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Sports Coaching Volunteering Program in Zimbabwe

Are you passionate about sports and eager to make a positive difference in the lives of underprivileged children through coaching? Do you envision traveling to Zimbabwe to provide professional training to young individuals who lack such opportunities?

If so, our Sports Coaching Volunteer Program offers a fulfilling and impactful experience that aligns perfectly with your goals. Join us in making a difference through the power of sports!

Zimbabwe, located in southern Africa, is a traveler's paradise waiting to be discovered. It boasts incredible destinations such as Victoria Falls and Matobo National Park, offering breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife.

The cities are vibrant, offering the chance to witness the blend of ancient traditions and modern influences. Renowned for their hospitality, locals warmly welcome visitors, adding to the allure of this captivating destination.

Unfortunately, poverty is prevalent in Zimbabwe, leading to many children lacking access to sports learning opportunities. This deprivation is due to limited resources, making it challenging for youngsters to explore and develop their sporting talents. Additionally, inadequate infrastructure and a shortage of professional coaching further hinder the growth of sports programs for these children.

Global Crossroad Volunteers has acknowledged these challenges and developed this program to address them. We aim to bridge the gap by providing crucial sports coaching and learning opportunities. This program empowers underprivileged youth, offering them a chance to explore and realize their potential in the realm of sports.

Volunteers play a crucial role in helping these youngsters uncover their athletic talents. The program facilitates volunteer placement with established soccer teams in Victoria Falls' second division. This will allow volunteers to share their expertise in soccer by being both as a friend and as a coach of the underprivileged children.

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

Empower underprivileged children through sports coaching and community engagement. This impactful project offers volunteers a life-changing experience as you inspire young individuals through the universal language of sports, especially soccer, the most popular activity in Africa. While many youngsters engage in sports for recreation, those at the grassroots level often lack opportunities to transform their natural talents into a livelihood due to a lack of professional coaching and training.

Recognizing the worldwide importance of soccer and its economic impact, Global Crossroad emphasizes the vital role volunteers play in helping young talents realize their potential. Volunteers actively engage in coaching, youth training, scheduling, and strategic planning. Most volunteers commit for a minimum of eight months to effectively train and manage teams, achieve victories, and open up regional opportunities for local talents.

This crucial project offers flexibility, giving volunteers the option to choose between full-time sports coaching or part-time coaching combined with activities such as working with orphans, teaching in schools, providing dance instruction, or assisting in public healthcare.

Skills and Qualifications

Volunteers aged 18 or older with backgrounds in physical education, sports, teaching, or coaching are needed. You should also have a passion for sports and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Patience, flexibility, and a willingness to assist in various sports activities are essential qualities for those interested.

When you arrive in Zimbabwe, our local staff picks you at the airport and transport to accommodation. The next morning, our local staff gives you an orientation about country, safety, project, rules and regulations of the project, etc.

After orientation, you will be taken to your respective placement, introduced to local staffs and children. There is not such a fixed daily schedule as volunteering works vary every day. Here is sample daily schedule:

First Day : On your first day of volunteering program, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays: A typical volunteer day is as follows:

7.00 to 7.30 AM : Breakfast at the accommodation.

7.45 AM: Volunteers leave home and travel to their placements. Work and hours are dependent on the project and placement that each volunteer is working at.

12.00 PM: Lunch

3.00 PM: Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel home, prepare for the next day or do some shopping and sightseeing.

Volunteer in Zimbabwe: Dates and Fees

Program Dates

Global Crossroad’s programs always begin on Monday of every week of the year. If you have some travel constraints, we can of course let you start on any day that fits.

Our Fees:

Global Crossroad has been a trusted and reputable leader for volunteering abroad since 2003. Our goal is to provide the highest quality volunteer experiences with the lowest fees, making these opportunities available to everyone, including students. Anyone can be part of our programs, and have a positive impact without paying high fees.

We are always fully transparent with our costs, which we divide into two parts:

Registration fee of $299. This money goes directly to paying our daily running costs, or our overhead costs for running an organization.

