4 week placement

Rugby coaching in Swaziland is our most popular placement and we are now getting siblings of previous volunteers as well as repeaters!

SKRUM introduces the game and passion of rugby into the schools and communities of Swaziland as well as educating children and adults on HIV/AIDs awareness through both the game of rugby, presentations and handing out informative pamphlets.  SKRUM also coaches both the army and the Swaziland National Rugby Team!



– GAIN YOUR WORLD RUGBY LEVEL 1 RUGBY COACHING CERTIFICATE – Great for your CV, and future coaching/ teaching experience

– PROVIDE VALUABLE HIV/AIDs EDUCATION – Skrum’s motto is ‘Pass the Ball, Not the Virus’. They educate children on HIV/AIDs through both rugby and presentations made to schools.

– DEVELOP VALUABLE CAREER SKILLS As well as coaching rugby, you will also be helping the charity with making HIV/AIDs presentations in schools, handing out leaflets, painting the charity’s logo onto the outside of the schools, organizing school tournaments, booking school visits and all the general administration that comes with running a charity. You will be a vital member of this small team and work alongside the Swazi coaches.

EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL SWAZILAND – Volunteers will be based at the SKRUM house and enjoy the comforts of mouth-watering food and Southern African hospitality from Michael and Linda Collinson who founded and run SKRUM. Overflow accommodation is set at the neighbouring Backpackers, with scenic gardens in the beautiful Mlilwane National Park, just 5 minutes away. You can explore this park on foot, by bike or on horseback during your time off. You could also visit in your spare time the famous zip wire Canopy Tour, and walking and mountain biking at Malaloja National Park. Other nearby adventure options include White Water Rafting with Swazi Trails.


4 week course £1,600 Coaching Placement and Rugby Coaching Tuition Flights and coach transfer from Johannesburg
+ £200 per additional week Level One Rugby Coaching Certificate, SKRUM kit (3 golf shirts, 2 track suit bottoms, 3 T-shirts) Travel insurance to include rugby
Tailor-made durations also available All accommodation and Meals, A local sim-card, local coach stop transfer