Our programs and services are valuable resources that brings kids together in a safe nurturing place, participating in sports and receiving , homework help , mentoring, messages about personal health and wellness, and insight from role models from our communities and adult volunteers worldwide.
EYS is a non-profit social services organization founded in 2011 and dedicated to Youth Development through Sports and Leadership programs. Our Goal is to reach the most marginalized and enable them to become part of a community within which they can thrive, develop and realize their potential and to ensure that no child is left on the sideline just because they couldn’t afford it.
Many Children faces challenges of growing up in communities plagued with poverty and preventable crime. Due to lack of recreational infrastructures, they either spend their times in internet cafes or play on the streets unsupervised, thus involving them in “Negative Recreations”.Children in Ghana have a very short childhood and this robs them, especially girls of the opportunity of gaining problem solving skills, leadership skills, self-esteem and so much more.
We offer today's most relevant programs in five core areas:
Sports, Fitness & Recreation:
Develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management and leadership, appreciation for the environment and social skills.
Child and Youth Development:
Emerge Kids is the starting point for many youth to learn about being active and developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health.
Character and Leadership Development:
Empowering youth to support and influence their team and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
Develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
Create opportunities for youth to cultivate their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts, creative writing and more.
1. Volunteer – Youth Sports
Use your talents to encourage, guide and train young athletes. We rely on volunteer coaches to lead our year-round youth sports. We are looking for a positive role model to plan and implement Emerge Youth Sports practice sessions and coach games. If you thrive in an active environment and can relate to children and young adults, this opportunity is for you!
2. Coach our Youth Tennis, Basketball or Soccer programs
Assist our coaches and instructors
We ask that volunteer coaches commit to an entire season (approximately 10 weeks)
3. Volunteer – Swim Instructor
We seek volunteers who are experienced in swimming and water sports to plan and implement swimming coaching activities. Volunteers get to work closely with parents, other instructors to develop coaching plans suitable for different age groups(6-18yrs)
As our swim instructor you must be interested with working with children and youth and be passionate about teaching! We Expect the following:
-Be confident when teaching children and be responsible, act appropriately, -and have fun with your class.
-The swim instructor is responsible for instructing swim lessons participants
-Opening set-up and closing cleaning duties
-Keep daily student attendance records, take photographs, write progress reports for each student, and distribute student certificates
-Develop trust between you and parents so if you have concerns you will be able to discuss.
4. Youth Development Volunteer
You will help our staff team with programs, interacting with youth and helping us to ensure a positive, nurturing environment. You will be responsible for assisting in after school or vacation youth development programs such us.
-Guide after-school homework sessions; help a child develop the skills they need to succeed in school and in life.
-Provide a one-on-one mentoring or tutor a small group of students
-Organise creative activities like drama, arts and dance lessons for children
-Distribute messages about personal health and wellness to children and parents
5. Tournaments, Community & Special Events
Throughout the year we need volunteers for special events which can be a
-Help organize a fundraising event, races,tournaments
-Community clean up events and workshops
Contribute to our organization’s operations by focusing your skills and your expertise on aspects like
-Administration & Management
Letter of invitation for Visa;
Pick up from/ to the airport;
Accomodation with Host Family + 3 local meals per day (320$ monthly-paid to host);
Technical Support (24/7).
No placement or administration fee is required !
Accomodation with Host Family + 3 local meals per day (320 $ monthly-paid to host)
If you are committed to the safety of children and have a passion for youth development and sports this is the job for you. Previous experience is appreciated but not required .
Ability to work independently and possess energy and enthusiasm.
Ability to positively interact with the general public.