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Sports, exercise, and health education play important roles in the fine and gross motor coordination development, and long-term wellbeing of youth. Volunteer in Kerala, India, or Cape Town, South Africa, to join locally run projects and assist community members to lead health workshops and sporting activities. Assist with a variety of sports and physical activities, as well as empowerment workshops for local youth.
You will develop leadership and facilitation skills, learn about different cultures, and volunteer in an ethically sustainable way that measures against the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. GVI has a Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy in place to maintain ethical best practices.
You could also form life-long friendships with your fellow participants from around the world. Together, explore the natural wonders of Cape Town and better understand the complex history and diverse cultures within the country, or enjoy scenic beach days in Kerala.
- Contribute to the fine and gross motor skill development of community youth, as well as their long-term wellbeing.
- Support the UN SDGs and learn how to volunteer and travel ethically.
- Connect with local community members and develop friendships with like-minded participants from around the world.
- In Cape Town, hike up Cape Point, where the Indian and Atlantic ocean meet. In Kerala, enjoy the relaxation of tropical beach greenery and backwater canals.
- Become a global citizen with greater understandings of cultures and community development issues.
GVI has a Community Development Internship in Thailand!
This is an opportunity to learn more about Chiang Mai's local Karen hill tribe culture, gaining intercultural communication skills and valuable teaching experience.
Join a community of GVI staff and international volunteers in Gordon’s Bay, to assist with the youth’s fine and gross motor skill development. Through sports activities, events, and health workshops you’ll support and encourage the long-term health and wellbeing of the students. This is also an immersion into a rural township environment, where you can learn more about the diversity of culture in South Africa, and the complex socio economic dynamics of the country.
Stay in Gordon’s Bay, where you’ll collaborate with local community members, GVI staff and fellow participants to assist with health education. Topics include, general long-term hygiene, sports and exercise routines, childhood education and women’s empowerment. Conduct gender equality discussions and develop leadership and cross-cultural skills. You’ll be contributing directly to the UN SDGs Goal 3: Good Health And Wellbeing, Goal 4: Quality Education and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities.
Sports play an important role in the development of motor coordination in youth. It also teaches children how to collaborate and work within a team and community context. Join dedicated GVI staff, partners, and participants from around the world to encourage health and wellbeing among the local youth with regular exercise routines. This is a great way to learn about different cultures, connect with local community members and make life-long friends with other like-minded participants.