Volunteer in Argentina

Hockey program for children and young women
Buenos Aires       3 to 12 months

Volunteer project: The aim of this volunteer project is to support youth development and cooperate with young people, aiding them in their effort to complete their secondary education.

The volunteers will organize hockey lessons for children and young women. Once a week, there will be a workshop to talk about the situation of youth, conflict resolution, etc. The volunteers will also organize events for the youngsters.
There are 11 sport centres in the south of Buenos Aires. Each volunteer placement is located in a different suburb of Buenos Aires.

The volunteers will have weekly meetings to discuss various topics in order to understand and complement their social intervention as volunteers. There will be solidarity activities planned for all the volunteers to have common exchanges, like festivals, workshops in schools, etc.

Special requirements: Intermediate Spanish level; Initiative to propose independent activities; Interest in learning about social programs in Argentina; Sensitivity to social and economic problems; Flexibility to adapt to the way of working in South America; Teamwork; Creative character and motivation; Interest in youth development; Interest in sports and hockey; Interest in developing workshops on the situation of youth.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: The project is running from January 28 to December 15, 2017. Minimum stay is 3 months. Arrival is on the 1st day of each month.

Accommodation: Volunteers are hosted in the intercultural volunteer house in Buenos Aires. The house has a capacity of up to 12 volunteers. Kitchen, shared rooms, Wi-Fi available.

Location: Lomas de Zamora, Quilmes, Lanús, Buenos Aires

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 320 USD per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Providing educational support and meals to vulnerable children
Buenos Aires       3 to 12 months

Volunteer project: The theme of the volunteer project is Art, Education, Food and Children’s Rights. Volunteers will help children grow up and be protagonists of their own life.

There are 4 education centers and community kitchens in the south of Buenos Aires. They offer a safe place to more than 650 children in some of the most vulnerable areas in the south of the province. There the children receive “merienda”(milk and cookies) after school and participate in different activities.

Each volunteer will be paired up and will work together with another volunteer in a pedagogical duo. Volunteer duties include helping in the daily activities, preparing the merienda, giving school support, playing with the kids and organizing some educational, recreational and art workshops. Be ready to share your skills and interests with the kids. The activities are taking place in the afternoon. During the weekend, lunch is provided and some activities are organized for the kids, so volunteers’ participation will be expected in Saturday activities.

The volunteers will have weekly meetings to discuss various topics in order to understand and complement their social intervention as volunteers. There will be solidarity activities planned for all the volunteers to have common exchanges, like festivals, workshops in schools, etc.

Special requirements: Intermediate Spanish level; Initiative to propose independent activities; Interest in learning about social programs in Argentina; Sensitivity to social and economic problems; Flexibility to adapt to the way of working in South America; Teamwork; Creative character and motivation; Interest in children's development; Interest in working with children.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: The project is running from January 31 to December 31, 2017. Minimum stay is 3 months. Arrival is on the 1st day of each month.

Accommodation: Volunteers are hosted in the intercultural volunteer house with a capacity of up to 14 volunteers (kitchen, shared rooms, Wi-Fi). It is located in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires.

Location: Lomas de Zamora, Banfield, Buenos Aires

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 320 USD per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Education and social inclusion program for youth
Buenos Aires       3 to 12 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers in the project will work with adolescents and will help create comfort zones where they can receive educational, moral and psychological support to complete their education and facilitate the transition toward their adult life. The program covers four areas: education, social inclusion, psychological support and work inclusion.

Each volunteer will be paired up and will work together with another volunteer in a pedagogical duo. They will provide school support to youngsters. Be ready to share your knowledge with the young people and help them to continue their studies.

The volunteers will have weekly meetings to discuss various topics in order to understand and complement their social intervention as volunteers. There will be solidarity activities planned for all the volunteers to have common exchanges, like festivals, workshops in schools, etc.

