This project gives volunteers the opportunity to introduce disadvantaged children in Argentina to sports. Volunteers will spend their time in the country coaching and training these children in the country’s capital, Buenos Aires.
The children that you work with during the Sports Coach Volunteering project in Buenos Aires have had little or no access to sport or physical education and, on top of this and for a number of reasons, their parents are not able to provide as much attention as home as we would be used to.
For these reasons and several more, you will find the children you work with to be appreciative, willing and delighted to take part in the activities you organise. This is an incredible opportunity to work in an environment where your work is recognised, and where you know it makes a huge difference.
Volunteers on this project will work with children whose ages range from 6 to 17 – the work will take place during the afternoons, starting at 16:30 and normally running until 19:30. The activities you run will cover a range of sports, including: tennis, football, hockey, rugby and baseball.
Sports Coaching Volunteers will take part in a full week of coaching from Monday to Friday, working each day between half 4 and half 7 in the evening.
Depending on which sport the volunteer is coaching, morning and weekends offer free time in which you are able to take part in various activities and excursions. This is not the case with football coaching, however.
Mornings are free, or volunteers can take Spanish Classes between 09:00 and 13:00.
15:30: Depart accommodation to get to project location
16:10: Arrive at project location and prepare coaching session
17:00: Children start their sport session
19:30: Finish activity and go back to accommodation
20:15: Dinner and free time.
For football coaching volunteers, training starts at 08:30 an hour away from the accommodation and finishes at 11:30.
Hockey volunteers might train during the evenings, but for the other volunteers this is usually free time, which can be spent relaxing at the accommodation, or else out and about in Buenos Aires and the surrounding areas.