Sports Coach Leader

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There are over 300 children between the ages of four and eighteen years old currently enrolled in the education programme, which makes it the largest department in SKIP. We aim to maintain an exciting, stimulating and engaging learning environment. Our aim is not to replace the local education system, but rather supplement it. Following a curriculum designed especially for the children at SKIP, we provide classes in subjects such as reading comprehension, Maths and English.

The Sports Programme

We have recently developed a structured physical education programme to complement our classroom curriculum for the children at SKIP. This provides an opportunity for students to participate regularly and safely in physical activity and to learn important social and interpersonal skills, contributing to psychological well-being, physical capacity, and the ability to cope with stress. Through this programme we aim to foster concentration, better classroom behavior and more focused learning.

The Position

Under the supervision of the Education Coordinator, the Sports Coach Leader will lead sports classes three afternoons a week for the primary classes (three classes a day) and a Saturday afternoon for the secondary classes. If you feel like you don't have enough experience to lead the sports classes, then you can still be involved as a sports teaching assistant

This position is part-time, so there will be the opportunity to be involved in the other programmes we run.

The benefits of volunteering with us

In return for your invaluable participation in our volunteering programme, SKIP will provide:

  • Housing
  • A thorough induction to the organisation, programmes, department and specific role
  • Volunteering visa (we can only issue this for volunteers who stay a minimum of 1 year)
  • Structured and relevant training from fully qualified and experienced staff members??-??you can read??bios for all our permanent team??on the website
  • Mentoring and support in the form of regular supervision and staff meetings as well as informal sessions
  • The chance to be a part of a diverse and dedicated team and a welcoming community
  • Confirmation of volunteer service

Volunteer Profile


  • Interest in sport and physical education
  • Ability to plan sports lessons for children aged 5-18 years old
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Passion for working with children
  • Confidence to deal with disciplinary issues outside on the sports ground
  • Enthusiasm
  • Energy
  • Patience
  • Tenacity
  • Maturity
  • Minimum 6 month commitment.


  • Experience working with children.
  • Ability to commit to 1 year
  • Advanced Spanish

If you are ready to take the next step, you can download an application form.

Or feel free to email with any questions

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volunteer blog: sports coach leader

My name is Dave and I am from England. I worked at SKIP for 8 months back as the Sports leader.

I undertook the position at SKIP, having no prior teaching experience and a sketchy level of Spanish, I had somewhat thrown myself into the deep end. Through the help and support of those around me within the charity I was able to ensure that my relative lack of knowledge and experience did not prove to be a problem.

The Sports Coordinator role takes patience, enthusiasm, energy and creativity. The role included teaching students at both primary and secondary school level. In addition to the teaching there was responsibility for creating and maintaining a curriculum, managing volunteers and assisting where help was needed in other departments. The limited resources and requirement to keep lessons fun, interesting and engaging will drag out your inner creativity! Although at times the work was hard and tiring; patience, persistency and perseverance pays off in the end making the good times all the more rewarding. The kids themselves are amazing to work with, full of energy, talented, kind and caring.

My highlights at the school came in through the trip out into the countryside with the kids, the father???s day football tournament and the Saturday football training sessions that we ran. I felt proud to be able to look back and compare the differences in the first classes that I took and the last classes.

In addition to the role, the opportunity to work at SKIP is unique. Living together with other volunteers helps to create an inseparable bond ??? the family meals, house BBQ???s, nights out at La Barra and trips during school holidays all stay with me today. Living in Trujillo also provided too many highlights to list but the stand outs ??? Hermelinda Markets, playing football against the locals every night at the Stadium Mansiche pitches and amazing street food!