Special requirements: Intermediate Spanish level; Initiative to propose independent activities; Interest in learning about social programs in Argentina; Sensitivity to social and economic problems; Flexibility to adapt to the way of working in South America; Teamwork; Creative character and motivation; Interest in youth development; Interest in working with adolescents (12-22 years old).

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: The project is running from February 1 to December 15, 2017. Minimum stay is 3 months. Arrival is on the 1st day of each month.

Accommodation: Volunteers are hosted in the intercultural volunteer house with a capacity of up to 14 volunteers (kitchen, shared rooms, Wi-Fi). It is located in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires. In case the volunteer house is full, volunteers can be hosted in a host family or in a hostel.

Location: Buenos Aires

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 320 USD per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Art, education and sports activities for children
Buenos Aires       2 to 4 months

Volunteer project: This is a project combining activities for and with youth in two youth centres in the city of Avellaneda, in greater Buenos Aires. The aims of the project are:
- To provide education to children and help families in a creative atmosphere for growth.
- To provide creative workshops through art.
The project involves two different programs in the same place: a kindergarten for children between 2-5 years and an afterschool program for children between 6-13 years. Volunteer tasks involve creative activities, support with children’s homework, sports, etc. The volunteers will also support a program providing art and cinema lessons to young people, focusing on developing skills for creating short films and other artistic productions.

The volunteers will organize leisure activities for the children related to art and sports. They will be placed in workshops with a specific duration depending on each individual volunteer’s stay. Besides they can assist teachers during the lessons. Volunteers will organize art workshops twice a week: cinema, theatre, literature or any art workshop with teenagers. Since the program includes organizing afterschool activities, there is also the possibility to carry out activities during the weekend.

The volunteers will have weekly meetings to discuss various topics in order to understand and complement their social intervention as volunteers. There will be solidarity activities planned for all the volunteers to have common exchanges, like festivals, workshops in schools, etc. In addition, they will also organize activities for youth exchange alongside the other volunteers, such as festivals or cinema nights.

Special requirements: Intermediate Spanish level; Initiative to propose independent activities; Interest in learning about social programs in Argentina; Sensitivity to social and economic problems; Flexibility to adapt to the way of working in South America; Teamwork; Creative character and motivation; Interest in youth development; Basic knowledge on cinema, photography, theatre, literature, etc.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: The project is running from February 28 to December 15, 2017. Minimum duration is 8 weeks. Maximum duration is 16 weeks. Arrival is on the 1st day of each month.

Accommodation: Volunteers are hosted in the intercultural volunteer house in Buenos Aires. The house has a capacity of up to 12 volunteers. Kitchen, shared rooms, Wi-Fi available.

Location: This project is located in Avellaneda, minutes away from the city centre. It is a port city in the province of Buenos Aires, and the seat of the Avellaneda Partido, whose population is 328,980. Avellaneda is part of the metropolitan area of Greater Buenos Aires, and is connected to Buenos Aires City by several bridges over the Riachuelo River. A major rail center, Avellaneda is also one of the foremost commercial and industrial centers of Argentina.

Villa Dominico is a neighborhood located in Avellaneda. Young people who don’t have an adequate space permitting them to develop communication, social, cultural skills, participate in leisure activities in a program designed to encourage them to learn and discover new things. Children come from different backgrounds and vulnerable situations.

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 320 USD per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Healthy meals and nutrition education for children in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires       1 to 4 months

Volunteer project: The focus is on the communities of South America where for environmental, social and governmental reasons, citizens struggle to rise above social inequity. The purpose is to help those who constantly battle with the day-to-day socio-economic challenges. Therefore, the aims of the project are to create sustainable social change through building relationships and implementing strategic systems and structures, to provide a platform for transition from subsistence to maintaining a good quality of life for each individual, to actively support current generations in creating healthy and livable communities and plan for future generations to follow in their footsteps. The project provides food every day to children and young people in a slum of Avellaneda. It organizes art and cultural workshops.

