A city for everyone ‘Uniendo Caminos’
Aims of the project : Supporting youth development and cooperating with young people
helping them in their effort to complete their secondary education. In addition to this, the
projects aim to provide professional support in social, psychological and educational inclusion.
Community context : Subir al Sur works with two of the educational centers that are located in slums. The “villa” (slum) is a non-formal neighborhood, it has started as a small part of the city and it has been growing during the last years. In slums, most of the inhabitants don’t have access to basic services: only 5% have sewer system, 96% don´t have gas, 76% don’t have a formal connection to the public electric system, 90% of the population don't have access to the water system. In the city of Buenos Aires, there are 56 slums and 73.325 families live there, in total there is a population of 325.837 people living in vulnerable conditions.
The youngsters from the project live in these conditions. If you want to see the context, we suggest you to watch the following video:
Project activities : “Uniendo Caminos” is a social organization that works three times a week providing support towards social inclusion in the education system.
They work in five different areas of Buenos Aires most of them are located in slums of the city.
Below you can find a video of the organization:
*support the youngsters with their afterschool homework. They will work with a group of volunteer teachers, helping them with classes such as language course, social science, math, biology, literature, etc.
They will work in two different neighbors within the same project.
Volunteers will have weekly meetings to discuss various topics in order to understand and complement their social intervention as volunteers. Besides that, we aim to provide them with a complete social, historical, political and economic background.
There will be solidarity activities planned for all the volunteers to have a shared interexchange, such as festivals, workshops in schools, etc.
Host situation: 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 have lunch at the project. They should be flexible to eat local food. Besides that, they will have ingredients in order to cook for themselves in the house. Be prepared to live in a communitarian environment
Buenos Aires, Argentina
• Intermediate Spanish level
• 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 way of working in South America
• Creative character and motivation
• Interest in youth development
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
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.