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||From 2 weeks to 6 months, subject to visa
||All year round - you choose your start and finish
||Minimum age 17, no qualifications necessary (just a
good dose of enthusiasm). If you're teaching English,
you must be fluent in English.
pre-departure support and assistance,
►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
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
HOMES, COMMUNITY CENTRES
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
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
"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
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 sunshine.
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
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
you choose the host family option, there is an additional
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 mind. Self-reliance and
independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and
will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LP COMMUNITY PROJECT
LP Community 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
Got any questions? Please email us:
OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:
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.
To read about Travel arrangements and what happens
when you arrive in your new country,
please click here.
Support & Backup:
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& Backup we provide before you leave and during
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