Providing educational support and meals to vulnerable children
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
The theme of the volunteer project is Art, Education, Food and Children’s Rights. Volunteers will help children grow up and be protagonists of their own life.
There are 4 education centers and community kitchens in the south of Buenos Aires. They offer a safe place to more than 650 children in some of the most vulnerable areas in the south of the province. There the children receive “merienda” (milk and cookies) after school and participate in different activities.
Each volunteer will be paired up and will work together with another volunteer in a pedagogical duo. Volunteer duties include helping in the daily activities, preparing the merienda, giving school support, playing with the kids and organizing some educational, recreational and art workshops. Be ready to share your skills and interests with the kids. The activities are taking place in the afternoon. During the weekend, lunch is provided and some activities are organized for the kids, so volunteers’ participation will be expected in Saturday activities.
The volunteers will have weekly meetings to discuss various topics in order to understand and complement their social intervention as volunteers. There will be solidarity activities planned for all the volunteers to have common exchanges, like festivals, workshops in schools, etc.
Special requirements: Intermediate Spanish level; Initiative to propose independent activities; Interest in learning about social programs in Argentina; Sensitivity to social and economic problems; Flexibility to adapt to the way of working in South America; Teamwork; Creative character and motivation; Interest in children's development; Interest in working with children.
Duration of the project: The project is running from January 31 to December 31. Minimum stay is 3 months. Arrival is on the 1st day of each month.
More information and other projects in Argentina: http://www.cadip.org/volunteering-in-argentina
Volunteering Worldwide: www.cadip.org
Language/Cultural Support Available
How To Apply
To submit application please go to our website www.cadip.org