SPORTS COACHING VOLUNTEER 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in description, participation fee 280€ per week, minimum duration: 4 weeks
- Code : G/ARG/SCV2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
GREEN LION ARGENTINA
This programme is for volunteers or interns who want to take the opportunity to introduce and coach sports to local children from the disadvantaged township communities of Argentina. These children have little or no access to structured sports activities or physical education, on top of this they have little attention from home and therefore are hugely excited and thankful to coaches from overseas who are willing to spend time working with them on a daily basis. Coaches will work with children aged 6 to 17 during the afternoons, starting at 16h30 until 19h30 in various different sports (Tennis, Football, Hockey, Rugby and Baseball).
Our accommodation in Buenos Aires is known as “Casa Pichincha”, that in Spanish means home. It is close to all amenities with the closest shops and mini market less than a 5 minute walk away. It is a 30 minute walk or 1 subway ride to other amenities such as banks, bars, restaurants and larger supermarkets and shopping centres. The accommodation comprises of mostly dorm rooms, housing from 2 to 5 people per room. There are single rooms that can be requested at an extra rate (one with ensuite). Each room is equipped with lockers, drawers and shelves as well as lockable doors. All bathrooms are shared and are split by gender. All communal areas of the facility are cleaned daily and volunteer bedding is washed once per week. The accommodation is very secure with security cams 24/7, lockable buildings and rooms and a night security guard. There is a dining room and lounge, equipped with TV and WiFi. There is also table tennis and a patio for barbeques. Breakfast is provided as part of our service but there is also a kitchen for volunteers to store and prepare their own food if they want to.
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the secondlargest metropolitan area in South America. Is a top tourist destination and is known for its European style architecture and rich cultural life with the highest concentration of theatres in the world. The city has all of the amenities one would expect of a major city including cinemas, casino, bowling, bars, restaurant, parks and much more. On top of this, Buenos Aires has great places to practice any kind of sport for everyone. It also hosts a number of high level sporting fixtures each year because of its world class stadium facilities that regularly show international fixtures in football and hockey. Supermarket: Located 5 minute walking distance from the accommodation ATM: 10 minute walk from the accommodation. Laundry: Restaurants / Bars: There are plenty of small restaurants and bars within walking distance but for the best ones, you will need to take the subway, bus or taxi (15 minutes away).
Volunteers should bring a whistle and appropriate clothing to coach in and train (shorts, tshirt, sports shoes). All required coaching equipment is provided (e.g. balls, cones, bibs). However, we encourage volunteers to bring extra equipment for their chosen sport if they wish. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays or Saturdays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 280€ per week, minimum duration: 4 weeks. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). . COMPULSORY ARRIVAL CALENDAR for 2017: 07/01 – 11/02 – 04/03 – 01/04 – 06/05 – 03/06 – 01/07 – 05/08 – 02/09 – 07/10 – 04/11. Reception at EZE (Ezeiza (Ministro Pistarini) International Airport) or AEP (Aeroparque (Jorge Newberry)Airport) on Saturdays and Sundays.