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ARGENTINA

COACH CRICKET TO CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS AND CLUBS IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Coach Cricket in schools and clubs with the Argentina Cricket Association. You'll work as an assistant coach alongside the Head Coach, with children from 8 to 15. On this sports programme you may get involved in organisation and planning of classes, pupil motivation, organising events and competitions, and lots more.

You don't need Spanish or coaching qualifications, you just need to know how to play the game. You are welcome to play as well. Most clubs have three teams and there is a women's league for female volunteers.

SUMMARY: THE BASICS

Price: £1,195 (approx. US$1,500) for 2 weeks
£1,495 (approx. US$1,855) for 3 weeks
£1,795 (approx. US$2,225) for 4 weeks
£195 (US$245) for each additional week.
Excludes flights. Please see Full Price List & prices in other currencies
Duration: From 2 weeks to 6 months, subject to visa requirements.
Start Dates: All year round - you choose your start and finish dates.
Requirements: Minimum age 17.
If you're doing between 2 and 4 weeks on the project, you should have some coaching experience. However, if you're doing a project longer than 4 weeks, you don't need any qualifications or coaching experience, but you should have a very good knowledge of the game ... and lots of enthusiasm!
No Spanish required.
What's included: Arranging your Programme,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance,
Accommodation,
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: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Programme? All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages over 17.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in coaching sports 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 opportunity to travel, see the world and experience a foreign culture first-hand.
  • New skills, more confidence and invaluable personal and professional development.
  • The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them.
  • An opportunity to take a break from the traditional academic track or current career path in order to gain life experience and global cultural awareness
  • An entry on your CV or Résumé that will enhance your career opportunities and make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Make friends, form relationships and build memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Opportunities to enjoy some exciting adventure and cultural activities while on your programme.
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
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WORK CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION

On this project, we've teamed up with the Argentina Cricket Association to enable you to coach at various local schools and cricket clubs. You'll work as an assistant coach alongside the head coach, with children from the age of 8 to 15.
There are no Spanish requirements and you just need to know how to play the game; you don’t need to be an expert or a qualified coach. All you need is a big portion of enthusiasm and an energetic personality who can convey the concepts of playing a team game (like honesty, loyalty, friendship, etc).
The schools and clubs that play cricket in Buenos Aires are traditional (and in most cases, bilingual) institutions, where cricket is an important part of the tradition and culture, not only from an aspect of the sport itself, but also the values attached to the sport, such as manners, sportsmanship, politeness, etc.

Hours of work are from Monday to Friday, for an average of 4 hours a day, with cricket activities during school terms exclusively in the afternoon and with all-day sporting activities in many clubs during the summer holidays, and cricket would be played for an hour or so during the day.
Matches sometimes take place at the weekends and you'll be encouraged to attend these, although it won't be obligatory to do so.

  • Organisation and planning of each class
  • Pupil motivation
  • Organisation of events and competitions
  • Fitness/physical training
  • Coaching of rules
  • Refereeing

With younger kids the emphasis is on participation and having fun, while with slightly older kids, although technical coaching is not required by the volunteer, activities he/she will be involved in are more likely to be participatory, like catching exercises, bat-ball games, or hand-eye co-ordination drills.

Volunteers may also get the opportunity to play regardless of their standard. Most clubs have three teams, with a wide range of standards between first and third teams. Playing normally takes place There is also a women's league for female volunteers.

SEASONS AND AVAILABILITY:
Cricket is available during school term times - the holidays are given below:

  • Summer Holiday: 20/12/2017 – 05/03/2018
  • Winter Holiday: 17/07/2018 – 28/07/2018

The peak seasons in the clubs are from October to November and February to March and matches also take place at this time. Coaching however is limited during the summer holidays of January and February and may only be available for 2 hours per day.

Some of the schools and clubs you will be working at might be located in the suburbs of Buenos Aires but usually no further than one hour travel distance from the city centre.

Cricket is very popular in Argentina and you'll thoroughly enjoy the time you spend there as well as the work you'll do with the children. Your coaching schedule will give you plenty of time to pursue other activities like doing a Spanish language course or a cultural course, if you’d like to, or sightseeing. Buenos Aires is an exciting city!

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Coaching Cricket to Children in Argentina
Group of volunteers and children having a coaching session in the shade.
The school cricket team in Argentina
The official Cricket Team photo.
A few volunteers relaxing during a break on their Project.
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HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

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 sociable 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.

FOOD:

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!

If you choose the host family option, there is an additional supplement.

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The Reception at the (very friendly) hostel has a good vibe.
One of the very comfortable bedrooms at the Hostel. The staff are pretty wonderful as well :-)
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.

Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?

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!

