Volunteer with children in Argentina while working at a kindergarten or care centre. You’ll fill each day with learning through fun educational activities that promote early childhood development. Best of all, you’ll be part of our ongoing efforts to support children in Argentina.
The care centres and kindergartens we work with are overcrowded and understaffed. Teachers are unable to provide individualised attention for each child, so struggling students fall behind. You’ll be a welcome set of hands alongside the local teachers and caregivers. With your help, the children who are struggling will be able to learn in smaller groups. You can also help support disabled children at a special needs centre.
While in Argentina, you’ll live in the colourful city of Cordoba with a local host family who will treat you as their own. They’ll introduce you to the deliciousness of mate and dulce de leche, and we can give you advice on the best places to visit during your stay.
Children aged 3-14 must be accompanied by at least one adult paying full price
We offer discounts for families and groups of friends travelling together. Call us on 09 889 0587 for more info.
When you apply you only pay $495, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 09 889 0587 to see if we can offer a discount.
Completely flexible dates
Anyone aged over 16 can join
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
A supervisor/mentor at your work placement
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Support to help you complete registration or internship documents, if applicable
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I do on the Childcare Project in Argentina?
Your main role will be to provide additional support to the local teachers and caregivers as they teach children at kindergartens and care centres. Here are a few things you can expect to do during your time there:
- Teach children to read, write, and count during your lessons
- Plan fun activities that educate and teach the children basic development skills
- Raise awareness about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle
- Improve the quality of life for those living with disabilities
Your volunteer childcare work in Argentina will focus on the following areas:
Increase literacy and numeracy
Reading, writing, and counting are essential skills. You’ll help children learn these skills, so they’re better equipped to cope with the demands of the first year when they start school. You’ll focus on those who are struggling, by teaching literacy and numeracy to small groups. You’ll do basic reading exercises and assist with addition and subtraction.
Contribute to early childhood development
Fun activities that serve to educate and teach children basic skills is a fundamental aspect of a child’s development. By making your lessons entertaining, you’ll keep the children engaged in what they are learning.
You’ll help the teachers and caregivers organise:
- Sporting activities that encourage teamwork and the development of fundamental movement skills like catching, throwing, and balance
- Music lessons that enhance logical thinking and creativity
- Arts and crafts that teach the children about colours and shapes, and how to use their imaginations
Raising awareness about healthy living
Being healthy, staying active, and living in a clean environment are important for growing children. You will help us raise awareness about these issues through fun educational workshops. You’ll cover topics like:
- Good personal hygiene and the importance of washing hands regularly
- Oral hygiene and how to brush teeth correctly
- Why it is important to keep a clean living space
- Healthy eating and being active
Improving the quality of life for those living with disabilities
You can choose to be placed at a facility where you help take care of children with disabilities. You can also help care for adults. At this placement, you’ll assist with day-to-day activities such as meal times, exercise, and educational activities that help with development. You’ll also monitor the patients and keep up-to-date records on our Global Impact Database that will assist future volunteers.
If you’d like to be placed at a special needs school or facility, let us know and we’ll try our best to arrange your placement accordingly.
Where in Argentina will I be working?
You’ll be based in Cordoba, a city with a vibrant culture and colourful street art. The communities you will be working in face many challenges. These include poverty, limited access to education, and drug use.
You’ll be placed at care centres and kindergartens. If you’re interested in working with special-needs children or adults, there are also various suitable placements. Many of these placements are basic and understaffed. This means that the children often don’t receive the individual attention they need.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
One piece of advice that I would give a Care volunteer is to just go with the flow and don’t over think things. Come prepared with activities, but just let the children decide what they want to do. Spontaneity is where the real fun happens!
Volunteer with Children in Argentina
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