Projects start every Thursday, during school term times
only – you choose your start and finish dates.
4 weeks to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements
||No qualifications or experience required, but you
must be enthusiastic and have a very good knowledge of
sports. You should also be aged 18 or over.
Full Price List
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance
►Meeting you at the nearest airport
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Local in-country team support and backup
►24-hr emergency support.
►Certificate of Completion
What's not included
Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required),
Food, Transport to and from
your project, Return
transfer to airport.
Who can do
is open to all nationalities and all ages over 18.
gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers,
career breakers, anyone interested in coaching sports or
working with children overseas while doing voluntary
work in coaching sports, projects abroad or study
Also available as a summer placement in sports
volunteering in Australia.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into
Australia and you'll learn about the Aborigine culture that makes
this country so fascinating!
The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and
knowing that you made a difference to them.
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding
of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional
An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head
and shoulders above most others in the job market.
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
We work with a variety of schools in Perth that
each differ in terms of the ages of the children and their sporting
abilities. Your day will usually be made up of a mixture of teaching in
class plus the chance to coach children a sport or a number of sports
during PE lessons. As the sports lessons won't fill up your
time-table, you'll help out with other lessons, too,
such as English and helping with reading and writing. The sports that
you can usually coach are Football and Cricket.
You’ll have the opportunity to coach a sport, or a number of
sports, in the day time during school hours, to children in Primary
schools. The ages range from 5 to 10 years-old. The children at the school are young and sport is part time and to a
“playground” standard only. These primary schools are IEC (Intensive
English Centers) schools and take refugee children from countries such
as Afghanistan, Sudan and Somalia. However, the combination of teaching
and coaching will give you great
diversity on the project.
The sports are generally coached by season,
but if you wanted to coach a sport that was not in season, or if you
wanted to introduce a new sport to the children, the school would
welcome it as long as it was of benefit to the children.
Usually, you will be involved in a wide range or specific sporting
activities, which will give you a very diverse project. Some of the
sports are generally taught by season, but many are taught all year
round. You’ll also help with sports lesson plans. The schools usually have
SCHOOL SEMESTER / TERM TIMES AND PROJECT DATES:
This project runs during the school terms.
The school terms are as follows:
- Term 1 Monday 1 February - Thursday 8 April
- Term 2 Monday 26 April - Friday 1 July
- Term 3 Monday 18 July - Friday 23 September
- Term 4 Monday 10 October - Thursday 15 December
- Term 1 Wednesday 1 February - Friday 7 April
- Term 2 Monday 24 April - Friday 30 June
- Term 3 Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September
- Term 4 Monday 9 October - Thursday 14 December
- Term 1 Wednesday 31 January - Friday 13 April
- Term 2 Monday 30 April - Friday 29 June
- Term 3 Monday 16 July - Friday 21 September
- Term 4 Monday 8 October - Thursday 13 December
School lessons last for 40 minutes and the school
day runs from around 8:45 - 2:45 pm. You'll spend about 4 to 5 hours a day helping the children at
Different sports have different seasons
and the main sports are as follows:
February - April:
Swimming, Tennis, Cricket, Athletics
May - July: Rugby
Union & League, Football (soccer) , Hockey, Netball, Australian
August – October:
Football, Netball. AFL
October - December:
Athletics, Cricket, Cross Country & Football.
You won't be involved in sports all the time, as the school may assign
you to whichever activities are needed most by the children at the time
of your project.
There is only a modest amount of sports coaching availablel in the
schools, so you must be prepared to get involved in all aspects of
school work as well, thus you will do a lot of classroom teaching.
When you are working on sports, you will be working as
an assistant to the sports teacher during school hours.
normal teaching lessons, as well as teaching English, you get involved with teaching a number of other subjects
with the children from the IEC center. The subjects that may be
available for you to teach are:
FREE COACHING MANUALS:
You'll have access to a large number of coaching manuals for
each sport - these manuals have been produced in-house by Travellers and are
generally very useful in helping you to plan
coaching sessions for your students.
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping me arrange my project
in Perth. I had such an amazing time and left with an unforgettable
experience. I'll definitely advise 'Travellers' to anybody hoping for a
similar opportunity and experience! I'm already planning my return to
Australia after I finish University! Thank you again!"
Your accommodation is located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth, Western
Australia. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station
and shopping district.
You'll live in a centrally
located lodge that is
friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long term stays. You'll most
own room, but will share a bathroom with others on your floor. There is an
excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to
here to visit the Lodges' website for more information.