FREE COACHING MANUALS: As a volunteer sports coach with Travellers, you have access to a large number of coaching manuals for each sport - these manuals have been produced in-house by our Sports Manager. These manuals are very useful and will help you to plan coaching sessions for your students.

VOLUNTEERING WITH CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
As well as protecting all our volunteers, Travellers Worldwide is committed to all our projects and dedicated to practices which protect children and vulnerable adults from harm. Read Travellers' Child Care and Vulnerable Adults Policy.

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The Obelisk Monument in downtown Buenos Aires.
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OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

Make the most of your time there! To help you do that, we've put together some exciting activities, courses and tours that you can add to your itinerary. These are designed to let you learn, expand your personal and professional development ... and add to your fun and enjoyment!

Very popular choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.

A CULINARY ARGENTINIAN EXPERIENCE!
An incredible evening packed with an introduction to the best of Argentine cuisine, wine and culture while meeting people from all over the world.
Price: £59, all inclusive (but excluding transport to and from the restaurant)

During the evening, 5 classic Argentinean activities are offered:

  1. You'll be taught how to make traditional empanada, using the gourmet fillings (both meat and vegetarian). There is an Empanada competition with prizes. Alongside the creations, you'll enjoy grilled provoleta cheese with sliced chorizo sausage and homemade chimichurri.
  2. Enjoy what many claim to be the very best steak in Argentina cooked to order and accompanied with velvety mashed potatoes and oven roasted vegetables. (Vegetarian, pescetarian and celiac options are available on request.)
  3. Two distinct Malbec wines, both from boutique wineries in Mendoza, paired to complement the food. Learn about and enjoy unlimited wine throughout the dinner. White wine is also available on request.To upgrade your wine experience, join our Wine Cocktail Mixology and Aroma Class before dinner (this is an optional activity, with limited availability).
  4. For dessert, you'll make alfajores, Argentina’s national sweet, where biscuits, dulce de leche, melted chocolate fondue and coconut shavings combine to delight the senses.
  5. Finally, you'll learn about the history and etiquette of mate, Argentina’s national pastime, and prepare it from scratch yourself.

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WALKING TOUR OF LA BOCA:
5-hour tour, moderate walking, departs at 11am in Monserrat and finishes at 4:30pm, Tuesdays and Fridays
Price: £15 per person

Tour the beautiful cobble stone streets of Le Boca, the heart of Buenos Aires and the birth place of Tango.

Le Boca literally translated means “the Mouth” of the city, referring to its location at the mouth of the river Raichuelo and the famous port that started the 20th century boom, as many immigrants from Europe flocked to the New World and made their home in Le Boca and the surrounding neighbourhood.

This fascinating walking tour is a must if you want to explore the rich history, eclectic architecture and diverse cultures that makes Buenos Aires so very special.

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES:
6 hours of lessons per week:
Price: £295 for two weeks

Study photography with an experienced private tutor who will tailor your lessons to your individual needs. Classes include practical teaching, analysis of your work, theory and history and regular opportunities to explore and capture this wonderful city with your camera!

This course is for everyone, from beginner to advanced level. There are 6 hours a week of lessons and, depending on the length of your course, you'll learn about the concepts of photography ranging from what lighting to use through to the theory and history of photography. You’ll be given assignments which you can complete while exploring the city by yourself to photograph landscapes, characters or objects according to the guidelines given. This is truly a unique way to discover the city with its different sides.

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GRAFFITI TOUR OF BUENOS AIRES:
3-hour tour, North City tour, departs at 3pm in Colegiales and finishes at 6pm in Palermo, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays
Price: £35 per person

Experience the world of urban art through this visually stunning tour of Buenos Aires.

The tour is lead in English and conducted both on foot and by air-conditioned minibus. The tour finishes in Post Bar in Palermo, home to the unique artist run street art gallery Hollywood and Cambodia.

Uncover the diverse and compelling history that began an art movement that developed the only street and urban art gallery in all of Buenos Aires. You'll explore the barrios of Colegiales, Chacarita, Villa Crespo and Palermo, each with its own unique feel and character. These neighbourhoods boast a rich variety of art from local and international artists.

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SPANISH COURSES IN BUENOS AIRES:
1-Week Intensive Course with private lessons (10 hours), prior to starting your Main Project: Includes all your food and accommodation.
Price: £590

Weekly Lessons: 10 hours of lessons per week running concurrent with your main project:
Price: £195 per week

Bienvenido! Use your time in Argentina to learn Spanish, the fourth most spoken language in the world while living in Argentina. You can either do a 1-week intensive course prior to starting your main placement, or you can take lessons at the same time as doing your main project.

