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- About Us |
- Why Pay Fees to Volunteer? |
- Why Choose Us?
Why Choose Us?
Travelling abroad or taking a gap year or career break is a big decision, especially with the amount of time and money you need to invest into it. Therefore, to help set you mind at ease, here are 10 good reasons why you’ll love coming away with us.
1) Our Focus
Our pride is in our focus. We are not trying to ‘conquer the world’ by offering hundreds of projects all over the world. Our goal is simply to provide well-structured sports coaching and playing projects and career development opportunities in a few select destinations. This ensures better management of our projects and greater impact for the community. It also helps us recruit teams of sports volunteers who can travel and work together, making for a fantastic and truly unforgettable social experience.
“"Thank you so much to both the UK team and the in-country team for making my experience so enjoyable"”
2) In-Country Support
Unlike many other organisations, we make sure you are properly looked after during your time away. Our resident in-country staff live near you and are on call 24-hours a day to make sure you are safe, secure and really enjoying your experience abroad.
“"The in-country team was superb throughout the whole trip and were always there for everyone, no matter what."”
3) Value for Money
Although you do have to fork out some cash to come away with us (and let’s face it, no-one likes doing that!) you will soon see that we offer great value with no hidden costs. Comprehensive pre-departure advice, excellent in-country support and professionally run activities are just some of the benefits you will receive.
“"I am so glad to have gone with you because I have seen what other travel companies do and it’s not all that great!"”
4) Tailor Made Trips
We will give you the flexibility in dates, duration and activities to tailor make the experience you desire. Want to coach and play sport? How about combining a sports and non-sports volunteer project? Or what about extending your trip once you’re in-country? These options are all available, as are many more. Just get in touch to discuss your plans.
“"I coached football, played football, taught in schools and even worked in an orphanage! I can’t believe how much I was able to do."”
5) Passionate People
We are passionate about sport and fanatical about travel. And you will soon discover this when you talk to our sports-mad staff and meet our other travellers. Come away with us and you will meet lots of like-minded people who share the same passions and interests as you, be it sport, travel or volunteering abroad, many of whom will become friends for life.
“"Thanks again for everything and congratulations on being such a great organisation. It’s been a pleasure and honour to be part of your team"”
6) Knowledgeable Staff
All our staff are experienced travellers who have taken time out to explore the world. They are also big sports lovers who have been known to swing bats, kick balls and even shoot hoops in their time! So, if you want to find out the ‘real deal’ about our programmes, speak to one of our Travel Advisors who will be more than happy to answer all your questions about our destinations and activities.
“"All the staff were friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable."”
7) Coaching Experience
If you are an aspiring sports coach, our projects will give you valuable hands-on experience in coaching sports to youth athletes. This looks great on any CV when applying for future coaching jobs. Most of our projects take place at the grassroots end of the game, but there are often opportunities to work with higher level teams. Just ask our in-country teams.
“"Everyone was so friendly and made me feel very welcome and part of the club. They are absolutely devoted to the game and there is a real buzz around the place. It was a pleasure to be coaching alongside some top guys and I can only thank the head coach for his complete support."”
8) Social Experience
We are all about the ‘team’ and are renowned for our unrivalled social experience. Our programmes see groups of sporty people living, working and travelling together. This creates a close family spirit amongst everyone involved, from your fellow travel mates, to our in-country staff, to the friendly locals you meet.
“"I met incredible people from all over the world, many of whom I will definitely keep in touch with"”
9) Responsible Travel
We are committed to minimising any negative effect our projects have overseas, whether economic, social or environmental. We therefore ensure money goes directly into local services like food, accommodation, training and local staff. A portion of your fee also goes to our sister charity, set up by the same founder, to create more sporting opportunities for children in developing countries.
“"It’s great to see so much money going straight into the local community, whether it’s into a small business, a township school or a valuable community project. We are so grateful to have you in South Africa."”
10) Financially Secure
You need to know that your money is safe when you book your trip, especially as you pay the full amount a few weeks before you leave. This is why we protect your money through ATOL and ABTOT and follow strict UK travel package regulations to safeguard your money, ensuring you would be paid back in the unlikely event of our financial failure.