Sports Volunteering Overseas

Where your passion and wanderlust meet

Our sport volunteer programs offer you the ideal opportunity to see the world while sharing your love of sport with children from underserved communities. Sports education has a proven positive impact on childrens’ well-being, both mentally and physically. See this impact first hand while being welcomed into communities and cultures in some of the most beautiful places on earth.


Teach sports such as soccer in South Africa and Costa Rica!

Besides the fun, excitement and obvious mental and physical benefits that regular exercise provides children, it also teaches many life-skills such as the importance of teamwork, communication, discipline and improving concentration.

Get outside, get moving and get your sport on as you make a positive change in disadvantaged communities whilst developing your own skills and contributing towards your college degree. Our sports programs are suited for anyone with a love for sport and have proven to be popular amongst career breakers, students taking a gap year, or an extended holiday. Students can find out more about receiving academic credit for completing our programs.

Alternatively, volunteer with children, or join one of our teaching, animal care, public health, or construction programs. If you are studying, speak to our Country Experts about receiving academic credit. We also offer hands-on wildlife and marine conservation volunteer programs and internships that can boost your future career.

Please note that GVI has a Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy that is implemented on each program. As part of the policy, participants will be required to complete a DPS check, Police Clearance, or a National Background Check where necessary, and to comply with the policy.

Our impact

Our volunteers work with children from a range of age groups at local schools and  surrounding areas. Our projects aim to provide these children with a safe environment, where they can gain the full social and health benefits of physical exercise, encouragement, mentorship and team work. 

Our programs

Volunteer with Children in Thailand
Volunteer Teaching in Nepal
Global Public Health in Thailand
Volunteer with Children in Thailand and Fiji
Sports in South Africa
Volunteer Public Health Project in South Africa
Global Health in Thailand and Nepal
Early Childhood Development in Nepal
Volunteer with Children in South Africa
Volunteer with Children in Costa Rica
Volunteer Teaching in South Africa
Included in your program, at no extra cost

Make the most of our unique programs with these exclusively curated local adventure and wellness experiences.

Offered once a month, expand your adventure with GVI Experiences. These are just some of the activities offered on your program!
Learn to cook Costa Rican food
Visit a botanical garden
Summit Irazu Volcano
Enjoy a Costa Rican breakfast
Experience Costa Rican culture
Practise a yoga class
Hike through a rainforest to a waterfall
White-water raft down the Pacuare River