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TANGO CLASSES IN BUENOS AIRES:
3 Lessons per week, running concurrently with your main project:
Price: £220 per week

Learn how to dance this very flamboyant dance while you are in Argentina. Tango is a social dance which originated in Argentina and took the world by storm. It is a dance of control and surrender, of fancy suits and stilettos, and embodies all of life's richness. It is a celebration of the human spirit.

You’ll receive three private tango classes per week and you'll also find in Buenos Aires that there are many opportunities to attend a Milonga (where people from all over come and dance together.) It takes 2 to Tango – You and Buenos Aires!

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SALSA CLASSES IN BUENOS AIRES:
3 Lessons per week, running concurrently with your main project:
Price: £220 per week

Although Buenos Aires is better known for its Tango, the Salsa is just as popular. The dance is a distillation of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances and was developed further in New York to the New York Style. Since salsa has its roots in so many dances and is open to improvisation, salsa styles are very fluid. You’ll receive three private salsa lessons of one and half hours per week.

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FIESTA GAUCHA - BUENOS AIRES:
Travel to a beautiful Estancia (Estate house) in the Argentine wet Pampas and experience an exciting day of Argentinean tradition and food
DURATION: This is a Full Day Experience, Tour starts at 8:40am and returns at 7:00pm
Price: £65, everything included

"Gaucho" is "cowboy" in Spanish, so you know you're in for a treat. You'll be welcomed with “Empanadas” and a drink before you start your tour of the Manor House, a small museum which displays early Guachos’ tools, furniture, crockery and the different utensils used during the "old days". After the tour you will have time to either ride one of the many horses on the manor or have a trip by “Zulki” carriage before lunch is served and the festivities begin.

Listen to folkloric songs being sung while couples dance and celebrate the day with food and wine. Chorizo (seasoned sausage), Morcilla (Blood sausage), Asado (BBQ), Vacío (Thin flank), Chicken and salads are just a few things to look forward to at lunch, accompanied by wonderful Argentinian wines or local sodas.

To finish the day a spectacular show of Herd exhibition, Gaucho Ring Race, Cuadreras Race (Horse racing) while you drink the finest coffee and nibble on typical Argentina dessert(Pastelitos). Fiesta Guach is like no other tour, it's an exciting day!

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Bike Tour of Buenos Aires, Argentina

CYCLING TOUR OF THE BEST OF BUENOS AIRES:
A 4-hour cycling tour, includes bike, helmet, water bottle and guide.
DURATION: This is a 4-hour Experience, Departs at either 9.30am or 2.30pm Mondays to Saturdays.
Price: £38 per person. Excludes transport to and from the starting point.

What a fun way to explore Buenos Aires! A leisurely bike ride and you can choose to discover either the historic south of the city or the regal north.

The South: You’ll explore the historic area of Buenos Aires taking in the famous working-class neighbourhood of Caminito where Tango was born, with its picture coloured houses. You’ll pass La Bombonera stadium home of Boca Juniors football club, and San Telmo, the oldest bairro in Buenos Aires with its colonial buildings and cobblestone streets, and Costanera Sur, enjoying the cycling trails in this tranquil nature reserve.

The North: A tour around the wealthiest areas of Buenos Aires such as Palermo and Belgrano and the most beautiful parks of Buenos Aires. You’ll find out why Buenos Aires is called the Paris of South America! You’ll visit downtown and Avenue 9 de Julio, and Avenida de Mayo and then onto Plaza San Martin with its charming French style buildings. There’s also a walking tour of the world famous Recoleta Cemetery with its grand vaults and mausoleums and the resting place of Eva Peron.

There will be lots of pit stops to take photos! Not to be missed!

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LOCATION | 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, faded elegance.

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 nightmare! Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.

TRAVEL:

Read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country.

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Rafting in Mendoza, a very popular region for sports adventures.
Volunteers exploring Malargue - well worth the trip!
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REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK:

GRAHAM SPRASON
British
Coaching Sports to Children in Buenos Aires

"Having been the first person to have done the "Cricket Coaching Internship" with the A.C.A in Buenos Aires I feel both humbled and proud of this. The experience was nothing short of fantastic and the people I met were wonderful and this made the whole process of the internship a lot easier.

My role with the A.C.A was to help coach in both schools and clubs in different provinces in and around the Buenos Aires area. The children were a breath of fresh air as they were always keen and eager to learn a new sport, plus being a sports coach or "el professor" they respected me and fully took on board what I was saying.

I chose Argentina as it was a place that would both be a new and challenging experience as you would not associate Cricket with Argentina. So, if I could coach successfully in Argentina then I would have the confidence to enhance my coaching skills here in the UK.

Quite simply, I gained a wonderful experience, met some fantastic people who quickly became friends, learnt a new language and adapted to a unique culture. Most importantly though I gained a feel for self-independence and confidence that I would not have gained in any other way....Argentina, te amo.