Volunteers for a small orphanage project in Argentina

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Around 40 children and teenagers have found a new home in two small houses outside the city of Buenos Aires. The orphanages allow the children to learn to love and give them the attention their own families cannot. Each home houses has around 15 children and two people taking care of them at a time. They are responsible for the cleaning and taking care of the children. Help in many different areas is always needed. To create strong bonds with the children, gain their trust in order to make them feel better about themselves. Cultural exchange facilitates this task. For the minimum time of 4 weeks, we are looking for Volunteers for a small orphanage project.

VJD-No.: VJD47
Type: Helping Hands
Online Project: Yes
Location: Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Minimum Stay: 4 weeks
Max. No. of Volunteers: 3
Project focus: Children, Childcare; Education, Special Education
SDG: 04 Quality Education

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TASKS

  • Helping organize toys
  • Helping prepare meals
  • Laying the table for the children
  • Helping feed the younger children
  • Helping wash up, clearing the dining room and kitchen
  • If the volunteer is fluent in Spanish, they can help, older kids with their homework, Picking up kids from school or kindergarten, or take younger kids to the park
  • If the volunteer have basic Spanish, they can play with and look after toddlers

REQUIREMENTS

Spanish level required: Intermediate (B1-B2)
Minimum stay: 4 weeks

Key Information

The kids call the carers “tias” or “tios” (aunts or uncles). This helps create a warm family atmosphere for the children.

It’s important to remember that in Argentina we do not say “orphanage”, we say “home” (hogar) because for the children a “home” is where they all live together as a family, while an orphanage is where they want to move out of”.

Volunteers should not give the children any gadgets like phones, cameras etc.,

Most importantly, volunteers should use their initiative and not be afraid of speaking Spanish even if they think it’s not correct, that’s the only way to learn!

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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