Zimbabwe volunteering projects’ weekly fee- this part is paid directly to your host family (via the country coordinator) in order to cover food and accommodations. These payments are direct, and involve no ‘middlemen’, or third parties.

    Duration Sport Project
  1 week   $285
  2 Weeks   $385
  3 Weeks   $462
  4 Weeks   $660
  5 Weeks   $770
  6 Weeks   $924
  7 Weeks   $1,078
  8 Weeks   $1,232
  9 Weeks   $1,386
  10 Weeks   $1,540
  11 Weeks   $1,694
  12 Weeks   $1,848

Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?

Program fees cover:
  • Meals i.e breakfast, lunch and dinner provided Monday to Friday. Breakfast only will be provided Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Accommodation at our Volunteer House.
  • Project based transport.
  • Return airport transfers.
  • Orientation upon arrival.
  • 24/7 emergency in country staff support.
  • Internet access.<
Program fees exclude:
  • Lunches and dinners Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Laundry services charged at USD$10.00 per bag upon request.
  • Bottled water and any beverages.
  • Leisure activities which can be arranged separately.
  • Medical or Health insurance cover.
  • Flights

The program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the pro-gram to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the volun-teer abroad in Kenya program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses.

Accommodation and Meal

Throughout your volunteering experience in Zimbabwe, you'll reside in a cozy volunteer house nestled in a secure and tranquil neighborhood. This spacious house can accommodate up to 20 volunteers and is conveniently located within a 5-minute walk to the nearest store and a 20-minute walk to the town center. The house offers modern amenities such as western-style toilets, air conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a laundry service available at $5 per bag.

Learn more about accommodation and meal in Zimbabwe.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

While volunteering in Zimbabwe, you'll have your evenings and weekends free to explore the wonders of the Victoria Falls area. Take advantage of various recreational activities, such as the tranquil Zambezi River Sunset Cruise, the exhilarating Bungee Jump, or the Victoria Falls Gorge Swing. You can enjoy a Zip-Line Canopy Tour, or immerse yourself in the cultural experience of a Boma Dinner featuring an African dance show.

Safety and In Country Support

Your safety is our top priority while volunteering in Zimbabwe. We meticulously review every aspect of your trip, offering pre-trip guidance, selecting secure destinations, and partnering exclusively with trusted local partners. Our dedicated in-country team is present to provide unmatched guidance and support.

Learn more about our comprehensive safety measure available for you in Uganda.

Frequently Asked Questions- FAQ

Arrival and departure

Upon your arrival, you will fly into Victoria Falls International Airport. Please provide your final flight details to our in-country coordinator. One of our filed coordinators will greet you upon your landing and transfer to your accommodation. However, please note that we do not offer airport departure service. Additionally, we kindly advise you to consult your country's visa regulations and requirements before traveling.


Before leaving your home country, it's crucial to ensure you receive the necessary vaccinations due to Africa's high prevalence of epidemics and communicable diseases. We strongly recommend scheduling an appointment with your travel doctor before volunteering in Zimbabwe.

Vaccines recommended for this destination include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, and influenza. Please visit CDC website for more detail information.

Why Volunteer in the Sports Coaching Project in Zimbabwe?

Empower underprivileged youth : Your involvement in the Sports Coaching Project in Zimbabwe provides valuable opportunities for underprivileged children to discover and develop their athletic talents.

Make a positive impact: By volunteering, you can contribute to fostering a healthier lifestyle and promoting teamwork and discipline among young individuals.

Bridge the gap: Volunteer coaches help address the lack of professional coaching and training facilities, providing grassroots athletes with essential guidance and support.

Foster community development: Through sports, you can help build stronger communities, promote social inclusion, and instill values such as respect and perseverance.

Gain rewarding experiences: Volunteering in the Sports Coaching Project offers enriching experiences, allowing you to connect with local communities, learn about Zimbabwean culture, and make lasting memories.