Entertainment at the Lodge currently includes a pool table, cheap internet
access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few, but with all
the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor
activities! You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD
transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to
Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other things to do in the region!
The city center
boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or you can head over to Northbridge for
more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus,
which stops outside your accommodation.
is not included in this project so you should budget for meals. We feel that
a good guide would be a weekly budget
of around AUD$70
Got any questions? Please email us:
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT:
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll
contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on
details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have
access to all the documentation and information which we've put
together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your
Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you
throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on
your placement and on your return home.
The documents you'll have access to also include a Country
Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on
your particular program (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment
Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we
can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.
As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is
different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the
most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in
Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in
all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this
On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of our
will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone. During your first few days you'll be given an induction so that you can learn
about the country and its culture, as well as other useful information, like how
to use the transport system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots more.
While on your placements, you can also book some
Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.
project can also be combined with any of our other projects in Australia, or
you could even do a second project in a different region of the country - or
perhaps New Zealand - thus
doubling your adventure and enjoyment!
LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:
The best advice you'll get from us
is to try to see some of the country while you're
there. It's big (huge!) and each different region is exciting
and very, very beautiful.
A little about Perth: Perth was built on the
banks of the magnificent Swan River over 150 years ago and is now a city
rich in culture and filled with theatres, art galleries and museums.
The city is modern and vibrant - a fun, friendly and 'laid back' place, with
clear skies and a sunny climate. Western Australia is locally known as the
'state of excitement!'
Some of its more famous attractions include
Kings Park, Scarborough Beach, Fremantle and the Swan River.
Fremantle (or as the local’s call it, ‘Freo’) is the city’s port and is
rich in history. At weekends you will find
entertainment and plenty of alfresco style cafes to laze in.
restaurants to suit all tastes - the most popular cuisine is of course the
great Australian BBQ. Barbeque facilities are abundant in local parks - take
your own food and cook up a feast, Australian style! For meals in local
restaurants, a trip to Perth's inner city center is well worth the effort -
it bustles with activity and offers a range of choices of restaurants.
THE BEST OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Courtesy of Western Australia Tourism -
Fremantle - Spend a few days in Fremantle is an absolute must. Just
a 30 minute drive from Perth's city center. Freo, as it's known by
locals is a vibrant port city you can't miss.
Rottnest Island - Just offshore from Perth, Rottnest Island is where
the locals go to swim at white-sand beaches, snorkel in turquoise water
over shipwrecks, or kick back and go fishing. Rotto, as it's called
locally, is a car-free zone, which adds to its relaxed feel.
Margaret River - No trip to Western Australia is complete
without a pit stop at Margaret River. Originally a chilled out
surfie town, Margaret River has evolved into the ultimate
smorgasbord of good food, fine wine and spectacular scenery - just a
three-and-a-half hour drive south of Perth.
Albany - Prepare to be blown away by Albany's dramatic convict
history, set against a backdrop of rugged granite coastline, green seas
and a wild beauty that tugs at the heartstrings. Step back in time and
explore convict jails, old taverns, whaling ships and settlers' cottages
and grand National Trust homes in beautifully landscaped grounds.
Denmark - You'll fall in love with Denmark - where towering tall
trees meet the ocean. The town has a relaxed village atmosphere,
romantic timber milling history and incredible coastal scenery.
Ningaloo Reef - Take a dive with hundreds of tropical fish,
amazing coral formations and the world's biggest fish, the whale shark,
at unspoilt Ningaloo Reef.
Monkey Mia - Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia's most famous
dolphin watching destinations.
- The Shark Bay World Heritage Area was Western Australia's first World
Heritage Listed site and one of only 16 Australia wide that fit all four
selection criteria. Shark Bay's wilderness and natural wonders make for
a unique vacation.
The Pinnacles - The extraordinary ancient rock formations that
make up the Pinnacles are located about a three-hour drive north of
Perth near the coastal town of Cervantes.
Kalgoorlie - Get ready for a heady trip to Kalgoorlie, Western
Australia's largest goldfields town famed for its fascinating gold rush
history, fabulous old buildings and old gold miners' ghost towns.
Esperance - For squeaky-white beaches, getting off the beaten
track and bunking down under the stars, head south to Esperance. This
place is so relaxed even the kangaroos sun bake on the beach.
The cosmopolitan city of Bunbury, just two hours drive south of Perth,
is located on a spectacular peninsular surrounded by blue waters of the
Indian Ocean, Koombana Bay and the Leschenault Inlet.
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arrive in your new country, please
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