Volunteer at Community Soup Kitchen

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Our Project Partner paves the way for social mobility to take place by promoting cultural knowledge, education and cooperative work. This Soup Kitchen project started in 1994 driven by social engaged mothers and teachers of Villa 21 (Slums), a large unstable housing settlement south of Buenos Aires. The presence of volunteers and the power to teach them Spanish makes the cooks feel very happy, and gives them purpose in what they are doing, as well as be part of a cultural exchange. The neighborhood faces serious health problems, as it is highly contaminated, causing respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases that primarily affect children. The soup kitchen is visited by approximately 50 people from the neighborhood for lunch every day. The space is available to support teenagers when there are volunteer teachers willing to help them.

VJD-No.: VJD49
Type: Helping Hands
Online Project: No
Location: Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Minimum Stay: 4 weeks
Max. No. of Volunteers: 3
Project focus: Culture; Poverty Relief; Community Development, Capacity Building
SDG: 01 No Poverty; 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

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TASKS

  • Help cooking in the Soup Kitchen.
  • Serve breakfast and lunch to kindergarten children.
  • Serve lunch to families who visit the Soup Kitchen.
  • Assist in cleaning the kitchen space.

If a volunteer is interested, they can provide educational support to teenagers in the neighborhood (Advanced Spanish Required).

REQUIREMENTS

  • Volunteers with experiences in the fields Community and Social Services or Cooking are preferred
  • Basic Level (A1-A2) of Spanish required
  • Work creative and independent as well as part of a team
  • Inspire and motivate others
  • Enjoys working with people and cooperates with women working here.
  • The most important thing is to show an interest in helping and learning.

The kitchen is the best place to learn Spanish. You learn whilst cooking and in a relaxed and fun way. The most important thing is to show an interest in helping and learning. The cooks spend many hours in the kitchen and at times feel that they are only useful in this particular area. The presence of volunteers and the power to teach them Spanish makes the cooks feel very happy that they can help and be part of a cultural exchange. It is important to be a volunteer who is willing to work, has a lot of initiative, enjoys working with people and cooperates with women working here.

What services are included

- Pre-departure support and discounted services
- 24-hour emergency phone
- Airport pick-up & drop-off
(unless otherwise stated)
- Long term experienced staff
- Safe and basic accommodations
(sometimes shared)
- All meals
(unless otherwise stated in field manuals)
- Welcome and introduction meeting
- Orientation on teaching methods and techniques, language, culture and religion (if applicable)
- Location orientation
- Complete immersion in the local culture
- 24-hour in-country support
- Volunteer certificate

What services are not included

- Flights
- Visa costs
- Vaccination costs
- Medical and travel insurance
(can be arrange for 1,35 Euro per day)
- Extra local excursions
- International and domestic airport taxes
- Personal Equipment

Estimated Cost

Cost for the 1st week:

265 Euro

Cost for the following weeks:

180 Euro per week

Visit our FAQ page for financial help.

We offer you the possibility to engage yourself in a culturally and professionally challenging environment. Besides giving something back to the world; you get an excellent opportunity to further develop your personality and intercultural competence. We find a social project that perfectly matches your qualifications and preferences; prepare you for your new assignment; guide you before and during your volunteering experience, help to fundraise your mission and following up on your achievements once you get home. For this service we charge 1.600 Euro (net).

In short: We will make sure that all you need for a successful mission is provided to you!

Process

First Contact

Please contact us by phone, email or apply free of charge and without any obligation here as an individual and here as a company.

Do you think that this project perfectly fits you?

In that case we welcome your resume and motivation letter in English. Please mention the assignment title and its VJD-No. as reference. We will of course ensure complete confidentiality and discretion while processing your inquiry.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR APPLICATION!

All information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy and completeness.

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