The project is run as a weekly curricular activity for disadvantaged youth from one of the local schools. The main goal is to keep the children occupied and off the streets after school. Volunteers help us teach them valuable life lessons through adventure activities, teamwork, educational classes and sports. For most of the children this is the highlight of their day, which is why it is also used as an incentive for them to do well in school, giving them a better chance at a brighter future. Those that turn up for school every day, behave themselves in class and study hard are rewarded by being given the chance to attend this after school sports activities.
Teaching kids how to swim, surf & skate
Assist teaching sports programs
Run fun days and challenges
Assist with computer lessons
Assist in the edu-care centers with basic skills teaching
Be a good role model encouraging good social and emotional skills
A supplementary fee of €200 applies to participants under 18 years old. For more information, go to the youth section.
Volunteers will be staying in one of our volunteer houses with bedrooms sleeping 2-5 people. All houses are facilitated with electricity, WIFI, hot water, a kitchen, communal bathrooms (with shower & toilets), beds with linen and a pillow (no towels). Male and female volunteers will share rooms unless otherwise requested. Upgrades to private single or double rooms are available at an extra cost.
Volunteers are responsible for keeping their own room and volunteer house tidy. Bathrooms are cleaned every day by cleaning staff, and linen is changed once a week. The volunteer houses are walking distance from shops, restaurants, entertainment, bus stops, and the beach.
During the school holidays, our projects run differently and according to the holiday club schedule. The activities are dependent upon the weather, length of holiday and number of attendees. The aim of the holiday club program is for the kids to have fun and to keep them off the streets. The activities during this time are less structured and more focused on the enjoyment of the children.
Please note: if a holiday club activity requires the payment of an entrance fee, volunteers will have to pay for themselves. The programme fee is used to cover the entrance for the children only, however, we do try to plan as many free events as possible.
School Holidays 2020:
First Term: 19th March – 01st April
Second Term: 17th June – 08th July
Third Term: 23rd September – 30th October
Fourth Term: 5th December – 07th January
School Holidays 2021:
First Term: 29th March – 12th April
Second Term: 28th June – 19th July
Third Term: 04th October – 11th October
Fourth Term: 09th December (starts)
– Police clearance
– Basic in English
– Copy of return flight itinerary
– Ability to swim