||All year round - you choose your start and finish
to 1 year, subject to visa requirements
||Minimum age 17, no qualifications necessary (just a
good dose of enthusiasm). If you're teaching English,
you must be fluent in English.
Please see Full Price List / Other Currencies
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance
►Food (excluding lunch)
►Meeting you at Buenos Aires Airport
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Transport to and from your project
►Local in-country team support and backup
►24-hr emergency support.
►Certificate of Completion
What's not included
Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return
transfer to airport.
Who can do
All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out,
grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in
teaching or working with children overseas while doing
voluntary work, projects abroad or study abroad.
Also available as a summer placement in Argentina, short
breaks or for those wanting to do TEFL teaching.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into
The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and
knowing that you made a difference to them.
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding
of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional
An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head
and shoulders above most others in the job market
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
List of all Projects in Argentina
TEACHING IN SCHOOLS:
You'll work in a
school where the children come from a mix of class backgrounds.
have the chance to help them with English mainly, but also
Drama, Sport, Maths or Music, particularly if you have an
interest in one of these areas. You will nearly always be an
assistant to the regular English teacher.
TEACHING IN CHILDREN'S
COMMUNITY CENTRES & ORPHANAGES:
You'll provide basic English teaching through
playing or singing with the children. They are starved of
affection, and volunteering in any home can be challenging but
highly rewarding. It will help if you have a basic understanding
of Spanish, but it's not a requirement.
One of the Orphanages we work with
is for children who have been “infected” with HIV (very few) or
have been “affected” by HIV. Teaching at this home is
TEACHING ADULTS (optional):
Adult courses are spread across a variety of institutions and
Social Assistance Centres. You could be asked to teach adults of
all ages. Often class sizes are small and you will usually be in
sole charge of the class. Teaching is available to adults all
year round. Students here are usually 20 or older and are very
eager to learn English.
You may be asked to teach children
or adults depending on the time you're there and whether the
schools are on holiday or not. You'll usually teach from 10 to
12 to 12 hours a week, in a variety of institutions during your
stay, giving you a rounded experience. You'll have plenty of
free time during your placement to enjoy all of the attractions
that Buenos Aires has to offer!
The Teaching placement is available all year round. However, the
schools do have holidays so during these times teaching is only
available to adults or in the Children's Homes. The school terms
are as follows:
Last week of February to the second week of July
Last week of July to the third week of December.
THE LP COMMUNITY PROGRAMME:
During your placement you may attend the LP Community
Centre twice a week, usually in the afternoon for 2 hours, to
help with English workshops. You work with children and adults
and can also get involved with other classes. such as Yoga, Arts
& Crafts, Music, Dancing, etc.
The LP Community Centre in La Boca
provides food for more than 1,000 people in the local community.
Over 200 families help distribute the food. It started when a
handful of local neighbours purchased sewing machines, ovens and
kitchen supplies and started producing clothes and food for the
community. Soon after, the Ministry of Social Development
donated money to help upgrade the kitchen facilities. The
community grew and is now fundamental to the La Boca
girls at Misericordia were so lovely and really eager to see all
the postcards of London that I had brought with me. The girls at
Nuñez loved looking at the pictures in my OK magazine, listening
to my i-pod and chatting about what music they like in English!
Buenos Aires is a great city and I can't
wait to explore it more!"
"Rachel and Charlotte are finishing
their placement tomorrow and planning to go to Brazil on Monday.
It was a pity they came for such a short time as they were
really enthusiastic preparing their lessons and establishing a
relationship with the kids, especially with those at Querubines.
Yesterday, as a goodbye party, they prepared a puppet show (they
hand-made the puppets) for the kids at homes Querubines. We
received a very emotional call from the Director thanking us for
sending such thoughtful people to work with the children."
Adriana Saccal, Travellers Organiser, Buenos Aires.
The LP Community Project
You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic
building in Downtown Buenos Aires, very conveniently located for
exploring the city, with an endless supply of cafes, restaurants and
shops nearby. It has a socialble atmosphere and you'll be made to feel
welcome with a real chance to immerse yourself in Argentine culture.