Volunteers will help during the daily activities in the communitarian kitchen, cooking healthy food together with local volunteers. Additionally they will assist and organize cultural, artistic and nutritional workshops for children who will attend daily in order to share meals with them aiming to raise the awareness of the population on the importance of maintaining a healthy nutrition.

Special requirements: Intermediate Spanish level; Initiative to propose independent activities; Interest in learning about social programs in Argentina; Sensitivity to social and economic problems; Flexibility to adapt to the way of working in South America; Teamwork; Creative character and motivation; Interest in youth development.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: The project is running from February 28 to December 21, 2017. Minimum stay is 4 weeks, maximum 16 weeks. Arrival is on the 1st day of each month.

Accommodation: Volunteers are hosted in the intercultural volunteer house in Buenos Aires. The house has a capacity of up to 12 volunteers. Kitchen, shared rooms, Wi-Fi available.

Location: Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina, a metropolitan city with a great variety of cultural and educational activities.

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 320 USD per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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After-school education program for youth
Buenos Aires       2 to 4 months

Volunteer project: The aim of the project is to support youth development and cooperate with young people aiding them in their effort to complete their secondary education. In addition, the project aims to provide professional support in social, psychological and educative inclusion. The main aim of this project is to provide school support to youth and children: to motivate them, help them with their homework and organize cultural activities with children.

Volunteers will support youth with their afterschool homework. They will work with a group of volunteer teachers helping them with classes such as languages, social science, math, biology, literature, etc. They will work in two different neighborhoods.

The volunteers will have weekly meetings to discuss various topics in order to understand and complement their social intervention as volunteers. There will be solidarity activities planned for all the volunteers to have common exchanges, like festivals, workshops in schools, etc.

Special requirements: Intermediate Spanish level; Initiative to propose independent activities; Interest in learning about social programs in Argentina; Sensitivity to social and economic problems; Flexibility to adapt to the way of working in South America; Teamwork; Creative character and motivation; Interest in youth development.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: The project is running from February 28 to December 15, 2017. Minimum duration is 8 weeks. Maximum duration is 16 weeks. Arrival is on the 1st day of each month.

Accommodation: Volunteers are hosted in the intercultural volunteer house in Buenos Aires. The house has a capacity of up to 12 volunteers. Kitchen, shared rooms, Wi-Fi available.

Location: Avellaneda, Buenos Aires and Barracas, Buenos Aires

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 320 USD per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Improving children's lives in Argentina
Buenos Aires       1 to 4 months

Volunteer project: The aim of the project is to promote children’s rights, to prevent child labour, addictions and violence. The program focuses on two areas:
- Development of social projects to improve the quality of life of children living in poverty: This is organized through educational activities, games, and sport activities.
- To provide medical assistance to children and families.

Volunteers will cooperate on homework activities, playing games, organizing events for children, cooking for events, collecting donations from different stores, developing creative activities, etc.

Special requirements: Intermediate Spanish level; Initiative to propose independent activities; Interest in learning about social programs in Argentina; Sensitivity to social and economic problems; Flexibility to adapt to the way of working in South America; Teamwork; Creative character and motivation; Interest in youth development.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: The project is running from February 28 to December 15, 2017. Minimum duration is 4 weeks. Maximum duration is 16 weeks. Arrival is on the 1st day of each month.

Accommodation: Volunteers are hosted in the intercultural volunteer house in Buenos Aires. The house has a capacity of up to 12 volunteers. Kitchen, shared rooms, Wi-Fi available.

Location: Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina, a metropolitan city with a great variety of cultural and educational activities.

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 320 USD per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Providing healthy meals and entertainment for children in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires       3 to 12 months

Volunteer project: This is a community kitchen where kids are fed healthy meals every day. The main idea is to provide training to the families on healthy eating. In the kitchen, the children are not only fed but they also enjoy activities that contribute to their personal and collective development such as theatre, music, art and games.

