At a glance
- Coach rugby in Ghana and ignite the passion of school students. You’ll work will be focused in a marginalised school where you will teach English and support a local rugby coach.
- It’s a great opportunity to learn directly from the coach but also implement your own knowledge and training techniques. You’ll live and work in Cape Coast, and stay with a local host family.
- You’ll have the change to explore on weekends, and eat your weight in delicious food like red red, or groundnut soup!
16 or over
Your work will focus on these main areas:
Assist local coaches
You will help support the work of local coaches. They’re passionate about giving children a chance to exercise, learn new skills, and grow personally. You can assist them in all aspects of training sessions. They’ll also be there to guide you through the work you do.
Run training sessions
You’ll run training sessions with local coaches, and train the children and adults within various school rugby clubs. Your training sessions will focus on improving fitness and enhancing players’ technical skills. You can teach things like teamwork, ball control, and accurate passing.
Come up with your own drills
If you’re confident enough, you can even come up with your own creative drills. Use the resources around you to improve children’s skills and fitness in creative ways.
Where in Ghana will I work?
You’ll be based in Cape Coast. There are plenty of local attractions, shops, and beaches here. During your free time, you’ll be able to visit places like Kakum National Park and take a walk on their famous Canopy Walkway.
You’ll work at primary and secondary schools, coaching children and teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18. The schools where you’ll work have basic facilities, and the rugby fields might not be the kind you’re used to seeing.
Measuring our impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Leisure activities and free time
Volunteering in Ghana is an ideal way to explore this colourful West African country. There’s a huge variety of different activities to do while you’re there, giving you plenty of exciting ways to spend your free time.
Music is a central part of Ghanaian culture. In the bigger towns, especially Accra, you will hear some great live bands and have some memorable nights out. Evenings spent at buzzing restaurants will also give you a taste of some of the delicious local cuisine.
For a look into Ghana’s history, you can tour the slave forts of Cape Coast and visit museums. Nature lovers will relish trekking through the rainforests of Kakum National Park or Mole National Park.
We run a wide range of projects in Ghana so there’s sure to be other volunteers there during your trip. This means you can explore the country solo or connect with other volunteers and travel as a group.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
Meet the team in Ghana
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