Sport for Change: get trained and volunteer for a month in Malaga

Wednesday 21 April 2021

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How to enhance your skills and support your favorite sport? Apply for the Sport for Change training and find out how to contribute to your personal growth through volunteering in sport during a month of action in Malaga (Spain)!

The grassroot sport is vital and active thanks to the thousands of volunteers who make their time available for the sport they are passionate about. Without these volunteers, the local sports environment would not be as engaging and the community spirit and bonding it generates would be at risk.

Recognizing the high value contribution volunteers bring to grassroot sport, as part of the Sport For Change project, we have developed a two-phase training program to improve the skills of volunteers in grassroot and provide them with an opportunity to exchange with peers and learn in the field during a month of volunteering in Malaga, Spain. Participation is free for both the first and second phase of the training. Travel, food and accommodation costs are covered by the project.

The Training

The training will take place in two phases, one pre-departure (online) in preparation for the participation in the volunteering experience in Malaga and the other will take place in Malaga where participants will be trained and then will have the opportunity to test the skills they have acquired during the training by supporting the project coordinator, ASOCIACIÓN INICIATIVA INTERNACIONAL JOVEN, in the organization and implementation of several sport events.

The pre-departure training is composed by 3 sessions  and will take place during the period from May 24 to June 10, 2021:  

  • Session 1: volunteering, rights and duties of the volunteer.
  • Session 2: volunteering in sports, sporting events and public events.
  • Session 3: Recognition, Validation and Certification of Competencies (RVCC).

This training is preparatory to the one-month volunteer period in Malaga (Spain) that will take place in July 2021.

NB: given the current circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the experience in Spain is subject to possible change or cancellation based on risk assessment and other factors related to the evolving situation.

Requirements for participation

  • 18+ years of age
  • Good knowledge of the English language
  • Interest and experience(s) in volunteering in sports
  • Willingness to travel

Apply by sending via email you CV and cover letter to Ettore Costa by the 10th of May 2021:

About the project

Sport for Change is a project co-funded by the European Union (EACEA “Exchanges and mobility in sport”) which aims at strengthening the skills and contributions volunteers provide to grassroot sport while enhancing sports organization ability to valorize volunteers and their personal/professional growth.


For further information

Read more about Sport for Change and see the project website.

Contact Ettore Costa: