In volunteering for two weeks the difference you can make is surprisingly big! For some children we visit, simply having the chance to play an organised game is a thrill but equally you can make a fundamental difference to a community through spreading the positive HIV awareness messages through the coaching. Not only will you be able to make a huge difference in the country; you will also find that you will pick up life skills and tangible professional skills through the volunteering.
Our trips to Africa last two weeks and are normally packed full to ensure the maximum impact in the country. Each project is made up of 6-8 volunteers to ensure that the group can handle the numbers of children and split up if necessary. We then try and get a mix of coaches and non-coaches to ensure a good spread of skills.
The projects will include working with local schools, delivery of HIV awareness messages, training local people as coaches, umpires and scorers and acting as a representative of Cricket Without Boundaries within local communities.
Where you can go:
Based on our success we are looking to recruit volunteers to deliver projects in the following countries:
We are looking for general sports enthusiasts, qualified or unqualified, for projects in spring and autumn. You don’t have to have any knowledge of cricket but we do ask for a willingness to work hard and get involved!
In order to prepare you for volunteering, there is a training weekend before the project.
We ask all our volunteers to raise a minimum of £975 to cover the costs of the project, including transport, accommodation and most importantly the cricket equipment that is left in the country. This is the major revenue source for the charity and helps to ensure that we can have the biggest possible impact in the two weeks.
Not covered in your £975 are flights, insurance, vaccinations, malaria pills and food and drink.
Any flights over £750 will be subsidised by the charity.
On every project there is a project leader who is responsible for all the logistics of the project i.e. choosing flights, accommodation and transports plus an ECB qualified tutor who runs the coach education and leads on all the cricket coaching.
At the training weekend, all the key questions are covered including coaching drills, HIV messages and possibly most importantly answering questions about the host country.
CWB will help with fundraising ideas and your events will be supported, most important of all on the trip you will be able to see first-hand how your fundraising has helped!
You can truly make a difference to thousands of lives and make a positive impact on yours!