This programme is a unique opportunity to develop essential skills, for personal growth and experiencing a different culture.



Volunteers will receive an intensive coaching course to prepare for the field. You will be trained to be able to put on fun, engaging, instructive and safe sessions - that correspond with the organisation's philosophy.

Desirable Qualities: Experience coaching/playing, excellent communication skills, leadership skills, approachable and understanding, enthusiastic and able to build positive relationship with other coaches and players. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable.

The joy that Girls United created in every person who participated in this project was super exciting.
— Coach Checo


A Typical Day for a volunteer:


MORNING: Review training session from previous day and plan following session.

AFTERNOON: Coach two sessions with your coaching partner.

EVENING: Free time to relax, cool-off with a swim in the Bacalar Lagoon or walk around town.


Match day - take the girls to competitive matches and/or tournaments. 


Go on an adventure to a nearby sight and explore the Yucatán Peninsula!


Play football with GU staff and locals