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Streetwise Soccer

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…
from EUR 1100
Duration: Min 2 weeks
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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 in Hout Bay 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● Fitness or Conditioning coaching
    - Sports coaching (football, basketball, boxing, cricket, sports science)
    - Office admin and support.
    - Social media and website development
    - Tutoring and academic support
    - Working with social programmes such as aftercares and orphanages

    Our volunteers are utilised for a wide range of tasks, from coaching over teaching to administrative duties, and are given a great deal of responsibility. A passion for football is a definite plus. The choice of which age groups and genders you would like to work with is given to you if you want to get involved in coaching our football teams.
    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
    SCHOOL PROJECTS CLOSES:- Sunday 17th of December 2023.

    FIRST TERM ARRIVALS:- Thursday 11th of January - Sunday 17th of March 2024.


    SECOND TERM ARRIVALS:- Thursday 4th of April - Sunday 16th of June 2024


    THIRD TERM ARRIVALS:- Thursday 4th of July - Sunday 22nd of September 2024


    FOURTH TERM ARRIVALS:- Thursday 26th of September - Sunday 15th of December 2024

    Min 2 weeks
    Additional per week:
    -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, trip into town, lunch (on the Friday), walking tour of the city
    - Cape Peninsular tour (First Saturday)
    accommodation and day trip (on the Saturday).
    - All paperwork, placement and liaising with Volunteer Program
    - Appointed Supervisor for duration of program
    - Accommodation at volunteer house in Hout Bay
    - Two meals a day - Breakfast (7 days a week) and Dinner (Sunday - Thursday)
    - 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 You2Africa)
    - 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 - Hout Bay
    Surrounding area:
    FREE Transport to/from Volunteer Project Monday - Friday
    - Volunteer House - shared rooms between 2 - 6 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 You2Africa 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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