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Voluntary Care Work in a Nursery and Kindergarten in a Slum Area of Buenos Aires, Argentina


from 4 weeks

Working hours


Minimum age

from 18 years


not required

Language skills

Spanish basic knowledge

Overview: voluntary care work in a nursery and kindergarten in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The neighborhood is part of the string of "villas" (slum areas), which are located in the south and west of the City of Buenos Aires. This school district has vacancies for only 20% of infants in the neighborhood. Thus, parents who must go to work have to leave their children in the care of teenage brothers or neighbors, who have to take care of many children of different ages at a time and don't have adequate space.  This kindergarten was created by a teacher of the neighborhood, that ceded a part of her home for the children to have a healthy space to learn, play and share with other children of the same age. She realized that children need a place to develop both intellectually and emotionally. About 30 children aged 3-5 years visit her kindergarten every day. They receive breakfast and lunch and the attention of the teacher and 2 assistants.

    Service volunteer in Argentina - what's in and what's not in

    Services for your volunteer work in Argentina include the active support in the preparation of your entire stay abroad. The team of our partner organization in Argentina supports you, wherever you require it:
    • Placement in a volunteer program according to your demands
    • Assisting visa application
    • Information about affordable flights, travel insurances and other important travel documents
    • Airport transportation with direct transfer to your accommodation
    • Accommodation in a volunteer house
    • Orientation on site through a staff member
    • Tips and information about freetime activities
    • Contact person during your stay abroad
    • 24-hour emergency number
    • Regular meetings with all volunteers or interns
    • Certificate
    What's not included:
    • Visa
    • Insurances
    • Flights
    • Meals
    • Transportation costs during the program
    • Additional personal expenses
    • Airport drop

    Your program coordinator in Argentina

    Jésica is an excellent Argentinian translator and an English professor with many years of experience. She is the general director of our partner organization and will be your first contact in Argentina. Plus, she will assure, that you will find a program matching your expectations and will help you with all travel preparations.

    Learn more about Jesica here!