Volunteer to assist in Early Childhood Development Center

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project began in 1994 as a kindergarten and soup kitchen south of Buenos Aires. Today they have 5 rooms for babies and kids between 2 and 5 years old, there are a total of 120 children. Here the kids attend classes, sport activities, and are provided with breakfast and lunch.The objective of this project is to offer a place for education, community gathering and support for children and their families. For the minimum time of 4 weeks, we are looking for Volunteers to assist in Early Childhood Development Center.

VJD-No.: VJD45
Type: Helping Hands
Online Project: No
Location: Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Max. No. of Volunteers: 4
Project focus: Children, Childcare; Education, Special Education
SDG: 04 Quality Education

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TASKS

  • Assist teachers with after school projects and help kids with their homework.
  • Help, play and entertain younger children.
  • Help the children with planting and cultivating the garden.
  • Offer school support to teenagers in the neighborhood.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Intermediate Spanish Level (B1-B2) required
  • Enjoys working with kids
  • Clean Police Back Ground (PBC)

Key Information: At the community center there is a lot of work in diverse areas. It is important to be a volunteer who is willing to work, has a lot of initiative, enjoys working with kids and can help the local volunteers serve meals. This community space also functions as a soup kitchen and serves over 50 people daily, it also available for volunteer teachers to provide after school support.

Welche Dienstleistungen sind inkludiert

- Unterstützung vor dem Engagement
- ermäßigte Dienstleistungen
bei z.B. Versicherungen
- 24-Stunden-Notfall-Telefon
- Abholung vom Flughafen
(sofern nicht anders angegeben)
- erfahrene Mitarbeiter
- Sichere und einfache Unterkünfte
(manchmal geteilt)
- Alle Mahlzeiten (sofern nicht anders angegeben)
- Orientierung über Lehrmethoden und -techniken, Sprache, Sitten, Kultur und Religion (falls zutreffend)
- 24-Stunden-Unterstützung im Land
- Qualifizierten Tätigkeitsnachweis

Welche Leistung sind nicht inkludiert

- An- und Abreise
- Visum
- notwendige Impfungen
- Reiseversicherungen
(können ab 1,35 Euro pro Tag arrangiert werden)
- Ausflüge vor Ort
- Flughafensteuern
- Persönliche Ausgaben

Estimated Cost

Cost for the 1st week:

256 Euro

Cost for the following weeks:

171 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!

or how this project makes a difference:
Long Term aim (desired impact):

The volunteers will work with local psychologists, childcare professionals and social workers in conjunction with the kindergarten coordinators.

Short Term aim (desired output for the individual volunteer coming):
The objective of this project (and its volunteers) is to offer a place for education, community gathering and support for children and their families.
If the volunteer is interested in working with the garden, he or she may help the children with planting and cultivating the garden.
If the volunteer is interested he or she can offer school support to teenagers in the neighborhood.
Accommodation on arrival: ACCOMMODATION FOR VOLUNTEERS

Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, 4 blocks from the famous Plaza de Congreso.
Transportation located 20 meters from Line A subway, which will take you all the way to Plaza de Mayo.
Comfortable shared room (max. of 6 volunteers). Full-equipped kitchen and living room, Internet (including computers and WiFi).
Facilities: breakfast room, computers, luggage storage, tourist information.

Project is closed: 

Project remains closed from mid December till mid February.

Social activities (organised by partner):

We organize gatherings with the people from the projects we work with, i.e.: visit to museums, debates, football matches, community fairs, etc.

Language lessons: 

Costs
Intensive (20h/ week) 1 week USD 280
Intensive (20h/ week) 2 weeks USD 490
Intensive (20h/ week) 3 weeks USD 720
Intensive (20h/ week) 4 weeks USD 920
Regular (10h/ week) 1 week USD 240
Regular (10h/ week) 2 weeks USD 420
Regular (10h/ week) 3 weeks USD 590
Regular (10h/ week) 4 weeks USD 690

Guidance:

Volunteers will have a coordinator at their projects and a coordinator in Buenos Aires for any questions/ problems that may arise. However, the proactive and determined attitude of the volunteer is extremely important. It is always very helpful when volunteers find their own way to help in the communities, so that coordinators instead of “training them” can use that time to accomplish pending tasks they might have.

Internet:

There is wifi and computers free to use at our volunteer house.

Other relevant information:

Programs start every monday of the year.

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.

Consulting

After extensive consultation on the process, the services, the costs and preparations, we will present the first suitable projects.

Agreement

After an extensive consultation and presentation of the first suitable projects, we will conclude a written agreement. In order to have planning security for all stakeholders.

Presentation of  Volunteer Profile to Project Partner

Your application documents will be presented to the project partner.

Successful Placement

If the project partner decides for you, he documents this on the so-called Confirmation of Assignment (COA).
This is an indication for us that the pure mediation process is completed here and we can start with the preparation.

Preparation

You will be prepared individually according to your previous knowledge.

Project Work

During your project work, a fixed contact person is at your disposal at any time.

Reporting

At regular intervals, we as well as the project partners expect a short documentation of your project results and progress.

Evaluation

At the end of the project a feedback round takes place and the project work will be evaluated together with all participants.

Qualified Letter of Reference

After successful implementation of the project, you will receive a qualified letter of reference.

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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