Volunteer Teaching Physical Education in India
India is a wonderful choice to spend time as a volunteer coach, helping teach sports skills to children in schools in Jaipur. Ask anyone who has been to an Indian cricket match and you will be left with no doubt that the nation is passionate about sports. In common with much of Asia, India receives major European sporting events via satellite television, and the different time zones mean that a leisurely afternoon game in the UK makes for a lively evening one over there, with more people gathered around fewer televisions. Watching sports in India is an incredibly social event.
However, due to a lack of resources you will find that sports aren’t played nearly as often as they are in North America. Schools do not have the facilities or the equipment, and even if they did, they could not afford the staff to provide students with coaching and sports supervision. By working with Projects Abroad as a volunteer Sports Coach, you can help fill in this gap.
Volunteer Sports Coaching in Schools with Projects Abroad
There are sports placements where you can help coach volleyball - a sport rapidly growing in popularity in India - basketball, tennis, track & field and soccer, as well as the established Indian favourites of tennicoit, badminton and, of course, cricket.
You can volunteer as a Physical Education coach as part of a college summer vacation, gap year, during a career break, or as part of a volunteer vacation. You do not have to have previous experience to volunteer. Anyone with a general love of sports can participate.
Physical Education in India
The main goal for volunteers at this Physical Education placement is to assist teachers from the school with all sporting activities. Volunteer Coaches can get involved in as many sports as they wish or focus solely on their favorite. Tasks can be anything from setting up volleyball courts, leading fitness sessions for track & field, coaching soccer, practicing racket swings in badminton and educating children on sports principles.
Most children seem to have great enthusiasm and an unlimited appetite for sports, especially when it is made accessible and fun. Before long you will begin to see improvements in their general health and fitness, as well as their confidence. You may even set some individuals off down a path to sporting greatness! If you have the time and energy to help, there are many children, parents and schools who would be extremely grateful for your efforts.
Twice a month Care, Teaching, and Sports volunteers join forces to serve the community in Jaipur. The teams work together to tackle a variety of community issues. These could include the setting up of a library, the creation of learning tools, or participation in local sporting events. Volunteers are welcome to suggest other ways in which they would like to help. Monthly workshops support volunteers, and provide training related to their work at placements.
This project is available for less than a month if you don't have time to join us for a month or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for shorter durations for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone participating for a longer period.