centres with Projects Abroad

School Sports volunteers work in primary schools and drop-in centres in and around the town of Nanyuki.

As a volunteer you will be working throughout the school term teaching sports in local schools. In the morning you will usually help with basic physical education lessons ensuring that each student gets involved in a diverse range of activities both individually and as part of a team. You will be working with students of all ages depending on when their physical education lessons take place.

In the afternoons, the work will involve coaching teams of school children of different levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced) with the long term goal of preparing the students to take part in local tournaments. You may find yourself working in several different schools during your stay depending on the timetable in each school.

Your Role Volunteering on a School Sports Project in Kenya

Kenya Sports project

While volunteering abroad you could dedicate your time to the sport you love or help with a range of lessons. Just let us know where your interests lie once you have applied and we will match you to a suitable placement.

Helping to involve children and teenagers in sports in Kenya means that they become fitter and healthier, as well as giving them a sense of belonging to a team with a shared passion and goal. This in turn has positive benefits for the wider society by engaging many of the youth in sports outside of school, which can keep them away from less wholesome activities, and give them vital structure and purpose.

The school holidays in Kenya take place in April, August, November and December, so during this time more of the work will focus on the drop-in centres. Here volunteers work with children aged from 5 up to teenagers.

You can join the School Sports project in Kenya for one, two or three weeks if you don't have time to join us for four weeks or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for short term volunteering for both the host community and the volunteer Although you will gain a valuable cultural insight and work within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone volunteering for a longer period.

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