You'll share a
dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel has a common
area where you can relax and watch TV or DVD’s and there is also
a piano and a ping pong table! It also has Wi-Fi and a couple of
computers and a small roof terrace with chairs to enjoy the
You’ll be given an allowance for your meals (breakfast and
dinner, lunch is excluded for projects in Buenos Aires). This arrangement is
to give you the flexibility to sample the great Argentinean food. Right
on the door step of the hostel there are many cafes and restaurants with
great priced menus just waiting for you….the choice is yours!
HOST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION:
If you would prefer a more cultural experience, we can arrange for you
to stay with a local Argentinean family. Host family accommodation gives
you the opportunity to become more integrated in the local community and
is ideal if you want to practice your Spanish (Basic/intermediate
Spanish is required to stay with a Host Family). You'll have a
comfortable private room and use of the kitchen. Breakfast and dinner is
provided every day and you will usually share a typical Argentinean meal
with your family.
Facilities in host families do vary, but you can express your preferences regarding the type of family that you stay
with (for example, a family with or without children, pets, etc). If you
stay in a host family you will be given contact details of
other volunteers living in Buenos Aires so that
you won't miss out on any socialising!
choose the host family option, there is an
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll
contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on
details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have
access to all the documentation and information which we've put
together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your
Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you
throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on
your placement and on your return home.
The documents you'll have access to also include a Country
Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on
your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment
Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we
can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.
As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is
different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the
most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in
Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in
all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LP
Centre in La Boca, started 1996, providing small snacks to local communities out
of a small shop space. However now and since 2004 the centre operates in an
ex-naval motor factory. In essence the centre provides food for more than 1000
people in the local community, as well as manufacturing products such as clothes
in the factory. There are over 200 families that participate in the distribution
of food, which happens daily, with a large number of family members making up
the centres key staff.
The Community Factory was initiated by a hand full of local neighbours who
purchased sewing machines, ovens and kitchen supplies and started producing
clothes and food for the community. Soon after, the Ministry of Social
Development, donated money to help upgrade the kitchens facilities, to enable
the production of crackers and pastas and to purchase more modern and industrial
ovens and freezers. In additional the same Ministry purchased new sewing
machines to help the community fulfill a contract to produce School uniforms for
public schools in Buenos Aires. The community grew further and with the support
of local government moved into the area of housing and still to this day, this
amazing project is growing and is fundamental to the La Boca neighbourhood.
Recently representatives from the community have been invited to Venezuela and
Bolivia to share their experiences and knowledge and to support similar
initiatives in similar poor communities.
This community project was started due to the lack of food and basic provisions
for poor locals. This community acts as a beacon of hope and shows that with
community spirit, a united front and hard work, factories like this one can be
built without investment from corporate companies, but rather the investment of
people and their time.
During your placement you will attend the LP Community Centre twice a week,
usually in the afternoon for 2 hours to help with English workshops. You work
with children and adults and can also get involved with other classes such as
yoga, arts & crafts, music, dancing etc so please do make us aware of any extra
interests you have and we can try to arrange for you to work in these areas as
well. (Subject to availability and suitability).
Got any questions? Please email us:
While on your placements, you can also book some Optional
Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience. Very popular
choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.
project can also be combined with any of our other projects in Argentina, or
you could even do a second project in a different region of the country, thus
doubling your adventure and enjoyment!
LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:
The romance of Argentina takes
one's breath away. From the northern deserts to the southern
Andean Cordillera, from Iguazú Falls to the magnificent
desolation of Patagonia, Argentina's geography is varied and
stunning. Argentina is geared up to thrill - from nights
tango-ing in the chic quarter of Buenos Aires to
gaucho riding in the grasslands of the Pampas.
Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires:
Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin
America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all manner of
world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to
the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night.
- This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication
and has a surprisingly European feel about it.
- BA is reminiscent of Paris and its
tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas have a beguiling,
- Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo
is the traditional focus of activity.
- Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio
is popularly known as the world's widest thoroughfare and,
with its nine lanes of traffic, is truly a pedestrian's
- Avenida Santa Fe is the most
fashionable shopping area.
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