What do volunteers do?
Volunteers generally work three to five hours a day in a local sports organization or public school offering physical education to children ages 6 to 15. The children are from underprivileged backgrounds. Volunteers assist the local physical education teachers, which may include everything from fitness to playing soccer and volleyball. Volunteers help organize the children, keep order and, depending on need, may even lead classes on their own.
1. This description is intended only as a broad overview of the work. There is no typical day or script to follow. Remember, volunteers are serving in the developing world where conditions can change in an instant. Being flexible, open and able think on your feet are crucial characteristics of a good international volunteer. It is each volunteer’s role to fit in with their project and not the other way around. We expect volunteers to contribute wherever the need arises, even if it means being involved in activities they were not expecting to work in. Being able to adapt, adjust and fit in is challenging, but also what makes international volunteering so special.
2. Prior to arrival, volunteers must provide a police background check. Without it, volunteers will not be allowed on the project.
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