There are two different positions in this volunteer project:
1/ Chef: This person is in charge of cooking every day for the kids that participate daily in the activities of the project. This is an opportunity to learn about healthy eating and Argentinean food, special knowledge about cooking is not required.
2/ Animator: This person has the task to develop art workshops once a week and co-facilitate other educational activities for the children.

Special requirements: Beginner to intermediate Spanish level. A motivation letter in Spanish: please explain about your hobbies, studies and skills, why do you want to participate in the project and all other information you consider necessary.

Orientation: All volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training in Buenos Aires upon arrival.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: Minimum stay of 3 months is recommended so that volunteers can get involved in local projects, adapt to the new culture and feel the impact of their work. Volunteers should arrive on one of the following dates: February 23/24, May 4/5, June 8/9, August 3/4, October 1/2.

Accommodation: Volunteers live together in a volunteer house with a capacity of up to 12 people. In the volunteer house, participants have the chance to make new friends, share and learn from each other.

Location: Lanus, Buenos Aires

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 280 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Social enterprise program for disadvantaged youth
Buenos Aires       3 to 12 months

Volunteer project: This is a social enterprise program in organic production: vegetables and compost. It is focused on young people with socio-economic difficulties. They work to provide skills and competences to youngsters between 16 and 21 years old to enable them to access the employment market. These young people have usually undergone mental health treatment.

The objectives of the project are:
- To encourage socialization and integration of young people who have difficulties in social integration.
- To train youngsters on specific tasks and the acquisition of work habits.
- To provide them with tools so they can develop skills, responsibility and autonomy.
- To sell the produce.
- To distribute benefits equitably among participants.

International volunteers will work together with the project beneficiaries, maintaining the vegetable garden, producing organic food, planting new plants and helping in other activities related to the agriculture process.

Special requirements: Beginner to intermediate Spanish level. A motivation letter in Spanish: please explain about your hobbies, studies and skills, why do you want to participate in the project and all other information you consider necessary.

Orientation: All volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training in Buenos Aires upon arrival.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: Minimum stay of 3 months is recommended so that volunteers can get involved in local projects, adapt to the new culture and feel the impact of their work. Volunteers should arrive on one of the following dates: February 23/24, May 4/5, June 8/9, August 3/4, October 1/2.

Accommodation: Volunteers can choose between living in a hostel with students or in a family house.

Location: Agronomía, Buenos Aires

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 200 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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After-school education program for children
Buenos Aires       3 to 12 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers will have the chance to help kids and young people in their education. The children attend an after-school program where they get help with their homework. Those volunteers who play a musical instrument will be able to join the orchestra. Besides, volunteers will work in the office, helping with daily activities, communication, and the organization of two camps for youngsters during the year.

This project is organized in cooperation with a local organization that works for promoting youth education and development. They work with vulnerable populations providing support, organizing workshops, an orchestra and two camps during the year.

Special requirements: Beginner to intermediate Spanish level. A motivation letter in Spanish: please explain about your hobbies, studies and skills, why do you want to participate in the project and all other information you consider necessary.

Orientation: All volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training in Buenos Aires upon arrival.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: Minimum stay of 3 months is recommended so that volunteers can get involved in local projects, adapt to the new culture and feel the impact of their work. Volunteers should arrive on one of the following dates: February 23/24, May 4/5, June 8/9, August 3/4, October 1/2.

Accommodation: Volunteers live together in a volunteer house with a capacity of up to 12 people. In the volunteer house, participants have the chance to make new friends, share and learn from each other.

Location: Buenos Aires

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 280 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Organizing art, culture and recreational activities for children
Buenos Aires       3 to 12 months

Volunteer project: This project is organized with a community center in Buenos Aires which mission is to provide training and education opportunities for local children, youth and adults. They have set up a kindergarten, but nowadays more activities are required by the community, in order to generate opportunities for young people and adults.

