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Coaching programme

World, Asia, Sri Lanka, welimada

OFFER YOUR HELP

Travel dates

15°C, 11:01

About the workproject

We need 4 volunteers

Coaching programmer runs in schools in up country side of Sri Lanka. You'll work with children who benefit enormously from your help!

The schools have about 400 to 500 pupils aged 5 to 16 years old, with approx. 35 per class. Their English is generally poor, so by coaching sports, you're also giving them a chance to improve their English in an informal setting.

You'll coach all age groups, from 6 to 18 years old. You don't need any qualifications to do this project.

About the host

Amila (37)

Host since
2015

Speaks
English, Japanese

Last seen online
12 Months ago

My name is Amila Halpage, I'm a past student of the college, looking for any help that we can get.Volunteers are welcome to come and work at Guru and can contribute in many ways not least of all the teaching of English both inside and outside the classroom. Young volunteers can also be a great asset on the playing field and in the supervision of dormitories and extra curricular activities.

Volunteers to assist the Chaplaincy team would also be very welcome especially if they possess counselling training.

While the School cannot pay volunteers, who by definition, offer their services voluntarily, we are able to offer modest accomodation and meals for the duration of the stay.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us


Work to be done

  • language practice
  • teaching
  • charity work
  • child care / au pair

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 6 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room

Volunteers from overseas and from within Sri Lanka have been offering their services as teachers and coaches etc at Guru from the very beginning.

More recently there was a volunteer teacher from Canada, Ms Shirley Newel and another who came to us through the USPG Mr Tom Wilkinson both of whom had a very positive influence on the community.

In 2007 there was a volunteer from Holland of Sri Lankan extraction, Ms Jayani Masthoff, who volunteered as Matron of the primary and the girls’ dormitories.

In 2009 Bro Michael Grace TSSF came to us as Lay Chaplain from York but had to return to the UK after only one term due to ill health. Simultaneously we had two volunteers from Scotland and three from Dr Hayman’s alma mater Sherborne School in the UK.

Volunteers are welcome to come and work at Guru and can contribute in many ways not least of all the teaching of English both inside and outside the classroom. Young volunteers can also be a great asset on the playing field and in the supervision of dormitories and extra curricular activities.

Volunteers to assist the Chaplaincy team would also be very welcome especially if they possess counselling training.

While the School cannot pay volunteers, who by definition, offer their services voluntarily, we are able to offer modest accomodation and meals for the duration of the stay.

The ideal duration for a volunteers is one year. But those who are able to come for a Term or two terms would also be welcome. Shorter durations, while, acceptable will not be of much long term value as once the volunteer has just begun to be accepted in the community s/he will be leaving.

For further information on volunteer opportunities please contact the Headmaster.

  • shared meals

While the School cannot pay volunteers, who by definition, offer their services voluntarily, we are able to offer modest accomodation and meals for the duration of the stay.

  • no money is involved