Sports Coaching & Community Outreach

Western Cape, South Africa



The Experience

Do you have a passion for sports? How about love for children? If so, then come take this amazing opportunity to be a volunteer at our Sports Coaching & Community Outreach project! Based in Knysa, South Africa, you will be offering assistance to the local children from underprivileged communities to develop their love for sport!

This is recreational activity is beneficial for the children, not only in keeping them active and healthy but it also serves as an excellent tool to develop social skills and also works great in steering the kids away from negative things in their lives.

You may be required to manage your own sports workshop along with the support from a coordinator or you may also have to assist any of the local sports school club with any of their ongoing projects. Though you’ll be greatly involved in the sport sector, you’ll also have the opportunity to get involved with the various community outreach projects!


This Is Why

  • Help by inspiring the local children to be active and healthy.
  • Provide an opportunity for the children to experience new sports and develop their skills.
  • Get involved in a variety of community projects that aims to empower and educate people!
  • Meet the locals and make new friends while you immerse yourself in South Africa’s niche cultures and heritage!

Project Details
  • Key Start Dates
    Year round however the project close in mid-December to mid-January. (Arrivals are every second Saturday)
  • Package Price

    02 Weeks: $1495.00 US$
    04 Weeks: $2195.00 US$
    06 Weeks: $2995.00 US$
  • Volunteer duration
    02 - 6 weeks (The project accepts long term volunteers and longer durations available on request)
  • Average Work hours
    You will work from 6:30 to 15:30 with a short lunch break. All volunteers work for half day on Fridays and enjoy a cultural activity in the afternoons.
  • Number of Volunteers
  • Volunteer accommodation
  • Housing Type
    Basic but comfortable volunteer house with amazing views.
    Internet Access
  • Available at the volunteer house.
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    Individuals who have a passion for teaching and a great interest in children, education and willing to give back to the community. Being hardworking, motivated, mature and initiative are some qualities you must possess and living in a remote area must be something you can handle. You must have a good knowledge of English and good communicating skills. We will not tolerate smoking, alcohol or the use of drugs. Please remember that you are a guest, therefore, respecting the rules of the project and the community is essential.

Fast Facts: 

Where? Knysa, South Africa

Country Size: 1,109 km2 
428 sq mile

Population density? 62/km2
160/sq mile

Country Famous for? Wildlife watching, Addo National Park, Elephants, Dolphins, beaches, lagoons, friendly people, great restaurants, shopping, bungee jumping, adrenaline sports

When to visit: All year round 

    • What's Included
      • Placement
        Sports Coaching & Community Outreach
      • Accommodation
        Dorm style arrangement in a basic but comfortable volunteer house with amazing views.  There’s also Internet Access available at the house.
      • Meals
        Three meals a day will be provided.
      • Airport Pick + Drop off

        You can either fly to Johannesburg or Cape Town where you will catch a connecting flight to GEORGE (GRJ), the nearest airport to the project. The project coordinator will meet you and take you to the project. Upon your completion of the project, the project coordinator will take you to the airport. If you choose to take a bus from Cape Town or Johannesburg to have a better view of the area, we will help to arrange your bus ticket which will be at no extra cost.
      • Ongoing service

        If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization.
      • Tours

        Through our organization you have the possibility to book tours in South Africa after you have finished your volunteer project.
      • 24/7 Emergency contact
        If there are any problems during your stay in South Africa you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.

      What's not included: International flights, Insurance

      Package Price: 
      02 Weeks: $1495.00 US$
      04 Weeks: $2195.00 US$
      06 Weeks: $2995.00 US$


      Some of your responsibilities will include:

      • Assist with Sports Coaching, introduce new sports & Skills.
      • Help to develop the children social skills.
      • Assist with Food Security.
      • Support for the Elderly.
      • Assist in Community Surveys.
  • Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
    • Required to commit to a minimum of 2 weeks.
    • Must have an interest in nature and conservation.
    • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humor, mature, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
    • Must be motivated and be initiative.
    • Age: 18+
    • Must have a good knowledge of English and confident in speaking it.
    • Good communication skills
    • Required to have a medical certificate and required to have a police clearance or certificate of good conduct.
    • Must be able to work as part of a team or individually.
    • No animal allergies.
    • Must be polite and courteous to the public at all times.
    • Although not required, speaking French would be an advantage.
    • Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics of the project.
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      Knysa, South Africa
    • Area Famous For
      Wildlife watching, Addo National Park, Elephants, Dolphins, beaches, lagoons, friendly people, great restaurants, shopping, bungee jumping, adrenaline sports
    • When to visit
      All year round 
  • Itinerary & Details
    Day 1 - Arrive in South Africa;
    You will arrive in beautiful Cape Town or Johannesburg where you will either catch a connecting flight to GEORGE (GRJ) or take a bus from Cape Town or Johannesburg to the project. This allows you to have a better view of the area. 
    For 2 - 6 Weeks – VVolunteer at Sports Coaching & Community Outreach.
    For a minimum of two weeks you will be volunteering in Knysa, South Africa underprivileged communities by sports coaching and getting involved in community projects which aims to empower the locals! 
    Your last day
    - You will fly back home or take the opportunity to travel through South Africa. Our staff will gladly help you to book any tours to see more of this great country. 
  • Accommodation

    You will stay in a basic but clean and comfortable volunteer house with a dorm style sleeping arrangement. This house has great views over the mountains and you will have access to a communal kitchen and lounge area with TV/DVD player, hot water showers and electricity and free wifi and computer access. There is also a barbeque (braai) area and hammocks for you to enjoy. If you need, private and family rooms are available on request.

    Things to bring from home

    • Hiking Shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Anti Mosquito repellent + after bite
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat/cap to protect yourself from the sun
    • Suncream


    Meals are provided for three times a day.


    This project is located in Knysna, South Africa where you will have access to all amenities including wifi and electricity. Surrounded by magnificent beaches, lagoons and mountains, this location offers volunteers the chance to enjoy the many restaurants, markets and shops. There are many activities that are famous with the many tourists that you can participate in. These include visiting animal parks, game reserves, shark cage diving, bungee jumping and so much more!

Testimonials Coming Soon!



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