All volunteer projects in Fiji begin with an Introduction week packed full of exciting adventures, cultural excursions and interactions.
Are you passionate about sports? Then you’ll enjoy teaching what you love to disadvantaged young people with our Sports Coaching & Education Experience.
Sports like rugby are exceptionally popular in Fiji. The children in the local schools around Suva are no exception and enjoy nothing more than to grab a ball and play the world’s famous sport Fijian style, whether on the beach or at home. But whether you’re into football, rugby, hockey, cricket, netball – all sports are welcome.
But for some children access to basic equipment is difficult and sadly, there are many disadvantaged children and young adults who are not given the chance to get involved. By teaching and volunteering in these communities you can make a real difference to the lives of children and young people growing up in Fiji.
Your TRU Experience
Whether you’ve coached before or just love sport then this is the TRU Experience for you – have fun, do what you enjoy and change lives all at the same time.
To the children you will be more than a coach ,you’ll also be a mentor and a friend. Enliven and enrich their lives, introduce them to sports they’ve never played before. So bring your enthusiasm, personality and love for sports and join us on this experience.
Your role as a volunteer will be to assist the local sports teachers, develop the sporting curriculum and share your experience. You’ll impact the lives of the Fijian children using sports to teach them about teamwork, health, physical and social skills, confidence and help them to make new friends. For some children this might be the first time they learn sporting skills. You might even learn a few new sports yourself!
Throughout the Sports Coach & Education Program, the activities are designed to fit a structured schedule with weekends off that include mornings spent teaching and coaching for the sports class at the local school, and afternoons teaching and coaching for the sports academy in the village.
Some of the key outcomes of this coaching and education itinerary include teaching sports rules, teaching the basics of games, showing examples of sports, organizing sport related activities, playing sports with children, teaching respect and fairness in sports
The Weekday schedule (Monday to Friday) fits a set structure:
9:00-12:00 Teaching and Coaching for the sports class at Local School
12:00 Lunch time
15:30-17:30 Teaching and Coaching for the Sports Academy at the Village
17:30 Dinner time
Saturday and Sunday are free days to explore the local village, culture and get to know the people, or to head away and visit one of the many other beautiful destinations that Fiji has to offer, including white sand beaches, popular tourist resorts, and island snorkeling getaways.