Volunteer Work Plan

Project Description Volunteers will visit basic schools, high schools, shelters, community organizations, youth development groups and children in poor communities, split them into groups and organize a sports clinic (basketball, volleyball, soccer, etc) introducing a sport for about 45 minutes. After the clinic a meeting will be held to address social issues such as health, education, religious tolerance, social behavior, environment, pursuance of peace. These meetings will be in collaboration with a health and/or education expert. Together with the school, the expert will work out an agenda for the meeting. Volunteers may also support the organizations afterschool tutoring programs
Organization’s Aims for the Placement
  1. Begin to specifically target at-risk/underprivileged girls
  2. Malaria prevention & awareness
  3. Health and fitness education within the community and within schools
  4. Address the level of technological education in youths in the area
  5. Promotion of fair competition and tolerance among youths
  6. Increase partnerships with other community organizations and businesses

 

Specific Tasks Identified  

All placement tasks are flexible depending upon the needs and abilities of both parties.

  1. To support organization in administrative task e.g. database management.
  2. To identify funding opportunities and to develop grant proposals.
  3. To lead sports clinics for youth and to use the clinics as an opportunity to teach topics in public health.
  4. To conduct outreach to youth (ages 8-15) at schools and in the surrounding community.
  5. To facilitate literacy and mathematics tutoring programs.
Skills/education/experience required No prior experience playing sports is required, although the participant must have a passion for learning and teaching sports. Administrative, communicative and leadership skills are highly appreciated.
Support provided by Hoops Care International The volunteer will receive a comprehensive orientation at the beginning of the program. The volunteer will also receive mentorship and be accompanied by educated health outreach professionals.
Other information, needs or requests Volunteers can bring any sporting equipment (basketballs, volley ball, kick balls, nets, etc) as well as small games (board games, marbles, jacks, etc).

 

Basic Volunteer Work Schedule and work descriptions

Modays, Wednesday and Fridays
08:00AM- 09:00AM :- Office work
09:00AM – 12:00 PM :- HCI Road Trip/School placement
12:00PM – 1:00PM :- Break
1:00PM – 3:00PM :- Office Work
3:00PM – 4:30PM :- Library
4:30PM – 6:00PM :- Daily Sports Clinic

Tuesdays and Thursdays
08:00AM- 09:00AM :- Office work
09:00AM – 12:00 PM :- Schools/Homes Visit
12:00PM – 1:00PM :- Break
1:00PM – 3:00PM :- Office Work
3:00PM – 4:30PM :- Study classes
4:30PM – 6:00PM :- Daily Sports Clinic

*we have just started the daily study classes wherein children of upper and lower primary attends Mon, Wed and Fri while junior high is Tue, Thur and Saturdays. CHildren are thought in various subjects and volunteers are expected to help out especially in mathematics.

HCI Road Trip:-  visits are done to selected schools whereby the children are talk to on education and health issues. They are also thought life skills. To climax the visit, the children are thought the fundamentals of a sport discipline. After several visits to the schools a mini tournament is organize so that the children can exhibit what they learnt from the sport fundamentals they were thought.
Break:- Volunteers take an hour break for lunch

Office Work: – volunteers will work at least two hours in the office whereby they are to answer phone calls, make appointments, research,  write reports and other office management duties.
Library visit:- volunteers will  help out the children in the HCI library project as they spend an hour reading or writing on a topic.
Daily Sports Clinics:- volunteers will organize and lead the sport clinic by coaching children or helping the coaches in physical drills. At the end of each clinic the children are reminded on the various life skills.
Schools/Home Visits:- volunteers will visit schools and/or homes of children in the HCI program to check on their performance in schools as well as their behavior at home.
Studies:- volunteers will help children at least twice a week in mathematics and other core subjects. This is in the form of a study class as well as an academic challenge between children of the same grade level and age groups.