Coach Development Facilitator (Pacific Games)

Closing Date: 14 February 2023

Category: Youth Engagement & Community Development

Change your scene and become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge, and skills to transform the lives of many. Work with our partner organisation to create a fair future for all.

VSA will organise and fund, flights, visas, insurance, accommodation, living allowance and utilities while on assignment.

About volunteering with VSA

VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually.

Please note VSA Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

Our Partner Organisation - National Sports Council of Solomon Islands

The National Sports Council (NSC) of Solomon Islands was started by an act of Parliament in 1988. The purpose of the organisation is to foster and promote the development of sport and recreation in Solomon Islands; provide facilities for sport and physical recreation; conduct research and disseminate knowledge and advice on matters relating to sport and physical recreation; and collaborate with external stakeholders to secure benefits from facilities, training and expertise offered. Currently NSC is working with other local stakeholders to prepare for the 2023 Pacific Games to be held in Solomon Islands - the
largest sporting event in Solomon’s history.

NSC is funded predominately by the Solomon Island Government, supplemented by sponsors and partner organisation. Currently the organisation has six staff and is working towards recruiting staff into the different roles identified in preparation for the 2023 Pacific Games. One of the departments within NSC is the Solomon Islands National Institute of Sport (SINIS). SINIS is responsible for high performance. 

The Country - Solomon Islands

Explore the islands with natural white sandy beaches, a rich culture, and history. Spend time on the water with endless opportunities to experience the incredibly diverse marine wildlife. 

The Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to support SINIS to identify and facilitate more coaching opportunities for parasport coaches and female coaches, and enabling an inclusive professional learning environment. The volunteer will support the upskilling of coaches and support staff who are involved with athletes from over 50 different National teams/sports of Solomon Islands in preparation for the 2023 Pacific Games.

The Volunteer
We are looking for a volunteer with:
  • At least three years’ experience with coach development practices.
  • Experience working with women in sport, focusing on increasing their opportunities and professional development.
  • Experience working with people with physical disabilities.
  • Tertiary qualification in PE Teaching or Coaching

Apply Now!
If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, download the Assignment Description and apply today. For more information on this assignment, please email 

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Full time volunteering opportunity in Solomon Islands
  • Flights, accommodation and other expenses covered by VSA
  • Get involved in the 2023 Pacific Games!

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.