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CANFF Sport and Development Volunteer

Program Duration

1-2 Years, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks, Multiple Year

Dates

Open

Qualifications

* A working knowledge of Spanish.
* Previous teaching experience.
* Familiar with and/or plays soccer.
* Must be at least 18 years of age.
* Must be able to live in the developing world and understands the demands to live in the developing world.
* Must be patient, self motivated, creative, resourceful, and able to adapt to and handle the stress of being in a completely unfamiliar environment.
* Must be able to live with a host family, which may or may not lack amenities that the volunteer is used to in their native country.
* Needs to understand that the volunteer will spend long hours in the Central American sun.
* Must have a current, valid passport and travel insurance.

Minimum Education

High School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

2,000

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country staff support
  • International travel
  • Living stipend
  • Medical insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

* Plane ticket (to be purchased by the volunteer)
* Travel Insurance (to be purchased by the volunteer before departure)
* USD 500 CANFF application fee (paid via donation to CANFF)
* A cell phone and internet USB (additional minutes will be purchased by the volunteer)
* Room and board (paid weekly/biweekly by the volunteer to the host family)
* Transport to and from the airport to homestay

Experience Required

yes

    The volunteer needs to understand the demands of living in the developing world. Additionally, although it is not "mandatory" per se, it is strongly suggested that the volunteer have a working knowledge of Spanish, have lived or traveled abroad to the developing world, have teaching experience, and like or have played soccer.

Volunteer Types

  • Anthropology
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Development
  • Culture
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health Education
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health
  • Recreation
  • Sports
  • Teaching
  • Water Projects
  • Writing
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

The typical volunteer will do the following: 1. Teach ESL in a local public school. Note: there is typically no AC and no fans and it can be hot. 2. Work on the soccer field with the CANFF Honduras director. 3. Participate in community service projects in the hot Central American sun. Note: Volunteers who decide to apply for this position must understand that they need to be physically fit in order to get the most out of this experience. This volunteership can be labor intensive and the applicant should consider that before applying.

Age Range

18-55

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

Independently

Application Process Involves

  • Disciplinary Clearance Form
  • Essay
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 month