India - 2 week volunteer placement  - B.Ed HPE 1-10 or  B.Ed + Sports Science students

An opportunity is available for  Murdoch Bachelor of Education HPE or Sports Science students , enrolled in EDN 357 Sports Practicum, to  experience a 2 week volunteer (self -funded) program in India (Kerala) to help teach disadvantaged children a range of different sports including football, netball, Kerala_1.jpgcricket, tennis and athletics.

Travel to the beautiful port city of Kochi in the Southern state of Kerala and help teach children a range of different sports including football, netball, cricket, tennis and athletics, and/or work on physical activities for children with disabilities. Working in a local school you will make a positive difference as the students cannot afford fees to join local sports clubs. Through the medium of sport, you will also help to develop English and team working skills.

You will work on the project Monday to Friday, and could be spending the mornings supporting physical education classes and the afternoons coaching a variety of sports including football, rugby, cricket and netball. At special care centres you might be leading or support sports activities for children with special needs. Each day you will be collected from the volunteer accommodation and transported to the project site. Weekends provide free time to relax and explore your new home. The aim is for you to work with teachers, local communities and GVI staff to run sports projects at the schools and to give more personal attention to the students.

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NOTE: Murdoch University's Vice Chancellor's Student Development Fund may be able to assist with travel costs.

About Kerala

The area of Kerala is situated in the south of India. Project work takes place around the city of Kochi (Cochin), a port town since the early centuries offering history and culture that includes the oldest European Church in India, an enchanting spice market, and 15th Century Chinese fishing nets. Outside of project work, Kochi provides ample opportunity to explore and experience Indian culture. Support a local henna artist and immerse yourself in the Indian culture.Experience traditional Kathakali dance, visit exotic spice markets and sample delicious local cuisine.

About GVI (Global Vision International)

Since 1998, GVI has been running multiple-award winning, high quality and high impact conservation and community development programs worldwide. At the core of who we are and what we have managed to achieve is of our team of passionate individuals. All our projects are directed by our local partners and we ensure all rights and credits stay in the country. We are able to provide quality programs that provide aid when and where it is needed the most. So you can be assured that our projects are legitimate and are making a difference. The impact and benefits of you volunteering with GVI stay with our projects and partners – 70% of our funds go directly into our projects and the remaining 30% covers our operations and supports our projects indirectly through the GVI Charitable Trust. Click here for more information.

How to apply

Applications are made directly with GVI.

Please notify us of your interest to have this volunteering experience count towards EDN357,  by emailing