Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities

This section provides external links to ongoing volunteer opportunities in sport and development.


Bhubesi Pride

Every year, Bhubesi Pride leads rugby and community development expeditions through ten African countries between January and July. They welcome applications from committed, enthusiastic, dynamic individuals and offer three types of volunteer opportunity.

Generations For Peace
GFP is always looking for agents of change in all communities. As a Generations For Peace volunteer, you can deliver a successful training camp, or help implement peace-building programmes locally.

Grassroot Soccer
Each year, Grassroot Soccer selects a small group of recent university graduates and young adults to serve as unpaid interns in Africa. Interns fill crucial roles and assist in the successful delivery of Grassroot Soccer’s programmes in numerous sites across southern Africa.

Khel Vikas
Pro Sport Development and partner organisation, Gram Vikas continually seeks volunteers (min. 2 weeks) and interns (min. 3 months) to work on this project in Orissa, India. Interns are provided free accommodation, food and a living allowance.

Magic Bus
Magic Bus welcomes dedicated volunteers with various backgrounds, talents, and skill levels to help complete projects across different departments and locations. While Magic Bus’s needs are often based on current events, ongoing projects and levels of ground support, they will do their best to accommodate your request.

The National Organisation for Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation (NOWSPAR) based in Zambia are always on the look out for volunteers to help them promote the equal engagement of women in sport. Simply contact the organisation for details.

Right To Play
Since the organisation was founded, international volunteers have been an important part of Right To Play programmes. Opportunities are posted frequently on the website.

Soccer Without Borders
SWB volunteers play an important role in the success of its work. There are normally several short-term openings available. If you are interested in a formal internship with SWB, please see their intern page.

Special Olympics
There are hundreds of Special Olympics offices around the world, and all of them need people at various times during the year. The best way to become a volunteer is to find the Special Olympics office nearest you.

Sports Coaches' Outreach (SCORE)
Volunteers commit to either a six month or one year term, beginning in either January or July. Placements begin with a 2-3 week orientation programme, which includes local language learning, cross-cultural awareness, community development theory and teaching methods.

WhizzKids United
WKU supports the new trend of online volunteering which benefits all those people who want to bring change to the world, but don't have the time or resources to travel to far away places. All you need is a computer, an internet connection and a large amount of enthusiasm to help. WKU frequently takes on traditional volunteers too.

World at Play
Volunteering with World at Play offers the opportunity to contribute to its work and develop your skills and experience at the same time. They also recognise the contribution of volunteers through regular social events and the Millennium Volunteers programme (14-25 year olds).

If your organisation offers relevant volunteer opportunities then get in touch with the Operating Team to discuss how they can be featured on sportanddev.


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