Argentina - Study Spanish and Work with Children
Immerse yourself in Argentinian culture and study Spanish in a vibrant and supportive school environment, all while providing support to children from underprivileged backgrounds. This is an incredible opportunity to study Spanish and give back to the local community.
|Location of Project||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Project Length||Min 2 weeks - Max 4 weeks|
|Arrival Airport||Ezeiza International Airport|
|Volunteer Work||Learn Spanish, provide support to children from underprivileged backgrounds|
|Number of Participants||Up to 20 International volunteers|
|Age||18 - 60|
|Accommodation||Single room in an apartment|
|Orientation Kit||All necessary training and introductions provided upon arrival|
|Support||Local in-country team and 24hr emergency support|
|Airport Transfers||Included on arrival|
|Insurance||Comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage|
|Spanish Course||20 hour-per-week intensive Spanish course is included|
What's Not Included
Buenos Aires is an exceptional city that melds the fiery passion of Latin America with European refinement. This can be seen in the wide boulevards that lay next to cobblestone streets and in the bejeweled ladies lunching at extravagant restaurants while street children search through trash cans to find their next meal. Latin music pours out onto the streets while rock and roll blares inside some bars. The city offers a spectacular mix of things to do, so whether you want to learn how to tango or see an impressive collection of European art, there will be something to suit your taste.
About the Project
Historically, Argentina was always considered a wealthy country, but since the financial crisis of 2001 and the deflation of the Argentine Peso, the country has faced many economic trials, including a drastic increase in poverty and the subsequent lack of subsidy for public services. In conjunction with local NGO's and volunteer organizations this project aims to help improve the quality of life for those living under these devastating conditions.
Volunteer Work and Contribution
The after school program provides a safe space for children from disadvantaged areas to participate in different activities. As a volunteer on this project you can select which activities you would like to be involved in. You may select to spend an afternoon exploring the city with friends allowing you to decide how intensive you would like your volunteering experience to be.
Afternoon activities with the children include, but are not limited to:
- Playing sports and recreational games
- Engaging in Arts and Culture workshops
- Homework help and supervision
- Helping to organize special events like birthdays
Accommodations: : You will be staying in a shared apartment with a local host in one of the best neighborhoods of the city (max. 40 minutes to the school). Volunteers will have a single bedroom with a shared bathroom and communal space.
Food: Meals are not included but students have access to a fully equipped kitchen.
Laundry: Volunteers can do their laundry at a local laundromat.
Internet: WiFi is available
- Minimum age: 18
- Desire to improve the lives of the children
- Adaptable, flexible, proactive and creative
- Work well in a group, able to collaborate with others
- Lots of energy