What will I do as a volunteer sports coach in Argentina?
As a volunteer teaching sports in Argentina, you will work at a community sports initiative in Cordoba. They provide free training in various sports to children from disadvantaged families. Here are some of the tasks you can expect to do during your placement.
- Provide free sports lessons to children from disadvantaged families for three hours per day
- Work with the local teacher to help coordinate and plan coaching sessions for two hours per day
- Expand your horizons by learning new skills
Provide free sports lessons
The most important aspect of your time in Argentina is coaching young children. You will mainly teach football and basketball. There may also be opportunities to practice hockey, swimming, and gymnastics with the children.
Help the local teacher coordinate coaching sessions
You will work closely with local teachers to plan your coaching sessions. They know the children you will be working with very well and will be able to guide you in different approaches. They are also typically experienced coaches, so will be able to offer you some invaluable insights.
Expand your horizons by learning new skills
Whether you have coaching experience or not, this project will offer loads of opportunity to broaden your skill set. Firstly, you will be working alongside experienced local coaches, who will be able to advise you on improving your own techniques. Secondly, living in Argentina is an excellent opportunity to learn Spanish or improve on your language skills if you already speak it.
Where you will be working as a Sports Club volunteer in Argentina
You will be based in Cordoba, a city of natural beauty and historical significance with a true zest for life. This is best expressed in its vibrant party scene and colourful street art.
With a population of about 1.3 million, Cordoba is the second largest city in Argentina and home to a truly eclectic mix of cultures. These cultures include various indigenous tribes, Italian-Argentines, Spanish-Argentines, and immigrants from all corners of Europe.
Your working day will be spent at our partner sports club. There is definitely an emphasis on football, but children who attend for free are encouraged to nurture a wide range of sporting abilities. You will gain invaluable hands-on sports coaching experience while in Argentina
In the evenings and on weekends, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the town and plan exciting trips with other volunteers.
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
Argentina is a vibrant South American country bursting with colour and rich heritage. Along with contributing to worthwhile projects, a trip with us to Argentina means you can explore this fascinating country.
Enjoying a coffee at the Plaza de San Martin, with its street performers and iconic statue of General Jose de San Martin, is the perfect way to spend an evening. It’s located in Cordoba, where our projects are based, so you don’t have to travel far for this experience.
For thrill seekers, you can take a weekend trip to La Cumbre where you can go paragliding off lofty cliffs. The surrounding nature is breathtaking and a horse ride around nature trails here is well worth it.
There are also enriching cultural experiences, like the Evita Fine Arts Museum or the Teatro del Libertador General San Martin. You can also learn more about the country’s history at local museums.
There will likely be other volunteers in Argentina with you. So you can choose to explore solo, or with a group of volunteers from different projects.
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.
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