Aims of the project : The Kindergarten helps the local families bringing up their children. They take care of the children, provide food and education. They have places for babies and classrooms for children from 2-5 years old. They provide school support to children of primary school. The working hours are from 7:00 am to 17:30 pm. 90 kids participate in the project. They spend 8 hours in the project, which is not very usual in the traditional system of volunteering. However, it is the only way to help the families, because
the parents work while their kids are in the kindergarten.
The kids have breakfast and lunch in the project. They are divided into classrooms according to the age of the kids.
The volunteer will help during the daily tasks in the kindergarten. The kids will be in groups between four and six years old. The volunteer will help feeding the kids during lunchtime. They will assist each teacher who is responsible of the classroom. They will organize recreational and educational activities. They will help providing ideas and helping in the following up with the kids. Additionally, they will provide school support to those kids that it is necessary to help in the school, in order to strengthen their educational process.
Volunteers are hosted in the intercultural volunteer’s house with a capacity of up to 14 volunteers, kitchen, shared bathrooms, wifi, shared rooms. It is located in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires. Volunteers should be flexible to eat local food. We will provide them ingredients for cooking in the house. Be prepared to live in a communitarian environment!
Puente Lanoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
● Interest in non-formal education and cooking as a way of promoting a healthy life
● Initiative to propose independent activities
● Interest in learning about NGOs and social programs in Argentina
● Sensitivity in social and economic problems
● Flexibility to adapt to the NGO´s structure and the way of working in South America
● Creative character and motivation
● Interest in children development
● An interest in learning Spanish
Participation fee :
If the volunteer is hosted in the volunteers’ house or in a host family the participation fee is €360 (euros) per month. It includes accommodation, food, and coordination and administration costs. If the volunteer is hosted in the capital (in the hostel), the participation fee is €340 per month. It includes accommodation, coordination and administration costs (no food is included).
As you may expect we organize everything before your arrival and it takes energy and effort. For that reason we highly suggest to arrive on the 1st day of each month and preferably on a week day.
We do not accept volunteers in December nor in January.
Getting involved in a local organization takes time, for that reason the minimum stay of our programme is three months.