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South America


South America fuses tropical rainforests with snow-capped mountains and modern Latino cities with ancient civilisations. To say South America is diverse would be an understatement. And perhaps the biggest passion in South America is sport. You need only look at the sporting giants of Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Ecuador to see this.

Volunteer sports coaching in South America is a great way to give children the chance to play and be coached in the sports they love. You really can make a sporting difference by joining one of our volunteer sports projects during a volunteer holiday or a sports gap year in South America.

See below for our Sports Coaching Volunteer Projects in South America

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  • "I never thought I could take my love of football and coach it to kids in the Caribbean so this has been an experience I will never forget. Totally amazing."
    Scott Black , Football, St Lucia
  • "I've always wanted to travel to the Caribbean, so getting the chance to coach cricket and travel at the same time was perfect!"
    Manish Patel , Cricket, St Lucia
  • "What a great 4 weeks I had in St Lucia on the cricket coaching project organised by Sporting Opportunities. I've made friends for life and will never forget the fun times I had."
    Tom Webb , Cricket, St Lucia
  • "Best thing about the course - meeting so many like minded people, many of whom will be friends for life and getting to snowboard for 11 weeks without a care in the world!"
    David Turner , Skiing, Canada
  • "Every single detail about the ski instructor course exceeded my expectations by a mile and has totally changed my life! The only drawback of the whole 11 weeks is that I’ve become one serious powder junkie."
    Baibre Lacey , Skiing, Canada
  • "The best thing about course - Everything!! Fernie! The whole organisation of the course was great, and a really welcoming atmosphere."
    Gemma Soloman , Skiing, Canada
  • "I loved how instantly everyone acted as a big family and everybody looked out for one another, we ate together, we rode together, we celebrate together and we partied together!"
    Jason Ionotton , Skiing, Canada
  • "The rugby training season in South Africa was a great way of keeping up my fitness, ready to hit the University teams back home."
    Alex Carlton-Porter , Rugby Union, South Africa
  • "You get a first class level of attention on this rugby season trip, helping you develop into a solid player. Having Cape Town as your city backdrop is also an experience not to be missed."
    Nick Abendanon , Rugby Union, South Africa
  • "Spending 6 months in Cape Town was awesome. Such a great city and my hockey playing has improved 10 fold".
    Sarah Grey , Hockey, South Africa
  • "Playing at the hockey club was just what I needed to improve my game to a level where I could feel confident in trialing for the 1st team university hockey squad."
    James Harvey , Hockey, South Africa
  • "The experience of playing with the other team members from across the world was fantastic."
    Jonathon Hancock , Cricket, South Africa
  • "Top quality experience and brilliant to take my love of thai boxing to it's origin and train with some truly great masters."
    Tom Chalmers , Boxing, Thailand
  • "Already miss my fave boys and the kids from volunteering. Making plans to return already! Thanks to everyone that helped. I've literally had the greatest two weeks of my life despite how contrasting they were to normal life here."
    Vanessa Turner , Netball, St Lucia
  • "This was a great trip to just get me set up in Australia and have the support of the team. The surf camp was also totally awesome and great fun."
    James Scott , Surfing, Australia
  • "I made so many great friends on the surf camp that I stayed in contact with throughout my 12 months in Australia."
    Nikki Denton , Surfing, Australia
  • "Having the scuba diving course off the back of the job support and friends I made was such a useful start to my career break in Australia."
    Emily Lamb , Scuba Diving, Australia
  • "I loved everything about my time in Australia, made that much better by the Sporting Opportunities team helping me settle into Aussie life that more easily."
    Ed Dench , Scuba Diving, Australia
  • ''It was an ideal opportunity for me to combine travelling with my passion for sport.''
    James Hairsine , Football, Ghana
  • “This was a fantastic opportunity to gain some experience in sports psychology, which has really helped with the psychology element of my sports studies degree.”
    Anthony Gibson , Football, Ghana
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