The Deaf Volleyball Club (DVC) is a club founded by the deaf community in Uganda and primarily appeals to members that are deaf or hard of hearing, minorities and underrepresented groups. DVC was established in 2020 to use volleyball as a tool for promoting community development through sporting activities (sports for development) and raising the awareness of underrepresented groups.
DVC is now in need of a dedicated coach that is familiar with developing skills and identifying player strengths. The team is looking for a reliable resource to help set up proper administrative structures, team conduct guide, and a coaching plan that will work for the available talent groups. This will be in an environment that will require a translator and lots of hand-signalling. This is also a great opportunity to improve on your communication skills as you interact with deaf players on a daily basis. You’ll also get a great opportunity to work in a low-resource sports environment and will learn how to improvise, work with available resources and produce results. The volunteer or intern in this role must have demonstrated experience either as a volleyball coach or player and must have competed in organized volleyball competitions. The coach may serve on a short-term or long-term basis. At this stage, the club needs committed individuals to get all the moving parts going. If you feel like you can handle this challenge, please reach out to us. Inability is not disability!
Pathway Impact was founded to connect the developed and developing world through volunteering, interning and student mobility in order to promote global citizenship, social inclusion, cultural exchange, human development and to establish global ties for local communities.
Our Vision is to become a renowned leader in development engagement by using local and global approaches for change. Together with our partners, we run high-impact programs that use widely accepted standards that appeal to compassionate individuals who are eager to explore, learn, impact and grow.
We work closely with like-minded organizations, community leaders and individuals to understand community needs and priorities and then involve members around the issues to inspire them into action. Our programs address the enormous challenges that under privileged Ugandans have to live with on a daily basis. Our short-term and long-term projects promote solidarity, social inclusion and ownership of development results and are designed to be sustainable long after the program participants have left.