Suite 2A, Caravelle House 17/19 Goring Road Worthing, West Sussex BN12 4AP England
New Zealand: Auckland
Throughout the year
2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 1-2 years
Typical Duration of Program
Available all year round. Our placements are very flexible, you can choose your own start and finish dates. Placements may be subject to school terms and sports seasons
Volunteer/Intern with us and have the opportunity to coach and possibly compete in Athletics. You'll coach junior athletes at a top athletics club in Auckland where you may also have the opportunity to train and compete yourself. You'll coach athletics for part of your time and part of your time will be spent teaching or coaching underprivileged children at a local school.
Athletics is a fairly popular sport in New Zealand but is somewhat overshadowed by sports such as rugby, netball and cricket. On this project you'll be able to work at a athletics club which has a variety of events to offer. You'll coach the Juniors for an hour or two at the club in the afternoons and evenings, as well as training and possibly competing for the club. During the day you'll bring very welcome coaching skills to our sports project, where you'll coach a variety of sports to underprivileged children at a school. You may also be asked to teach some other subjects to the children, apart from sports.
The club we work with has a very lively social scene and you will be welcomed with open arms.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
--> An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into New Zealand.
--> New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
--> An entry on your CV or resume that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
--> The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them
--> And best of all.. an unforgettable experience!
The Athletics Club is located in the suburbs of Auckland and a short bus ride away from the city centre where your accommodation is located. The club has excellent facilities which are the best in Auckland, including a weights gym, athletics track and top class cross country running park. At the club you will have the opportunity to coach a variety of different ages in a variety of different events. You'll also have the opportunity to train and possibly compete for the club, if you get selected.
The club has a large variety of athletics events available for volunteers to coach and compete in as follows:
--> All field events,
--> All track events,
--> Cross country/middle distance
During the summer months (October - March), the club holds its track and field training. The cross country and middle distance training takes place all year round. The children you will be coaching vary from 7 - 18 year old.
If you would also like to compete yourself on this project, you can do this as a representative of the athletics club or as a representative from your own club.
TEACHING AT THE LOCAL SCHOOL:
As the athletics project won't occupy all your time, during the daytime you'll work on the School Sports Project. Here you can coach athletics or a number of other sports an additional hour or two on most days, leaving your evenings free to coach and train with the athletics club.
The Athletics season and coaching times:
--> Track and Field: October - March
--> Cross Country, road running and long distance: All year round
During the school holidays there is the same opportunity to coach athletics as the school term.
As a volunteer with Travellers, you'll receive free club membership but if you wish to compete you will have to pay around 5 USD - 7 USD per meeting.
ACCOMMODATION AND LOCATION:
Your accommodation is located in the city centre of Auckland. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station and shopping district. You'll live in a Lodge that is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long-term stays. You may have your own room or you may share a room with other volunteers. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.
Entertainment at your accommodation includes cheap internet access and cable TV (Sky) as well as an outside balcony. You are literally a stroll from the Sky Tower, harbor and waterfront. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to parts of Auckland and New Zealand or to the many other 'things to do'!
The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs, or you could head over to the viaduct for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus, which is close to your accommodation.
Maori settlement in Auckland was at least 800 years ago. Different tribes built fortifications on the various volcanoes in Auckland. When the British arrived in 1840 they claimed Auckland as the capital city of New Zealand until Wellington became the capital 25 years later. The city is modern and vibrant - a fun and friendly city with beautiful surrounding islands and harbour.
Some of its more famous attractions include the Sky Tower, Rangitoto Island, the Harbour, the Hukani Gulf Islands and the many extinct volcanoes Auckland which provide great views of the city. Auckland has restaurants to suit all tastes - the most popular cuisine is New Zealand lamb. For meals in local restaurants, a trip to Auckland's inner city centre is well worth the effort - it bustles with activity and offers a wide range of restaurants.
Travellers' placements are very flexible and you can combine this project with any other Travellers project, either in the same country or in different countries.
WHAT TO DO NEXT:
Talk to us - We're there to help you.
Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you'd like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us! If you'd like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we'll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It's as easy as that.
No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.
Varies depending on length. Starts from 1,945 for 4 weeks
Full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).
You'll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you'll see them frequently.
Pre-departure you'll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.
This placement would suit people who want to make a real difference, want first-hand experience of a different culture and who have initiative. No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm and a love of sports! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities.
Everyone welcome from 17 years old up to 70+
Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.
Independently or in Groups
within 5 working days
Travellers Worldwide organises all types of worthwhile and beneficial voluntary placements in local communities. We also provide Work Experience & Internship opportunities, as well as different types of Courses and study abroad options. We have many diverse projects, from teaching underprivileged or refugee children in schools, orphanages and care homes, to conservation and rehabilitation of endangered animals, such as orangutans, lion cubs, dolphins, elephants. Our aim is to make a difference to the communities we work in and to facilitate personal and professional growth in our volunteers. We employ local people in our destination countries and local providers of goods and services, thus ensuring we have a positive impact on the community. Our ethos encompasses mutual respect, cultural exchange, responsible travel and a beneficial outcome for all. Travellers also arranges work experience placements in Journalism, Law, Veterinary, Medicine, Tourism, Architecture, and many more. There are also opportunities to learn languages and other skills such as Capoeira in Brazil, Tango in Argentina or Flying in South Africa. These projects are unique - and tailored to suit you! Our placements are flexible (2 weeks to 1 year) and on most you can choose your own start and finish dates. No qualifications are required, just an enthusiasm to experience a new culture! Full support is provided within the country, with friendly and conscientious staff, ensuring a safe and exciting way to experience a brand new culture! Placements are also very sociable: you'll make friends with the other international volunteers and often volunteers travel together after their placement and during their free weekends. We help you to Make a Difference and have an exciting adventure travel experience!
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