Football Coach Abroad

  • Employer Girls United Football Association
  • Town / City Bacalar, Mexico
  • Job Type Work placement
  • Salary Voluntary
  • Closing Date 01/11/2018
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Combining travel and football, this is a unique opportunity to develop essential skills, for personal growth and experience a different culture – all whilst contributing to the development of girls football. Girls United is focused on providing girls in low-income areas the opportunity to play football and develop leadership skills.

We are recruiting coaches of all levels to participate in our academy – from voluntary to expenses paid opportunities in the south-east of Mexico.


  • Receive coaching qualification in football for social impact
  • Coach with local coaches and volunteers from around the world – read some testimonials
  • Monday to Friday coaching and weekends for relaxing and exploring!  (Day to day)


  • Receive a Spanish language course
  • Girls United encourages volunteers to go beyond coaching duties to fully immerse themselves in the local community!
  • Optional cultural activities will be available to the coaches


  • Bacalar, Quintana Roo is a beautiful town in the south-east of Mexico near the Caribbean
  • It is the perfect combination of natural and cultural beauty
  • Its central location makes it ideal for travelling before/after the programme

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.

Positions Available: 

  • Volunteer Coach (no qualification required) – 4-8 week programmes
  • On-Going Coaches (some experience required) – flexible duration and start dates
  • Head Coach (experience required) – 8 week programmes

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