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).

 

VOLUNTEER/INTERN PROFILE

Required:

  • Passion for working with children
  • Creativity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Energy
  • Patience
  • Tenacity
  • Maturity

Desired:

  • Experience working with children.

THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING WITH US

In return for your invaluable participation in our volunteering program, HCI will provide:

  • a thorough induction to the organization, programs, department and specific role
  • structured and relevant training from fully qualified and experienced staff members
  • mentoring and support in the form of regular supervision and staff meetings as well as informal sessions
  • the chance to be a part of a diverse and dedicated team and a welcoming community
  • confirmation of volunteer service

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION

We do ask volunteers to make a contribution to the charity in return for volunteering/internship. We know it can seem a bit strange to ‘pay to work’ but this is how we fund the charity and you will see where the money is going when you are here – 59% of our annual budget currently comes from the volunteer contributions and additional fundraising done by current and ex volunteers.

Accommodation is provided and the cost is included in the donation. Please email info@hoopscare.org for more info on program fees.

We are happy for volunteers to fundraise the contribution and there is more information about this on the website along with some information about possible grant opportunities. (coming soon)

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HOW TO APPLY

How to apply

More information about the charity can be found at http://www.hoopscare.org

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM:

You can download an application form from our website: http://www.hoopscare.org/volunteering_application.doc

Please send completed applications (and a CV if you wish) to info@hoopscare.org

Feel free to email us with any questions about the program or life here as a volunteer at info@hoopscare.org

PLEASE NOTE that we have short and long term opportunities available.

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER OPTIONS

International volunteers welcome

Housing available

Language/cultural support available

WE WELCOME

Groups

Families

EXTRA DETAILS

Training Provided

Fee Required

ScheduleFlexible