For the love of the game and inspiring youth at risk. Volunteer your skills and time to underprivileged children and help them develop their love for the game into a meaningful journey to rediscovering themselves. It is said that sport is a tool to unite the hearts and minds of a nation and to overcome borders and issues of race and religion. Let’s find out…
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Soccer/Football is a Universal language with a most persuasive tongue. Still inspired by the magical FIFA World Cup in 2010, the time is now to create & motivate football skills for our youth.
Streetwise Soccer is aimed at using soccer as a tool for personal and social transformation in schools and “high-risk” communities in various townships in Cape Town. This is done in a Holistic Programme called“COACHING-4-LIFE!”

Volunteers will work in conjunction with the project coaches using soccer as a tool to create focus, drive and dedication in our vulnerable and impressionable youths who often come from an underprivileged background. Volunteers and coaches help with identifying and mentoring the youngsters in the local community - to a better life.

The project is based at Kenmere Primary School. This is where all the Under-7 and Under-9 school teams gather every Wednesday to play their league matches. Volunteers/Coaches also meet here to plan the weekly matches and coaching itinerary at some of the schools.
Volunteers will be working with children at primary school level between the ages of 7-14.
Your role:
- Assisting the coaches
- Transferring Skills - to the youth and coaches
- Working with schools to enhance their after school sport activities
- Coaching the youth - encouraging them to develop their soccer skills and personal confidence
- Assisting with setting up the coaching itinerary
- Having fun and being a mentor for the youth participating in the programme
Is the work dangerous?
Is there a potential risk?
Generally, HIV/AIDS is extremely prevalent in the South Africa so it is your personal responsibility to take care with regards to health and safety, as well as sexual relationships
Arrival every Thursday for FREE 3 Day Orientation
Start date every Monday except during South African School Holidays

15 March - 2 April 2019
14 June - 9 July 2019
20 September - 1 October 2019
6 December - 2 January 2020

However, if there are holiday camps running, there will be work during the above holiday periods
South African School Holidays 2019, project closed:

South African School Holidays 2020, project closed

23 March - 1 April 2020
15 June - 8 July 2020
21 September - 30 September 2020
7 December - 13 January 2021
Min 2 weeks
Additional per week:
7956 ZAR
-To be part of a club with a healthy environment that is conducive for children to feel safe, a sense of belonging and support
- Share your skills and passion for the game
- Encourage growth and confidence
- Being a positive influence to young people and helping them to make important life decisions.
Minimum age:
Police clearance:
Special skills required:
- Coaching or general football skills
- Patience and a friendly nature
- Good interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of Floorball or Netball is a bonus
Language requirement:
Intermediate English - you must be able to understand enough English to follow instructions and communicate with the youth.
What's included:
Airport Transfers
- CAPE TOWN ORIENTATION: 3 nights accommodation, orientation that covers everything the volunteers need to know about staying in South Africa (from
social skills to transport and safety), two meals per day, bus trip into town, lunch (on the Friday), walking tour of the city, a train ride back to there
accommodation and day trip (on the Saturday).
- All paperwork, placement and liaising with Volunteer Program
- Appointed Supervisor for duration of program
- Accommodation
- Two meals a day - Breakfast and Dinner
- Donation per month to the Volunteer Project, to assist in their funding.
- A South African sim card that works on a pay-as-you-go top up system
- Monthly socials for volunteers to get together and meet other volunteers (cost depends on social)
- Certificate & Report on Volunteer`s Program should this be required for studies or other purposes
- FREE 2 Hour Surf Lesson
What's excluded:
- Medical Insurance which must include work, emergency evacuation. Please make sure you understand how your medical insurance works in South
Africa as You2Africa will be unable to pay for any doctors accounts or the like in lieu of being refunded by the medical scheme
- Weekend excursions
- Local Transport for social activities
- Lunches (not provided by host family)
- Use of Phone: Landline or Mobile costs
- Towels and Toiletries
- Accommodation if you arrive before start date or after project end
- Transport to accommodation if you arrive before start date or leave after project end
Closest town:
Cape Town
Surrounding area:
FREE Transport to/from Volunteer Project Monday - Friday
- Volunteer House - shared rooms between 3 - 4 volunteers
- Communal Lounge and Kitchen
- South African Host Family in local community - own room or shared with another volunteer
Good wholesome fresh meals cooked daily by our You2Africa chef who provides a great cereal breakfast and tasty delicious dinners with weekly menus to suit all culinary tastes.

Lunches are for the volunteers own account and should be taken and eaten at the volunteer project.
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