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ORGANIZATION: african rural volunteers

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Program Overview

Are you passionate about football and eager to share your love for the sport with children from underprivileged backgrounds? Our Football Coaching Volunteer Program in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, is designed for enthusiastic volunteers who want to make a difference through physical activity. By working within local communities, you will help develop the sporting skills of Nigerian children, fostering their talent and providing them with care, support, and education.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities

As a volunteer in the Football Coaching Program, you will:

  • Develop Football Skills: Coach children from various deprived backgrounds, including orphans, street children, and children with disabilities. Help them improve their football skills through structured training sessions and friendly matches.
  • Provide Mentorship: Offer guidance and mentorship to young athletes, encouraging them to pursue their passion for football and instilling values such as teamwork, discipline, and perseverance.
  • Organize Activities: Plan and execute football-related activities and events, including training drills, skill challenges, and mini-tournaments.
  • Support Education: Integrate educational elements into coaching sessions to promote a well-rounded development, focusing on the importance of education alongside sports.
  • Collaborate with Local Organizations: Work with local soccer clubs (Divisions 1 & 2), schools, and colleges to ensure a comprehensive and community-driven approach to the program.

Program Locations

The Football Coaching Volunteer Program operates primarily in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. Additionally, we offer placements in Togo and Benin for those interested in extending their impact to neighboring countries.

Program Activities

During your volunteer placement, you will have the opportunity to engage in the following activities:

  • Training Sessions: Conduct regular football training sessions focusing on skill development, fitness, and tactical understanding.
  • Match Preparation: Help prepare teams for local matches and tournaments, offering strategic advice and support.
  • Community Engagement: Participate in community outreach programs to encourage sports participation among children and raise awareness about the benefits of physical activity.
  • Cultural Exchange: Immerse yourself in the local culture, learning about Nigerian traditions and lifestyles while sharing your own experiences and perspectives.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Impactful Contribution: Make a significant difference in the lives of underprivileged children by helping them develop their football talents and providing them with positive role models.
  • Personal Growth: Gain valuable coaching experience, enhance your leadership skills, and grow personally by working in a challenging and rewarding environment.
  • Cultural Immersion: Experience the rich culture of Nigeria, including its vibrant football scene, traditions, and hospitality.
  • Networking Opportunities: Build connections with local soccer clubs, schools, and fellow volunteers from around the world.

Accommodation and Support

  • Comfortable Housing: Stay in clean and comfortable accommodations with neatly furnished rooms.
  • Nutritious Meals: Enjoy local and continental dishes prepared under strict hygienic conditions.
  • Transportation: Benefit from scheduled transportation services for daily commutes and program-related activities.
  • Security and Internet: 24/7 security and access to 4G internet to stay connected with loved ones and share your experiences.

Program Requirements

  • Age: Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Background Check: A background check is required to ensure the safety of the children.
  • Commitment: Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum duration of two weeks.
  • Health: Good physical and mental health is necessary to handle the demands of coaching and working with children.

How to Apply

To apply for the Football Coaching Volunteer Program in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, please visit our website or contact our support team for more information. We look forward to welcoming you and making a lasting difference together.

"Join us in harnessing the football talent of Nigeria's youth and experience the joy of giving back through sports."

For more information and to apply, please visit our website or contact our support team.

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About african rural volunteers


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Mission Statement

At CYSD, our mission is to harness the potential of Nigeria's youth through motivation, education, resource provision, and enlightenment. We firmly believe that with the right support and opportunities, young individuals can unlock their greatest potentials and make significant contributions to national development.


Welcome to the Center for Youths in Sustainable Development (CYSD), a registered non-governmental organization dedicated to empowering Nigeria's youth and advancing sustainable development. Our headquarters are located in the vibrant city of Abuja, and our organization is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria (CYSD: CAC/IT/NO 121461).


Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Community, Sports & Recreation


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1 Upchelsea junction, Erunwen roadIkorodu, Lagos 100041Nigeria



  • Sports Coaching


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hrs per day

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