Destinations

Sports Development

Kids playing football in one of our Sports Development projects

Compete, teach, or just play around with the locals, enjoying one of World’s favorite past times: Sports‘”

Overview

At just about every corner in the World you will find the locals playing sports, but now you can be a part of the team as a volunteer in one of our sports development programs. Athletics have become vital for World’s lowest income communities, as they provide children and adolescents with recreational outlets in neighborhoods that offer young people very few options for entertainment.

 

Opportunities to play sports
Volunteer with children posing to the camera in a Sports Development project

Sports have become an essential part of poor neighborhood’s life, especially for children and adolescents. Because there are so few entertainment options for youth in low-income communities, kids unfortunately get caught up in illegal activity to pass the time. That’s why sports development has become a vital outlet for children, because it provides them with friendly competition in a safe and fun environment. And the best part is: sports programs are almost always powered by volunteers.

 

Skills needed to play sports

Volunteer warms up with youngstares on the beach on a surf Sports Development project

 

By no means do you have to be a sports star to participate in sports development programs, but a talent goes a long way! Our sports projects include a variety of programs such as football (soccer), surf, capoeira, volleyball, juggling, acrobatics, and many others, Check the ones that are offered at your destination.