Reasons to volunteer with us

1. Make a Difference

United Through Sport projects have been thoughtfully curated to ensure our volunteers are making a real difference in the local community. We are focused on using the power of sport to help children and youth on their pathway to success. We are committed to the holistic developments of each of our participants, focusing on their health and education and allowing them to have fun at the same time.

Rugby in South Africa

2. Diversity of Experience

Our trips offer an incredibly diverse experience. The volunteering itself will keep you on your toes, but there is so much more to do on your placement. We offer a great deal of optional excursions, but also the freedom to go and travel independently around your placement as well as the guidance to help you do so. Activities you can take part in include: bungee jumping, shark cage diving,  wildlife experiences and much more.

Each destination offers its own unique opportunity. We will do our best to give you the flexibility in dates, durations and activities to tailor make the experience you desire. How about combining a sports and non-sports volunteer project? Or how about extending your trip once you’re in-country? These options are all available, as are many more.

Surf in South Africa

3. Personal Development

Volunteering is a great way to grow as an individual. It allows people to feel good and have fun whilst making a positive difference to others. Not only does volunteering help to enhance your CV and open up future career opportunities, but it will also teach you valuable life skills such as communication, empathy, time-management and much more.

You’ll also make friends for life. Our volunteers are a typically generous and kind crowd with a love of sport. You will meet lots of like-minded people who share the same passions and interests as you, be it sport, development work or travel and volunteering abroad, with whom you will be able to develop lasting friendships.

Hockey in Argentina

4. Responsible Travel and Community Integration

We are committed to having our programmes genuinely benefit the local communities economically and socially, whilst minimising any negative environmental impact they may have. We therefore ensure money goes directly into local services like food, accommodation, training and local staff. We also comfortably blend in the local setup and have all the necessary local staff, community buy-in and understanding of the context and sensitivities which enables a genuine and healthy relationship between all stakeholders involved.

UTS St Lucia Tennis

5. Value for Money

We offer great value for money with no hidden costs. We will ensure you are given the support you need prior to your trip, during and afterwards. Quality pre-departure advice, excellent in-country support and professionally run activities are just some of the benefits you will receive by choosing United Through Sport.

UTS South Africa

6. Comfort & Safety

Our accommodation facilities are all basic, yet comfortable and with our staff on hand to help at all times, our volunteers can always relax at a United Through Sport base. You can rest assured that our accommodation is kept up to a high standard of cleanliness and comfort and we take the safety of our volunteers extremely seriously. All accommodation is completely secure, with security guards employed at all bases and our co-ordinators living on site to assist whenever necessary.

UTS South Africa Accommodation