Sports and Youth Development Project

Sports and Youth Development Project

Sports and Youth Development Project

Trip Details:

Operator:   SAVE Volunteering
Price From: 775 USD
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50
Fitness Needs:  Moderately Fit
Program duration: 2 weeks

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About this program

In settlements throughout South Africa, children have a deep need for development programs that help to teach them important life skills, discipline, self-esteem and more. Here’s your chance to reach out to those kids and provide to them some of the great skills you have to offer. 

In the mornings at this program, you’ll spend time with pre-school aged kids, as well as other kids who do not attend school. You’ll work closely on development with these children. 

In the afternoons, you’ll participate in various sports projects such as teaching children to play soccer, cricket, netball and team sports. These lessons are important as it teaches the children the importance of teamwork, and works towards the ultimate goal of keeping kids out of street gangs, crime, delinquency and even teenage pregnancy. 

Some of the highlights of this program include:

  • Teaching kids sports
  • Teaching childhood fitness and hygiene
  • Assisting with classroom activities
  • Running sports programs and “Fun Days”
  • Being a positive role model throughout the program
  • Educating the kids in important life lessons including drugs, sex, etc. 
  • Helping with basic maintenance projects like repairing soccer posts and building of facilities. 

If working with kids is your passion, or if you’re looking at a career working with children, this program is extremely beneficial and will completely change your life! 



This program works with children from extremely disadvantaged areas of South Africa. The itinerary will vary depending on the needs of the program, however, here is an example of your day-to-day schedule:

Morning: School Assistance

Afternoon: Volunteer Meeting and Training


Morning: School Assistance

Afternoon: Sports lessons with kids


Morning: School Assistance

Afternoon: Sports lessons with kids


Morning: School Assistance

Afternoon: Sports lessons with kids


Morning: School Assistance

Afternoon: General Duties


Day Off - Take today to enjoy all that Cape Town has to offer. Explore the city and anything that you missed from your 2-day orientation. 

You can also choose from any number of exciting excursions which can be arranged for you when you arrive into the city. some of these include: 

  • Surfing Lessons
  • Kitesurfing Lessons
  • Windsurfing Lessons
  • Cape Point Tour
  • Wine Route Tour
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Walking Tour
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Skydiving
  • Paragliding
  • Big 5 Safari
  • Sandboarding

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

Flag Flag_of_South_Africa.svg
Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital: No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s) Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s): Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s): Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

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