Volunteers will develop art and culture workshops and sport activities for children. They will have the chance to show their culture, put in practice their skills and enjoy a nice time with the children. This project is an opportunity for those who want to develop art and recreational activities intended to facilitate the personal and collective development of children.

Special requirements: Beginner to intermediate Spanish level. A motivation letter in Spanish: please explain about your hobbies, studies and skills, why do you want to participate in the project and all other information you consider necessary.

Orientation: All volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training in Buenos Aires upon arrival.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: Minimum stay of 3 months is recommended so that volunteers can get involved in local projects, adapt to the new culture and feel the impact of their work. Volunteers should arrive on one of the following dates: February 23/24, May 4/5, June 8/9, August 3/4, October 1/2.

Accommodation: Volunteers live together in a volunteer house with a capacity of up to 12 people. In the volunteer house, participants have the chance to make new friends, share and learn from each other.

Location: Buenos Aires

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 280 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Sport and social programs for the local people of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires       3 to 12 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers in this project will work in the Sport and social center in the neighbourhood of Sarandi. It is a place where local people meet up to do sports and social activities.

The volunteers will help the sport instructor in the center in organizing different sport programs: basketball, soccer, etc. Besides, participants will have the chance to suggest new activities like language lessons for the local population. Moreover, they can develop cultural activities like organizing festivals, cinema nights, exchanges with locals, etc.

Special requirements: Beginner to intermediate Spanish level. A motivation letter in Spanish: please explain about your hobbies, studies and skills, why do you want to participate in the project and all other information you consider necessary.

Orientation: All volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training in Buenos Aires upon arrival.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: Minimum stay of 3 months is recommended so that volunteers can get involved in local projects, adapt to the new culture and feel the impact of their work. Volunteers should arrive on one of the following dates: February 23/24, May 4/5, June 8/9, August 3/4, October 1/2.

Accommodation: Volunteers live together in a volunteer house with a capacity of up to 12 people. In the volunteer house, participants have the chance to make new friends, share and learn from each other.

Location: Buenos Aires

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 280 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Various social and development projects in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires       3 to 12 months

Volunteer project: The volunteers will have available a large number of alternatives according to their interests and abilities. We mix two activities in different places, so volunteers have a larger view of Argentina and they can cooperate in two projects. Among the activities volunteers have the chance to choose between the following projects:
- Art workshops in hospitals for children : Volunteers will help in art workshops in hospitals with the aim of promoting creativity and happiness for those children that are waiting to visit doctors or to have some controls.
- Immigrant rights: This is a project that promotes immigrant rights regarding employment, living conditions, education, etc. Volunteers will help in communication to prevent discrimination and spread the message of the project. They will teach English to children from different ages.
- Art workshops and sports : Volunteers will help a social organization to develop activities for children and families in a semi-rural area of Buenos Aires. There are not many activities for this population so it is a way to promote social inclusion. Volunteers will have the chance to suggest activities according to their skills. The organization has a vegetable garden, bakery lessons for women, computer lessons, cinema workshops, homework support, among other activities.
- Homework support and recreational activities with kids. This is a social organization that works for promoting children rights and for eradicating children labour, addictions and violence prevention. They have three offices where volunteers can develop workshops and activities related to sports, games and art with children. They work three times a week.

Special requirements: Beginner to intermediate Spanish level. A motivation letter in Spanish: please explain about your hobbies, studies and skills, why do you want to participate in the project and all other information you consider necessary.

Orientation: All volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training in Buenos Aires upon arrival.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: Minimum stay of 3 months is recommended so that volunteers can get involved in local projects, adapt to the new culture and feel the impact of their work. Volunteers should arrive on one of the following dates: February 23/24, May 4/5, June 8/9, August 3/4, October 1/2.

Accommodation: Volunteers live together in a volunteer house with a capacity of up to 12 people. In the volunteer house, participants have the chance to make new friends, share and learn from each other.

Location: Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Terminal: Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 280 Euro per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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