Volunteer Teaching Track and Field in Ethiopia
As a Projects Abroad Track and Field volunteer, you have the opportunity to teach sports in a developing country famous for its world class athletes. You will train with local Ethiopians at a track and field club several mornings a week and then teach a variety of sports to children at a local middle and high school in the afternoons.
Volunteers joining the sports project in Ethiopia can choose to combine track and field and school sports or just focus just on the school sports element of the project.
Whether you are on a gap year, on a vacation from work or studies, or on a career break, you can gain a large amount of work experience working alongside some highly skilled staff and athletes. You don't have coaching experience to take part. An interest and passion for track and field and sports in general is all that's needed.
Volunteering as a Sports Coach in Ethiopia with Projects Abroad
The track and field element of the project involves volunteers training three mornings a week with local Ethiopians at a track and field center. You will train as part of a team with around 20 other athletes. You will also take part in long distance running, with training taking place in various areas of Addis.
Having completed the early morning training, volunteers will then teach a variety of sports to children aged 11-16 at a local middle and high school. The sports that are normally taught at schools in Ethiopia are aerobics, track and field, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Depending on your ability and confidence you may shadow and help the local staff or take your own lessons.
Each class has two sports lessons per week, so your day will be spent teaching a variety of age groups. You will be assigned a supervisor who will be on hand to offer you lesson advice and guidance.
By teaching sports in Ethiopia, you have the chance to watch your student’s confidence grow. As you work with them to develop their talents, you will witness first-hand how their increased self-esteem impacts on their personal relationships.
The sports project in Ethiopia offers you the unique experience of not only improving your personal ability as an athlete, but also gaining invaluable work experience teaching sports in a school.
You can join a Sports project in Ethiopia for two or three weeks if you don't have time to join us for four weeks or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for short term volunteering for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain a 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 volunteering for a longer period.
If you have qualifications or experience in this field then we can make use of your skills as a professional. Read more about opportunities for skilled volunteers in Ethiopia.