Volunteer Sports Projects in Mongolia
- Placement location: Ulaanbaatar
- Role: To coach children in a variety of sports to help improve fitness levels and skills.
- Age of Students: 11-18
- Class Size: 30-40
- Accommodation: Host family
- Price: From
- What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, travel and medical insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- Length of placement: From 2 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Our volunteer Sports project in Mongolia is based in schools where you can coach a variety of school sports, such as basketball, volleyball, athletics and football. Physical strength is a high priority in traditional school sports in Mongolia with the most common sports being wrestling, horse riding and archery. However since the collapse of the old Soviet Union, Western influence has made the games that we are used to in the UK more popular amongst the younger generation in Mongolia.
Despite this change in interest the schools we work with are often very poor and cannot afford the necessary teaching cover for children to participate in these sports on a regular basis. Even when they can, the standard of tuition is poor, because the teachers have simply not had the required sporting background.
Volunteers are vital to help to coach these sports in schools, providing guidance and support for the students and the teachers.
Coach Sports in Schools with Projects Abroad
Projects Abroad are based in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. During term time there are many opportunities to get involved with coaching a variety of sports. If you specialise in a particular sport and have a good knowledge of the game and how to coach it effectively then you will be much in demand, but the schools we work with are very happy to have coaches with a simple love of sport in general, and the enthusiasm to develop the same in the others.
You can volunteer as a Sports Coach as part of a gap year, during a career break or as part of an alternative holiday; everybody is welcome! And you do not have to have previous experience. Anyone with a passion for sport can participate.
Volunteering Abroad on Sports Projects in Mongolia
This project offers you a real chance to use your sporting talents whilst interacting with Mongolian teachers and students, and also playing a role in the local community. Your efforts are sure to be greatly appreciated and you will find the development you see in your students to be incredibly rewarding, whilst at the same time knowing that you are a part of a bigger network of people who are developing Mongolia's sporting future.
You can join a School Sports project in Mongolia for two or three weeks if you don't have time to join us for four weeks or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for short term volunteering for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain a valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone volunteering for a longer period. Volunteers who can only join us for two weeks may be paired up with another longer term sports volunteer.